The children at the ISKCON school in Vrindavana, India make a visual offering for World Holy Name day celebrated on September 17th.
Hundreds of devotees walk around Vrindavan every day on a special path called a parikrama marg. The walk itself is called parikrama, “sacred walk” or “sacred journey.” Circumambulating the town of Vrindavan on this path is a way to respect and honor this holy place.
This year, Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School of Vrindavan, India, celebrated Gita Jayanti in a unique and as one guest observed, “Most novel!” way. Three weeks before the day, the students and staff hand wrote each of the 700 verses of the Bhagavad-Gita onto colourful pieces of fabric. Each square was then sown together to make a beautiful quilt measuring 12 X 20 feet!
Europe's first Kulimela will be held at Radhadesh castle in the Belgian countryside from Thursday 31st July 2008 until Sunday 3rd August 2008. The event is expected to be the largest ever gathering of European second and third generation Gurukulis, and will include conferences, seminars, networking, feasting, theatre, music, dancing and sports.
Seven devotee children celebrated a special day of their own in Germany with twenty of their school friends and their friends' family members on a Sunday in May at Goloka-dhama, in Abentheuer. The event was organized so that the devotee children could have a Vedic version of their Catholic friends' First Communion ceremony.
On June 20th 2008 Gokulananda, a second generation ISKCON member—or gurukuli—died by suicide in Marina Del Rey, California. His death was reported to his family and Gurukuli peers by his girlfriend of five years, Michelle Lemay. On June 29th, about ten of Gokulananda’s gurukuli peers gathered with other friends to honor his bright spirit and to pray for peace and happiness on his journey.
Yesterday, on 13th July 2008, Gauri Dasa stepped down from his position as Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor after a decision by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Central Office of Child Protection. The decision found Gauri Dasa responsible for "inappropriate and excessive corporal punishment" whilst a teacher at an ISKCON affiliated school in India during the 1990's.
There’s a certain electricity in the air this weekend at the historic Radhadesh castle in the Belgian countryside. 350 first and second generation ISKCON youth and alumni from ISKCON schools, commonly known as Gurukulis, have gathered for Kuli Mela 2008. And organizers say the numbers could swell to 500 before the weekend is up.
ISKCON youth around the world are still in shock as they mourn the passing of their dear friend Hari Kirtan Dasa, an alumni of ISKCON’s Mayapur school and disciple of Bhakti Tirtha Swami. Hari Kirtan, known to his friends as Harish, was working at a store in Atlanta, USA on March 22 when at 8:01pm, the store was robbed and he was shot.
The Amar Ujala, a daily Indian newspaper ranked 34th in the world in circulation, has selected ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School in Vrindavan (BGIS) as the top school in the Mathura district and the second best school in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
The high school students of Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School in Vrindavan were in ecstasy when the Krishna Balarama Temple management asked them to decorate the swing for the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radheshyamasundar on the first day of Jhulan Yatra. The four day swing festival culminated on Balarama Purnima, Lord Balarama's Appearance Day.
Along with the opportunity to live as a devotee—each ashram of eighteen students has a temple room and deities to worship—students attend academic classes to prepare themselves for future study, work, or service.
The I-Foundation—the leading Hindu charity behind the UK’s first and so far only Hindu state school—has already announced plans to build at least one secondary school within the next six years.
The Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School located in the beautiful holy land of Sri Vrindavan Dham; the birthplace of Lord Krishna is the shining epitome of academic excellence and deep devotion.
Bhaktivedanta Academy, a devotional primary school located in Alachua, Florida, hosted its third annual spring fundraising event on Friday, April 23rd.
A new educational website has been launched to help parents to raise their children in Vaishnava faith.
The Australian Commonwealth Government is funding $250,000 of a new $300,000 Multi-Purpose Community School Hall for the Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula on ISKCON’s New Govardhana farm.
The Primary School students Of Sri Mayapur International School spent a happy afternoon recently celebrating the festival of Govardhan Puja.
A new book self-published this March by former gurukula student Daniel Lutz, entitled “My Karma, My Fault,” tells a sobering tale of neglect and abuse suffered in ISKCON boarding schools from 1983 to 1994.
Bhaktivedanta International School (BGIS) in Vrindavan, India, is now accepting applications from prospective students for admission into standards II-IX and standard XI for the academic year 2011-2012
There are vacant positions for Grade 6 primary school teacher (start by March 2011) and high school English teacher (to start January/February 2011).
The students of Sri Mayapur International School held their Annual Sports Day on December 16th. The event was well attended by parents, community members and special guests.
Kulimela Australia will be drug and alcohol free and will be packed with productive seminars focusing on Health and Medicine, Business and Management, Spiritual and Community Development, and Arts and Entertainment.
In anticipation of the upcoming Kulimela Australia festival, the KM09: Bhajan Kutir CDs - Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are now available for complimentary listening and downloading.
On the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti, the advent day of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, students from all grades put up an all day long celebration program. Arrays of colorful placards depicting the shlokas of Bhagavad Gita, the thematic displays of Bhagavad Gita teachings, high-spirited book distribution and the exuberant kirtans made it an event that gurukulis will always cherish.
Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School at Vrindavana, India invites applications for High School and Post-graduate Teachers in following disciplines: English, Sanskrit, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics and Social Studies
Sri Mayapur International School is now accepting applications for admission for the new academic year beginning on the 1st of August, 2011.
One of the only ISKCON schools to remain standing in Europe today is struggling, but continues to push on with new ideas for growth, full of faith in its ideals. A 2008 Ofsted Report says “Relationships between adults and pupils are exceptionally good and as a result, pupils behave very well and their attitudes to learning are good.”
Sri Mayapur International School has vacancies for the following teachers starting in August, 2011: High School Biology Teacher, English Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary School Teacher.
Recently, 35 students from Sri Mayapur International School performed a pandal program for the pleasure of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama at the Chandan yatra festival at Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir, ISKCON Bhubaneswar. They were accompanied on their travels by parents and teachers.
Krishna Avanti, England’s first state-funded Hindu primary school, will kick off the next school year with a brand new sister school, and exciting future plans for more to join them.
Some of the poorest children in Nepal are finding refuge and education at a new ISKCON Gurukula school in Sanga, a village 22 kilometers from Katmandu that lies in the shade of a colossal 108-foot deity of the demigod Shiva.
This year, the 5th Annual Gopinath's Kids Camp will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30am-6:00pm, strictly for kids aged 5-12 years. The purpose of this one-day camp is to provide an opportunity to ignite the spiritual spark in children while doing fun and interactive activities that they enjoy.
On Friday 17th February, several GBC members visited Sri Mayapur International School to inaugurate the new playground which they had sponsored. The students were very excited to be given the new outdoor play equipment and basketball court and wanted to thank the donors.
Sri Mayapur International School Teaching vacancies starting August 2012: English First Language and English Literature, Biology, Mathematics, Thinking skills and secondary school teachers.
Sri Mayapur International school is a unique school which provides a broad educational program. Its aim is to give the students a strong spiritual foundation, build their character and develop their academic studies.
A new playground sponsored for the Sri Mayapur International School in West Bengal by the Governing Body Comission (GBC), ISKCON’s highest ecclesiastical authority, is nearing completion after four months of preparation.
ISKCON Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh, India) has recently purchased a 87.5 acres of land near Vrindavan, on which a new campus for the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula International School (BGIS), as well as a new goshalla will be built.
A film about the Hare Krishna School at New Govardhana Community, Australia.
Produced and directed by Deva Gaura Hari Das.
The Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School in New Gorvardhana Australia is currently seeking to employ Secondary School teachers of multiply subjects for the 2014 academic year.
"The Hare Krishna's First Second and Third Generation. Where are they Now?" On Australian TV Show "Compass".
Just down the hill from the Sri Sri Radha Vrindabanchandra Mandir, in a simple wooden building under the shade of tall, leafy oaks and maples, lies the key to New Vrindaban’s future. Four children are currently taught in the brightly painted aqua classroom of Gopal’s Garden, a homeschool co-op established in 2007. That may not be many, but it doesn’t make Gopal’s Garden any less important to New Vrindaban’s families, or to the very foundations of the community.
A powerful drama performance by 2nd generation ISKCON devotees.
A Day in SMIS is a short video which shows how the school gives a unique opportunity for young devotees to progress in their academic education, while at the same time having the unique experience of living in Sri Mayapur Dhama
A film about the Hare Krishna School at New Govardhana Community, Australia.
The Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School (New Gorvardhan, Australia) is currently seeking to employ Primary School Teachers for the continuation of 2015 academic year.
ISKCON’s Sri Mayapur International School (SMIS) has a vacancy for the position of a High school Mathematics teacher.
Construction is set to begin on a new dayschool gurukula near Sochi, Southern Russia sometime this spring, with plans to open in September 2017. With no other gurukulas currently in operation in Russia, it may be under high demand as the only one of its kind.
Devotee children practicing different aspects of spiritual life at TKG Academy in Dallas.
Bhakti Raghava Swami talks bout the importance of the Varnashrama College.
ISKCON’s International Office of Child Protection (CPO) announced today that it has launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kartik Sharma, who drowned while swimming in the pool of the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula International School (BGIS) in Vrindavana, India, on April 24.
While most Year 12 students plan a week of partying at Surfers Paradise to mark the end of their school years, seven students from the Hare Krishna School at Eungella are planning something completely different.
Succession is currently a hot topic in ISKCON. So recently we spoke to Janardan Kewin, an Australian alumnus of Vrindavan Gurukula, who now works professionally as a regional manager at the University of Queensland, serves as Vice President at ISKCON Brisbane, and is known for his sweet kirtans.