• ISKCON South Africa Reports Inspiring Year
  • ISKCON Portland Changes Sunday Feast Time
  • 50th Anniversary Website Launched
  • Update on Jayapataka Swami's Health
  • Is Love Maya?
  • Are We In The Age of Stupid?
  • Ego Death

  • ISKCON South Africa Reports a Year of Inspiring Achievements
  • In its recent annual report, ISKCON South Africa – which has fifteen centers and five Govinda’s restaurants – let readers know about a string of inspiring achievements throughout the nation. Many of these came from new centers. In Stellenbosch, a town in the Western Cape, devotees acquired a three-bedroom house in the suburbs to serve as an ashram for three brahmacharis and three students.

  • Sydney Ratha Yatra Praised by Australian Member of Parliament
  • On 16th May, ISKCON held its annual Ratha Yatra Festival it Parramatta, Sydney. The program was a great success, it was also attended by Julie Owens Member of the Australian Parliament. On May 27th, Julie Owens in a speech given in the Parliament House expressed her heartfelt appreciation of the Ratha Yatra festival

  • Happy Couples, Healthy Families, Strong ISKCON
  • In April and May 2015, Grihastha Vision Team  (GVT) members, Uttama dasi and Partha das spent 5 weeks in Brazil, offering seminars, workshops, retreats, individual couple education and mentor training in various cities across Brazil. The Brazilian centers are developing a devotee care initiative, and one of the many aspects is to try to assist members to have better marital relationships.     

  • Could ISKCON Portland Kick Off a Society-Wide Change of Sunday Feast Times?
  • In a move that could change  ISKCON’s community development, social life and outreach if other centers follow suit, ISKCON of Portland, Oregon has shifted its Sunday Feast from its traditional late afternoon time and added a whole raft of activities to cater to families.

  • Update on Jayapataka Swami’s Health
  • On May 10th  2015, ISKCON-guru Jayapataka Swami was hospitalized in India due to severe difficulty breathing. As of May 28th, he is still in critical condition. He had to be placed on a ventilator due to his ongoing difficulty breathing.  It was identified that Jayapataka Swami has pneumonia. All relevant tests and medications had been administered to check this problem. Nevertheless, his body is not responding as it is expected.

  • 50th Anniversary Website Launched
  • The website will be the hub for all communications, resources and news about the 50th anniversary which will be celebrated in 75 countries across 600 cities from August 2015 to December 2016. “The website is an important resource for our worldwide celebrations,” explained Romapada das, the International Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary.

  • Prabhupada’s Diaries Available as ISKCON’s 50th Nears
  • “The Jaladuta Diary” contains Srila Prabhupada’s handwritten recollections of his 35-day sea voyage from August 13th 1965, when he boarded the ship in Kolkata, to his arrival at Boston Pier on September 17th. “The Beginning” features Prabhupada’s journal from his first year in America, 1966.

    50th Anniversary News
  • Sri Lanka to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Journey to U.S.
  • ISKCON worldwide is gearing up for 2016, when the society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its registration in New York City. 

  • Strengthening The Vision: Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban
  • This article is part of a series connecting New Vrindaban, ISKCON's first farm community, to the grand visions by Srila Prabhupada.

  • Vanipedia to Translate Prabhupada’s Gita Introduction into 108 Languages
  • The dynamic online encyclopedia of Prabhupada’s words are planning to making Prabhupada audios available on Youtube with subtitles in 108 languages.

  • Safe Temple Awards to Show ISKCON’s Unified Commitment to Child Protection
  • As part of its ongoing efforts for child safety, ISKCON’s North American Child Protection Office will kick off 2016 with its first annual “Safe Temple” awards.

  • 2015 Communications Seminar To Be Held in Radhadesh, Belgium
  • This year, ISKCON Communications Europe invites devotees from outside of Europe as well to discuss important international strategies and issues.

    World News
  • The Future of Hinduism in America's Changing Religious Landscape
  • The principal challenge to the religious commitment of a new generation of Hindu Americans is the indifference to religion.

  • China to Set Up First Yoga College
  • The college is expected to spread Indian culture in China and plans to begin student admissions in September.

  • Eat Your Water: 5 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated
  • One problem with hot summers is how to prevent the body from getting dehydrated, which can happen quickly and lead to serious consequences.

  • Why Muslims Are the World’s Fastest-growing Religious Group
  • Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050 and, in the second half of this century.

  • Why Grow Marigolds?
  • By growing these flowers in your yard, you can be assured that mosquitoes will leave you alone and you'll be helping out your local bees, too. 

  • Ego Death

    The three biggest fears in life: exams, public speaking and death. Of them, the final is probably the most acute. As that fateful hour approaches, everything we worked so hard for is snatched away, throwing our entire sense of identity and purpose into question.

  • Are We In The Age of Stupid?

    The Age of Stupid is a documentary-film set in 2055, a time distinguished by derelict buildings, burning plains, and poverty-stricken, war-ravaged people.Why had people ignored the signs when they “could have saved themselves”?

  • Is Love Maya?

    Love and relationships in this world are not the source of bondage. Selfish desire is the source of bondage, and selfish desire hijacks our love and relationships.

  • Closet Krishna

    We may deny our attraction to our spiritual side, or opt for a spiritual path that is more fashionable or acceptable, but there is a point at which it becomes unhealthy to do that any longer.

  • Finding the Essence

    It was certainly ghastly to imagine how my own body might look, lying dead on a dissection table.

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