• New TOVP Film Released As Construction Progresses
  • New iPad Multimedia Mahabharata Released
  • Homages to ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada
  • New Book on Science in Ancient Asian Culture
  • Lord Krishna Takes Birth in Muslim Devotee’s House
  • Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins
  • Vaishnava Reflections on Robin Williams’ Death
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  • New TOVP Film Released As Construction Progresses Steadily
  • A brand new professionally-shot documentary about the construction of ISKCON’s flagship temple, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal has just been released, as the initial burst of progress settles to a slower yet steady pace.The documentary is the second in a multi-part series focuses on the community behind the ambitious project.

  • Homages to ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada
  • Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.

  • New Multimedia Mahabharata Released for the iPad Generation
  • A new Mahabharata is being released as not just a book, but also bite-sized MP3 audio chapters and comic books downloadable onto your iPad, bringing continued interest in India’s spiritual classics into the 21st century. While author Sriram Raghavan is not an ISKCON member, ISKCON devotees may be interested in his bright, dynamic retelling of the ancient text, especially for their children.

  • Hundreds of Thousands Attend 43rd Kolkata Ratha Yatra
  • “Srila Prabhupada first arranged and celebrated Rathayatra at the age of five on the streets of Kolkata with his neighbors and friends,” says organizer Ananga Mohan Das. “He always wanted the ISKCON Kolkata Rathayatra to be the second largest in the world after the one in Jagannath Puri. And since he established ISKCON in Kolkata in 1971, it has been growing, with an ever-increasing number of attendees.”

  • Boston's Mayor Issues "Sri Krishna Janmastami Day" Proclamation
  • The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the city of Boston, has signed a proclamation declaring August 17, 2014 to be "Sri Krishna Janamastami Day", a first for Boston ISKCON. It was at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier in 1965 that Srila Prabhupada first set foot on Western soil, and where he composed his prayer "Markine Bhagavata-dharma", entreating Lord Krishna for the spiritual deliverance of the western countries. 

  • Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Update
  • Over the past few weeks the Ukrainian refugee crisis has intensified. Risking their lives, many more ISKCON devotees are trying to flee from the troubled region. One of ISKCON's refugee coordinators in the Donetsk region has been arrested by separatists. 

  • Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfills all Desires
  • Touchstone Media has announced the release of the book Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfils all Desires written by ISKCON spiritual master Bhakti Caitanya Swami. The book is a virtual guide to this most holy place of pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Krishna. This book is the first of its kind that vivd take us around Govardhana Hill even without being physically there.

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  • Lord Krishna Takes Birth in Muslim Devotee’s House
  • Ahmed, who is the principal of a municipal school, believes that religion does not teach hatred or rivalry, instead it promotes love and fraternity.

  • Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins
  • “The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence."

  • New Book Traces Science Advances to Ancient Asian Culture
  • “Modern science and medicine would be unrecognizable, and far more primitive, without the immense contribution of the ancient Hindus.” 

  • President, Prime Minister Greet the Indian Nation on Janmashtami
  • President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami. 

  • How Religion Affects Children's Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend
  •  A tsudy examines how children need to look beyond their first-hand experience in order to learn about the world.

  • Organic Food Contains Up to 60% More Antioxidants: Study
  • Eating organic is like eating two extra portions of fruit, vegetables daily.

  • Six Herbs That Enhance Digestive Health
  • There are a number of herbs that are often used in everyday cooking that are also prized for their ability to calm the digestion system.

  • A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry
  • The idea for Laundry Love began at an Episcopal congregation in California, and slowly but surely, it's spreading. 

  • Wake Up With Lemon Water
  • If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will have tremendous effects on your health.

  • Hinduism Is Arizona's Second-largest Religion
  • Hinduism is the second-largest practiced religion in Arizona, according to the U.S. Religious Congregations & Membership Study from 2010.

  • Four Herbs With Natural Painkilling Properties
  • Nature has provided us with numerous herbs and spices that contain significant pain-killing properties. 

    Opinion
  • Madness for Material Positions, Possessions and Prestige Make All Mad

    Too much obsession with oneself and with the material world makes people mad. It is not an allegorical statement but it’s a hard core fact. People actually become mad.

  • After the Laughter? (Reflections on Robin Williams’ Suicide)

    Normally because comedians make us laugh, we tend to think of them as happy people. Those who are sources of such joy would be themselves joyful, wouldn’t they?

  • 'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

    "I am sorry for the struggles of Robin Williams in his life, but I am grateful for his the piercing portrayal of the healing capacity of compassionate connection."

  • What Makes Good People Do Bad Things?

    Gita wisdom reconciles the goodness of God’s creation with the weakness of his creatures by differentiating between our pure core as souls and the shell of impurities such as lust.

  • The Attitude of Gratitude

    True gratitude is beyond a superficial flattery of the ‘thank-you’ we hear daily. Heartfelt appreciation may be above utterances. It cannot be just switched on and off.

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