Britain’s Best Woodworker
Global Kirtan Protest for Bangladesh - Recap
Radha Sivyer, a prominent member of the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group, is appearing regularly as a talented contestant on Channel 4’s Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker.
Bangladesh Global Kirtan Protest
Yesterday, Saturday, October 23rd, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) members around the world along with the wider community came together to raise awareness and to demand protection and justice from the Bangladesh government for the religious minorities that are suffering atrocities and violence including attacks on temples, homes, property, and people.
The Glorious Month Of Kartik
In an effort to bring international awareness and pressure on the Bangladesh government to take serious steps to protect religious minorities, ISKCON is teaming up with other Hindu groups across the globe to do kirtan protests.
ISKCON Appeals for Protection of Minorities in Bangladesh Attacks on Hindu Temples and Communities Must Be Stopped
The Kartik month starts on the 20th of October (in the west) and 21st of October (in the east) ) 2021 and continues for four weeks till the 18th/19th of November 2021, please check your local calendars for exact dates. In Chapter 12 of Nectar of Devotion, Srila Prabhupada mentions, “It is said that just as Lord Dāmodara is very dear to His devotees, so the month known as Dāmodara or Kārttika is also very dear to them.”
ISKCON Official Report on Bangladesh Attacks
The worldwide International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) community is shocked and saddened by the recent series of violent events directed against the Hindu minority in Bangladesh, including our own ISKCON temples and members.
Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Kartika Parikrama Schedule
On 13th October 2021, radical extremists began strategic, coordinated attacks on Hindu minorities in Bangladesh. The attacks continued until October 15th, 2021, with innumerable homes, shops, puja pandals, and temples being looted, burned, and destroyed. There are currently 6 to 10 fatalities reported in various media outlets, while many more people have sustained injuries or been hospitalized.
Major Decision in ISKCON’s Favor in Long Island Legal Case
Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact, this month is known as Damodar since, in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.
His Grace Partha Das, Killed at ISKCON Bangladesh
Statement from the ISKCON North America Council
October 16, 2021
Breaking News: ISKCON Noakhali Bangladesh Temple Attacked
It is with great sadness that we report to you the death of His Grace Partha das.
Update on the Health Status of GBC Chair Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Today in the Noakhali District of Bangladesh, an ISKCON temple was attacked. We are currently awaiting an official statement from ISKCON Bangladesh regarding the incident. Preliminary reports state 18 people were injured in the attack, and at least one person is in serious condition in the hospital.
The 4th Annual MAN-tra Retreat - The Hero’s Journey
Below is a direct report from Bhakti Caitanya Swami on his current health situation.
Setting a Standard for Ethical Behavior in ISKCON
ISKCON’s annual “MAN-tra Retreat” is coming to your computer screen in mid-November. The theme of this year’s virtual event is The Hero’s Journey!
New Series "Sound Journey" at Mosa (Villa Vrindavana)
After two years of research, writing, and debate, the GBC recently ratified and voted into ISKCON law a Code of Ethical Behavior. We spoke with the Code’s author, Yogesvara dasa, about the background to the Code and what changes he hopes to see in Srila Prabhupada’s movement thanks to its passage.
Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to Welcome New Srila Prabhupada Murti
The museum of sacred arts (MOSA) of the ISKCON Villa Vrindavana temple has created a new initiative within the range of their general activities.
Bhakti Yoga Center (ISKCON Centre County) opens in "Happy Valley"
A Grand Welcome Ceremony will be held from October 14th to 15th to welcome Srila Prabhupada’s murti form to the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, during Prabhupada’s 125th appearance anniversary year.
Books are the Basis Week Encourages Devotees to Read Prabhupada’s Books
After almost two years of planning, the Bhakti Yoga Center opens in Downtown State College, a bustling college town about an hour away from ISKCON Gita Nagari in Pennsylvania, USA. Situated right opposite the main campus of Penn State University, the center offers a full yoga experience and is hoping to build a yoga and wellness community focusing on introducing the art of bhakti yoga practice to seekers. The Center is registered as ISKCON Centre County and is a nonprofit, primarily volunteer-run facility.
ISKCON Kolkata Rebuilds After April Fire
Books are the Basis Week, from September 22nd to 28th, is encouraging devotees worldwide to read Srila Prabhupada’s books by providing resources and guidelines, and facilitating grassroots level engagement.
Her Grace Krsnanandini Dasi: Life & Legacy Documentary
The ISKCON Kolkata temple has rebuilt damaged areas after an April 26th fire which burned the Deities’ dress room with all 300 outfits in it.
Sunshine of Lord Jagannatha Dispels the Clouds of Covid in Twin European Cities: London and Paris
The film project’s purpose is to pay tribute to Krsnanandini Dasi by presenting her inspiring life and the impact she made on her family, spiritual community, and society at large.
ISKCON News Online Food Competition: Open Now!
London and Paris have much in common as far as Krishna Consciousness is concerned. Srila Prabhupada visited both cities many times. He installed Radha Krishna Deities in both places and gave Them similar names...Radha-London Isvara (London) Radha-Paris Isvara (Paris). He also installed Jagannatha, Baladeva, Subhadra, and Gaura Nitai in both cities.
Srila Prabhupada Lecture: Radhastami, Montreal, August 30, 1968
YOU CAN SUBMIT AS MANY RECIPES AS YOU WANT! Open for submissions! Blog recipes or short videos (up to 2 minutes long)! Judges will announce winners in October.
Registration and information: https://forms.gle/WWXtSJ1cKmA6h3358
Guyana's President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge
Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So when param brahma wants to enjoy... That enjoying spirit is there in the param brahma. Otherwise we cannot have this enjoying spirit. Because we are part and parcel, therefore we have got that enjoying spirit; but that is materially contaminated. But the fact is there, because Krishna,
Argentina’s Hadai Pandit Institute Holds Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development
The celebrations that marked the 125th birth anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada were attended by many guests of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who passed away in 1977, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also in Guyana knows as the Hare Krishna Movement. The festival spanned five days - from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President's visit and reception on 29 August being the highlight of the diverse program of celebrations.
50th Anniversary of George Harrison's My Sweet Lord
Over 30 speakers are explaining sustainable development from a Krishna conscious point of view at the Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development, which is running from September 6th to 10th and is entirely in Spanish.
It is now 50 years since George Harrison's most successful solo single, My Sweet Lord, was released in the United Kingdom. the hit was essential in popularizing the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra into the mainstream.