• Former Radhadesh Leader Joins Mayapur Co-Directors
  • ISKCON Houston Deities Move Into Their New Home
  • Eat More Tomatoes and Slash Cancer Risk
  • The Liberating Power of Non-violence
  • Flying Solo
  • France's Policy Against "Sects" Disavowed
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  • Pandava Sena 20th Anniversary
  • UK's Pandava Sena - a dynamic youth organization - has been established twenty years ago, in 1994, with the aim to protect Bhaktivedanta Manor from being closed down by the government. On April 12th, the Pandava Sena members has spent an evening remembering the historic pastimes, hearing from the original members of Pandava Sena, the stalwarts that headed up the campaign to 'Save the Manor'.

  • New Vrindaban Festivals Inspire and Build Relationships
  • The Vaishnava tradition is famous for its festivals. And within ISKCON, the New Vrindaban community in West Virginia has become one of the most renowned places to celebrate. As New Vrindaban finds a fresh start and rebuilds itself, festivals have been found to be one of the best ways to inspire and bring together devotees, as well as to develop a mutually appreciative relationship with the local public.

  • GBC Leader Hosts Prestigious Wilbur Awards
  • Most people have heard of the Oscar, the Tony and the Emmy Awards. But, who has ever heard of a Wilbur? The Wilbur Award is a highly sought after annual prize awarded to members of the secular media in North America. This year for the first time ever the event was hosted by an RCC member from outside the Christian or Jewish faiths, ISKCON’s own Governing Body Commission Chairman, Anuttama Dasa.

  • ISKCON Houston Deities Move Into Their Grand New Home
  • On April 4th, the presiding Deities of ISKCON Houston, Texas, were moved into Their beautiful new home. Construction began on the 24,000 square-foot Orissan-style temple, with its ninety-foot-high central gold-tipped dome, in 2004. The official opening festival, on May 17th and 18th, will draw an estimated 15,000 people and mark the culmination of many years of hard work by devotees.

  • Former Radhadesh President Joins Mayapur Co-Directors
  • Hrdaya Caitanya Das, who served as president of ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in the Belgian Ardennes for twenty-seven years, is grateful to be taking on the service of co-director at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal. He and fellow newcomer Gauranga-Simha Das from South Africa will bring the board of co-directors to six.

  • New Hip-Hop Album to Promote Vedic Wisdom
  • Young poet and hip-hop musician Mikey Jay describes himself as “a wandering soul learning the lessons of life” as he “traverses its diverse path.” For Rama Navami, April 8th,  2014, he came out with a new music album the “Sri Isopanisad”, consisting of 19 songs; an Invocation and 18 songs based on the 18 Mantras of the ancient scripture the Sri Isopanisad. 

  • Swami Plans Walk to Key Areas of ISKCON’s History for Society’s 50th
  • Intrepid ISKCON Guru and GBC Bhaktimarga Swami, known colloquially as “The Walking Monk,” is planning his next big adventure. The Swami has already trekked across his native Canada three times, and has walked in Ireland, Israel, Guyana, Trinidad, Fiji and Mauritius, promoting spiritual thought and healthy living.

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  • France's Policy Against "Sects" Disavowed by the Council of Europe
  • The Resolution expresses concern about abuses against minors, but also recommends respecting the families' rights to freedom of religion. 

  • New Scholarly Book to Explore A Hindu-Catholic Approach to Divine Absence
  • Francis X. Clooney, S.J. is a Professor of Comparative Theology at the Harvard Divinity School, where he also directs the Center for the Study of World Religions.

  • This Iconic Self-Help Book Proves That Spirituality Has A Place In The Business World
  • An iconic book highlights personal renewal and spiritual connection as essential to achieving one's greatest potential.

  • Eat More Tomatoes and Slash Cancer Risk
  • Studies have shown a positive correlation between those people with a diet high in tomatoes, and having a lower risk of some forms of cancer.

  • Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say
  • Skepticism about the tiny scrap of papyrus has been fierce because it contained a phrase never before seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife...’ 

  • Top Three Benefits of Lavender
  • The numerous benefits of lavender contain its capability to get rid of mental tension, alleviate painful sensations, disinfect skin, treat respiratory troubles, and so much more.

  • April Fool’s Isn’t a Religious Holiday, but There Are Some Religious Roots
  • The day began in 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII decreed the adoption of the “Gregorian calendar”, which moved New Year’s Day from the end of March to Jan. 1.

  • The Festival of Colors in Washington DC
  • Anuttama Dasa, the communications director at ISKCON, went on the ABC7 TV show to talk about Holi DC, happening on Saturday, April 5th.

  • Majority of Participants at Largest US Hindu Celebration are Mormon
  • India burst with color as Hindus observed the playful festival of Holi by dashing each other with colored powder. Americans partake of the spring festival, too.

  • Factory Meat, Cruel and Bad for Us
  • Our own lives would improve if we started showing some basic decency to the 9 billion cows, calves, pigs, lambs, turkeys and chickens that are slaughtered a year in the United States.

  • Awesome Uses for Turmeric
  • Turmeric is a commonly found spice and herb that is increasing in popularity, and for good reason. Below we’ll uncover what turmeric is great for when it comes to healing and wellness.

    Opinion
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi: The Liberating Power of Non-violence

    Both Martin Luther King and Gandhi were people who gained tremendous inspiration from their faith traditions and were able to perform tremendous feats of courage through the implementation of non-violence.

  • Flying Solo

    It’s a brave and bold step to strive for purity in a world of degradation, to embrace simplicity amongst rampant materialism, and to cultivate selflessness in an atmosphere surcharged with exploitation.

  • Is the Ramayana Relevant Today?

    If the message of sacrifice as a means to deep human relationships was all that the Ramayana offered to the world today, then that message in and of itself would be valuable. But the Ramayana’s gifts are much greater.

  • The Desi Cow – Almost Extinct

    India is the world’s largest producer of milk. But in 10 years, we will be forced to start importing it. And the Indian cow will no longer exist.

  • Revenge or Forgiveness: Which Road Do You Walk?

    Revenge, or "an eye for an eye" approach is becoming the predominating mood in society. We want things quickly, including our justice. We're running out of patience for just about everything.

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