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Articles tagged as Christmas

  • Six Spiritual Stocking Stuffers

    The Holiday Season is in full swing, and from Miami to Milan to Mumbai that can only mean one thing: it’s time to shop! For devotees of Krishna, the Holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to give Krishna conscious gifts to co-workers, friends, and family.

  • Christmas Mythology?
    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, dismissed the Christmas story of the Three Wise Men yesterday as nothing but “legend.” There was scant evidence for the Magi, and none at all that there were three of them, or that they were kings, he said. All the evidence that existed was in Matthew’s Gospel.
  • UK's Channel 4 Broadcasts Krishna on Christmas Day

    On Christmas Day, thousands of English people got a chance to see a little of Vrindavan Dhama in The Hidden Story of Jesus

    Channel 4 (UK) broadcast this extended documentary about the life of Jesus and how it's  viewed by other faith traditions, including Vaishnavism.

  • A Dream of Christmas
    When we send our children to school obviously we hope that they will be taught the truth. Well, at least some of the time. It seems that painful truths may have to wait, such as the non-existence of Santa Claus. A teacher who recently made the grave error of informing children in her class that Father Christmas was not real found herself out of a job. Parents were furious. “My Joshua came home in tears,” said one distraught mother. “I didn’t know what to say.”
  • A Vaishnava Christmas in the Land of St. Patrick
    While ISKCON’s culture and spiritual traditions hail from ancient India, many of our members live in Christian countries, come from Christian backgrounds, and send their children to Christian schools.
  • Argentine Archbishop Slams Santa Claus
    Archbishop Fabriciano Sigampa of the northern city of Resistencia, Argentina said in mass, insisting that children should not confuse celebrating the birth of Christ "with a fat man dressed in red."
  • Parents, Pastors Wrestle With Place of Santa at Christmas
    Just where to place the jolly elf in the original Christmas story can be a perennial dilemma for both parents and pastors. This year, two new products draw on educating kids about the origins of Santa, or inspiring them to become Santas themselves.
  • Diaspora Hinduism and the December Dilemma
    Many Hindus celebrate Christmas. Inundated by Christmas cheer and pressured by their children, Christmas has become part of the lives of diaspora Hindus.
  • Christmas in America: Belief in the Virgin Birth and Visits from Santa

    One in three Americans, including many with no little children and those with no religious identity, say they pretend Santa will visit their house on Christmas Eve.

  • ISKCON Hungary's Merry Charity "Krishmas”

    6,000 plates of hot meal and 32 tons of food packages, warm cloths and toys were distributed by Hungarian Krishna devotees over the Christmas holidays. Many political leaders, well-known public figures, sportsmen and artists joined them as volunteers in helping their efforts to care for underprivileged families.

  • We Wish You a Merry Krishna

    This Christmas, Soho creative agency Mr.President have collaborated with the Radha Krishna Temple to produce a Christmas album like no other: ‘We Wish You a Merry Krishna’.

  • Unwrapping Christmas: Lesson for Vaishnavas

    ISKCON Communications Director and Governing Body Chairman Anuttama dasa offered his thoughts on lessons Vaishnavas can gain from the Christmas season during a Sunday Feast lecture at the Washington DC Temple. Is there something to gain from contemplating the sacrifices of Lord Jesus Christ...and plastic reindeer? 

  • How to Really Be Happy This Christmas

    When we send our children to school obviously we hope that they will be taught the truth. Well, at least some of the time. It seems that painful truths may have to wait, such as the non-existence of Santa Claus

  • Taking Christ out of Christmas

    Those who recognise that the same God is being worshipped, despite the differences in names used by the worshippers, will acknowledge  and appreciate the paths of everyone, giving them freedom to express their deepest feelings of faith.

  • “Whose Woods These Are I think I Know….”

    The tree seems to be a universal symbol in religious and cultural traditions around the world. In Judaism the Torah is referred to as the Tree of Life. In Buddhism the Buddha attained enlightenment sitting beneath a tree.

  • Food for Life Hungary Lights Up the Holidays for Thousands of Under-privileged Families

    Although the program runs all year long, due to the cold weather and the holidays, the month of December means increased service and dedication for the volunteers of Food for Life Hungary. During the December holiday season, they distributed 10,000 plates of hot meal and 6,000 packages of dry food all across the country.

  • Paramahamster - Christmas Part 1

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Paramahamster: Krishmas Carols

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Paramahamster: King of Knowledge

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Merry Krishnas Bring Good Cheer to Alachua Christmas Parade

    Around one hundred devotees from the New Raman Reti ISKCON community participated in the Alachua Christmas Parade on Saturday December 8th, in Alachua, Florida. All the townspeople turned out for the occasion, packing the sidewalks.