• Prabhupada Art Gallery to Open in Malaysia
  • New Book Vanity Karma Explores the Meaning of Life
  • Harinama Ruci Serves A Taste of the Holy Names
  • I Seek Pleasure, Don't You?
  • Interest in Bhakti-Yoga Rises in Turkey
  • Ratha Yatra in Kisumu, Kenya

Inside ISKCON
  • US Congressman and Mayor Among 10,000 Attendees for Detroit Rathyatra
  • Detroit ISKCON celebrated its 30th Annual Rathyatra on Sunday July 19th with its largest attendance ever – an estimated 10,000 visitors. There were many highlights of the day, including grand opening ceremonies, amazing kirtan by Gaura Mani, Gopal and others, five hours of captivating stage entertainment, jammed packed Kidz Zone featuring Vedic crafts, live cooking demos and so much more. 

  • New Book Vanity Karma Explores the Meaning of Life
  • In his new book Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Search for the Meaning of Life, ISKCON guru and BBT trustee Jayadvaita Swami explores the works that set him on his spiritual path in the hopes that they may help others on theirs. “Both books deal with questions crucial to the life of an intelligent human being,” he says.

  • Ratha Yatra in Kisumu, Kenya
  • The Lake shore city of Kenya – Kisumu, celebrated its annual Rath Yatra on the 18th of July, coinciding with the Puri Rath Yatra, and "Idd-Ul-Ftr" (a local holiday). Taking advantage of the auspicious date, the Kisumu devotees organized the festival in less than a week.

  • Permanent Prabhupada Art Gallery to Open in Malaysia
  • A permanent art gallery entitled “Walking with Srila Prabhupada – The Path of Perfection” is set to open on August 30th in Malaysia in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ISKCON Founder’s  arrival in the U.S. The gallery will open the day after the long-awaited second and third phases of Penang State’s Temple of Devotion and Understanding, which was first envisioned by Srila Prabhupada himself during a 1971 visit.

  • Harinama Ruci Serves the World A Taste of the Holy Names
  • In the 16th century, Sri Chaitanya brought about social reform in India by propounding the joyful public chanting of Krishna’s holy names – Harinama Sankirtana -- which inspired love of God and brought about peace. Today, travelling group Harinama Ruci is one of the simplest, most distilled examples of Sri Chaitanya’s message you’re likely to see -- bright, colorful, happy, and always chanting, dancing, and making people smile.

  • Indian Minister of Agriculture Visits ISKCON Nairobi
  • On July 12th 2015, Shriman Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria Indian Minister of Agriculture, during his official trip to Kenya, visited ISKCON Nairobi. The minister was received by temple president Umapati Das at the entrance, and some special mantras were also recited for invoking auspiciousness and welcoming the minister into the temple.

  • Seattle Devotee Children Pledge $11,000 for TOVP
  • On Sunday, July 5th, at the last Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) presentation of the North American fundraising tour, the CHAD "Chapter a Day" children's group of the Seattle, Washington, USA, temple pledged $11,000 (Silver Gratitude Coin) for the TOVP under construction in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.

    50th Anniversary News
  • Baroda Temple Forms Committee to Steer 50th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Basughosh Das, President of the Baroda temple said, “We want to encourage the congregation to take an increasing part in the 50th Anniversary celebrations. 

  • An Eternal Relationship: Prabhupada’s Fourth Visit to New Vrindaban
  • June 21st, 1976 was a normal day at the Pittsburgh International airport until a group of Krishna devotees from New Vrindaban  appeared.

  • ISKCON UK Launch 50th Anniversary Celebrations
  • A celebration to mark the launch of a year of events to commemorate 50 years of ISKCON was hosted on Saturday 20th June by ISKCON UK.

  • ISKCON 50th Anniversary Program at the Himalayas
  • On June 24th, a day-long celebration was held at the famous Sri Badarinath Temple, in Badarikashram, Uttarakhand, India. 

  • 50th Anniversary Briefing Pack Launched to Help Local Temples Plan Celebrations
  • The briefing pack provides a list of potential events and ideas so that local temples will find it easy to customise.

    World News
  • 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.

  • Why You Should Drink Water From a Copper Vessel
  • Modern science also supports this Ayurvedic claim that water stored in copper vessel is able to considerably reduce the presence of harmful bacteria.

  • Bay of Bengal Islanders Untouched by "Civilization"
  • North Sentinel Island, located in the Bay of Bengal, is home to an isolated tribe that has never been colonized or even made contact with.

  • Scientists Uncover A Shocking Discovery Underneath The Easter Island Heads
  • Hidden from view, the heads are attached to bodies that extend meters underground.

    Opinion
  • I Seek Pleasure, Don't You?

    Having found ourselves in the abyss of an ecological tragedy, the current inheritors of the earth are entitled to a moment of solemn reflection in which we wonder, “Am I really responsible?”

  • Durban Kirtan Festival Through the Eyes of a 15-year-old

    The walls of the temple in Durban, South Africa vibrated to the sounds of the holy name through a six-hour Kirtan Festival.

  • In Pursuit of Cool

    Truth be known, my interest in “cool” was not a strong motivation. My quiet motto while travelling was that I was “looking for the place that was looking for me."

  • The Universality and the Variety of Suffering

    Among the many games that the mind plays, comparison is one of its favorites – and one that is rarely favorable in terms of how it affects us. The mind will always find something with which to unfavorably compare our situation and make us miserable. 

  • Superconsciousness – The Voice Within Sixth Sense or Gut Instinct?

    So often in routine life we experience phenomena unexplainable by the current western paradigm. What then to speak of understanding superconsciousness, a phenomenon we all experience throughout our lives.

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