HH S.B. Keshava Swami has announced a new free on-demand course called "Introducing the Essence" which will launch in December 2023. The course will have eight recorded sessions, four live Q&A interviews, and interactive "cheat sheets" that give you the essence of each session.
Bhakti House at ISKCON Orlando brought a joyful and inspiring presence to the city's annual VegFest 2023 event held on October 28th. Devotees provided a booth filled with transcendental literature and devotional items, while kirtaneers engaged participants at the vegan-themed festival, which emphasized the mindful treatment of animals and protested against animal cruelty. Given the theme, the collective consciousness of the masses was already elevated, fostering a conducive environment to cultivate Krishna-consciousness.
In October, HH Niranjana Swami shared his "Third Report from Ukraine" with North American leaders. Along with Zonal Supervisor Acyuta Priya Das, they detailed a broad range of topics on the current state of the community and ongoing service in the country.
In July, ISKCON News reported that Krishna devotee Gopal Patel (Gopal Lila Das) was invited to speak at TED's Countdown Summit, the invite-only gathering held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 11-14th. His presentation is now available online.
By advancing spiritual and academic discourse within ISKCON, the recently revived ISKCON Communications Journal (ICJ) has emerged as an annual platform for engaging in theological and philosophical discussions and addressing contemporary sociological and institutional issues. Doing so reflects ISKCON's intellectual vigor and an openness to contributions by sympathetic outsiders. The articles written by devotees are rooted in the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda and offer profound insights into complex spiritual understandings and societal concerns.
The visit to the Ahmedabad farm, which started in Srila Prabhupada's time.
Known for its creative and successful outreach efforts, ISKCON Tucson integrated its first Ratha Yatra event into the city's 34th annual All Souls' Procession on Nov. 5, 2023.
Within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a question often arises for the devotee—how does one balance family life with dedicated service to the movement? Gaura Narayana Das stands as a testament to transcending this challenge. A former brahmachari, he has seamlessly transitioned into the roles of a family man and a pioneering business owner. His brainchild, Fly Sacred, represents not only a travel agency but also a bridge connecting spirituality, commerce, and community support within the ISKCON sphere.
On November 1st, one of the leaders of the Salt Lake City Krishna Temple, Sundari Priya Devi Dasi, spoke to a group of about 30 authors (many of whom are professors at Utah universities) on the topic of "Nourishing Your Soul through Conscious Eating."