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  • New Book “Avatar Art” Gives Public a Window into the Spiritual World

    Now, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has released an art book for the general public, written to provide people with a cultural experience and to attract them to take a closer look at Krishna consciousness through its “windows to the spiritual world.” “Avatar Art: Neo-Vedic Paintings Celebrating Life” includes 104 BBT paintings, some vintage and some newer, with supporting text that takes readers on a tour through Srimad-Bhagavatam, Krishna Book, and the Caitanya-caritamrta.

  • Avatar Art: A Book Review

    Avatar Art: Neo-Vedic Paintings Celebrating Life by Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) and co-author Kaisori Bellachoffers a beautiful artistic smorgasbord of the most popular figures in India's array of avatars, gods, sages, and demons. The alluring paintings of which this volume is comprised, portrayed by contemporary artists, mostly ISKCON devotees, focus on stories from the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), the Mahabharata, and the Caitanya-caritamrta. The text illuminates the art.

  • Avatar – Digital, Christian, Monistic and Bhakti Conceptions

    Central to the concept of avatar is the idea of crossing over from one realm to another. In its original Sanskrit philosophical context, avatar refers to the Absolute Truth descending from the spiritual world to the material world. 

  • Here’s Why James Cameron Went Vegan & Started An Organic Food Store

    The director of Titanic and Avatar is establishing a new organic food store in New Zealand.

  • Spiritual Short “Long Lost” Hits the Film Festival Circuit

     “Long Lost,” a new 25-minute short film about a young man encountering Krishna consciousness as he searches for answers in life, is being well-received at film festivals and other events internationally. In August at the Russian film festival “I See God,” which features different film-makers’ interpretations of how they perceive the Almighty, Long Lost was chosen for third place out of 65 shorts by the audience themselves.

  • Russian Bhakti Vriksha in London Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

    Around ninety Russian-speaking devotees attended the 3rd anniversary celebrations of London’s Russian Bhakti Vriksha program on Saturday February 15th. The event was held at Covent Garden’s Swiss Church, a beautiful sacred space built in the 1850s that has become home to many Vaishnava gatherings.

  • Lord Caitanya's Rescue Mission

    The survivors of any disaster welcome the rescue team with an open arm and willingly go back with them. But Lord Chaitanya had to deal here with those who were suffering from spiritual amnesia.

  • Krishna Consciousness: The Golden Opportunity

    Gold is good. We all want it, or at least a facsimile thereof. A golden age refers to an era of goodness and plenty, acknowledged in Greek, Roman, and Indian cultures. If you have everything, you were born with "a golden spoon in your mouth."

  • Truth of Fiction - An Exploration
    Fantasy is a medium that can let the imagination flow. One can create and change different creatures and make one’s own world. But even fantasy must have a strong grounding in reality. And what better reality to use but the truths of the scriptures.
  • Tribes of Amazon Find an Ally Out of ‘Avatar’
    Stopping the Belo Monte dam in Brazil has become a fresh personal crusade for James Cameron, the director, who came here as indigenous leaders from 13 tribes held a special council to discuss their last-ditch options.
  • Why the Long Face?
    Nothing new here. It’s something all of us have either mentally or emotionally noted before. But, it’s just such a striking fact that I can’t help but mention it again: people just don’t smile.
  • Orissan Tribe Appeals to Avatar’s Cameron
    A mountain sacred to the Dongria Kondh is threatened by a British mining company.
  • Shock and Awe Avatāra
    It is the summer of 1983. A jury in Orange County, California—that bastion of “traditional American values,” that home to Disneyland and the pioneering mega-church Crystal Cathedral—a jury stares at a large poster. Faces register shock and awe. They behold the astonishing Narasiṁha, the avatāra with the body of a man and the head of a lion, sitting before a shattered pillar.