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  • Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria Celebrate Janmasthami with ISKCON Devotees
    “… I came as a devotee myself…. So I am one of you!” Those were the words of the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, His Excellency Sri Mahesh Sachdev in Jos, the Plateau state capital at the celebration of Sri Krishna Janmastami hosted by ISKCON, Jos, Gwarandok.
  • Festival of Cows in New Talavana

    On October 15th, ISKCON`s New Talavana farm community celebrates the fifth annual Festival of Cows. Visitors can taste and purchase local produce, like vegetables, dried fruits, honey, ice cream, cheese and chapatti cooked on open cow dung fame.

  • Where Religion and Business Do Mix
    Talking about religion is often seen as taboo in business. But not for some financial advisers. In fact, many of them argue that it's crucial to speak with clients about their religion or spirituality, as a way to gain a full understanding of their financial goals.
  • Celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the UK
    On Saturday 10th September almost forty initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada, along with up to 60 others who had chanted and rendered together in ISKCON’s formative 1970’s era assembled outside 7 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London, the site of the first ISKCON temple established by Srila Prabhupada on 14th Sep 1969.
  • Remembering Gopiparanadhana Prabhu
    Gopiparanadhana Prabhu (or “Gopi,” as he was known to his close friends) joined the famous Henry St. temple in Brooklyn in 1973, the same year I did. We came from a similar background — New York Jewish intellectual.
  • Grateful Or Great Fool
    The sanskrit word for gratitude is “krta-jna” – literally meaning “to know what has been done for you.” The ungrateful person who lacks such a vision may instead be called a great fool.
  • Culinary Spices Can Help Lower Triglyceride Levels
    Adding enough of the right kind of spices to your food can partially offset the negative health impact of a high-fat meal, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition. "Antioxidants like spices may be important in reducing oxidative stress and thus reducing the risk of chronic disease", they say.
  • Praying in Paris Streets Outlawed

    Praying in the streets of Paris is against the law starting Friday, after the interior minister warned that police will use force if Muslims, and those of any other faith, disobey the new rule to keep the French capital's public spaces secular.

  • Beyond Food
    I’ve always had a distaste for food. I mean the word “food”. It just seems that something so essentially vital to our sustenance, so much a part of our daily lives, would have a more dignified nomenclature than fooood. Food sounds so animalistic. Indeed, the origins of the word are animalistic.
  • ISKCON Washington D.C. Participates in 9/11 Unity Walk
    This Sunday, September 11, Washingtonians and visitors to the capital marked the 10th anniversary of the infamous 9/11 attacks that had stunned the world in 2001.
  • Sanskrit Scholar Gopiparanadhana Dasa Passes Away
    It’s no surprise that Gopiparanadhana should have such an auspicious passing, for his devotion and service in the Hare Krishna movement was truly exemplary.
  • Russian Federal Security Tries to Ban Bhagavad-gita As It Is
    Devotees in Tomsk, Siberia, are currently in court fighting an attempt by the Russian Federal Security Service to prove that Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is is an extremist literature that should be banned.
  • Gita Nagari Farm Shares Bounty with City Temples
    Devotees at Gita Nagari, ISKCON’s 350-acre farm in scenic Port Royal, Pennsylvania, have recently launched a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to supply nearby city temples with organic produce.
  • New Vrindaban Labor Day Ends Festival Season in Style
    Over 1,000 pilgrims visited New Vrindaban this September 3rd, 4th and 5th for a special Labor Day Festival that has been a tradition at the rural ISKCON community for more than a decade.
  • Utah Becomes “Krishna Country” with New Salt Lake City Temple
    On a recent Friday evening, motorists in Salt Lake City, Utah pulled over to take photos, and pedestrians stopped in their tracks, staring, as a llama wandered sedately down 33rd South, one of the busiest streets in the city. The surreal scene even made its way onto Fox News that night.
  • Temple Profile: Manila, Philippines
    The story of ISKCON’s temple in Makati City—one of the seventeen cities comprising the Manila metropolitan area of the Philippines—begins with head pujari Baladeva Dasa and temple administrator Radha Lila Dasi having a dream to invite Sri Sri Radha-Madhava to their city.
  • Chippiwada Temple Entrusted to ISKCON
    Trustees of the Sri Radha Krishna Mandir in Chippiwada (New Delhi) have handed over management of the historic temple to ISKCON. In the 70s, Srila Prabhupada had tried to buy the temple, but the trustees at the time were not interested.
  • New Hare Krishna Temple Opens in Salt Lake City
    Tucked into a neighborhood in south Salt Lake City, a new Hare Krishna temple is beginning to carve out its niche in the Salt Lake City faith community.
  • What it Means to be American: Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America Ten Years after 9/11
    Ten years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans believe they are more safe but have less personal freedom and that the country is less respected in the world than it was prior to September 11, 2001.
  • Smartphones Make Religion Mobile

    Bible quotes, Torah chants and Buddhist prayer wheels can all be accessed on the go following an increase in faith-based phone apps.

  • The First Church of Facebook
    Can online communities like Jesus Daily take the place of offline religious life, like what happens at synagogues and churches? A debate organized by The New York Times.
  • Odyssey Networks Goes "Beyond Hate" for 9/11 Anniversary
    Odyssey Networks will commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with "Beyond Hate," a diverse collection of original video productions that inspire conversation and promote reconciliation and healing. The videos, featuring some of America's most powerful interfaith voices, will appear on Odyssey's website September 5–11, with a new video each day.
  • Soul Mates
    Spiritual friends are like a mirror helping us to see what we are really like. Instead of being scared and disappointed by what we see, we should feel empowered to know where we need to improve and how we can advance on our spiritual journey.
  • Five Easy Ways To Restart Your Metabolism With Ayurveda
    At one point or another, just about all of us have tried to lose weight. One of the main reasons for not being able to lose weight effectively is because the body`s metabolism is not up to speed. Metabolic disruption in any of these can impede weight loss and overall health.
  • The Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing
    According to Vaishnava teaching, one can gauge a person's spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?