ISKCON Teachers Get Much-Needed Support at 5th Education Conference
Supreme Court asks Puri Jagannath Temple to Allow Visitors Irrespective of Religion
Teachers at ISKCON’s schools work very hard, often with little support – so the chance to connect and collaborate with fellow educators from all over North America at the fifth annual ISKCON Education Conference was a blessing.
Excitement Builds for First Ever Men’s Retreat
The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Puri Jagannath temple to consider permitting entry to every visitor, irrespective of religious faith. Temple servitors, however, will object to the ruling.
'Bhakti Bash' Mesmerizes Cape Town Youth
Excitement is ramping up for “MAN-tra,” ISKCON’s first ever Men’s Retreat, to be held in New Vrindaban and headlined by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura Vani, and comedian Yadunath Das. The event is subtitled “Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century,” and is gathering hype as the place to be this fall.
“Mysteries of the Sacred Universe” Seminar in New York
Cape Town, known as the beautiful ‘Mother City’ at the tip of South Africa, saw a weekend mesmerized with the holy names and laughter-filled devotee associationwhich wasgraced by the presence of BB Govinda Swami and Akincana Krishna Das.
Care For Cows to Celebrate Kurma Rupa Dasa’s Service to the Cows of Vrindavana
On June 16, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies, Murali Gopal Das presented a lively seminar at New York City’s Bhakti Center. Murali Gopal holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ohio University, has served an internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Fiji Holds Its First Kirtan Mela
The founder and director of Care for Cows expired due to cancer in 2015 at the age of 67. But the organization he started continues to support and care for destitute and abandoned cows in Lord Krishna’s holy land of Vrindavana, India.
Australian Opposition Leader Visits ISKCON Melbourne
The event was organized by Braja Govinda Das, a Sydney-based disciple of Tamal Krishna Goswami, who wanted to give Fijian devotees the kind of international kirtan experience they hadn’t had before.
Scotland’s Karuna Bhavan to Host European Farm Conference
On June 16, 2018, ISKCON Melbourne had the privilege to receive very distinguished guests Hon Matthew Guy, Leader of the Opposition from Victorian State Parliament, Andrew Bond local candidate from Albert Park, and Katie Allan a candidate from Prahran and other prominent members from Indian community.
50th ISKCON London Ratha Yatra Festival
The ISKCON Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture (IMCPA) is busy bringing Krishna conscious farm projects around the world together to share best practices in a series of regional conferences. They hope to hold gatherings in six continents by 2020, culminating in a global summit.
Inside Look at Hare Krishna Life Airs on Largest TV Station in Chile
In the early months of 1969, before they had managed to establish a temple, Shymasundara das had carved the beautiful deities of Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra. And so it was, in July that year, five months before the Radha Krishna Temple was opened in Bury Place, the first London Rathayatra proceeded from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square.
Sacred Ecology Forum Hosts Conference on Sustainability in New York
Viewers across Chile watched an inside look at the lives of ISKCON devotees on Monday June 4th, when an eight-minute documentary short was broadcast on Canal 13, the biggest TV station in the country.
Salila Vihar – Water Pastimes
“Sustainability from the Inside Out”, as the conference was named, was hosted conjointly by Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), Mumbai and the Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center on June 10th, to explore the profound connection between the practice of yoga and the sustainability of the Earth and its resources ahead of the International Yoga Day.
Hour-long Version of ‘The Joy of Devotion’ Film Released
Sri Sri Radha Madhava enjoy various wonderful water pastimes in Mayapur, such as the boating pastimes They enjoy during the Candan-yatra season.
ISKCON Educators Conference Will Be Held in Alachua, Florida
To make the ISKCON50 film more suitable for educational purposes and special events, the filmmakers have released a hour-long version of the documentary feature.
ISKCON Communications Conference in Italy
The ISKCON Ministry of Education’s annual education conference will be held in New Raman Reti dhama – Alachua, Florida June 21 through June 24, 2018. The purpose of this year’s conference is to facilitate connections between fellow educators.
BI Conference for All Devotee Scientists Planned for January 2019
Last week, ISKCON Communications European (ICE) leaders and representatives from 17 Countries gathered in Prabhupada Desh just outside of Venice, Italy, to discuss and share their thoughts on some pressing issues such as women's position in ISKCON, veganism, social media and other topics.
Cow Culture Conference 2018 – California
The “Consciousness in Science” Conference will be an opportunity for devotee scientists to come together, hear from others and, perhaps, present original research regarding the scientific basis of Krishna consciousness; or simply to gain inspiration and make new friends and contacts for future collaboration.
Mayapur Institute: “Are You Growing In Your Spiritual Life?”
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, a conference on Cow Culture was held at the India Community Center, Milpitas, California, USA, organized by the Om Sri Surabhi Campaign.
Communications Minister is Distinguished Speaker at Religious Freedom Event in Washington, D.C.
Mayapur institute paves the path for devotees' spiritual growth by in-depth analytical study of ancient scriptures facilitated by sincere practitioners.
Social Media Made Easy
On May 8, 2018, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) held a policy briefing on Capitol Hill with government leaders, academics, and experts on religious freedom issues, including ISKCON’s Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa.
Sadhu Sanga to Broadcast in 360-Degree Virtual Reality
He’s a multimillionaire, an entrepreneur, a master at business start-ups, a social media genius and a devotee. And on Saturday 20th May, Ajita Das shared his skills and experience with devotees, teaching them how to use social media to spread Krishna Consciousness even more.
Indian PM Modi Congratulates ISKCON on 30th Anniversary in Russia
Sadhu Sanga, the biggest kirtan retreat in North America, is set to make another breakthrough. This year’s entire event, running from May 25thto 28th, will be live-streamed in multiple formats, including 4k 360-degree Virtual Reality.
Fifteen Thousand Attend New Temple Opening in Farmington Hills, Michigan
ISKCON was officially recognized and registered in the Soviet Union on May 20, 1988, ending years of persecution of the Hare Krishna devotees by the Communist regime. On May 17, 2018, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his congratulatory message for the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of ISKCON in Russia.
Transcendental Art Seminar in New Mayapur, France
A pearl-white Indian-style dome with a golden chakra rose from the $1.4 million converted restaurant, glinting in a blue, sunny sky as devotees from all over the U.S., along with general public from the local area participated in the five-day festival.
In August 2018, the New Mayapur community in the Loire Valley, France will have their first Transcendental Art Seminar. The courses will be given by Dhriti dasi and Ram Das Abhiram Das, senior disciples of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.