News Brief: ISKCON Baroda Vaccine Clinic
Grihastha Course to Teach Skills for a Happy and Meaningful Marriage
In Gujrat, India ISKCON Vadodara aka Baroda has hosted the first ISKCON organized COVID-19 vaccine clinic on April 6th, 2021. The clinic was hosted at the temple’s basement hall, with the first dose of vaccination completed for 160 people during the clinic’s 11am-5 pm hours.
First Virtual Child Protection Office Conference in North America
‘Strengthening the Bonds that Free Us,’ a Grihastha Course that will teach devotees how to develop the insights and skills for a more meaningful, happy, and inspiring marriage will be offered online via Bhaktivedanta College from April 12th to May 16th. The course is facilitated by husband and wife Partha Das and Uttama Dasi, who have been married for the past fifty years.
Dominican Republic, Success in Prestigious Libraries Book Distribution
On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the first virtual CPO North America conference was held on Zoom. This was a long-cherished dream of the North American CPO regional director, Lila Suka Dasi, who has wanted to provide ongoing support for the teams that have been created to prevent child abuse in ISKCON.
Scotland’s Karuna Bhavan Receives CCAF Grant to Support Green Recovery
In a country of 10.5 million people and 40 universities, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Dominican Republic has surely been making its mark, getting the spiritual wisdom and teachings of Krishna-bhakti into the top libraries in the country.
ECO-Vrindaban Prepares For Another Plentiful Growing Season
The Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has granted ISKCON Karuna Bhavan (also known as Krishna Eco Farm) almost £9,000 from the Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF).
GBC EC Issues Official Statement on the COVID Vaccine
ECO-Vrindaban is preparing for another growing season in New Vrindaban. High tunnel greenhouses allow devotees to offer locally grown flowers and vegetables to Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra and the temple kitchens all year round.
Grihastha Vision Team Explores “Creating Meaningful Relationships” In Pre-Valentine’s Day Q &A
The GBC has encouraged devotees for many months to take all precautions necessary to protect their health. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, limiting visitors to temples, providing hand sanitizers, and following government guidelines and mandates.
TKG Academy in Dallas Announces Virtual Open House
The GVT is a group of Vaishnava couples who focus on helping devotees in ISKCON to have healthy marriages and happy families.
ISKCON Contributes to Rise of Vegetarianism in Brazil, The World’s Largest Exporter of Beef
TKG Academy, a PK - 12 independent private school in Dallas TX, the first school established in ISKCON by Srila Prabhupada, is holding a virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Alachua’s Hare Krishna Community Radio Soft Launches on Christmas Day
ISKCON devotees have distributed prasadam – sanctified vegetarian food offered to God – with a view to shifting consciousness for the past 46 years in Brazil. Today, there are a number of successful restaurants run by Hare Krishna devotees across Brazil.
ISKCON Zurich Searching for New Co-Temple Presidents
A Hare Krishna Community Radio station based in Alachua, Florida had a soft launch on Christmas Day, broadcasting a series of devotional programs on the holiday as well as over four days at New Year’s.
USDA Loan Benefits New Devotee Farmers in Gita Nagari Area
ISKCON Zurich is searching for new Co-Temple Presidents for the Krishna Temple in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tulasi Devi Offered Beautiful New Greenhouse in New Vrindaban
Gita Nagari is a 350-acre farm, established in 1974 to fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s instruction that city temples should be affiliated with farm projects.
Virtual Program Takes a Close Look at One Day in the Life of a Vaishnava
About 600 square feet in size, the Tulasi Devi Greenhouse features double-paned insulated glass, and a bronze-finished aluminum frame with an ornamental crest along the roof ending in a motif based on ISKCON’s lotus logo.
How ISKCON Spanish Fork Has Responded to COVID-19
The intimate 90-minute interview gives us association with a variety of devotees, from Srila Prabhupada disciples, to sannyasis and gurus, to young devotees and gurukulis.
New Govardhana, Australia Opens Third Govinda’s Restaurant
The Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork is world-famous for its huge festivals drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the Utah attraction, but COVID-19 changed everything.
New Vaisesika Dasa Webinar Will Teach You How to Upgrade Your Life by Reading Prabhupada’s Books
Altogether, the Kingscliff location is the eighth Hare Krishna restaurant between New Govardhana and the Gold Coast, demonstrating the Australian appetite for prasadam.
New Book: The Nectar of Lockdown by Niranjana Swami
The interactive webinar, to be held on August 22nd on Zoom, Facebook and Youtube, will teach participants how to upgrade their lives by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books.
11 Stay-At-Home Krishna Conscious Activities To Do With Your Kids
In his daily talks in April 2020, Niranjana Swami gives invaluable instructions on keeping Krishna’s holy names prominent in our daily lives and the proper consciousness to develop—not only during the coronavirus lockdown, but also during our continued lockdown in this material world.
New Vrindaban Provides Summer Weekend Retreats in Safe Environment
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for parents and kids, as they try to find engagement while staying at home. Here are eleven tried-and-true Krishna conscious activities, as shared by devotee parents themselves!
ISKCON New Zealand Returns to Normal As Country Lifts All Restrictions
Only a maximum of five to ten guests attend each retreat. Guests stay in their own separate rooms with attached bathrooms in the Palace Lodge, which receive deep cleaning and disinfection after every stay.
10,800 People Attend 'Gita Made Easy' 18-Day Online Course
New Zealand has been widely praised for its aggressive response to COVID-19, aiming for an elimination strategy early on that many thought would not work. On March 25th, when the country only had 205 COVID-19 cases and no deaths, the government announced Alert Level 4 and implemented one of the strictest lockdowns in the world.
New Vrindaban Residents Grow Gardens For Food Security Amid COVID-19
“Gita Made Easy”, an 18-day online course designed and facilitated by Amarendra Gaura Das and Sukirti Madhavi Dasi from ISKCON Chennai started off as a course aimed at an audience of 300, ended up with 10,800 people signing up.
Varnasrama College Launches Online Courses
In New Vrindaban, West Virginia, ISKCON’s first rural community which Srila Prabhupada earmarked as an example of sustainability to the world, resident devotees are using the pandemic to push themselves closer to their goal of self-sufficiency.
Varnasrama College — ONLINE will be officially inaugurated on May 15th, 2020 (Friday) with a global Go-Vrishabha Puja in conjunction with Vrishabha Sankranti.