On His 75th Birthday, A Documentary Project Launched to Honor Bhakti Charu Swami
New Faces for the ISKCON North America Communications Department
COVID-19 claims the life of the world renowned spiritual leader but his legacy lives on.
Gopal Krishna Goswami Is Progressively Recovering from COVID-19
2020 is bringing in new things for ISKCON North America (NA) Communications Department: new management, with the appointment of Madan Gopal Das as Director and Kumari Kunti Dasi as Administrative Director, as well as back-to-back events to boost the North America teams with a Training Workshop and Communications Conference in the fall of this year.
Gopal Krishna Goswami Is Better, Released From Hospital
In the past two weeks, he has been recovering very nicely, now he is back serving on the altar and started to take small speaking engagements.
Ramadevi Dasi Passes Away
A few days ago, after a period of repeated fevers, it had been confirmed that Gopal Krishna Goswami tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi — making the worldwide ISKCON community very worried.
3,400 Devotees Contribute Offerings for Delhi Prabhupada Vyasa-Puja Book
She spent decades of serving Sri Sri Radha-Madhava by designing and making Their night dresses also serving the community as a loving and expert midwife who delivered most of the community's children for over thirty years.
ISKCON Saddened by the Passing of Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji, Former President of India
Physical editions of the books were printed by ISKCON-affiliated publishing house Golden Age Media, and offered simultaneously to the Srila Prabhupada murtis in each of ISKCON Delhi’s fourteen different centers on Vyasa-Puja day, August 13th.
Ujjain Devotees Express Their Gratitude for the Vaishnavas' Support
His thoughtful and inspiring speech as the President of India at the inauguration of the ISKCON temple in Pune, India, is something that devotees around the world remember till date.
Lives of Service: The Chaturatma Das Interview
ISKCON Ujjain devotees express their gratitude to the worldwide Vaishnava community for the support they have been receiving to help cope with the passing of their beloved spiritual master Bhakti Charu Swami.
Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja Book 2020
"1976 was the year that I got to sit on Subhadra’s cart and fan Srila Prabhupada all the way down Fifth Avenue. I was one of the assistants to the parade marshals, and we knew that Prabhupada was going to join the Ratha Yatra parade at 34th Street."
Poem: The Amazing Acharya
Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher.
New Book “The Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON” to Launch with Online Event
Srila Prabhupada introduced us all to the path of bhakti yoga and the sublime benefits of chanting the holy names of Krishna in the form of the maha-mantra. With great humility, never taking undue personal credit for his accomplishments, Srila Prabhupada once expressed, “My only credit is that I have strictly followed the order of my guru.”
New Book: A Bond of Love - Srila Prabhupada’s Daughters
A historic new anthology entitled “The Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON: A Collection of Letters, Articles, Papers, and Conference Reports from 1988 to 2020” is set to be released with a special online book launch event on August 22nd and 23rd.
Beloved ISKCON Artist Ram Das Abhiram Das Passes Away
In a new book A Bond of Love published by Bookwrights Press Srila Prabhupada’s daughters remember their time with their spiritual master.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Arranged the Smooth Return of Bhakti Charu Swami's Vapu to Mayapur
"Srila Prabhupada blessed him and empowered him to present the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Sri Caitanya-caritamrita through gorgeous transcendental paintings that captured the mind and heart and left one with feelings of spiritual awe and amazement and love."
Bhakti Charu Swami Last Rites Held As Offerings of Love Continue From Around the World
It was the Ministry of West Bengal led by the Honorable Chief Minister Sushri Mamata Bannerjee who facilitated the final journey of the vapu (body of ISKCON-guru Bhakti Charu Swami, who passed away on July 4th in Florida, back to Mayapur.
Devotees Around The World Offer Their Appreciation and Affection for Bhakti Charu Swami
Offerings of appreciation and love have continued to pour in from ISKCON leaders, senior devotees and disciples, as well as other religious and secular leaders. Even newspapers and TV stations in India and abroad have covered Bhakti Charu Swami’s passing, demonstrating his great impact on the world.
Beloved ISKCON Guru and GBC Member Bhakti Charu Swami Passes Away
"'My true disciple is a perfect gentleman,” Srila Prabhupada said. No one exemplified this quality more than you. Whomever spoke to you felt like the most important person in the world. Regardless of the problem or question they would bring to you, you would listen carefully and reply with wisdom, compassion and tact."
The GBC Executive Committee Reflects on the Passing of Bhakti Charu Swami
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, a beloved disciple of Srila Prabhupada, GBC member, ISKCON initiating spiritual master, and Gaudiya Vaishnava sannyasi, passed away the morning of July 4th due to complications related to COVID-19. He was 74 years old.
Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami
From his earliest days as a young devotee, Maharaja had the extraordinary privilege of serving as one of Srila Prabhupada's confidential, personal servants. And ever since, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja's life has been an offering of love at the lotus feet of his spiritual master.
Bhakti Charu Swami Hospitalized for COVID-19
As ISKCON GBC member Bhakti Charu Swami struggles in the USA with COVID-19, devotees around the world are deep in prayer for his rapid recovery. Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami is an opportunity to pray together.
Senior GBC / Gurus Support Vaishnavi Diksa-Gurus in New Video
ISKCON GBC member and initiating spiritual master Bhakti Charu Swami has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently on ventilator, in critical condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Florida, USA.
Devotee Profile: Youth Leader and Magician Dattatreya Yogesvara Das
In a video released today featuring Gopal Krishna Goswami, Bhakti Charu Swami, and Jayapataka Swami, these three initiating gurus and senior members of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) explain why they support the GBC resolution empowering women to serve as initiating spiritual masters in ISKCON.
Guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami Hospitalized With Encephalitis
What leads one to become a Hare Krishna youth leader, initiated brahmana, real estate and food company manager, GBC trainee, and yes, a magician, all before the age of thirty-five?
ISKCON Sunday School Educators to Develop Common Vision at Baltimore Conference
After suffering from increasing dizziness, weakness of memory, and loss of cognitive abilities, guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami was hospitalized on Sunday May 3rd in Germany. On Tuesday May 5th, doctors diagnosed him with a type of encephalitis, which causes inflammation of the brain.
At least 1,200 children in North America are enrolled in official ISKCON Sunday Schools every week. Sunday School educators are set to gather for a Sunday School and Youth Education Conference at ISKCON Baltimore from May 29th to 31st, to develop a common vision and share best practices.