World Book of Record honours ISKCON Gurugram with Certificate of Commitment
Devotees Open Their Hearts
ISKCON Gurugram was awarded a Certificate of Commitment by the World Book of Records (WBR) to recognize the exceptional services offered by the devotees at ISKCON Gurugram in serving the needy during the Covid pandemic. The award was received by Rambhadra Das, President – ISKCON Gurugram. Rambhadra Das stated that “I dedicate this award to the global ISKCON family, my mentor HH Gopal Krishna Goswami, and Vivo India, Rapido, IOCL, GAIL, PTC and Sudhir Generators and all others who supported and volunteered with us”.
Bhaktivedanta Manor’s charity wing The Lotus Trust raises £140,000 to help Covid victims in India
On Saturday, June 5th, ISKCON North America came together to raise awareness and unify devotees and temples as a demonstration of cooperation and love for Srila Prabhupada and our devotees in the affected regions in India.
Sending Love from Canada - Live Covid-Relief Event
Bhaktivedanta Manor’s charity wing The Lotus Trust raises £140,000 to help Covid victims in India. Please continue to donate, today, here: http://krishnatemple.com/covid
Urgent Appeal for Mayapur and Bangladesh Covid-Relief Donations
Saturday, May 15th from 4-7 pm EST live on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/kirtantoronto, a special Canada-Wide COVID Relief event for the devotees in Mayapur and Bangladesh. The event will host a Nrsimha Yagna, guest speakers, and kirtans.
Food For Life in Turin, Italy, Distributes Thousands of Meals to Homeless
The Covid crisis continues to affect India and Bangladesh and the ISKCON communities there in a terrible way. Today, on this auspicious day of Aksaya Trtitiya we are appealing to you to please consider donating now.
Beirut Food Relief Efforts - Providing Meals to Those in Need, Crisis After Crisis in Lebanon
Volunteers for the Food For Life Program in Turin, one of Italy’s largest cities, distributed 15,000 meals to homeless people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and plan to increase to 20,000 meals in 2021.
ISKCON Environmental Initiative Guides Temples in Implementing Environmental Practices
In only 6 months, the Food For Life team in Beirut, Lebanon has distributed over 2000 meals. The country is in a dire situation, even before the pandemic, and continues to decline. International funding support is crucial to the survival of the project.
The Hare Krishna Community of North America Condemns the Indianapolis Shooting - A Statement
On Earth Day (April 22nd, 2021), ISKCON’s North American Council passed a resolution endorsing the work of the ISKCON Environmental Initiative (IEI), and encouraging “adoption of the environmentally sustainable practices promoted by the IEI by all ISKCON temples and communities.”
Environmental Organization Bhumi Global Launched on Earth Day
The Hare Krishna Community joins hands with other religious and civic leaders in condemning the gun killings of eight FedEx employees in Indianapolis on April 15th. Our prayers go out for the victims as well as their families.
Report from Russia: Authorities Drop Charges Against Chanting Parties in Moscow
On Earth Day (April 22nd) Bhumi Global, a new non-profit environmental organization based on Hindu principles of environmental care, was launched.
Road to Vrindavan - Film Premiere - Online - Free
On April 3, 2021, three Harinam groups were stopped and detained in Moscow by the local police. Forty-six cases of administrative offenses were initiated against twenty-five devotees.
Dominican Republic, Success in Prestigious Libraries Book Distribution
Online film premiere available to stream: March 30th, 8 PM –
April 12th, 6 PM (*extended on April 5th, 2021)
Extended EDT: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/roadtovrindavan “The voices of girls and young women in this movie remind us of the urge and urgency for equality and education right now. It also beautifully highlights working with men and boys as an important step towards change.” - Malala Yousafzai, activist and Nobel Prize Laureate.
Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in America - A Statement
In a country of 10.5 million people and 40 universities, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Dominican Republic has surely been making its mark, getting the spiritual wisdom and teachings of Krishna-bhakti into the top libraries in the country.
ISKCON Rolls Out Strategies Against Domestic Abuse
We, as Co-Directors of Communications of North America, like much of America, are greatly disturbed by the increase in violence and attacks against the Asian American community and other minorities, and we condemn such acts.
Accreditation of ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
For over twenty years Vaishnavi Ministers, currently led by Global Minister Radha Dasi, have been working to support devotee women’s voices and rights, including efforts to address domestic abuse (also known as domestic violence) within ISKCON.
ISKCON Desire Tree Launches New Satellite TV Channel
Consultative status is an accreditation framework that benefits both the United Nations and the NGOs.
Live to Give Campaign Smashes Goal, Distributes Over 2 Million Gitas
Hare Krsna TV telecasts live Aratis, lectures, kirtans, recipes, inspirational and motivational talks by eminent ISKCON-teachers and much more.
ISKCON Receives Prestigious ‘Green’ Award in India
The Live to Give Campaign, run by the BBT Marketing, Communications and Innovations team, distributed 2,172,456 copies of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is around the world.
Padayatra Nepal Gets Under Way
ISKCON’s two projects, the Govardhan Eco-village and the Chowpatty Mandir in Mumbai have achieved the Platinum level IGBC green certification.
Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge Feeds The Needy During Pandemic
A two-devotee padayatra in Nepal are currently heading West through the lowlands towards Janakpur dhama, the birthplace of Sita, the consort of Lord Rama.
The Mantra Lounge in Philadelphia, known for its book distribution, has been reaching out to people during the COVID-19 pandemic by feeding the homeless and others in need.