• Devotee Fashion Designer Featured in British Vogue
  • Book Distribution Makes Another Dramatic Increase
  • Hare Krishna "Burrito Kirtan" Takes Over Seattle
  • Chilean Kirtan Band Introduces Inmates to Krishna
  • Good Old Days
  • Law of Gravity Discovered 1200 Years before Newton
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  • Almost 9 Million Prabhupada Book Distributed in 2014
  • In 2014, ISKCON's worldwide book distribution increased 10% over 2013, with almost nine million books distributed, the best year since 1996. It is in India is where the biggest amount of books has been distributed,  5,355,465 of the 8,913,251total  books handed out in 2014.

  • After “The Voice,” Premamaya Vasudeva Chants to Thousands
  • After reaching the quarter finals in the Russian edition of hit talent show The Voice, ISKCON devotee Premamaya Vasudeva Das (Pierre Edel) is continuing to use his newfound fame to deliver a Krishna conscious message. After his final performance, Premamaya thanked his guru Jayapataka Swami on live TV watched by 40 million people, and ended his concession speech with the words, “Hare Krishna.”

  • Hare Krishna Society Shocked by Treatment of Children in “The Wolfpack”
  • ISKCON Communications Ministry has issued a media release about the film "Wolfpack" that was screened at Sundance Film Festival in the USA on Sunday. The film has received a significant amount of media attention. Wolfpack portrays a true story of a family in New York City where the father locked his children inside their four-bedroom apartment for years--except for occasional supervised visits outside. 

  • Could North American Book Distribution Income Reach $2 Million by 2016?
  • Distribution of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s books in North America has made another dramatic increase for the third year in a row. At this point, says Sankirtan Strageist Vaisesika Das, “It’s no fluke.” According to Vaisesika, the increase in book distribution has resulted not only in new people becoming devotees, but also in a renaissance of programs to care for these new devotees.

  • Hare Krishna Burrito Nagara Sankirtan Takes Over Seattle
  • “Burritos are perhaps the most 'addictive' thing that we are distributing. People become ecstatic, overwhelmed and attracted to Krishna. They are made so well that it is hard to give them out because our devotees might eat them even before we distribute them. So we need to lock our burrito box until we get to the site,” Hari Vilas Das said.

  • Introductory Course for Women at Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Students will be awarded with a certificate by successfully completing the course. Attendees can experience devotional lifestyle at Bhaktivedanta Manor amongst devotees and likeminded students. They learn to build up a regular sadhana (devotional practice), attending daily morning and evening program at the temple.

  • Chilean Kirtan Band Introduces 100 Inmates to Krishna
  • Kirtan band Krishna Sambandha were invited to hold a Krishna conscious outreach program for inmates at the San Miguel women’s prison in Santiago, Chile on January 19th. The band plays concerts regularly all over Chile at prestigious theaters, cultural events and massive yoga retreats with audiences of 5,000 to 7,000 people. They also hold programs in hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes, and of course prisons.

    50th Anniversary News
  • North American Leaders Focus on Kirtan, 50th Anniversary, TOVP
  • Sixty leaders of ISKCON Temples in North America met in Dallas for four days, to prepare for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of ISKCON in 2016.

  • A Swami’s Dream Comes to Life: Prabhupada’s First Visit to New Vrindaban
  • A cluster of devotees waited at the entrance to the West Virginia property, hearts beating with anticipation. 

  • ISKCON Communications Prepares for 50th Anniversary, Seeks Funds for Next Phase
  • ISKCON Communications Ministry is looking back on decades of gaining support for Prabhupada’s society. 

  • Srila Prabhupada Envisions a “New” Vrindaban
  • In 1968, Prabhupada was issuing instructions about the community: “The Ashram may be named as "ISKCON-Nagari or New Vrindaban.” 

  • ISKCON India Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Leaving for U.S.
  • ISKCON celebrates both Prabhupada’s leaving Kolkata on a steamship on August 13th, 1965, and his arriving in Boston.

    World News
  • India’s Next Gift to the World Could Be Vedic Mathematics
  • Vedic mathematics, a set of supposedly ancient techniques that help even the most numerically challenged to conquer difficult sums, is surging in popularity.

  • Learning Shouldn’t Be a Competitive Sport That Only a Few Can Succeed At
  • Empathy, respect, trust, courage and gratitude are the five values representing the heart of the University of Cambridge primary school.

  • How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death
  • A study reveals that curcumi may provide what the authors describe as an "effective therapeutic strategy to reverse age-related cerebrovascular dysfunction."

  • How Muslim Scholars View Paris Attack
  • Muslim scholars respond to the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, expressing anger towards the perpetrators who "betrayed and tainted" Islam rather than defended it.

    Opinion
  • Good Old Days

    "After a lifetime of jobs, family, responsibilities and social interaction, they live as lone mendicants in this holy land, probably with a vow to never leave."

  • Bhaskaracharya’s Law of Gravity : Discovered 1200 Years before Newton!

    The world believes that Newton was the first to discover the law of gravity. You will be surprised to known that the theory of gravitation was created 1,200 years before Newton by an Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya.

  • Hare Krishna and Blasphemy

    The members of the Krishna consciousness movement are fortunate indeed that blasphemy is no longer a capital crime in Britain. If it were, we would all have been burned a long time ago.

  • The Science of Attraction

    The mind is fascinating. Especially, how easily it gets roped into finding someone attractive. The greatest films are based on that storyline: boy meets girl. But did you know that attraction is a science?

  • New Book: “Six Causes: The Vedic Theory of Creation” by Ashish Dalela

    Presented in lay person’s language, Six Causes will allow readers to assimilate a profound understanding of matter, conscious experience, God, morality, reincarnation, karma and time.

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