Francophone Division of Mayapur Institute Launches
Spiritual Connection: Understanding the Dynamics of Guru-disciple Relationship
The landmark effort is the first time a Bhakti Sastri degree has been offered in French on such a worldwide scale. With twenty-nine countries where French is the official language, it’s an important step.
Brazil’s Radha Krishna Camp to Immerse Youth in Spiritual Fun
A New Book by Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami discusses the following important topics: Who is a Guru? Why do I need a Living Guru? Why am I not satisfied in my relationship with my Guru? How to internalize the sacred Guru-disciple relationship?
Caribbean Tour to Inspire Youth in Krishna Consciousness
Around forty youth, aged 12 to 17, are expected from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and USA. The event will be held at Govardhana Eco Village, forty-five minutes from Sao Paulo International Airport. With lush greenery and a beautiful temple and restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for a youth camp.
Bhaktimarga Swami Praises St. Francis at Interfaith Event
For the past twenty-five years, ISKCON Youth Ministry’s Manorama Das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi have taken youth on tours across the US, Canada and Mexico, where they spread Krishna consciousness and get inspired themselves in the process. Since 2015, they’ve branched out to tour the Caribbean every two years.
'Disapproved But Not Disowned': A New Book by Gauranga Darshan Das
The event took place at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, a Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Held on October 4th– the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – it honored the saint with the theme “Instruments of Peace,” a phrase from his famous prayer.
TOVP Pujari Floor to Open in February 2020, Temple Opening in 2022
The book describes the strict yet sensitive dealings of God and godly people to inspire a journey from apathy to empathy, and from rejection to reformation, while responsibly dealing with others’ mistakes.
Young Devotee Entrepreneurs Create Sustainable Products to Save the Environment
At 100,000 square feet, fundraising director Braja Vilas Das claims the pujari floor will be “the largest pujari space in the world.”The opening ceremony for the new floor on February 13th next year is expected to be a major event, similar to the chakra installation last year, which included fire sacrifices, a parade, kirtan and prasadam.
Ireland’s Govindadvipa Mellows Makes Kirtan All-Inclusive
Four young sister entrepreneurs aged 8-13, from Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia, join forces to end the devastation caused by harmful plastic and chemical products by creating environmentally sustainable products in their business ‘The Eco Sisters’.
Using Science in Krishna’s Service
About ninety people took a barge across the lake for the Govindadvipa Mellows event, held on Sunday October 13th. They included devotees from counties all over Ireland; as well as some from India, Mauritius, England and Eastern Europe. Some devotees brought newcomers with them who were making their first trip to the temple.
ISKCON Prison Ministry Showcases Inmate Art on New Website
How can devotees trained in science and other academic disciplines best use their education in Krishna’s service? Murali Gopal Das, a Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies research associate with a PhD in Physics, embarked in June on a global tour, to encourage devotees to use science in Krishna’s service.
New North Carolina School “Goloka” Sees Rapid Growth
Run for twenty years by the late Syamapriya Dasi, then relaunched in 2009 by current director Bhakti-lata Dasi, the U.S. branch of ISKCON Prison Ministry has been working hard to give hope to the most desperate.
ISKCON Devotee Nominated Co-Chair of UN Multifaith Advisory Council
Starting in 2018 with a Montessori-style multi-age classroom for three to six year olds, it opened a first through fourth grade class this year, with plans to expand to a larger building in the next school year.
Connecting the Community: The Launching of the ISKCON Chile Newsletter
Gopal Lila Das (Gopal Patel) is Director of the Bhumi Project, an environmental effort of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He also co-leads The Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center in New York City, and is an advisor to the Climate Action Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
New Vrindaban Releases Booklet For Self-Led Temple Tour
The Newsletter is sent by mail every Ekadasi (every 15 days), informing about upcoming classes, programs, seminars and outstanding visits. In addition, several of the newsletters include a note thanking a member of the community for their service.
Young ISKCON Activists Take Part in Global Climate Strike
“We have mostly Indian preachers, and noticed that there was a disconnect, due to cultural differences, between them and our Western guests,” says Anuradha Dasi, director of the communications team behind the booklet. “Guests would come into the temple, stay for just a minute, and then turn around and walk out.”
Interfaith Dialogue-2019 at ISKCON Rohini, Delhi
Over four million people around the globe walked out of their schools and workplaces on Friday September 20th to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The protests were organized by young people led by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The campaign has seen students walk out of their schools on Fridays to demand their political leaders take urgent action to address climate change.
Govardhan Ecovillage Wins National Energy Globe Award
The program, which was conceived and initiated by Keshav Murari Das, Temple President ISKCON Rohini, saw participation of various spiritual leaders from different faiths and communities, who shared their views and realization on the Holy Name as per their practice and faith.
New Fortunate People App Makes Spreading The Holy Name Easy
Every year, some 800 projects from all over the world that conserve and protect our resources, or employ renewable energy, participate. One award winner is chosen from each country.
Devotees Feed 1,000 Migrants in Juarez Refugee Facility
Since 2016, when it was launched as an offering to Srila Prabhupada for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, the Fortunate People project has seen devotees film people chant the Hare Krishna mantra for the first time “for love and peace.”
Devotees Distribute Prasadam to 65,000 in Wake of Karnataka Flood
“These people have really been to hell and back,” he says. “And I knew it was most likely that they’d never had prasad before in their lives. So it was very gratifying to be able to give prasad to so many people who had never tasted it before," says Abhay Das.
New Krishna Temple Opens in Salt Lake City
Incessant rains pelted the South Indian state of Karnataka from late July until August 13th, causing widespread flooding, a death toll of 76, and damage to over 75,000 homes.
Bhakti Course Based on Award-Winning Book “Wise-Love” Launches
The new temple project in Salt Lake, conveniently close to the downtown of Utah’s largest city, sits on 4 acres of land and includes the new temple building as well as an existing former school building with existing classrooms, a commercial kitchen, offices, and a large multi-purpose room.
Vanipedia to Create Accurate Transcripts of All 2,400 Hours of Prabhupada Audio
“Wise-Love,” by Srila Prabhupada disciple Pranada Dasi, is described as “a handbook of the essence of bhakti written for a modern, Western audience.” “Wise-Love” is the book’s term for bhakti, meaning love grounded in reason and philosophy.
Mayapur Miracles - ISKCON to Own 700 Acres of Mayapur Land
It’s an ambitious effort. In the 1980s, Srila Prabhupada’s tape ministry had just 700 hours of audio. In the 1990s, the Bhaktivedanta Archives expanded it with another 300 hours.
The 700 acres of Sridham Mayapura land, in titles of individuals, is soon to be amalgamated so that ISKCON can officially own all of it.