Day 3 of ILS: The 50th Anniversary Is ISKCON’s Big Chance for a Global Impact
Day 2 of ILS: The Greatest Story Ever Told
The third day of the ILS started with a presentation on ISKCON’s 50th anniversary by Anuttama Das, GBC Minister for Communications and Pancharatna Das, Executive Member of the International Fiftieth Anniversary Committee. They spoke about the importance of the 50th as an opportunity for glorifying Prabhupada, educating the public, celebrating achievements, and appreciating devotees.
UK Holds 50 Hare Krishna Festivals for ISKCON 50
On the second day of the ISKCON Leadership Sanga, Praghosha Das, the GBC Chairman presented several quotes of how Srila Prabhupada’s appearance was predicted in many scriptures and by several spiritual masters. Titled, ‘The greatest story ever told’, his presentation pointed out the five steps Srila Prabhupada had taken to make his institution more effective.
Mauritius Plans New School, Medical Center for 50th
It was July 1972. For one of the first events in his Hare Krishna Festivals UK program, organizer Tribhuvanath Das – then in his early twenties – had Srila Prabhupada himself as the VIP guest. Speaking to 500 people packed into Glasgow’s Woodside Hall in Scotland, Prabhupada delivered an incisive non-sectarian lecture. All bonafide religions, he said, teach us how to love and serve God, no matter what name they call Him by.
New ISKCON Temple Opens At Lord Nityananda’s Birth Place
The ambitious project will include a 800-capacity temple hall for Radha-Golokananda, a guest house and accommodation for devotees, a prasadam hall, a conference hall, exhibition areas, an auditorium and a five-star restaurant. It will blend traditional domes with modern western features. Arriving sooner is the Bhakti Preschool, for which the building has already been constructed at ISKCON Phoenix.
Grand Start to ILS 2016 with 1,200 Delegates Focused on the 50th Anniversary
ISKCON inaugurated a new temple at the birthplace of Lord Nityananda, Ekachakra Dham. The temple is built in traditional Bengali style, painted saffron – a lovely sight in the midst of a rural area. ISKCON GBC Jayapataka Swami remarked that this was a humble offering to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Nityananda for the occasion of the auspicious year of ISKCON 50th.
In D.C., ISKCON’s 50th Brings Community Together
The grand annual Mayapur festival began today with the inaugural session of the ISKCON Leadership Sangha (ILS 2016) with 1,200 delegates attending 87 seminars spread over 12 venues at ISKCON Mayapur. ILS 2016 features a spectacular 50th Anniversary Expo highlighting the achievements of ISKCON, and stalls from various international projects such as Vanipedia, ISKCON Congregation services, TOVP and several others.
New Short Film Shows ISKCON’s Global Contribution
At the temple in Potomac, a suburb of Washington D.C., for example, community members are holding their first 50-hour kirtan.
ISKCON Purchases 50 Acres Near Downtown Columbus
Released for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, the twenty-minute film showcases the society’s many impressive contributions to the world.
New Android App “Krsna – The Sweet Lord” Launches
Colombus devotees plan to develop a community that offers the best of both urban and rural worlds.
Mumbai ISKCON 50 Celebrations Glorify Prabhupada
An app entitled “Krsna – The Sweet Lord,” is now available and promises to place the best of what ISKCON has to offer in the palm of your hand.
Devotees Feast Eyes on New Prabhupad and Gita Books
Devotees and the general public filled Mumbai’s Jamnabai Narsee Ground to its 4,000-person capacity for a glorification of Prabhupada’s achievements.
Italy Launches ISKCON 50 Celebrations in Rome
The Museum of Sacred Art has just published two lusciously illustrated books: “Illuminations from the Bhagavad-gita” and “Prabhupada Meditations.”
ISKCON Pune Plans Ambitious “50th-ized” Year
Italy’s ISKCON 50th anniversary celebrations commenced on November 25th, 2015 with the planting of a sacred Banyan tree in Piazza Vittorio in Rome.
Teens Inspire on Australian Youth Bus Tour
Can you imagine one city holding 500 Harinamas or distributing 500,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books in one year?
Ahmedabad Holds 5-Day Padayatra for ISKCON’s 50th
15 teenaged youth hailing from Australia, New Zealand and Bali, were inspired in Krishna consciousness as they traveled across Australia.
Official 50th Anniversary Posters Released
Between March 2014 and the end of 2016 – ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year – the Padayatra Worldwide Ministry is aiming to hold 50 padayatras.
“Best Ever” Leaders Meetings Highlight ISKCON 50
“We have one general poster about the 50th, and seven other posters – one for each of the seven purposes of ISKCON,” said Anuttama Dasa.
12,500 Gitas Distributed at 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Ahmedabad
Many of the more than sixty temple presidents and GBCs attending this year’s ISKCON North American Leaders Meetings called the event “the best ever.”
Hare Krishna Movement Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2016
Supporters and well-wishers of ISKCON who attended a 50th Anniversary gala event in Ahmedabad sponsored over 12,500 Bhagavad-gitas.
Appeal to Every ISKCON Center to Plan Big for the 50th Anniversary
On a hot summer day, the 13th of July, the Hare Krishna movement was born. Few noticed the event.
ISKCON Outreach Website Launches to Help Devotees Learn Best Practices
The 50th anniversary year of ISKCON starts from 1st January 2016, with many historical events scheduled all over the world.
Prabhupada and ISKCON’s First Cow Kaliya
ISKCONoutreach.com, a new website that aggregates articles, toolkits and videos related to ISKCON’s outreach efforts in one place, launched on December 29th.
Sydney Opera House to Host ISKCON 50th Celebration
Soon after registering ISKCON in 1966, Prabhupada began requesting his disciples to start a rural community.
BBT to Release Books in Native American and Catalonian Languages
A world-class show celebrating ISKCON’s 50th anniversary is set to play at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia on Saturday August 20th, 2016.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is set to publish some of his books in two languages – Catalan and Quechua – for the first time ever.