New Study and Teach Program Makes Getting Your Sastric Degree Easier
Govardhana Eco Village Creates Green Guest Buildings Using Mud Block System
Up till now, one of the main methods of getting your Bhakti Sastri Degree in ISKCON involved taking six months off from your job or service to study in person in Mayapur or Vrindavan. This made it elusive and difficult for many to get the “family transcendental diploma” based on Srila Prabhupada’s books which Prabhupada wanted all his “spiritual sons and daughters” to inherit.
Ben & Esther's, Portland's Only Vegan Jewish Deli
Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), ISKCON’s 100-acre farm in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, recently completed the final fourteen rooms for its 42-room Mahavan guest building using energy-efficient mud block building technologies.
ISKCON Zurich to Participate in Krishna Conscious Gap Year Experience
Portland's only vegan Jewish deli and bakery is open for business and is devotee run and operated. Ben and Esther's is modeled after a traditional New York-style Jewish deli but is completely plant-based. You'll find their menu filled with classic New York deli staples like lox, matzo ball soup, rugelach, knishes, and kugel.
Discovering Krisna’s Will During Czech Padayatra 2021
A new ISKCON Youth Ministry initiative is creating incentives for young devotees to spend a semester or an entire gap year living at a temple and experiencing ashram life.
Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Elaborate Cakes are the Sweetest Offering This Radhastami
Devotees from across Europe joined in the 2021 summer Czech Padayatra festival for a two-week-long walk across 110 kilometers from Susice to Pisek in the southwestern region of the Czech Republic.
Lakeland Bhakti Cottage to Facilitate Creative Sanga and Retreats
This Radhastami, a series of eight cakes depicting Srimati Radharani’s glories and Her pastimes with Lord Krishna were offered to Sri-Sri Radha Gokulananda at the UK’s Bhaktivedanta Manor, by a team of dedicated and extraordinarily artistic devotees.
Breaking News: Facebook Reveals Gaur Gopal Das as Most Viewed Content in the US!
The Bhakti Cottage in the UK’s Lake District National Park will be a place where people can stay and learn about Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan and conscious creativity amidst beautiful natural surroundings.
Swing Festival in Full Swing!
A Facebook report from August 18th states that the most viewed post by American users was not political or misinformation, but a post from ISKCON Mumbai's own Gaur Gopal Das.
Srila Prabhupada departs for the USA, 1965
Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra Mahaotsava takes place in the month of Sravana from Ekadashi till Baralama Purnima. Radha Govinda are deities of abideya or the process of devotional service. The festival is a special opportunity for the devotees to render some personal service to Them. Service is the medium to express our love for the Lord. This festival is similar to Ratha Yatra where the Deities come down from the altar to receive service from everyone.
The Appearance Day of Lord Balaram
On this date in 1965, at the age of sixty-nine, Srila Prabhupada left India on a steamship bound for the United States, with the intention of bringing the teachings of Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the English-speaking world. With him was a trunk full of his translations and commentary on the First Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, and about forty rupees in cash.
Honoring Prasadam: Four of Srila Prabhupada’s Favorite Recipes
August 22nd is the appearance day of Lord Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna, and is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravana (August), also known as Balaram Jayanti and Balaram Purnima. Lord Balaram appeared as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva. He is also known as Baladeva and Sankarshana. He gives us the required spiritual strength to cross over the hurdles in our journey of self-realization.
Gita Nagari Farm Launches Bhakti Immersion Experience
Growing up as a little boy in Calcutta, Srila Prabhupada's nickname was Kachori-mukhi, because he loved kachoris and would keep many of the fried stuffed pastries in the pockets of his vest.
Srila Prabhupada's Birthplace Land Acquired by ISKCON: New Temple Being Built
The Gita Nagari farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania has launched the Bhakti Immersion Experience, a Krishna conscious residency for new and experienced bhakti practitioners aged 18 to 28 with three, six or nine-month options.
ISKCON SA Blanket Drive Initiative: Warming Hearts to ISKCON, One Blanket at a Time
A program on the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada (August 31-September 1) commemorating the place and new temple will be broadcasted directly from his birthplace from 3 PM IST on the official YouTube channel of ISKCON Kolkata.
Parsippany, New Jersey, New Developments: First Rathayatra Festival and New Temple Construction
The Blanket Drive initiative has been going on for some years now, and this year the campaign was held in July 2021. To help Blanket Drive and Food for Life initiatives at ISKCON Port Elizabeth, contact the team or Svetadvip Das at https://iskconza.com/iskcon-temples/iskcon-port-elizabeth/
Behind The Scenes of the Film: Monks on Mission
The first-ever Parsippany, New Jersey, Rathayatra festival was held on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 and a new temple construction is underway.
Online Devotee Care Course Aims to Embed Care in Krishna Conscious Communities
A short film, Monks on Mission made by seven monks at ISKCON Gurugram under the guidance of temple president Rambhadra Das, has won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 24th monthly season of Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) in early July.
Florida's Season of Rathayatras: Upcoming Clearwater Beach September 18th
Following a global edition in April/May, the 18-hour Online Devotee Care Course, subtitled “Embedding Care in Krishna Conscious Communities,” will be offered specifically for devotees in North American timezones starting September 18th.
Mayapur TV Español Provides Devotional Content for Spanish Speakers
Environmental concerns about our planet have been growing and the bee community has been discovered to hold a major role in maintaining a balance in our ecosystem. Needless to say, the bee community is important to the survival of the human race.
Updates From Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies
20th Anniversary Celebration of Spanish Fork Radha Krishna Temple
The purpose of the new channel is to make Krishna Katha accessible to Spanish-speaking people in every town and village through the Brihat Mridanga or “big drum” of the Internet.
Alachua’s Bhaktivedanta Academy Seeks Teaching Interns
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/
Pure Bliss Organics Expands, Looks to Hire More Devotee Staff
The Bhaktivedanta Academy in Alachua, Florida, a thriving spiritually-centered Pre-K through 10th grade Montessori and International Baccalaureate school, is seeking applicants for its new internship program for Pre-K and Elementary teachers.
Healthy snack company Pure Bliss Organics has had a 75% increase in sales, and plans to expand as well as to hire eight new devotee staff. The company creates its own grain free and sugar free granolas, bars and snack bites, and makes products for other companies.