Cleaning the Heart: The Life of a Traveling Kirtaniya
Srila Prabhupada and Jaladuta Sculpture Installed Outside ISKCON Boston
“Let’s go clean the toilets,” said Aindra Das, head of Krishna Balarama Mandir’s 24-Hour Kirtan Mandali in Vrindavana. “It will clean your heart. And when your heart is clean, you can actually chant Hare Krishna.” Eighteen-year-old Madhava Naidoo was taken aback. He was a hotshot mridanga player. He was in the 24 Hour Kirtan. Why should he do something so menial? “No way,” he retorted.
Celebrate Janmasthami & Vyasa Puja with Joy of Devotion Film Screening
The specially commissioned sculpture was created for ISKCON’s 50thanniversary celebrations in 2016. Designed by Russian devotee Madan Mohan Das and sculpted by Ukranian artist Volodymyr Zhuravel, the beautifully detailed bronze piece depicts Srila Prabhupada disembarking from the Jaladuta cargo ship at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier.
“The Rap of God” Brings the Gita to a Contemporary Audience
Now, in time for the upcoming Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festivals, ISKCON Communications Ministry offers centers around the globe the opportunity to entertain and inspire their congregation by screening the hour-long ‘The Joy of Devotion’ film. Now, the film also available in Spanish.
From a Nuclear Plant to Love & Peace 'Fine Graff Art'
Prabhupada disciple and Gainesville Krishna House leader Kalakantha Das may not be your typical rapper. He is, after all, in his words “a sixty-four-year-old white guy.” But his new book “Bhagavad-gita: The Rap of God” is already getting rave reviews from contemporary audiences.
Hare Krishna! Film Available to Pre-Order for Temple Gift Stores, also to Stream
The internationally renowned street and fine artist Kardami Kapila Das, a former of the K. Art Collective recently visited St. Petersburg to paint a mural by invitation of ‘Fortunate People’ team - worldwide mantra flash-mob dedicated to spreading Love & Peace.
Mukunda Datta Das Translates Classic Works of the Acaryas for the BBT
The documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and teachings of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, will be released on digital, DVD and Blu-Ray worldwide on August 21st– just two weeks before Prabhupada’s appearance day.
New Devotional Music Album: The Red Dust of Ekachakra
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is filled with extraordinary devotees continuing Srila Prabhupada’s legacy and bringing us the works of the acaryas. Translator Mukunda Datta Das is now working on the Sat-Sandarbhas and Bhakti-Rasamrita Sindhu.
EDM Album “Summer Krishna” Dovetails Devotee’s Longtime Dream
Nandapriya Das, born Zaza Ujmajuridze, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia – a country beautifully set between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea with a culture as ancient as its language, came out with his new music album. Besides being a musician, he is a successful oncologist, working in Denmark.
Hour-long Version of ‘The Joy of Devotion’ Film Released
Nearly every track’s lyrics comprise entirely of the Hare Krishna mantra, set to infectious tunes, uplifting beats and synths, and soaring backing vocals. Quite different from the usual big releases from the kirtan world, it’s an attempt by creator Chandrashekhara Acharya Das (Cyril Wohrer) to reach a broader audience and “dovetail” a lifelong dream into service.
Pranada Dasi’s “Wise Love” Wins At Indie Excellence Awards
To make the ISKCON50 film more suitable for educational purposes and special events, the filmmakers have released a hour-long version of the documentary feature.
New Novel Takes Readers on an Allegorical Spiritual Journey
Wise-Love by Pranada Dasi has been named the 2018 Winner in the Spirituality category at the National Indie Excellence Awards, which celebrates the best in self and independent publishing.
ISKCON Devotee is a Contender at Eurovision Grand Final – Let's Help Her Win!
The allegorical story takes readers through practical, emotional, and psychological steps from beginning curiosity and longing to enlightenment.
New Children’s Book “The Jaguar’s Story” Inspires Care for Mother Earth
An initiated ISKCON devotee, Yasodamayi devi dasi (Ieva Zasimauskait), disciple of Sankarshana Dasa Adhikari from Lithuania, has made it to the Grand Final of EuroVision, the most popular international song contest, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Influential Krishnacore Band Shelter Reunite for U.S. and European Shows
The Jaguar’s Story, a brand new children’s book by Kosa Ely (Kosarupa Dasi) about the plight of Jaguars in the Amazon rainforest, was released on April 21stat the Earth Day Festival in Orlando, Florida. The book, which inspires care for Mother Earth, had its own booth at the festival’s Kids’ Zone, with large posters of its stunning artwork attracting passersby
New Book “Wise-Love” Boils Down Essence of Bhakti for a Modern Audience
ISKCON leaders probably didn’t expect some of their biggest preachers to be playing earsplitting hardcore punk music, doing high kicks and hurling themselves offstage into a crowd of wild teenagers. But in the 1990s, Shelter inspired countless young people to take on a sattvic lifestyle and even join the Hare Krishna Movement.
ISKCON Dallas Partners with Arts District for ‘Festival of Joy’
A concise introduction to bhakti, Wise-Love is arranged in seven sections titled after different phases of the moon, that cover different levels of self-realization.
Vaiyasaki Kirtan Course to Pack A Year’s Knowledge Into One Week
As an official Dallas Arts District event, Festival of Joy will be advertised on all Arts District websites, email lists, newsletters and Facebook pages. The Festival is also partnering with Fun Asia radio, which reaches 200,000 people, as well as with a number of local yoga centers and businesses.
World Water Day: Award-winning Film About the Yamuna Released for Public Screening
Nueva Vrajamandala’s Instituto de Estudios Bhaktivedanta, which is hosting the course, wanted present and future generations of devotees to learn the proper standards of kirtan.
Hare Krishna Film Arrives In 92 Latin American Cities in March 2018
On this occasion, the production team of ‘The Stolen River’, a 40-minute documentary about the sacred Yamuna, has made the film available for public screening for communities, temples, educational- and other organizations.
200 VIPs Attend Hare Krishna! Film Premiere in Mauritius
The Hare Krishna! film is finally arriving in Latin America. Currently, there are 92 theaters scheduled the film’s screening throughout the continent starting in March.
In Celebration of Sri Gaura-Purnima: A New Book Details A Day-in-the-life of Lord Chaitanya
Among the audience members were the former President of the country, His Excellency Kailash Purryag; MP the Honorable Santaram Baboo; former Minister of Social Integration Suren Dayal; and former Ambassador to the United Nations Milan Meetarban.
Mahaprabhu Das Visits Indian Prime Minister Modi
Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura's Sri Gauranga-Lilamrita is a full day in the life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu prior to His accepting the sannyasa order. A very sweet and rare manuscript.
Rising Devotional Artist Stuns With His Inspiring Wall Art
Mahaprabhu Das presented the Prime Minister with a copy of the book Forms of Devotion - The Spiritual in Indian Art, a two-volume set published by MOSA.
Epic ISKCON 50 London Mellows Album In Production
When photos started cropping up of the Radhadesh Mellows Kirtan festival in Belgium this January, one thing in particular caught devotees’ eyes. Towering behind the kirtaniyas was a thirteen by nineteen foot acrylic painting on wooden board, depicting Lord Nityananda dancing in the moonlight, draped in blue silks and garlands and glowing in the dusky purple haze.
The Radha Krishna Temple at ISKCON of Soho Street, London inaugurated London Mellows, an annual 24-hour kirtan weekend, in 2016 as an offering to Srila Prabhupada on ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.