Many theistic persons and sometimes others turn to God for hope during desperate times. Devotees from Singapore provide spiritual care for patients for whom there is no other hope. At the instruction of His Holiness B.V.V. Narasimha Maharaj, ISKCON devotee Padma Locan Das has launched a hospice outreach at the Gita Reading Society, the local ISKCON congregation. Padma Locan Das, his wife, Renuka Devi Dasi, Vraja Lila Devi Dasi, Karuna Devi Dasi, Subhanana Devi Dasi, and Sewa Kund Devi Dasi are part of a team that routinely visits and cares for patients at a day hospice in Singapore.
This month, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) interviewed Anuttama Dasa, the International Director of Communications and a member of the Governing Body Commission (GBC), regarding the celebration of Navaratri and Dussehra from the perspective of an ISKCON devotee.
Located in the wealthiest mile of Africa, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Sandton - South Africa has embarked on an endeavor to share the wisdom of Bhakti yoga with a global audience. Their new podcast, "Unveiling the Spirit," hosted by Temple President Vibhu Chaitanya Das, aims to bridge the gap between ancient spiritual wisdom and contemporary living. Through interviews and discussions, the podcast explores the spiritual journeys of devotees, with a particular focus on the ISKCON Sandton and broader South African devotee community, as well as the Krishna Balaram Youth Group. ISKCON News spoke with Vibhu Chaitanya about the podcast's inspiration and potential impact.
Alachua, Florida - The Bhakti Recovery Group (BRG) Convention, held recently in Alachua, Florida, has emerged as a beacon of hope for individuals navigating the challenging path of addiction recovery within the devotee community. The convention, spearheaded by Jiva Gaurangi Dasi, "Jiva G," the founder of BRG, and co-organized by Namamrita Das, brought together devotees from diverse backgrounds to explore the powerful fusion of Bhakti spirituality and the 12-step recovery program.
YouTube has recently bestowed Bhuvanasundari Radha Devi Dasi with the coveted Silver Button Award for her channel, "Krishna's Cuisine," which she began in May 2020. The social media honor is for YouTube creators who have reached the milestone of 100,000 subscribers, a feat only achieved by 0.28% of all YouTube channels.
The 6th annual MAN-tra Men's Retreat is returning in just a few weeks to New Vrindaban, West Virginia, USA. Space is still available for the gathering which runs from Friday, September 29th thru Sunday, October 1st.
From Vrindavan to Vancouver, Belgium to Bangkok, New York to New Delhi, hundreds of thousands of Krishna devotees are beginning to gather at ISKCON temples and centers worldwide to celebrate Janmashtami. ISKCON devotees first celebrated the festival with Srila Prabhupada at the New York storefront in 1966.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa (BBT) hosted the 10th Annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture, presented in honour of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), the founder of ISKCON and the BBT. His literary contribution continues to be appreciated by global audiences for his Vedic commentary on national priorities like education and leadership. The lecture premiered today, August 30th, on YouTube.
Toowoomba, QLD: In a jubilant display of spirituality and community camaraderie, the city of Toowoomba witnessed its first-ever International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Ratha Yatra Festival on July 22, 2023. Organized by Hare Krishna Toowoomba, the event drew over 900 participants from both Toowoomba and beyond, making it a resounding success and an occasion to remember.