ISKCON Statement on Domestic Abuse
Beloved Cook of ISKCON Chicago, Visvakarma Das, Departs
Domestic abuse (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is a serious global problem within society-at-large. Most domestic abuse (about 85%) is perpetrated by men against women, in the role of a husband or intimate partner. In America, 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic abuse in their lives.
Bhakti Sharan Shanta Swami Passes Away
A beloved friend and guide to many, Visvakarma Das dedicated his entire life to the service of Lord Krsna. The past 22 years he spent devotedly cooking for the ISKCON Chicago community, amazing devotees with his qualities of compassion, care, and expertise in service.
ISKCON Communications Devotee Meets Prime Minister of India at Prayagraj 2019 Kumbha Mela Global Participation
Bhakti Sharan Shanta Swami departed from this world on March 26th in Lithuania.
Eco-Vrindaban Searching for President to Oversee Cow Protection and Gardening
Under the organization of Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Prayagraj hosted at least one person from every country at the occasion of the sacred Kumbh festival.
Four Devotees Accept Sannyasa on Gaura Purnima
In his grand vision for New Vrindaban, Srila Prabhupada regularly described cow protection and local agriculture as the “main business” for its residents.
Devotee Care Course Recommended for “Every Leader in ISKCON”
Sannyasa is the renounced order of life accepted by many followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself accepted sannyasa in order to further the spread of the sankirtana movement.
Jayadev Das to Release Dance Album “The Original Superheroes”
Twenty-six such leaders attended the most recent presentation of the GBC-recommended course, offered from March 5th to 8th in the Chaitanya Bhavan building in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.
Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre Planned in Mayapur
In response to the current superhero craze, the album will be called “The Original Superheroes” and will feature songs about spiritual personalities and role models.
ISKCON Pune Devotees Care for Blind Children
Renowned industrialists Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, B. K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel Group visited the ISKCON world headquartes in Mayapur, India, regarding the proposed plan of ISKCON to set up a Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre.
Vaishnava Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard To Run For President in 2020
School authorities explained that the children were often depressed and unhappy, and invited Champaka lata to give them weekly classes on moral values, which they felt might help.
Volume 2 of Shyamasundar’s Prabhupada Saga “Chasing Rhinos” Arrives
“I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad-gita because its teachings have inspired me to strive to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country,” said Gabbard after the swearing-in ceremony to be a Congresswoman in 2013.
Kaliyaphani Das Passes Away After A Life of Service
Shyamasundar Das, one of ISKCON’s earliest pioneers, has released Volume Two in his two-part series “Chasing Rhinos,” which gives a personal, insider’s account of major events in ISKCON’s history and a sense of the “anything’s possible” excitement and drive of those early days.
The Interview: A Gurukuli Temple Vice President Shares His Journey
Kaliyaphani Das, an English disciple of Srila Prabhupada known for being multi-talented and always ready to serve – as an actor/director, book distributor, kirtan leader, and groundskeeper to name but a few – passed away in a motorcycle accident on January 3rd, 2019 in Alachua, Florida. He was sixty-five.
Cake is the Sweetest Service for Devotee Baker Nitaipriya Dasi
Succession is currently a hot topic in ISKCON. So recently we spoke to Janardan Kewin, an Australian alumnus of Vrindavan Gurukula, who now works professionally as a regional manager at the University of Queensland, serves as Vice President at ISKCON Brisbane, and is known for his sweet kirtans.
New Booklet Addresses Women’s Services in ISKCON
Nitaipriya Dasi has to balance many responsibilities in life: she’s a mother of two, serves on the board of the ISKCON Philadelphia temple, and works as vice president of a reputed bank. However she’s found yet another sweet service to offer – making astonishingly beautiful and delicious cakes for Sri Sri Radha-Saradbihari and Their devotees.
Let’s Talk About ISKCON’s Generations – Which One Are You?
“What’s a Woman to Do?” a new 32-page booklet written by Srila Prabhupada disciple and author Visakha Dasi, and released on Gita Jayanti day, reflects on women’s services in Srila Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna Movement.
Manor Preschool Gets “Outstanding” Ofsted Grade
In ISKCON today, we typically call everyone who joined the movement “the first generation.” We call all the children of those who joined “second generation,” no matter their age, and all their children “third generation.” But now the gurukuli pioneers have come forward to say that continuing to use the term to describe everyone across a thirty-year timespan is confusing and problematic.
Sastra Dana and Motel Gita Deliver the Ultimate Gift This Christmas
Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) is the government organization responsible for inspecting all schools and nurseries in the UK.
Nimai Pandit Das, Pioneer of the Italian Yatra, Passes Away
Two programs are gifting Srila Prabhupada’s books to thousands of people every year and will change lives across North America this Christmas.
While Battling Chronic Illness, Devotee Wins Prestigious Literary Prize
Although he had serious health problems for many years, he never complained or even talked about his struggle with disease; nor did he give up.
Bhaktivedanta Academy Receives Grant for Science Education
Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual competition receives thousands of entries from writers around the world. Janavi Held is one of 25 writers whose poems were chosen for worldwide publication in the annual Hammond House poetry anthology.
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.
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.