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  • Sequel Planned to Award-Winning Short “Long Lost”

    Writer-director Shaktyavesha Avatar Das is planning a sequel to his award-winning short film, “Long Lost.” The original 25-minute short, which tells the story of a young London man searching for answers in life and discovering Krishna consciousness, came in at third place in Russian film festival “I See God.” 

  • Safe Temple Awards to Show ISKCON’s Unified Commitment to Child Protection

    As part of its ongoing efforts for child safety, ISKCON’s North American Child Protection Office will kick off 2016 with its first annual “Safe Temple” awards.

  • Epic Inevitable Time Album Inspired By Mahabharata

    Radha Krishna Records, launched at Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara’s 40th anniversary in 2009, aims to release spiritual albums with high production values that will inspire appreciation for kirtan and a Krishna conscious message in a broad audience. Inevitable Time is mixed at Metropolis, a studio used by Madonna and Michael Jackson.

  • 2015 Communications Seminar To Be Held in Radhadesh, Belgium

    This year, ISKCON Communications Europe invites devotees from outside of Europe as well to discuss important international strategies and issues.

  • New Coordinator Talks Exciting Plans for ISKCON’s 50th

    After a worldwide search, the Executive Committee for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations has appointed Romapada Das as its International Coordinator.

  • Day 5 of the ISKCON GBC Meetings Focuses on ISKCON's 50th Anniversary

    The fifth day of the Annual General Meeting of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission focused on celebrating the 50th anniversary of ISKCON.

  • Devotees Brave War-Torn Ukraine to Provide “Food For Life”

    A brave group of devotees have mounted a Food For Life effort and are preparing enough vegetarian food to distribute to 600 to 800 people every day in the war-ravaged city of Donetsk, South-East Ukraine. When Kishora Gopala Das, Yuthesvari Dasi and others at the ISKCON temple in Donetsk saw the situation escalate last year, they wanted to help citizens in affected areas.

  • First Ever Moscow Kirtan Mela Inspires Two Thousand

    Moscow’s first ever Kirtan Mela, which ran from Friday January 30th to Sunday February 1st, drew nearly 2,000 devotees from around Russia – and it was a colorfuly uplifting affair on a grand scale. The event was organized by Saraswati Dasi after ISKCON guru Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami, inspired by a “Mantra Yoga” program he attended in Moscow, expressed the desire to participate in more outreach programs there.

  • "Garbha̅dha̅na-saṁska̅ra" Book Released

    Gabhadhana-samskara, the first and most important of all the purificatory processes in the tradition of Sanatana dharma is yet either less prevalent today or almost extinct. Such a sacred practice remains obscure, less propagated and even less  understood. The new publication titled, “Garbha̅dha̅na-saṁska̅ra, The Science of Vedic Family Planning” humbly attempts to fills this gap.

  • First Ever ISKCON Program Held in Ranchi, Jharkand, India

    On February 9th, devotees from ISKCON Patna held the first ever program in Ranchi, the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. The program’s purpose was to provide a basic understanding about the goals of ISKCON, about the Bhagavad-gita, and Srila Prabhupada’s contribution to humanity.

  • Yamuna Protest Will Not Budge or Negotiate This Time

    100,000 people are expected to participate in a third march protesting the condition of the sacred river Yamuna this spring – and this time, organizers say, they will not budge or negotiate with the government. Two previous marches in 2011 and 2013 yielded some results -- for instance, the government agreed to construct a sewage canal to stop Delhi drains discharging pollutants and sewer waste into the river.

  • GBC Discusses Youth Engagement in ISKCON, Visits TOVP and SMIS School

    On the third day of the ISKCON GBC’s Annual General Meetings there were presentations about a mega kirtan festival, entitled as “Chant for Change”, about the work of ISKCON Deity Worship and Youth Ministries. The GBC members also visited the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and the Sri Mayapur International School.

  • Teaching Position Available at Australian Gurukula

    The Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School (New Gorvardhan, Australia) is currently seeking to employ Primary School Teachers for the continuation of 2015 academic year.

  • Sanga of ISKCON Gurus and Sannyasis - Day Three

    On this third and last day, participants took on the task of looking seventy years into the future, when all of Srila Prabhupadas disciples – and even most of the devotees who took initiation not long after Srila Prabhupadas departure – will certainly have left the planet. The participants were asked to envision what kind of ISKCON they would like to see – what a highly successful ISKCON would look like.

  • World’s Largest Bhakti Vriksha Community Hidden in Persian Gulf

     An intriguing and inspiring new documentary by French filmmaker Vasudeva Das takes viewers into the world’s largest Bhakti Vriksha community, comprising of multiple Krishna conscious congregational groups. The twist? It’s located in the Persian Gulf, in a country whose name is withheld due to its laws against public exhibition and propagation of non-Islamic practices.

  • First Annual Congress Brings Latin American Educators Together

    The first “Latin American Congress of Education with ISKCON,” brought together ISKCON educators from all over South America, along with prospective collaborators. Their goal was to create effective networks amongst each other, share inspiring reports of educational efforts; identify strengths and challenges faced in ISKCON education in South America; and develop practical proposals for implementation.

  • Second Day of GBC AGM Focuses on Disciples Course, Child Protection and Healthcare Services

    After four days of Strategic Planning Network meetings, the GBC Body reconvened with presentations on the ISKCON Disciples Course, the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai and Mayapur and on ISKCON's Child Protection Office.

  • Mayapur Sanga of ISKCON Sannyasis, Gurus and GBCs - Day Two

    On Day One of the ISKCON sannyasis and gurus in Mayapu,r participants explored ISKCON’s past, examining the trends in and influences on ISKCON. Following from that, on the second day participants began to look at ISKCON’s present. The meeting’s facilitator’s started with a question: How well do the four groups in the room  address the trends in ISKCON.

  • ISIS Hostage and Food For Life Volunteer Kayla Mueller Is Killed

    Kayla Mueller, 26, from Prescott, Arizona, USA, who had been held hostage by Islamic State militants for 18 months, had been killed on February 6th in Syria. She was also an active volunteer in Hare Krishna movement projects in India, with a deep interest in the practice of bhakti-yoga.

  • The Bhagavat Dharma Experience: Prabhupada’s Second Visit to New Vrindaban

    Over 500 devotees and guests had flooded in from all over the US for the biggest public event ISKCON had so far.

  • ISKCON Governing Body Commission Meetings Have Begun

    After concluding the three-day Sanga for GBCs, Gurus and Sannyasis, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission began its Annual General Meetings (AGM) on 6th February, in Mayapur, India. The meetings began with a presentation on the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) by Badrinarayan Swami, congratulating the devotees for the best book distribution year since 1996.

  • ISKCON Delhi’s Vedic Museum To Add Two New Exhibits

    The Vedic Museum – popularly known as the “Vedic Expo” – at ISKCON New Delhi’s massive Glory of India Vedic Cultural Center is in the process of adding two new exhibits. These will be incorporated into its section on the Chaitanya Charitamrita, the sixteenth century biography of Gaudiya Vaishnava Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

  • Mayapur Sanga of ISKCON Sannyasis, Gurus and GBCs - Day One

    Today saw the start of the much-anticipated Sanga of Sannyasis, Gurus and GBCs, (SGGS). Over eighty of ISKCON’s most senior leaders and preachers from across the globe gathered in Sri Dhama Mayapur for three days of association, contemplation, and in-depth discussion in response to Srila Prabhupada’s directive to find unity in diversity.

  • Grammy Nominee Krishna Das Visits ISKCON Delhi

    Krishna Das or KD as his famously called in the Kirtan and Yoga circles and a Grammy-award nominated singer, visited ISKCON's Glory of India project in New Delhi last week while on a visit to the country's capital. The singer recalled his association with Srila Prabhupada when he would go to join the kirtans at Tompkins Square Park in New York in the late 60's.

  • Yamuna Muktikaran Abhiyan – “Save Yamuna” March

    Starting March 15th, once again, more than 100,000 Vrajavasis, devotees, farmers and people from various organizations will march from Vrindavan to Delhi to stop the abuse of the Yamuna River. This Pada Yatra represents a turning point in the popular Save Yamuna Campaign and takes place under the name “Yamuna Muktikaran Abhiyan”.