• ISKCON Hungary Helps Middle Eastern Refugees
  • Youth Bus Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • New Zealand: Yasoda Dulal's Yearlong Pilgrimage
  • ISKCON's 50th: Thousands March in Chandigarh
  • Is This Progress?
  • 50th Anniversary of Jaladuta Journey Draws 35,000

  • ISKCON Hungary Steps Up to Help Middle Eastern Refugees
  • UN data show that more than 300,000 refugees have tried to reach Europe so far this year. Of those, almost 200,000 landed in Greece and 110,000 in Italy. At the same time, some 2,500 migrants or refugees are estimated to have died or gone missing this year, trying to reach Europe. Civil organizations have stepped up to help refugees with medical aid, water or food.

  • New Zealand: Hare Krishna Yasoda Dulal Embarks on a Year's Pilgrimage
  • When John Herbison (Yasoda Dulal) said goodbye to his wife before setting off on a walk,  he didn't say "I'll see you later", it was "I'll be back in about a year". The devout Hare Krishna of 30 years has set out on a pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hare Krishna Society's arrival in the western world.

  • Thousands March in Chandigarh to Celebrate ISKCON's 50th Anniversary
  • On August 13th, 2015, thousands of people marched together in the city of Chandigarh, capital of Punjab and Haryana, while loudly performing kirtan and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra to usher in the year-long celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). 

  • The Ultimate Recharge
  • Srila Prabhupada's vision for ISKCON’s world headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal, India focuses on inspiring devotees worldwide through education. For the last fifteen years, the Mayapur Institute (MI) has been developing as a powerful institute to fulfill his vision.

  • Krishna Culture Youth Bus Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Back in 1995, a young Manorama Das launched a two-week bus tour with his gurukuli friends, covering 1,500 miles and visiting Rathayatras and temples along the way. This year’s 20th anniversary bus tour ran for six weeks from July 8th to August 24th, with fifty youth including a large group from the UK, and gurukulis from Australia, Canada, Ireland, and India.

  • UK Students Get Immersive Experience on Senagetaway
  • With the help of a European Union grant for building youth relations, about 175 European youth received an immersive experience of Krishna consciousness on the Senagataway retreat at ISKCON’s beautiful Radhadesh community in Belgium from August 1st to 10th. The event was organized by the Pandava Sena, a UK-based youth organization.

  • New Jersey Church-Turned-Temple to Get Three Day Grand Opening
  • ISKCON of Central New Jersey will celebrate the grand opening of its new 18,000 square foot temple in Plainfield – a converted church -- with a three-day weekend festival from August 28th to 30th. Close to 10,000 people, including devotees, members of the Indian community, and other locals are expected to attend at the height of the festivities.

    50th Anniversary News
  • ISKCON Birmingham Host 8hr Kirtan in Honor of 50th Anniversary Celebrations
  • The eight hour kirtan event brought together top kirtaneers from all over country.

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in Boston
  • Srila Prabhupada's 50th Anniversary Arrival Festival will take place on Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th in Boston, Massachusetts. 

  • Epic 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Journey to the U.S. Draws 35,000 People From 125 Countries
  • From August 13th to 16th a massive event in Kolkata drew 35,000 people.

  • ISKCON 50th Anniversary Inauguration Celebration in Kolkata
  • In Kolkata a grand celebration was held with the participation of devotees from 108 countries, and dignitaries such as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.  

  • 50 Years Ago Today: How One Sadhu Changed the World
  • By the time Srila Prabhupada passed away, there were more than 100 branches of his ISKCON all over the world. 

    World News
  • This Is Why You Should Be Sleeping On Your Left Side
  • Your sleep position can influence your health, help in keeping your skin look young, and improve your digestive health.

  • The Many Astounding Ways to Use Curcumin
  • Today, modern science is backing up what ancient Indians have known for centuries—that turmeric, and curcumin in particular, has many astounding uses.

  • Amy's Kitchen Is Opening An All Vegetarian Drive-Thru
  • The restaurant will offer meat-free burgers, burritos, macaroni and cheese, pizza, salad, as well as milkshakes and vegan non-dairy shakes.

  • Top 10 Foods for Improving Blood Pressure
  • High blood pressure (HBP) infects the veins of society. It is defined as high pressure in the arteries, which are vessels that carry blood throughout the body.

  • Unravel
  • When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior.

  • Violence, Non-violence and ‘Real Violence’

    Nothing prepared the Indian state of Gujarat for the scale and extent of the Patedar agitation which spread like wildfire in two short months in July and August 2015.

  • Lord of The Universe And His Day Out

    In today’s  ‘motor car civilization’, one of the most profound thing to ask would be, ‘who owns the world’s biggest and the most exotic car?’ To get an answer to this question, you would have to go to the Eastern part of India, to Jagannath Puri.

  • Double-edged Sword

    Srila Prabhupada repeatedly stressed that real education is character development. His name reminds us of the balance we have to strike – “Bhaktivedanta: knowledge with devotion.”

  • Who Knows the Way to Happiness: Positive Psychology or Bhakti Yoga?

     Positive Psychologists are perhaps the first group of scientists willing to hold out an open space for God-related-ideas.

  • Is This Progress?

    My trip to India brought a few surprises. It’s been some years since I was last there and things are changing fast. The cities are still the same bustling mess of teeming madness, much like anywhere else I suppose, but it’s in the outlying rural areas that I was most shocked.

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