The innovative Dāmodara Program, conceived by the Congregational Development Ministry, extends a gracious invitation to individuals to participate in the sacred ritual of offering lamps to Lord Dāmodara during the holy month of Kārtika. This year's goal is to offer ten million lamps and to establish one million new connections.
To unlock the spiritual potency of the rare month of Purusottama, the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM)[link] has launched an initiative to encourage and facilitate devotees worldwide to observe this auspicious period in the Vedic calendar. Purushottama Month, also known as Adhik Maas, is a sacred time that occurs approximately every three years and is highly cherished by Lord Krishna's devotees.
"Krishna - My Best Friend" is a new book written by Gourangi Gandharvika Devi Dasi and Acintyapriya Davi Dasi and published by the Congregational Development Ministry - Bhakti Kids. Their intention behind writing this book is to help children develop a personal connection with Krishna, viewing Him as their best friend rather than approaching Him with awe and reverence.
Beginning Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry will offer an online "Bhagavad Gita Course For Children." The exciting new offering, provided in both English and Spanish, will be taught by Nikunja Nivasini Devi Dasi. It's aimed at children between 5 and 16 (each age will be given age appropriate learning materials).
Esa spent 14 months at ISKCON Gita Nagari and during his stay he was always helpful, enthusiastic, and devoted to the process of Krishna Consciousness. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Indradyumna Swami’s ‘Discover India’ tour began with a resounding success, performing to a receptive audience of over 500 people at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in New York on September 10th. The epic show of dance, theater, martial arts and live music has been touring Poland for 28 years under the name Festival of India, putting on forty events every summer and drawing audiences of three to five thousand people each night.
For the first time in the history of Chile and its Courts of Justice, a concert was held in the Hall of Honor of the Supreme Court. Never before had there been a musical presentation in this space of great historical value for the country. The concert, consisting of an exhibition of classical and devotional music from India, was performed by Krishna Sambandha, a band composed of members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Two intrepid devotee explorers are set to travel to the last frontier, and bring kirtan and Srila Prabhupada’s books to Antarctica – the southernmost and coldest continent in the world. The continent is largely uninhabited and 98 per cent of it is covered by ice, but it does have a tourist season and many international research stations to reach out to. One thing’s for sure – venturing there is a unique offering to Prabhupada for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.