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  • Coconut Water Shown To Significantly Reduce High Blood Pressure
    While doctors may be quick to write a prescription for blood pressure medication if your numbers are a little high, research shows coconut water is a highly effective natural remedy for lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
  • Time To Ditch Bad Leaders
    The “last of the buffoon dictators” was one correspondent’s take on the death of Muamar Gaddafi. With his numerous outlandish costumes, opulent palace and corps of female Amazonian bodyguards he certainly cut a colourful figure as he paraded on the world stage. But his record on human rights was a black one.
  • The What and The How
    Some years ago I was on pilgrimage in Vrindavan. I had come with a purpose, although, for the life of me, I didn’t know what that purpose was, at least I couldn’t articulate what it was.
  • Radhanath Swami Speaks At UK`s House of Commons
    At the House of Commons, on Tuesday 11th October 2011, Radhanath Swami addressed Members of Parliament and ministers together with the UK interfaith community to a private reception on “Spirituality and the Big Society”.
  • Volunteer Position Open in ISKCON Communications Service

    A position is open immediately to serve ISKCON as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa. The service will be performed at the ISKCON Communications (IC) offices at the Washington, D.C. temple, in suburban Maryland, USA.

  • "Convergence of Science and Spirituality" Conference in Delhi

    The two-day conference was hosted at the premises of the Sri Venkateswara College in South Campus of Delhi University on 5th and 6th of November, 2011. The initiative for the conference was taken by the Institute for Science and Spirituality (ISS), the scientific study wing of ISKCON Delhi.

  • Personal Reflections on the Sacred Bond of Marriage
    Lately at ISKCON News we’ve taken a look at how more second generation members of our society are taking their initiation vows, one of the most important “rites of passage” in our Vaishnava culture. There is another other important set of vows, however, which we share more closely with the contemporary culture in which we live—marriage vows.
  • New Vrindaban Organic Gardening Inspires Local Sustainability

    A New Vrindaban devotee’s efforts at organic gardening have inspired the general public, educational institutions, and leaders in the local town of Wheeling, West Virginia to support sustainability, eat local produce and consider spiritual motives for it.

  • Congregational Development Ministry Offers New E-Books

    ISKCON`s Congregational Development Ministry has e-Books available on their website. The following titles are on hand: Sri Godruma Kalpatavi, Free to Preach, The Nectar of Congregational Preaching and Super Sunday.

  • D.C. Devotees Encourage Their Son’s Individuality to Thrive in Homeschool
    When they encouraged their son Nimai to pursue his own interests while homeschooling, Washington D.C. husband and wife couple Vidarbha Suta Dasi and Lokadhyaksha Dasa saw his personality grow and his individual skills thrive exponentially.
  • Report from the Camino: Holy Walk in Spain
    Everything started eight years ago when Dharma Raja Das set out on an adventure with ISKCON youth groups of that time. The group walked 220 kilometers through the north of Spain, and was thoroughly inspired.
  • The Enemies of God
    Shaunaka Rishi Das, the Director of Oxford Center for Hindu Studies offered six prayers that had been broadcast on UK`s BBC Radio 4 on Diwali week. The programme slot attracts 4 million listeners.
  • "It Could Be You"
    We all know the famous saying; money is the root of all evil. There are now over 1 million compulsive gamblers in the US. For some, when it comes to gambling, enough is never enough, and the risk of greed and insatiable desires is uncomfortably high. When money is at stake, perfectly respectable citizens seem to have a spell cast over them.
  • Heal With Honey

    Honey is known for its many healing properties. Many believe that adding unfiltered, unprocessed, unheated honey to your daily diet can alleviate arthritis, reduce heart disease, lower cholesterol and reduce allergies.

  • Wheat Can Cause Weight Gain and Sickness

    What if you were eating right and following the advice of all your doctors to eat more "healthy grains" but continued to gain weight with worsening blood work?

  • Top Honour For International Animal Pioneer
    Oxford animal theologian Professor Andrew Linzey has been awarded a top university honour for his pioneering work around the world. "Animal ethics is now an emerging discipline with scores of university courses world-wide, the awardee said, and this is a tremendous boost to those working in this field."
  • ISKCON`s Global Village Initiative Committee Meets In Mumbai
    ISKCON`s Global Village Initiative Committee (GVIC) met for the second time after it's inception last year. The committee was fored under the ausipices of GBC as part of strategic planning initiative.
  • Brazil Is Getting Ready For The Biggest Kirtan In Latin America's History
    Between November 11th and 15th, taking advantage of a national holiday, Nova Gokula, the biggest Hare Krsna rural community of Latin America, will have the honor to host a 48 hours Kirtana, the biggest one ever done in the continent.
  • New Book: Defending Vedic Dharma
    The Vedic culture and its philosophy is one of the most deeply spiritual and all encompassing traditions in the world, and has been a major contributor to philosophical thought and the development of civilization. It does not take that long to understand this, but it can take some serious consideration.
  • Letting Go of Wall Street
    Rasanath Das was an atypical member of the city's investment-banker class. The 32-year-old MBA earned a $170,000 salary working long days negotiating deals at Bank of America. But on his free nights, he slept on the floor of a bare room shared with 13 other Hindu monks in a monastery in the East Village.
  • ISKCON In Danger of Losing 26 2nd Avenue
    A few month back, Yadunath Das treasurer of the historical 26 2nd Avenue center in New York turned to the ISKCON community for help to keep Prabhupada’s first western temple up, running and under ISKCON`s care. As it stands now, losing this important site is a distinct possibility.
  • First ISKCON-produced Film On Odyssey Networks

    On October 29th, 2011, Odyssey Networks has released the first three minute ISKCON-produced cell phone film The God Above The Quicksand featuring Radhanath Swami. It is available for the viewers on the Call on Faith app.

  • West Virginia’s Palace of Gold

    New Vrindaban — named after a holy town in India — was the largest Hare Krishna commune in America, and was opened to the public in 1979. It was led by Swami Bhaktipada, one of the movement’s earliest and most controversial American disciples, who died Monday. And it was less than two hours from the West Virginia town where I grew up.

  • The George Harrison Documentary: Interview With Mukunda Goswami
    Recently, ISKCON spiritual master Mukunda Goswami was featured in the documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. Mukunda Goswami talks about the filming and his relationship with the ex-Beatle.
  • Sixty New Devotees Join Gainesville’s Krishna House Over Three Years

    The Krishna House in Gainesville, located just across the street from the University of Florida (UF), has seen sixty new devotees join over the past three years—an astonishing achievement at a time when few new Westerners are joining ISKCON.