The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Articles tagged as Chile

  • 100 Spanish-Speaking Devotees Participate in Online Bhakti Retreat

    With everyone in self-isolation and practicing social distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, devotees are coming up with more and more creative ways to associate with each other and hold events virtually that would previously have taken place in person.

  • Connecting the Community: The Launching of the ISKCON Chile Newsletter

    The Newsletter is sent by mail every Ekadasi (every 15 days), informing about upcoming classes, programs, seminars and outstanding visits. In addition, several of the newsletters include a note thanking a member of the community for their service.

  • ISKCON Chile Conducts Its First National Census

    Between July 22 and November 30, ISKCON Chile is developing its first census of ISKCON Chile, with the purpose of providing statistical data of interest about the community of devotees in the country.

  • Bhaktivedanta Library South American Seminar: An Unforgettable Spiritual Adventure

    In February 2019, a Bhaktivedanta Library Seminary was held with a great success in the farm of Nava Gundica dham, Mendoza, Argentina, with the idea of focusing on the service to the scriptures "sastra seva", promoting the vision of bhakti by studying and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books.

  • Inside Look at Hare Krishna Life Airs on Largest TV Station in Chile

    Viewers across Chile watched an inside look at the lives of ISKCON devotees on Monday June 4th, when an eight-minute documentary short was broadcast on Canal 13, the biggest TV station in the country.

  • Historical Devotional Concert at the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile

    For the first time in the history of Chile and its Courts of Justice, a concert was held in the Hall of Honor of the Supreme Court. Never before had there been a musical presentation in this space of great historical value for the country. The concert, consisting of an exhibition of classical and devotional music from India, was performed by Krishna Sambandha, a band composed of members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

  • Historic Ratha Yatra in the Heart of Santiago, Chile

    In an unprecedented event, Santiago's main street, Avenida Libertador Bernado O'Higgins, was used exclusively by the majestic chariot that carried the Lord of the Universe and the people who pulled its ropes, filling the streets of Santiago with joy and colors like never before. 

  • Krishna Sambandha & Ustad Murli Manohar - A Concert in Chile

    Krishna Sambandha and Ustad Murli Manohar in Chile organized a concert in Chile for Jayapataka Swami Maharaja´s fast recovering. 

  • First Annual Congress Brings Latin American Educators Together

    The first “Latin American Congress of Education with ISKCON,” brought together ISKCON educators from all over South America, along with prospective collaborators. Their goal was to create effective networks amongst each other, share inspiring reports of educational efforts; identify strengths and challenges faced in ISKCON education in South America; and develop practical proposals for implementation.

  • Chilean Kirtan Band Introduces 100 Inmates to Krishna

    Kirtan band Krishna Sambandha were invited to hold a Krishna conscious outreach program for inmates at the San Miguel women’s prison in Santiago, Chile on January 19th. The band plays concerts regularly all over Chile at prestigious theaters, cultural events and massive yoga retreats with audiences of 5,000 to 7,000 people. They also hold programs in hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes, and of course prisons.

  • Chile’s Krishna Sambandha Reconnects Souls Through Kirtan

    The Krishna Sambandha kirtan band from Chile, South America, has a motto that is inspirationally opposite to just about every other music artist out there: “We don’t want fame through music, but we want to make Krishna famous.” The group has the skills to do just that. Formed in 2007 by Sri Bhakti and Visvanath Chakravarti, it now has seven members, each with over ten years’ formal music training.

  • Sri Bhakti Das: Krishna Sambandha at Chile's Expo Yoga
  • The Southernmost Ratha Yatra in the World

    Pucón is a city in the south of Chile nestled in the middle of majestic landscapes of volcanoes, lakes and forests. Its population of 22 thousand people icreases to 60 thousand in the summer due to its strong tourism, which fills the streets with foreigners and locals captivated by the native environment. This year, for the third consecutive year, was held the Festival of India Ratha Yatra through the main streets of the city.

  • Karl Jung and the Indian Mysticism: Academic Conference in Chile

    “How does the concept of “mind” emerged? How the division of science was conceived? What was the contribution from the philosopher and psychiatrist Carl Jung to Western philosophy?” The conference was led by the psychologist Huber Hutchin Robinson, internationally known as Hanumat Presaka Swami, an ISKCON monk who spreads the knowledge of the ancient Indian texts since more than 30 years.

  • ISKCON News Launches New Spanish Website

    ISKCON News, the official news agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has launched the Spanish version of its website on January 1st, 2014. The website opens ISKCON News’ reach to a vast extent: Spanish currently has 410 million native speakers, and is a second language for a further 60 million, while it is the official language in 21 countries.

  • 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.
  • ISKCON Chile Celebrates the First Anniversary of its Sankirtan Festival
    Every other Saturday, on the busiest walking street of the city of Santiago, the Paseo Ahumada, the devotees set up a booth with prasadam and Srila Prabhupada’s books.
  • Temple Profile: Santiago, Chile

    Today, ISKCON Santiago thrives more than it ever has in the past. Every Friday, devotees embark on public chanting sessions called Harinamas downtown, where they distribute traditional sweets and draw a large crowd of fascinated students.

  • Chilean Devotees Inspire 300 Prisoners
    Twenty eight devotees from the ISKCON Santiago de Chile along with 250 books of Srila Prabhupada, made their way to one of the most famous prisons in Chile called "Santiago 1".
  • Chilean Devotees Evicted From Earthquake-Damaged Temple

    At 3:45 on the morning of February 27, as a priest peacefully tended to the deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai at the ISKCON temple in Santiago, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake suddenly struck Chile.

  • Chilean Earthquake Part of a Growing Trend
    Chile is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude temblor that shook the region on February 26th was not a surprise, historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say, even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes.