Finance Exec Talks Krishna Consciousness in the Workplace
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 tennets and represent devotees well at work.
ISKCON Teachers Get Much-Needed Support at 5th Education Conference
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.
Excitement Builds for First Ever Men’s Retreat
Teachers at ISKCON’s schools work very hard, often with little support – so the chance to connect and collaborate with fellow educators from all over North America at the fifth annual ISKCON Education Conference was a blessing.
Back to Godhead Magazine’s Quiet Hero Yamaraja Das Passes Away
Excitement is ramping up for “MAN-tra,” ISKCON’s first ever Men’s Retreat, to be held in New Vrindaban and headlined by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura Vani, and comedian Yadunath Das. The event is subtitled “Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century,” and is gathering hype as the place to be this fall.
Hari Sauri Retires, Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Continues
He was 69 years old, and was BTG’s longest-running servant, having worked with Srila Prabhupada’s beloved magazine for 42 years. Yamaraja spent his final days meeting with devotees, hearing how they came to Krishna consciousness and speaking about service to the Lord. He also shared his own heartfelt realizations about how Srila Prabhupada “gave us the real deal.”
Pranada Dasi’s “Wise Love” Wins At Indie Excellence Awards
Hari Sauri, well-known for his Transcendental Diary book series about his time as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant, served with the BRC since its inception in June 2009. From the beginning he was instrumental in its work collecting and preserving important historical documents of ISKCON’s Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage, according to Srila Prabhupada’s instructions.
Indian PM Modi Congratulates ISKCON on 30th Anniversary in Russia
Wise-Love by Pranada Dasi has been named the 2018 Winner in the Spirituality category at the National Indie Excellence Awards, which celebrates the best in self and independent publishing.
New Novel Takes Readers on an Allegorical Spiritual Journey
ISKCON was officially recognized and registered in the Soviet Union on May 20, 1988, ending years of persecution of the Hare Krishna devotees by the Communist regime. On May 17, 2018, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his congratulatory message for the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of ISKCON in Russia.
ISKCON Devotee is a Contender at Eurovision Grand Final – Let's Help Her Win!
The allegorical story takes readers through practical, emotional, and psychological steps from beginning curiosity and longing to enlightenment.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Gets Political in New Book
An initiated ISKCON devotee, Yasodamayi devi dasi (Ieva Zasimauskait), disciple of Sankarshana Dasa Adhikari from Lithuania, has made it to the Grand Final of EuroVision, the most popular international song contest, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Bhaktivedanta National School in Mayapur
Retired pope illustrates the relationship between faith and politics in highly anticipated new book that features a foreword from Pope Francis.
Srila Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away
Children from any cultural background or religion may join the school, and Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and ISKCON children learn and grow in harmony, having equal respect for each others’ religion and background.
Vaiyasaki Kirtan Course to Pack A Year’s Knowledge Into One Week
Vrindavan Chandra had been the only family member present when Srila Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta to leave for the U.S. on August 13th, 1965. He related the experience when he attended the 50thanniversary celebration of Prabhupada’s historical journey at Netaji Stadium in 2015.
Sruti Dharma Das Begins His Fight Against Cancer
Nueva Vrajamandala’s Instituto de Estudios Bhaktivedanta, which is hosting the course, wanted present and future generations of devotees to learn the proper standards of kirtan.
“Krishna Lunch Lane” Sign at University of Florida Commemorates Prasadam Legacy
Sruti Dharma Das, Temple president at Bhaktivedanta Manor, has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. The news was unexpected as there had been no previous indications.
Sivarama Swami “Vlogs” on Current Issues Rack Up 20 Million Views
A recent remodel of the Plaza of the Americas, the leafy main crossroads of the University of Florida (UF) campus, includes a sign reading “Krishna Lunch Lane” to commemorate the prasadam distribution program that has served students there for the past forty-five years.
Untold Florida: SanctuaryAlachua Opens As Place of Empowerment for Women, Children
A series of video blogs, or “vlogs,” featuring ISKCON guru Sivarama Swami giving a Krishna conscious perspective on current issues, have racked up over 20 million views on Facebook. Devotees behind the project see it as a way forward for outreach in the Hare Krishna Movement.
Florida Hare Krishna School Gives Lessons in Service
SanctuaryAlachua is owned and managed by people from the Krishna community, however the house, services and classes are open to everyone in the Alachua community.
Toronto Devotees Defy Record-Breaking Cold to Deliver Prabhupada’s Books
The art projects were distinct from most others. Students at Bhaktivedanta Academy of Alachua, FL, USA, had to use pieces of trash to create artwork weighing less than 50 pounds.
Cancer Treatment Campaign Launched for Long-Time Back to Godhead Designer
Christmas 2017. Toronto, Canada was colder than the North Pole, dropping to -22C for the first time in recorded history. Schools closed. People stayed home from work. Outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations were canceled. The roads were treacherous. But none of this stopped ISKCON Toronto devotees from venturing out to deliver Srila Prabhupada’s books during the six-week Prabhupada marathon, from November 19th to December 31s
“The Late Morning Program” Podcast Tackles Hot Topics
Back to Godhead magazine has launched an urgent Gofundme campaign to raise funds for the cancer treatment of its longest-running servant, and is asking for support from the worldwide devotee community as time is running out.
Bhaktivedanta Manor School On the Lookout for New Head Teacher
The tongue-in-cheek poster shows the host dressed in a suit and assuming an overly serious pose. And a fake testimonial calls it “Borderline Prajalpa.” But there’s a lot more depth to what might be ISKCON’s first video podcast show, and its host Namarasa Das, than at first may be evident.
New Book Release: ‘Bhaktivedanta Manor With Photography’
For the past thirty-five years, the Bhaktivedanta Manor School in England has given children a loving Krishna conscious education, earning its moniker “The Small School With a Big Heart.” A year ago, the school moved into its own dedicated building. And now, with committed longtime head teacher Guru Charana Padma Dasi set to retire, it’s looking for a new principal to oversee its exciting next phase.
Sivarama Swami Promotes Religious and Racial Tolerance Amongst Children
“Photographing at Bhaktivedanta Manor was an extraordinary experience for me in many ways”, explained Sally. “There was always a lot going on and I was accepted by the community right from the very beginning.
A school from Hertfordshire in the UK, which had been experiencing religious and racial intolerance amongst its students, made a very special visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor recently.