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  • Bhakti Yoga Culture in China


    A video by Monk in the Middle.

  • China's Plan to Cut Meat Consumption by 50% Cheered by Climate Campaigners

    The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming.

  • Kirtan In The Land of Confucius

    Indradyumna Swami and hist team visited the famous Confucius Institute in Qufu, China, the hometown of Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher and teacher. During their two day stay Maharaja gave a seminar on Krsna consciousness and had ecstatic kirtans with the students. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

  • 100,000 Wishes from China Offered to Vrindavan Wish Tree

    An intimate gathering of enthusiasts met under the tree at Kaliya Ghat in Vrindavan, and offered over 100 000 desires gathered on the interactive sculpture dress called “Mandala of Desires” (Blue Lotus Wish Tree) that was on display at the China Art Museum in Shanghai, from December 2015 to February 21. 2016, as part of the exhibition called “Forms of Devotion”, organized by the Belgian MOSA museum and Teamwork from India, and curated by Sushma K. Bahl and Archana Sapra.  

  • A New Frontier

    Indradyumna Swami and his team's first few da in China were spent getting to know the people and culture of this country. They also held programs with local devotees in Beijing. Their conclusion is that Lord Caitanya’s formula for sharing Krsna consciousness; namely chanting, dancing and feasting, is very suitable for the people here. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

  • Showing The Way

    The formula of chanting Hare Krishna and dancing in ecstacy was introduced 500 years ago by Lord Caitanya. In China a team of devotees led by Indradyumna Swami are showing the way by introducing the chanting in public programs. More than any other place I have been the effect here is immediate; people easily throw their arms into the air and chant with abandon. Often they cry with their new found freedom. Such is the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

  • Into The Mouth Of The Dragon

    A video by Indradyumna Swami's team.

  • China Art Museum Exhibits MOSA’s Sacred Art Collection

    Asia’s largest museum, the China Art Museum in Shanghai, has dedicated its entire tenth floor to Forms of Devotion, a collection of sacred art from Belgium’s Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA). The exhibit, which opened on November 6th and is on display until February 21st 2016, is drawing over 30,000 visitors daily.

  • China to Set Up First Yoga College

    The college is expected to spread Indian culture in China and plans to begin student admissions in September.

  • Megadams: Battle on the Brahmaputra

    China and India have their eye on the energy potential of the vast Brahmaputra river. Will a new wave of "megadams" bring power to the people - or put millions at risk?

  • China's Vegetarian Population Touches 50 Million: Report

    Motivated by wildlife protection and Buddha's teachings, more than 50 million Chinese defied deep-rooted tradition of meat eating and turned vegetarians.

  • Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Bhagavata Purana Released in Chinese

    On Januray 7th, 2014, the China Social Sciences Press proudly announced the historic release of two ancient cultural classics of India: Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad-gita As IsThe two released works are authored by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, and translated into Chinese by Jahnava Devi of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

  • In Occupied Tibetan Monastery, a Reason for Fiery Deaths
    At least 38 Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009, and 29 have died, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group in Washington. The 2,000 or so monks of Kirti Monastery in Sichuan Province have been at the center of the movement, one of the biggest waves of self-immolations in modern history.
  • Philippines: Holy Name Retreat With Those Behind The "Bamboo Curtain"

    Beyond the “bamboo curtain” that separates what is sometimes taken for granted (the freedom to worship), are those who strive to cling on to a spiritual identity: Vaisnavas facing the daily challenge to complete their morning hours of sadhana. Recently the word went out that a big festival was in the planning. “It’s big, it’s exciting, and it’s out of the country”.

  • Hare Krishna in a Chinese Classroom, by Oxford Don
    HONG KONG: By day, Kenneth Valpey dons his academic robes to elevate his students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to a higher orbit of understanding about Indian religions and cultures. But come evening, he assumes another avatar. He slips into something a little more comfortable — like a pristine white dhoti-kurta and a wrap-around angavastram — and sermonizes on the Bhagavad Gita to the devotees of Krishna in Hong Kong.
  • ISKCON Devotee to Teach at Chinese University

    Prof. Kenneth Valpey (Krsna Ksetra Dasa) from Oxford University has been appointed to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who have recently established a Professorship in Indian Religions and Culture to strengthen its research and teaching.