ISKCON Communications Journal Returns to Cover Important Issues After 15-Year Hiatus
Centennial Celebration Marked for Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
In mid-March, the ISKCON Communications Journal (ICJ) is set to publish its first issue after a fifteen-year hiatus, under the guidance of Mahaprabhu Dasa, Director of ISKCON Communications Europe.
Sharing the Love: ISKCON 3.0 Leadership Conference Series
The year 2021 marks the centennial celebration, the 100th appearance anniversary, of Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. A disciple of Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Maharaja—himself one of the foremost disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur—Narayana Maharaja served the Gaudiya Vaishnava community as a sannyasi for fifty-eight years.
Bhakti Center Offers Yoga Teacher Training Grounded in Vaishnava Tradition
There is only one word to describe the Next Generation Leadership conference - excitement. There was a buzz felt throughout the two-day virtual conference, by youth and youth leaders that lingered on after in group chats and social media.
ISKCON Receives Prestigious ‘Green’ Award in India
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bhakti Center in New York City has been offering a new selection of virtual yoga teacher training and meditation teacher training programs, as well as training in Ayurveda and kirtan.
Radha-Krishna Deity Installation in Metpally, Telangana
ISKCON’s two projects, the Govardhan Eco-village and the Chowpatty Mandir in Mumbai have achieved the Platinum level IGBC green certification.
New Book Recounts History of Building Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi
Metpally is mainly an agricultural town with a population of 10,000. ISKCON’s activities began here a few years ago when Narahari Das from Chowpatty first started to come here.
Celebrating Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita with the GBC Strategic Planning Team
“The Rising Sun: Vrindaban Samadhi Diary” by Alfred Valerio (Bhaktisiddhanta Das), now available on Amazon Kindle, recounts the story of how the Vrindaban samadhi, or mausoleum, for ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada was built.
Grihastha Vision Team Explores “Creating Meaningful Relationships” In Pre-Valentine’s Day Q &A
The series will be broadcast on their Facebook page, Youtube Channel and Mayapur TV from the 18th of February to the 29th of March.
Nityananda Trayodasi, The Official Commencement of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary Year Celebration
The GVT is a group of Vaishnava couples who focus on helping devotees in ISKCON to have healthy marriages and happy families.
Padayatra Nepal Gets Under Way
2021 marks the 125th Appearance Anniversary Year of ISKCON Founder/Acharya His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
I'll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story - Giriraj Swami's Book Launched
A two-devotee padayatra in Nepal are currently heading West through the lowlands towards Janakpur dhama, the birthplace of Sita, the consort of Lord Rama.
Mayapur Community Member Shot Dead
On January 14, 2021, the much-awaited book I’ll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story by Giriraj Swami was launched. This landmark book stands as a historical document of the blood, sweat, tears, love, and devotion that went into building the Juhu temple under Srila Prabhupada’s guidance in the 1970s.
New Vrindaban Celebrates 52 Years of Worshipping Little Radha Vrindaban Chandra
In a sad and shocking turn of events, a Mayapur community devotee, Rashik Shekhar Das, was shot dead in his office in Gournagar, just adjacent to the ISKCON property in Mayapur, West Bengal.
ISKCON Leader to Offer Prayer at Official US Presidential Inauguration
Their Lordships arrived weeks after the inception of New Vrindaban in 1968 and were being worshipped in the original New Vrindaban farmhouse during Srila Prabhupada's first visit in 1969.
Padayatra Embarks on 7th Pan-India Tour from Dwarka
Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON’s Minister of Communications, will join with Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, and representatives of other faith traditions in a Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service that includes prayers, readings, hymns and blessings.
Ambarisa Das Releases 2020 Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Report
January 6th, 2021, marked the start of the All-India Padayatra’s (pilgrimage) seventh grand march around India, including the char dham yatra.
Grand opening of ‘Hare Krsna Books’ Shop at Mumbai Central Station
We had to reschedule the Grand Opening to 2023 and postpone the installation of the new Prabhupada murti to October, 2021. We pray there will be no further delays, and leave everything in the hands of Lord Sri Krishna.
London's Food for Life & Govinda’s Restaurant Launches UK’s First 100% Electric Food Van
The permanent book store is strategically placed at the Mumbai Central Railway Station on Platform No. 1 and 2 which is largely reserved for trains with high priority preference.
Chaos and Crisis in Washington DC
Food for Life London marked a milestone this Christmas by introducing the UK's first fully electric food distribution van to serve Londoners. The van started out its service by bringing treats to Londoners this Christmas.
Czech Devotees Livestream Reading of Entire Bhagavad-gita For Gita Jayanti
Lord Krishna explains in the sacred text, Bhagavad-Gita, “Whatever action a great man performs, others will follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” Yesterday in Washington, D.C., we saw the truth of this statement, and the terrible impact of the misguided thoughts, words, and actions of an influential and powerful man.
Registrations Open for Online VIHE Govardhana Retreat 2021
Devotees in the Czech Republic read the entirety of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is online during a nonstop 27-hour live broadcast on the sacred occasion of Gita Jayanti, December 25th.
Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies Holds Virtual Cosmography Workshop
Registrations for the Online VIHE Govardhana Retreat 2021 are now open!
Virtual MAN-tra Men's Retreat Draws Global Participation
The cosmography workshop entitled as “Models and memes and maps: A modern journey through ancient cosmography” attracted participants online from around the world over the weekend of November 21-22, 2020.
Devotee Scholars Organize E-summit on Scientific Inquiry
Partakers appreciated the frank and open dialogues and creative, entertaining formats.
The event is entitled as “Jijnasa: Vedantic Theology For the Advancement of Scientific Temper”, and will be held on 19th and 20th of December, 2020.