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  • Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Speaks at L.A. Rathayatra

    During a visit to Los Angeles for a political function, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, addressed a crowd of about four thousand devotees and members of the public at the L.A. Rathayatra festival on August 4th

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Personal Cooks to Share Stories and Demos at L.A. Prabhupada Festival

    1,500 to 2,000 people are expected at the festival over the two days, when the largely devotee-owned Watseka Ave alongside the temple will be turned into a sort of block party, with colorful tents and stalls, and lanterns strung everywhere. 

  • Spiritual Strength and Rejuvenation Festival Held in New Dwaraka

    Various news media trucks and vans follow the parade and this year KTLA/CBS TV took a televised interview with Svavasa Das, temple president, at the finish of the procession. They asked him to describe the meaning and purpose of the Ratha-yatra parade for an broadcast throughout the western U.S. on the evening news.

  • Students Sign Up To “Be A Monk” at ISKCON Los Angeles

    Jaya Chaitanya Das, 30, recently went from being a hip-hop producer to ISKCON’s top book distributor in the U.S., selling 85,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books in one year. Now, he has come up with an innovative new program that shows young Americans today may be more interested in staying in ISKCON’s brahmachari ashrams than we might think.

  • Sura Das Talks Chaitanya’s Civil Disobedience at Martin Luther King Festival

    On Saturday January 14th, Sura Das of ISKCON Los Angeles was invited to speak at Culver City’s 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Culver City Hall.  Sura serves as the secretary and treasurer of the Interfaith Council of West Los Angeles, and represents ISKCON Los Angeles on the Council. This theme of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was “Peaceful Warriors for Positive Change.” 

  • Los Angeles Ratha Yatra

    The 40th Annual LA Rathayatra was a spectacular event for the body mind and soul.

  • Los Angeles Celebrates 40th Rathayatra and 50th of ISKCON

    It was a truly uplifting and festive time for ISKCON of Los Angeles from August 4th to 7th recently, with celebrations for both the 40th anniversary of the city’s Rathayatra festival, and the 50th anniversary of ISKCON in full swing. There was a kirtan mela with international kirtaniyas, a series of seminars and video presentations, a tour of places where Prabhupada frequented in LA,  and the biggest Rathayatra festival yet.

  • Renowned Audiobook Narrator Amala-bhakta Das Takes Sannyasa at 83

    Born in New York City, Amala-bhakta Swami worked in motion pictures in California before beginning a search for the true purpose of life. Moving back to New York in 1957, he studied and then began teaching ashtanga yoga, establishing his own yoga center and amassing a following of 400 disciples. In 1976 he moved to Los Angeles to join the ISKCON temple there and receive initiation from Srila Prabhupada.

  • Launches Drive to Increase Street Chanting

    “What gets measured gets improved,” says Vaisesika Das, quoting leadership expert Robin S. Sharma. “Just by becoming aware of how many times they’re doing it, and how many times others are doing it, devotees will naturally become encouraged to do it more.” The Kirtan Party program isn’t just interested in increasing the quantity of kirtan parties going out, however.

  • Hare Krishnas Cannot Solicit Donations at Los Angeles Airport

    A ban on soliciting donations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) does not tread on Hare Krishna members' free speech rights, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday. A city ordinance forbids the immediate solicitation of money at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), including the terminals, the parking lots, and adjacent sidewalks.

  • Nick Mom TV Show Features ISKCON Devotee Girl's 7th Birthday Party

    On July 13th, the American Nick Mom TV Channel featured 7 year old Gauri, daughter of Bal Gopal Das and Lalita Sundari Dasi, residents of ISKCON New Dwaraka Dham, Los Angeles. The television show called Take Me To Your Mother was exploring how different children from all walks of life celebrated their birthdays.

  • Three Californian Temples Celebrate Govardhana Puja Together

    Devotees from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Laguna Beach gathered at ISKCON’s Escondido farm to celebrate “Maha Govardhana Puja.” Govardhana Puja, the celebration of the day when Lord Krishna displayed His divine powers by lifting the sacred Govardhana Hill, was previously held at each individual temple. But the three neighboring communities got together for a follow-up festival, too; a unique tradition with an interesting history.

  • Srila Prabhupada Festival in Los Angeles
    This year marks the 22nd Annual Prabhupada Festival at the New Dwaraka temple in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Prabhupada Festival was founded with the purpose of allowing everyone and anyone to come together to hear about and glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada – The Founder-Acharya of ISKCON.
  • Sura Dasa Presented With Interfaith Humanitarian Award
    Sura Dasa of ISKCON Los Angeles’ Temple Bhajan Band has been presented with the World Interfaith Harmony Humanitarian Award, for his work in providing free prasadam and kirtan at interfaith charitable events throughout Southern California.
  • 12 Hour Kirtan in Los Angeles

    A video summary of the event by Yasodeva Das.

  • 40th Installation Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarakadhisha
    Los Angeles ISKCON recently celebrated the 40th Installation Anniversary of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarakadhisha over the Janamastami weekend. The joyful festival spanned over two days and attracted a large number of devotees from all parts of the world.
  • Los Angeles Ratha Yatra and Lord Balarama's Mischief
    The procession was moving along smoothly for about an hour when Lord Balabhadra suddenly decided to show His transcendental lila. At about 11 a.m., the chariot on which Lord Balarama was travelling broke down.
  • ISKCON LA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Rukmini Dwarakadish
    Around 7,000 people are expected to attend the activities-packed festival at “New Dwaraka,” which will coincide with Janmastami, Lord Krishna’s appearance day, and Srila Prabhupada’s 115th Vyasa-puja (birthday ceremony).
  • Hare Krishnas Can Be Barred From Soliciting at LAX
    A federal appeals court has ruled again that airport police can enforce a city ordinance barring the Hare Krishnas and other groups from soliciting immediate donations at Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Attorney for Krishnas Wins Delay of Ban From Los Angeles Airport

    Authorities were blocked this week from finally being able to enforce a 13-year-old city ordinance that bans solicitors from seeking donations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), officials said Friday.

  • US Court Stops ISKCON Seeking Donations At Los Angeles Airport

    Hare Krishna movement has been stopped from seeking donations at the Los Angeles International Airport by a US court. The court allowed the Los Angeles Police to enforce a 13-year-old municipal ordinance, which would prevent members of the movement from seeking donations at the airport.

  • ISKCON Vows to Fight LA Airport Ban on Soliciting Donations
    Amarendra Dasa, a lawyer representing ISKCON, has vowed to challenge a March 25th ruling by the California Supreme Court that bans Hare Krishna devotees and other groups from soliciting donations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
  • Court: Hare Krishnas Barred From LAX Solicitation
    The California's high court ended a long-running legal battle Thursday when it barred the Hare Krishnas from soliciting donations at Los Angeles International Airport.
  • ISKCON Receives Kingdom Day Parade Award

    ISKCON devotees received a “Second Place for Marching Units” award for their participation in LA’s annual Kingdom Day Parade at a ceremony at the Radisson Hotel near downtown Los Angeles this February 13th.

  • State Supreme Court to Hear Krishna LAX Free Speech Case
    With his navy peacoat and rolling canvas bag, Jeff Solomon looks like any other traveler on the departure deck outside LAX's Bradley International Terminal.
  • Los Angeles Ratha Yatra Festival a Big Draw
    LOS ANGELES, CA - The Temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Watseka Avenue here, just off Venice Blvd. conducted its 33rd Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade on August 2, which started at the Santa Monica Civic auditorium and ended on Venice Beach.
  • ISKCON Los Angeles Celebrates Fortieth Year of Worship
    This July 16 – 18 promises to see one of the biggest festivals in the history of ISKCON Los Angeles, as the “New Dwaraka” community celebrates its fortieth anniversary of worshiping Sri-Sri Rukmini-Dwarakanatha. Each of the three festival days, devotees and guests will swing these smaller, moveable counterparts to ISKCON LA’s larger Rukmini-Dwarakadish deities in a traditional ceremony called Julana-yatra.