Bhaktivedanta Academy Receives Grant for Science Education
ISKCON New Vrindaban Reaches Out to Jewish Community
The new grant will provide high quality anatomical models of different bodily systems for the students to study, which are normally too expensive for the school to buy.
Book Distributors Reach Out to Russian-Speakers in North America
On October 27, ISKCON New Vrindaban devotees in West Virginia heard of the horrific mass shooting at the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, a 90-minute drive away from their idyllic rural community. Jaya Krishna Das, the Temple President of ISKCON New Vrindaban, wrote a heart-warming condolence letter to the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Jewish community, which was noted by the Intelligencer newspaper of Pennsylvania.
IFAST Offers Innovative Online Lessons in Applied Krishna Consciousness
ISKCON book distributors are constantly trying to find new ways to give out Srila Prabhupada’s books, and new people to reach. One of the biggest niche audiences is the Russian-speaking community in North America – some 7 to 8 million natives of Russia and former Soviet Union countries.
Spiritual Retirement Facility Planned in Colombia’s Cauca Valley
Established by the late ISKCON guru Bhakti Tirtha Swami, IFAST (Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology) operates on the idea that it’s not enough to simply give people spiritual knowledge – we must teach them how to apply it.
Mothers and Kids
A pioneer devotee is braving austerity to create a dream retirement home in Colombia’s lush Cauca Valley, for those who have dedicated their lives in service to ISKCON. And Lord Krishna is reciprocating as neighbors embrace the project and doors gradually begin to open.
Rangadevi and Sudevi – The Transcendental Twins
It is an odd development of the modern world that being excessively anxious about our children is considered a virtue. We consider ourselves good parents if we make life easy for them, reward them for the smallest achievement, and are anxious for their safety and well being at all times.
ISKCON New Vrindaban Seeks Three New Executive Directors
In the year 1992, the last of the four Asta-sakhis, or principle associates of Srimati Radharani, appeared in Mayapur and took their places on the altar of ISKCON Mayapur.
Pro BMX Rider Pursues Adventure, Finds Krishna
“New Vrindaban is not your average temple – it’s a very big and complex project, because it has so many departments to take care of,” says search committee chairperson Vrindavan Das. “So instead of having one temple president take care of everything, we are restructuring and creating a management team of three ‘executive directors’ who will work as a team.”
Sri Visakha Devi – Srimati Radhika’s Dearmost Friend
Professional BMX freestyle rider Joris Coulomb always chased adventure. He didn’t realize that one day it would take him to a place of deep meaning where all his questions about life would be answered.
Gunagrahi Das Goswami Passes Away in Vrindavan
Visakha Devi is very learned in many branches of knowledge, just like her scholarly father. She is a wise counselor and a diplomat in loving affairs, and is very expert at joking.
BBT Project Manager Helps Create Automated Systems for More Responsible Publishing of Prabhupada’s Books
After years of battling with cancer, on Saturday early morning Gunagrahi das Goswami left his body in Vrindavan, in the midst of loving devotees chanting the Holy Names of Krishna.
GBC EC Statement about Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami
Often we don’t realize how much work continues to go into producing Srila Prabhupada’s books at the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, or who is responsible behind the scenes.
Devotee Company Serves Out “Pure Bliss” to 500 Stores in the U.S.
On September 1st, 2018, the Executive Committee of ISKCON’s Governing Commission has issued the following statement about Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami.
Cleaning the Heart: The Life of a Traveling Kirtaniya
Many devotees dream of one day having a career that doubles as devotional service. Jaya Govardhana and Haridas Thakur of growing U.S. healthy snack company “Pure Bliss Organics” have done just that.
European Farm Conference to be hosted at Krishna Eco Farm in Lesmahagow, Scotland
“Let’s go clean the toilets,” said Aindra Das, head of Krishna Balarama Mandir’s 24-Hour Kirtan Mandali in Vrindavana. “It will clean your heart. And when your heart is clean, you can actually chant Hare Krishna.” Eighteen-year-old Madhava Naidoo was taken aback. He was a hotshot mridanga player. He was in the 24 Hour Kirtan. Why should he do something so menial? “No way,” he retorted.
Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Posters for Free Download
Lesmahagow, a quiet village founded by monks in the 12th Century is now a home to monks but of a different order.
Jayapataka Swami Liver and Kidney Transplants Successful
By releasing a Vyasa-puja pack, with its booklet, posters, postcards, banners, videos and more, the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee aims to inspire and facilitate ISKCON temples and communities worldwide to enhance the celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s annual Vyasa-puja festivities.
“The Rap of God” Brings the Gita to a Contemporary Audience
Beloved ISKCON guru Jayapataka Swami has emerged from the operating room at a hospital in Chennai, South India after successful liver and kidney transplants. He has now been shifted to the ICU, while his medical team waits to see how his body accepts the new organs – a crucial phase.
From a Nuclear Plant to Love & Peace 'Fine Graff Art'
Prabhupada disciple and Gainesville Krishna House leader Kalakantha Das may not be your typical rapper. He is, after all, in his words “a sixty-four-year-old white guy.” But his new book “Bhagavad-gita: The Rap of God” is already getting rave reviews from contemporary audiences.
Gopal Agarwal, Prabhupada's Initial Sponsor in the West, Passes Away
The internationally renowned street and fine artist Kardami Kapila Das, a former of the K. Art Collective recently visited St. Petersburg to paint a mural by invitation of ‘Fortunate People’ team - worldwide mantra flash-mob dedicated to spreading Love & Peace.
Teen Turns to Krishna in the Face of Debilitating Disease, Inspires Others
On July 31st, Gopal Agarwal, husband of Sally and father of two daughters, Srila Prabhupada’s first sponsor in the West, left his body due to old age afflictions.
Divya’s Kitchen Voted in the Top 10 Restaurant in Manhattan
An eighteen-year-old devotee has turned a debilitating disease which could have led to despair into an opportunity to delve deep into Krishna consciousness, inspiring many. But her journey hasn’t been an easy one.
Finance Exec Talks Krishna Consciousness in the Workplace
What makes this achievement even more unique is that Divya’s Kitchen is the only vegetarian/vegan restaurant on the list.
Mukunda Datta Das Translates Classic Works of the Acaryas for the BBT
ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada often said that the sign of a true devotee, and a good representative of the Hare Krishna Movement, is his or her behavior. Yasoda-dulal Das, an executive officer in a mid-size New Jersey insurance company, is doing his best to follow these tenets and represent devotees well at work.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is filled with extraordinary devotees continuing Srila Prabhupada’s legacy and bringing us the works of the acaryas. Translator Mukunda Datta Das is now working on the Sat-Sandarbhas and Bhakti-Rasamrita Sindhu.