Guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami Hospitalized With Encephalitis
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.
With Mercy, Nothing Is Impossible
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.
Narada Das Explains “We Are Not the Body” to 135,000 BBC Radio Bristol Listeners
My sister—19-year old, wheelchair-bound, muscular-dystrophic Madana-mohana-mohini dasi--was the No. 1 female book distributor in Pune, India last December.
Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center Provides Authenticity and Variety
Narada Das (Nathan Hartley) appeared on the BBC’s regional Bristol radio station to share a spiritual message of equality with 135,000 listeners on February 20th, quoting the Bhagavad-gita and Srila Prabhupada.
Devotees in Piacenza, Italy Meet Prefect to Promote Interfaith Dialogue
Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center is providing yoga enthusiasts an authentic experience in a spiritual community, as well as a non-judgemental, pressure-free zone where they can decide how deep they want to dive.
ISKCON Leicester Devotees Participate in Hindu Muslim Friendship Meals
This January, Prefect Maurizio Falco and Deputy Mayor Elena Baio of the Italian city of Piacenza received representatives from the main religions in the area, including ISKCON devotees Raghunath Das (Renato Dacarro) and Pritha Dasi (Paola Rossi).
Vaisesika Das Shares Tips on Making New Year’s Resolutions
In the U.K., devotees from ISKCON Leicester’s congregation joined a total of nearly twenty families for a groundbreaking scheme called ‘Come Dine Together,’ designed to build friendships and understanding between Hindus and Muslims.
Karuna Care Trains Devotees to Offer Emotional and Spiritual Support
Vaisesika shares why goals are important in Krishna consciousness and in other aspects of life; and how to set your New Year’s Resolution goals effectively in a way that will lead to success.
Bhaktivedanta Academy Students Share Krishna in the Holiday Spirit
A new ISKCON-endorsed online training program, Karuna Care Education, is equipping devotees with the basic tools to offer compassionate care in hospitals, hospices, prisons, airport chapels, homeless shelters, and more.
SABHA Assembly Provides Checks and Balances for GBC
This Christmas season, students from Alachua’s Bhaktivedanta Academy (BANA) participated in “Outreach Week” from December 16th to 20th, distributing books and prasadam cakes to local businesses.
History made in British Parliament -- With Bhagavad Gita As It Is
“More consultation, dialogue and interaction can be conducive to better, wiser and more acceptable decisions,” the group writes in its manifesto. The idea stemmed from the GBC’s own Organizational Development Committee, which was established and mandated to thoroughly review ISKCON’s current leadership model.
ISKCON International Vaishnavi Ministry’s Statement on Vaishnavi Dikhsa Gurus
During the traditional swearing-in ceremony within Parliament's main debating Chamber, in his right hand he took a copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is, along with the traditional King James Bible.
Friend of Devotees Killed in London Bridge Terrorist Attack
ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) recently ended a lengthy, detailed consideration of the Vaishnavi diksa guru question that has been under consideration since 2003. The Vaishnavi Ministry welcomes the new resolution, which upholds important spiritual principles and Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition while accommodating concerns about local communities having different cultural standards.
Tribhuvanatha Das Remembrance Festival Celebrates Legendary Preacher
Saskia Jones, 23, a much-beloved student who had befriended London ISKCON devotees, was killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack on November 29th.
Indian President Visits ISKCON Temple in Manila, Philippines
On November 16th, devotees in London celebrated the life of one of Srila Prabhupada’s greatest warriors, who continues to inspire and motivate ISKCON members to this day – Tribhuvanatha Das, who passed away in 2001.
GBC College Trains Future Zonal Supervisors
This was the President’s first visit to the Philippines and devotees were jubilant about being able to host him.
Devotee Honors Late Husband With Wearable Protective Mantras
Twenty-five devotees from all over the US and Canada began a Zonal Supervisor Training program, run by the GBC College for Leadership Development, to learn how to become top leaders in ISKCON recently.
GBC Approves Vaishnavi Diksa Gurus in ISKCON
A new devotee-run company, Mantra4U, has cornered the market on a unique offering – wearable protective mantras, encased in pendants and viewable through a tiny-self contained microscope. But it’s not just any business. Behind Mantra4U is a deeply personal and spiritual journey.
New Vaishnavi Regional Ministers Appointed
ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released a resolution approving that "a mature, qualified, female devotee may accept the role of an initiating spiritual master."
Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, Announces New President
ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry has recently announced the appointment of several new regional co-ministers.
Sri Visakha Devi – Srimati Radhika’s Dearmost Friend
During the interview process, leaders were asked to express what it is that they look for in a temple president. Consistently, their responses were, ‘Someone to care personally for the devotees ... a spiritual presence ... a person who keeps us aligned to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada’.
Srikala Album “Beautiful Dark Moon” Not Afraid to Show Vulnerable Side
Visakha, being born on the same day, she is exactly the same age as Srimati Radharani, being eternally 14 years, 2 months and 15 days old.
Men to Explore Confidence, Friendship and Values at MAN-tra Retreat
The third album proper from Srikala – once known as Srikalogy – is a major evolution musically, lyrically and personally for the artist. Released on July 16th, “Beautiful Dark Moon” is an entrancing blend of R&B, hip-hop and world music.
Gurukula Student Overcomes Brain Tumor, Enters Third Year of University at 17
Over 135 men from the UK, Canada and the United States are expected to to attend this second annual retreat, which will continue to explore the theme of “being a K.C. guy in the 21stcentury.” Ages will range from 18 up and include multiple generations – last year, grandfathers, fathers, and sons were all present.
Vraja Kishor Schomaker has been awarded a Comet transfer scholarship, and is entering his third year of college with over seventy-five credits. All this despite a terrifying battle with a brain tumor in 2017 that left him temporarily unable to read.