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  • Brazil’s Radha Krishna Camp to Immerse Youth in Spiritual Fun

    Around forty youth, aged 12 to 17, are expected from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and USA. The event will be held at Govardhana Eco Village, forty-five minutes from Sao Paulo International Airport. With lush greenery and a beautiful temple and restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for a youth camp.

  • The Amazon Is Burning Because the World Eats So Much Meat

    Brazil shipped 1.64 million tonns of beef in 2018, making it the world largest exporter. 

  • Future Leaders of ISKCON Trained at GBC College in Brazil

    A group of forty devotees have completed the first one-year GBC College Course in Latin America, which included online classes and two residential courses, preparing them to become ISKCON’s future leaders.

  • Historic First GBC College for Leadership Development in Latin America

    From March 24 to April 6, 2018, GBC College For Leadership Development was held for the first time in Latin America at the Jaladuta Institute (Campina Grande, Brazil), delivered in the Spanish language.

  • Youth Ditch Cellphones For Spiritual Summer Camp in Brazilian Rainforest

    Run by Brazilian ISKCON Youth Secretary Vaikuntha Murti Das, and his wife Subhadra Dasi of ISKCON Education, the camp is now in its fourth year and has just reached a new milestone. This year, it opened its doors for youth outside of Brazil, with participants from Chile and Canada attending. 

  • Brazil’s Bhaktivedanta Institute Offers Spiritual Refuge

    Brazil's BHaktivedanta Institute became a pioneer for being possibly the first course of bhakti-yoga to use elements of “gamification”, application of game-design elements in its curriculum. 

  • BBT Brazil's Crowdfunding Success for Large Scale Bhagavad-gita Print

    “Without a doubt, the most exciting element of the campaign was to see the cooperation of the devotees, leaving their differences aside and uniting in a common purpose. It was possible to see how Prabhupada's books are powerful and go beyond anything we can imagine. They are not just books, but tools for individual and collective illumination," says” BBT Brazil director Nanda Kumar Das.

  • The Light of the Bhagavata Illuminates Shopping Center in Brazil

    Many works of art with sacred themes have been painted under the inspiration of ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. These paintings were originally intended to illustrate books by Prabhupada, author of many original writings and translations, and were also meant to decorate temples and houses of devotees of Krishna. Now, these Prabhupada-inspired paintings have arrived at a new, unusual place: a shopping center in Brazil.

  • New Hare Krishna YouTube Channel Gets Tens of Thousands of Views

    The 3t Path, a new YouTube channel, started by Giridhari Das, a Brazilian devotee who in the past has been in charge of the Portuguese BBT and been the President of the ISKCON Brazil National Council, has gotten over 30 thousand views since starting just three weeks ago, with 12 thousand views just on his japa meditation video.

  • Radha Krishna Camp in Brazil: More Than a Retreat

    The second Radha Krishna Camp took place in Nova Gokula, Pindamonhangaba, Brazil between the 5th to the 12th of January, and was attended by over 40 devotees between 12 and 16 years of age looking for new friends, fun and experience of an ideal spiritual life.

  • Happy Couples, Healthy Families, Strong ISKCON

    In April and May 2015, Grihastha Vision Team  (GVT) members, Uttama dasi and Partha das spent 5 weeks in Brazil, offering seminars, workshops, retreats, individual couple education and mentor training in various cities across Brazil. The Brazilian centers are developing a devotee care initiative, and one of the many aspects is to try to assist members to have better marital relationships.     

  • Instituto Jaladuta Improves Scriptural Knowledge in Latin America

    While it may still be something of a well-kept secret, at least in the English-speaking world, Brazil’s Hare Krishna Seminary of Philosophy and Theology has been systematically educating Portuguese-speaking devotees in Srila Prabhupada’s books since 2001.

  • Youth to Celebrate New Year with Brazil Kirtan Fest

    Around 1,000 devotees, including many youth, from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, the U.S., the U.K., and India are expected to celebrate the New Year with the Holy Name during Kirtan Fest at Brazil’s Nova Gokula Dhama from December 31st to January 3rd It is the biggest Vaishnava festival in Latin America.

  • Atlantic Forest Camp to Give Brazilian Youth Fun Spiritual Experience

    Brazilian and international youth aged 12 to 16 will get the opportunity to experience Krishna consciousness in a fun way at the first ever Radha Krishna Camp in January, which is summertime in Brazil.  It will be held amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Ibirapitanga Reserve, part of the remaining 7% of the Atlantic Rainforest preserved by the Brazilian government.

  • Holi SP Sao Paulo, Brasil 2014 - NamRock

    Titiksava Karunika Das & NamRock perform before the biggest crowd ever. Over 100,000 people joined them at the Festival Of Colors in Ibirapuera Park in Downtown Sao Paulo, Brasil.

  • Devotees to Chant to 50,000 at Brazil’s Festival das Cores

    Holi, or the Festival of Colors, which heralds spring and celebrates the pastimes of Lord Krishna and his eternal consort Srimati Radharani, was once an esoteric festival celebrated mainly in India. But today, thanks to festivals like the one at the Krishna temple in Utah, USA, it has become a phenomenon across the world. The latest country to host the event is Brazil, with last year’s hugely successful “Festival das Cores” in Sao Paulo.

  • Introducing Brazil's New Gokula Dham

    A video produced by Jaya Deva Das. 

  • Soccer Fans Join Brazilian Devotees in Chanting Amidst World Cup Fever

    Although World Cup host Brazil is still reeling from a 7 – 1 loss to Germany on Tuesday July 8th, football fever still grips the country as the World Cup barrels towards the Germany vs Argentina final on Sunday June 13th. In the midst of it all, a large Harinama party of ISKCON devotees has been a hit as they travel to the major cities where World Cup games are being held, as well as to viewing parties in nearby locales.

  • Gods In The Dust

    “As if their Gods fell into the dust.” This was my first reaction seeing the videos and photos of the devastated faces after the Brazilian football team’s 1-7 loss to Germany.  "What’s the big deal? Wasn’t it just a game?”

  • Ramadan a Dilemma for Some World Cup Players

    Ramadan is observed by Muslims with fasting from sunrise until sundown. That creates a potential dilemma for Muslim players at the World Cup.

  • BBT Goes Global in Latin America

    During the second week of April (7-13th), Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America received a visit from five representatives of the Spanish anguage branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. ISKCON News had the opportunity to interview the five participants and get to know about the plans and surprises that await Latin America and Spain in 2014.

  • Latin Americans Snap Up Over 1 Million of Prabhupada’s Books
    After taking a dip in the past couple of decades, distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books has come swinging back in many parts of the world. The often untold story, is the rousing success of Latin America—a book distributor’s dream because of its extremely pious population.
  • President of Brazil Receives Prabhupada's Books
    On a visit to Belo Horizonte, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made room in her schedule to meet Sri Krishna Murti Das one of the leaders of ISKCON Brazil.
  • Elementary Bhakti School in Brazil
  • ISKCON Grihastha Vision Team's Courses Make Waves in Brazil
    Participants ranged in age from 16 years old up to those in their late 50’s. Many couples attended as well as singles of both genders looking to gain skills for their future marriage.
  • Brazil`s Special People and a Special Park
    Fruits, flowers, beautiful gardens, parks and reservoirs of water with ducks and swans playing in the midst of lotus flowers, and cows giving sufficient milk and butter are essential for developing the finer tissues of the human body.
  • Brazil Is Getting Ready For The Biggest Kirtan In Latin America's History
    Between November 11th and 15th, taking advantage of a national holiday, Nova Gokula, the biggest Hare Krsna rural community of Latin America, will have the honor to host a 48 hours Kirtana, the biggest one ever done in the continent.
  • The First Semester in Bhakti School in Brazil
    The newly established Bhakti School in Franco da Rocha, near Sao Paulo, Brazil, has just finished its first semester. It is a government approved day school for children from 5 to 15 of age. It has 55 students.
  • 35 Years of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is In Portuguese
    The first edition of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is in Portuguese was published in Brazil, in 1976, by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. It was printed in 20.000 copies.
  • Upcoming Bhakti Shastri Courses in Brazil
    Organizers of the upcoming Bhakti-shastri courses in Brazil are accepting applications from now until February 11, 2011.
  • Magical India Delights Festive Brazilians
    The Magic India festival troupe arrived in Brazil as heavy snow fell around many of their home countries in Northern Europe. Having previously toured Australia for the last three Summers under the name Le Carnaval Sprituel, the same devotees have now just embarked on an 8 week tour of Brazil joining up with local devotees under the name The Magic India.
  • World Watches While Brazil Balances Booming Economy and Protecting Biodiversity
    Already one of the world's largest suppliers of breathable air, Brazil is an agricultural superpower, poised to become a leading exporter of fossil fuels. The evolution of Brazil's environmental policies is vital to the health of the planet as the country balances (or fails to balance) its booming economy with its responsibility as caretaker of 20 percent of the world's biodiversity.
  • Gaura Nitai Deities to be Installed in Campina Grande, Brazil
    16 years after being carved as murtis in Jaipur, India, Sri Sri Maha Gaura Nitai are going to be worshiped in a small Northeastern Brazilian City of Campina Grande.
  • Youth Take Charge of Long Kirtans in Brazil
    Every now and then the question arises: “where are the youths of ISKCON?”. During mangal arotiks or Srimad Bhagavatam classes is not easy to find Vaishnavas from the second or third generations. Nevertheless, as soon as the kirtan starts, groups of teenager devotees gather to listen, dance, play mrdanga and even to lead the chant. 

  • Temple Profile: Goura-Vrindavana Farm, Brazil
    Goura Vrindavana was born back in 1983, when two devotee brothers, Setukara Dasa and Arcana Marya Dasa, bought a piece of land in Paraty. It has become financially self-sufficient through two ingenious initiatives: a guesthouse, and its very own dried banana factory.
  • Reggae Chant in the Slums Startles Brazilian Devotees
    Devotees from Rio de Janeiro witnessed the contagious power of Krishna Consciousness when they stumbled on the chanting of Vedic mantras by a reggae group in one of the city's slums.
  • ISKCON Curitiba Brings the Master to Brazil's Planned City
    On Saturday, April 24th, Brazil’s model master-planned city, Curitiba, held its 6th annual Ratha Yatra festival, after a week-long build-up of advertising and smaller events.
  • Easter Retreat in Pandavas' Paradise
    Over the weekend of April 1-4, devotees held their annual Easter Retreat in Pandavas Paradise, a thousand acre bhakti-yoga retreat center in the heart of Brazil.
  • 400 Devotees Stay Up With Krishna’s Name at Brazil Kirtan Festival
    Four hundred devotees crowded into the ornate temple room at ISKCON Brazil’s most prominent rural community, Nova Gokula, this April 3rd for the country’s fourth ever 24 Hour Kirtan Festival.
  • New Generation to Take Over From GBC in Brazil

    Members of the Brazilian Governing Council of ISKCON (Conselho Governamental do Brasil, or CGB) met this November 29 - 30 at the Vrajabhumi temple near Rio de Janeiro to plan a revolutionary new management strategy. Until now, Brazil has been overseen by two international members of ISKCON’s Governing Body Comission (GBC), Param Gati Swami and Hridayananda Dasa Goswami. Four other sannyasis who reside in Brazil – all initiating gurus – acted as representatives of the GBCs and managed different geographical areas of the country.

  • BBT Brazil Makes A Comeback
    The Brazilian BBT harks back as far as 1975, when Srila Prabhupada held the first Portuguese Bhagavad-gita in his hands. Director Ishvara Swami ran the organization impressively, translating all of Prabhupada’s books and turning out huge print runs of between 100,000 and 400,000, with an unprecedented one million copies of Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers flying off the presses.