Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Speaks at L.A. Rathayatra
New York State Appellate Court Denies Former Brooklyn Temple Directors’ Application for Injunction
During a visit to Los Angeles for a political function, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, addressed a crowd of about four thousand devotees and members of the public at the L.A. Rathayatra festival on August 4th.
The Mystery of Lord Krishna's Birth
On Sri Balaram Jayanti Mahotsava (the Appearance Day of Lord Balaram), ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (“GBC”) and the Board of Directors of Bharati Center, Inc. (“Brooklyn Temple” or “Temple") won a notable victory in the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
US Boys’ Summer Trip Run by Alumni for 15th Consecutive Year
Many residents of Mathura believe that Lord Krishna appeared in Mathura, but the residents of Vrindavan know that He was born in Vraja, in Gokula.
New Krishna Temple Opens in Salt Lake City
This year, they and other chaperones took thirty-eight boys aged 10 to 17 from Italy, Colombia, Canada and around the U.S. on the Summer Trip from June 22nd to July 23rd.
Men to Explore Confidence, Friendship and Values at MAN-tra Retreat
The new temple project in Salt Lake, conveniently close to the downtown of Utah’s largest city, sits on 4 acres of land and includes the new temple building as well as an existing former school building with existing classrooms, a commercial kitchen, offices, and a large multi-purpose room.
Zagreb, Croatia: National Media Covers the Bliss of Ratha Yatra
Over 135 men from the UK, Canada and the United States are expected to to attend this second annual retreat, which will continue to explore the theme of “being a K.C. guy in the 21stcentury.” Ages will range from 18 up and include multiple generations – last year, grandfathers, fathers, and sons were all present.
Balarama Jayanti at ISKCON Mayapur
On Sunday, August 11th, Sri Sri Jaganatha, Baladeva and Subhadra made their presence for the fourth time on the central streets and squares of the Croatian capital Zagreb.
8,000 Learn About Simple Living, High Thinking at Krishna Valley Fair
The festival of swings which has been going on for the last four days; on the fifth and the final day the devotees take part in a pot breaking festival. In clay pot full with sweets swing on from the top filled with Sri Balaram’s favorite drink the Varuni, a celestial drink from honey that was sent by Varuna, God of the oceans.
Rebuilding the Communications Team in the USA
“Krishna Valley is not just for us to realize Srila Prabhupada’s vision of simple living, high thinking, but to show others that it’s accessible, and teach them how they can also live naturally while keeping God in the center, ” says Communications director Gandharvika Prema Dasi.
First Krishna Homeschool Convention
What do John Lennon, Indira Ghandi, Allen Ginsberg, and Sterling Moss (Formula One Racer) have in common? They all met Srila Prabhupada. To say that Srila Prabhupada was an epic “Communications” person is an understatement.
TOVP Theme Used for New Govardhana Prasadam Booth
Forty four adults and nineteen children came together in the home of Sri Sri Kishore Kishori in Chicago during the weekend of July 13 and 14 to participate in the first-ever Krishna Homeschool Convention.
Laguna Beach Mantra Fest To Give Public An Interactive Spiritual Experience
This four-day music and arts festival attracts 40,000+ people, and as usual the prasadam distribution was a great success.
40th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Palace to Honor Devotees Who Built It
Dubbed “Mantra Fest,” the outreach portion of Laguna Beach Rathayatra will be held on Sunday July 28th in downtown Laguna Beach, and will be a uniquely interactive experience for the public.
The Joy of Devotion Documentary Is Now Available in Five Languages Worldwide
Devotees began building the Palace themselves back in 1973 as a residence for Srila Prabhupada, when he expressed a desire to retire to New Vrindaban and translate his books. Young and inexperienced, they trained themselves in construction and artisanal skills.
Padayatra Spreads Holy Names Throughout Lithuania
The film is now available for public screening and home streaming in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian.
Sivarama Swami Presents Bhagavad-gita As It Is at Hungary's Largest Bookstore Chain
The group traveled a total of 1,000 kilometers by bus, starting in Kedainiai in the middle of the country, and ending in the resort city of Palanga on the West Coast. Along the way, they stopped in eleven cities, putting on two events each day.
Govardhan Eco Village Receives the Indian Circular Economy Award 2019
The book has been available in translation for many years in Hungary, but could only be obtained through book distributing devotees. However, 2019 has been announced to be the year of Bhagavad Gita in Hungary, therefore the organizers thought it was timely to make the Gita available through bookshops.
Governor of Jakarta Attends Rathayatra in Indonesian Capital
During the 3rd Edition of the Circular Economy Symposium this year, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) receivedthe Indian Circular Economy Award in the NGO category.
Current and Future ISKCON Managers Learn Prabhupada’s Principles of Servant Leadership
This year, on June 30th, ISKCON devotees celebrated the Lord of the Universe in the capital city, Jakarta, as part of the “Jakarnaval” cultural parade, a major tourist attraction.
First-Ever Krishna Homeschool Convention To Be Held in Chicago
Twenty-six current and future leaders recently took the ISKCON Leadership and Management Course in New Jersey, which focused on sixteen principles of servant leadership espoused by Srila Prabhupada.
ISKCON Farms Make Progress as New Vrindaban Hosts 2019 Conference
Sri Sri Kisore Kisori Mandir will host grahasthas who are currently homeschooling their children, or considering it as an option for the future, for a first of it's kind "Krishna Homeschool Convention" to be held on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14.
Fire Causes Major Damage to Govinda’s of Tucson, Arizona
2019 marks the 50t hanniversary of cow protection in ISKCON, so it’s an excellent time to look at and celebrate that progress. And this year’s North American Farm Conference will take place where it all started – New Vrindaban, West Virginia.
ISKCON India Plants Trees, Cleans Rivers for World Environment Day
A fire has caused major damage to Govinda’s restaurant at ISKCON of Tucson, Arizona, depriving the community of its income. The temple has also lost power; however no devotees or Deities were harmed.
Kirtan Fest Houston 2019
On June 5th– World Environment Day – ISKCON India partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the first time, for a nationwide effort. “The Indian office of the UNEP realized the potential of engaging spiritual organizations, and reached out to us,” says ISKCON India Communications Director Yudhistira Govinda Das.
ISKCON of Houston is organizing a Kirtan Fest 2019 during Labor Day Weekend (August 31 – September 2) at the beautiful temple in Houston, TX. It will be a combination of kirtan, entertainment and philosophy.