Rathayatra Festivals Continue to Expand in Atlantic Canada
New Zealand Devotees Plan Harinama in Auckland Suburbs for Prabhupada’s 125th Anniversary
Devotees who live in less populated areas of Eastern Canada hold weekly in-home programs where they gather to chant the holy names, listen to lectures, and honor prasadam. In this area of Canada, they call themselves ISKCON Maritimes, which comprise of centers in Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
New Vrindaban to Hold Quiz Tournament on Prabhupada’s Life and Teachings
On Saturday August 21st, devotees from the ISKCON Auckland congregation in New Zealand will hold Harinama Sankirtana in multiple suburbs around Auckland, as well as on the city’s main thoroughfare Queen Street in celebration.
125th Anniversary Coin of Srila Prabhupada from the Government of India
To celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia is set to hold the Prabhupada 125 Tournament from Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th.
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's Samadhi in Mayapur
Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada shall be honored by the Government of India through a special issue of a 125 Indian Rupees commemorative coin on the grand occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada.
GBC Announces Panel to Examine Lokanath Swami Issue and its Own Past Decision Making
After Śrīla Bhakti Charu Mahārāja departed there was an unimaginable outpouring of intense despair and grief by the worldwide devotee community. Later, when Mahārāja’s vapu was placed in samādhi in Māyāpura, his dear godbrother Ambarīṣa Prabhu along with his good wife Mother Svāhā Devī offered to build the samādhi temple.
BBT Releases Updated Policies on Book Editing
The GBC Executive Committee released a statement regarding a recent GBC decision on how to proceed with the controversy regarding Lokanath Swami.
Remembering Bhakti Charu Swami: Triobhava Mahotsava | Zoom | July 18-24th, 2021
Over the years, devotees have expressed interest in knowing more about The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust’s book editing policies and practices, especially in making corrections to Srila Prabhupada’s books after his physical departure.
Florida's Season of Rathayatras: Upcoming Clearwater Beach September 18th
ISKCON Toronto to Hold Ratha-Yatra Drive-Thru Darshan
Remembering Bhakti Charu Swami: Triobhava Mahotsava. On Zoom from July 18-24th, 2021.
Riots in South Africa: Deities and Residents Moved from Durban Temple
Toronto Ratha-Yatra is holding a Drive-Thru Darshan of Lord Jagannatha and a virtual online celebration for the second year in a row this weekend.
TKG Academy Holds Triumphant Graduation Ceremony After Successful Pandemic School Year
As of July 13th evening, the senior devotees, ladies, and other Temple residents have taken shelter at the house of various devotees in safer areas. The Deities also have been moved to a safer place, on the advice of local law enforcement groups said ISKCON Communications Director of South Africa, Nanda Kishore Das.
Lord Jagannath Sravana Festival Leads up to Central New Jersey Ratha Yatra
After a successful school year of keeping all students safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the TKG Academy in Dallas, Texas held a graduation ceremony on May 27th that felt “triumphant,” according to Vice Principal Gopi Gita Dasi. During the event, three students who had attended TKG Academy since preschool graduated from Twelfth Grade, while the rest of the school’s thirty-three students received end-of-year certificates.
Online | Summer Japa Retreats Hosted by Mahatma Das and Amogh Lila Das
An online “Sravana Festival,” with a series of Zoom talks by illustrious guests about the pastimes of Lord Jagannath and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, is setting the mood for the upcoming Ratha Yatra celebrations at the ISKCON temple in Plainfield, New Jersey and on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
First Ever Online Diksa Guru Conference: The Challenges of Being a Guru in ISKCON
Japa retreats starting June 26 and running through July 18th, online, hosted by Mahatma Das and Amogh Lila Das. Register here: http://bit.ly.3pStMZ4
20th Anniversary Celebration of Spanish Fork Radha Krishna Temple
Saturday, 5th of June, the GSC hosted a three-hour online conference for ISKCON diksa gurus, the first of its kind as a virtual event, with more than 40 ISKCON diksa gurus present.
New Vrindaban Launches Festival Season as Restrictions Lift in West Virginia
More than 1,000 local residents and devotees gathered at the Spanish Fork temple on June 20th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Radha Krishna Temple joining the religious landscape of the predominantly Morman state of Utah. Watch the event video: https://fb.watch/6lXNrGMNyi/
New York Ratha Yatra Returns
ISKCON New Vrindaban has started its festival season, which runs from May to September, and draws pilgrims, gives inspiration and association to visiting devotees, helps to maintain the temple, and provides engagement and financial support for devotee staff.
Tribute to Devotees We Lost During Pandemic
Lord Jagannatha is coming. 2020 was the first year without a New York Ratha Yatra parade in 45 years – instead, Lord Jagannatha was driven down Fifth Avenue in a minivan, along with a virtual online celebration.
ISKCON Sydney Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha’s Installation
ISKCON Devotee Care and GBC SPT extend their heartfelt condolences to the families of the departed devotees
HG Mahaprabhu Das Passes Away
In a five-day festival from May 22nd to 26th, ISKCON of Sydney, Australia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the installation of their presiding Deities Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha.
ISKCON North America Unites for Devotees in Mayapur and Bangladesh
With a very heavy heart we would like to inform you that on May 27, 2021 (Pratipat & Appearance tithi of Sri Narada Muni), H. G. Mahaprabhu das left his body. He was in very good health and spirits till his last breath and finally left due to a cardiac arrest, at his home in Mumbai.
Inaugural ISKCON Communications Global Conference | Online | June 19, 2021
Saturday, June 5th from 5-8 pm EST on https://www.facebook.com/kirtantoronto. A jam-packed event involving many speakers including HH Radhanath Swami, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Bhakti Purushottam Swami, and will feature kirtaniyas including Gaura Vani Das, and Amala Kirtan Das, and more. In addition, a special Nrsimha Yagna will be performed live from New Vrindaban, West Virginia.