Founder Acharya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Jan 23, 2022
Students Map Out a Sustainable, Eco-friendly Future
From January 3rd to January 14th, 2022, students at the Bhaktivedanta Academy North America (BANA) in Alachua, FL participated in an interdisciplinary project based on building a sustainable school. The project was executed by the middle school and high school student cohorts and their teachers.
Anandini Tikunov (8th-grade student)
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Jan 19, 2022
Tribute to Her Grace Kripamayi Devi Dasi
Kripamayi Devi Dasi  was one of the first Hare Krishna devotees in Thailand. As a young girl, she would pray to Lord Buddha for guidance. Her Buddhist guru one day handed her a piece of paper with the maha-mantra written on it.
Nimai Sacisuta Das
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Dec 21, 2021
Monks Make Film About Defeating Depression
Depression is indeed a menace to society, affecting 264 million+ people every year and claiming many lives. Despite a variety of treatments available, people still look for a lifestyle by which they can come out of it.
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Dec 20, 2021
Mayapur Kids Go On Book Distribution!!

This video shows the kids of Mayapur Dham participating in the book marathon this year.

Source: Veena Mauri
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Dec 20, 2021
Remembering Yamuna Devi Dasi

Yamuna Devi Dasi was a pioneer and a true inspiration in ISKCON. Dedicating 45 years of her life in the service of Guru, Krishna,  and Vaishnavas. She was known for a number of services such as leading kirtanas in India in front of thousands and publishing vegetarian Indian cookbooks, which won many awards.

Khusboo Basan, ISKCON News Contributing Writer
Mahotsaha Das Breaks Book Distributing Record
Dec 18, 2021
Mahotsaha Das Breaks Book Distributing Record

Mahotsaha Das has proven that the words of our founder Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are still living strong in the hearts of many. Our beloved Srila Prabhupada’s heartfelt call to all his students of Bhakti Yoga to push vigorously for book distribution is amazingly still being carried down with great enthusiasm and fervor by his grand disciples.

Ravi Ramgoolam, ISKCON News Contributing Writer
Russian Hare Krishnas Win Case in European Court of Human Rights
Dec 11, 2021
Russian Hare Krishnas Win Case in European Court of Human Rights

The Hare Krishna devotees in Russia are growing in numbers every year and chanting the names of Lord Krishna for the spiritual benefit of everyone. However, on November 23, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France took a decision based on an appeal from the Centre of Societies for Krishna Consciousness in Russia and its Head of Law Department Maha-Balarama das. The reason for the appeal to the ECHR was the negative assessment of the Hare Krishna organization by the state authorities of the Ulyanovsk region of the Russian Federation and the refusal to approve a harinama, i.e. singing and chanting God’s names in public, in Moscow. The events took place in 2010 as well as 2013 respectively, and it took all these years for the court to carry out the decision. In the appeal, Maha-Balarama das complained about the inability of the Russian authorities to protect the Hare Krishnas from defamation. In particular, it was about the project "Beware of Sects!" organized by the authorities of the Ulyanovsk region in 2008 and the brochure "Be careful: Sects!" distributed within the framework of this project. According to Maha-Balarama das, the word “sect” carries a negative connotation in the Russian media. The second complaint concerned the Moscow authorities' ban on conducting a harinama.

ISKCON News Russia Staff
ISKCON Thrives in Tampa, Florida’s Third-Most Populous City
Dec 11, 2021
ISKCON Thrives in Tampa, Florida’s Third-Most Populous City

In the past three to four years, ISKCON in Tampa, Florida has seen considerable growth in both the devotee congregation and in efforts to reach out to the local community, although the city – the third most populated in Florida – does not yet have its own temple.

Madhava Smullen
Dwarka Vasini Devi Dasi: Called to Serve
Dec 11, 2021
Dwarka Vasini Devi Dasi: Called to Serve

One of the biggest book distributors in East Africa, Dwarka Vasini Devi Dasi, along with her teams Vaishnavi Sanga and Krsna Kids Sena, distributes about eighty percent of ISKCON Nairobi’s total during the December Prabhupada marathon every year. Throughout the rest of the year, she and her niece Ambika Gopi Devi Dasi are the main book distributors in the Kenyan capital. With her efforts, ISKCON Nairobi has gone from distributing about 5,000 books during the marathon to 30,000, to most recently (pre-pandemic) 50,000 books.

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