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  • Another New Audio Book from the North European BBT

    The North European BBT is happy to announce that "Prabhupada: Your Ever Well-Wisher" by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami is now available at The narrator is Michael Scherer.

  • Acharya - Official Trailer

    ACHARYA, The Life and Legacy of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Directed by Yadubara Das. Due for release September 17th, 2015. For more information, visit

  • Strengthening The Vision: Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban

    This article is part of a series connecting New Vrindaban, ISKCON's first farm community, to the grand visions by Srila Prabhupada.

  • Prabhupada’s Diaries Available as ISKCON’s 50th Nears

    The two books will be celebrating their twentieth year since publication this year and next year respectively.

  • Prabhupada in London in 1973 - A Rare Video

    The video also contain a part when Prabhupada meets George Harrison.

  • ISKCON Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Founder’s Journey West

    While it was not unusual for immigrants from India to head to the US, what separated Bhaktivedanta Swami was the mission that urged him onward.   

  • Journey To America by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa

    It was a Friday, August 13, 1965. At 9 in the morning, a lonely, elderly gentleman, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami boards a ship at Calcutta Port sailing to New York. The black cargo ship, small and weathered, was anchored at dockside. Sailors curiously saw the elderly saffron dressed sadhu as he spoke last words to his companion in the taxi and walked determinedly towards the boat. Music and video by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa.

  • 50 Years Ago Today: How One Sadhu Changed the World

    By the time Srila Prabhupada passed away, there were more than 100 branches of his ISKCON all over the world. 

  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada - by Gaurangi Devi

    Gaurangi devi & The Romford nama hatta choir, performed at Srila Prabhupada's centennial year celebration in Sri Dhama Mayapur in 1996.

  • ISKCON 50th Anniversary Inauguration Celebration in Kolkata

    In Kolkata a grand celebration was held with the participation of devotees from 108 countries, and dignitaries such as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.  

  • Epic 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Journey to the U.S. Draws 35,000 People From 125 Countries

    From August 13th to 16th a massive event in Kolkata drew 35,000 people.

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in Boston

    Srila Prabhupada's 50th Anniversary Arrival Festival will take place on Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th in Boston, Massachusetts. 

  • Reflecting on Half a Century

    Srila Prabhupada arrived in 1965 and gave America’s post-war generation – the first to grow up watching TV – sound motives to learn about Krishna. 

  • Acharya Preview Clip (2016) - Jaladuta

    ACHARYA, The Life and Legacy of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Directed by Yadubara Das. Coming Soon. For more information, visit

  • Dr. Graham M. Schweig on Prabhupada's Historic Achievements

    "Prabhupāda has brought more light into this world, a world in which we still find too much darkness."

  • Butler Event with Sally Agarwal to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Arrival in America

     On October 24th, devotees from all over North America will gather to glorify Srila Prabhupada's activities in Butler, PA.

  • Anuttama Dasa Speaks During Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in US 50th Anniversary

    Anuttama Dasa, International Minister of ISKCON Communications speaks during Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in America 50th Anniversary. September 19, 2015, Boston, USA.

  • 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Kochi

    State Minister Sri K. Babu, released the 18 volume Malayalam version of the Srimad Bhagavatam to the Kerala public.

  • Shyamasundara Talks New Book “Chasing Rhinos”

    With his new book “Chasing Rhinos with the Swami, legendary ISKCON pioneer Shyamasundara Das stopped by to talk to ISKCON News. At 73, he still has his thick shock of wild hair, and the wide grin, easy sense of humor and friendly nature that ingratiated him to major figures like the Beatles all those years ago, as he carried out Srila Prabhupada’s instructions to spread Krishna consciousness.

  • The Messenger

    Tribute to Srila Prabhupada performed by the students of the Bhaktivedanta Academy, Alachua, Florida, on November 14th, 2015.

  • Anuttama Das Speaks During Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in US 50th Anniversary

    Anuttama Das, International Minister of ISKCON Communications speaks during Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in America 50th Anniversary. September 19, 2015, Boston, USA.

  • New Prabhupada Biography Comes for ISKCON’s 50th

    Author Yogesvara Das felt the need for a single volume Prabhupada bio that would be accessible and marketed to a broad general audience.

  • The Flame of Eternal Love

    "The Flame of Eternal Love" a documentary about Shrila Prabhupada and the development of the Society for Krishna Consciousness in the USSR. Anchor: Sofia Ignatova. Actors: Alexey Sviridov, Acyuta Priya, Nimai, Vrinda. English Anchor voice: Jaya Madhava Das. English voice: Alisa Tchebotareva. Music: Yury Dimentyev. Sound: Vibhavari das. Written and directed by: Arjuna das. Русская версия фильма: "Зажигающий сердца".

  • Srila Prabhupada Holy Tirthas in Kolkata - An Aerial Tour

    A video by Paul Tuffery (Prananath Das).

  • Jagad Guru - Hip Hop Style
    A hip hop song by Gaura Klein to celebrate ISKCON 50th anniversary and Srila Prabhupada.
  • Srila Prabhupada's Shower of Mercy

    Relish photographs of Srila Prabhupada interacting with his disciples throughout the world, along with excerpts from his letters in which he encourages his disciples to be all they can be and do all they can do for Krishna's pleasure. An empowering and enlivening 12-minute film meant to reawaken Prabhupada's mood and mission, especially regarding his female disciples. A video by Visakha Dasi

  • Beginning at Second Avenue

    A documentary about Srila Prabhupada's beginning of ISKCON at 26 Second Avenue. NY. The film is based on interview with Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, one of the most senior of Srila Prabhupada''s disciples who is also the author of the biography 'Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita". ISKCON Cinema, BBTI and other copyrighted material used with permission. To arrange public viewing please report to and visit

  • “Make Me Dance”

    In the world’s great wisdom-traditions, prayers are often acknowledged as means for accessing divine power. The prayers by saints often reveal the profound depths of their selfless devotion to God.

  • Prabhupada – Departing for the West (Highlights)

    Highlights from Something Spiritual's first show, Prabhupada – Departing for the West at Harrow Arts Centre, London.

  • Lover of the Lord

    Music and video by Janaki Mohan Das.

  • Srila Prabhupada Drama by "Something Spiritual"

    On the eve of Saturday 2nd July in the outskirts of London, a cast and crew of 65 young people who are part of an upcoming performing arts group known as "Something Spiritual", came together to put on a spectacular production depicting the life and struggles of Srila Prabhupada. It was a night that captured hearts, moved people to tears and transformed the lives of many.

  • Happy 50th Anniversary, ISKCON!

    In 1965, a 69 year-old spiritual teacher from India arrives in the West and settles among the hippies of New York’s Lower East Side. From a tiny storefront, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami starts a revolution of consciousness influencing tens of thousands in the US and worldwide. But what happens to his spiritual movement , the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), after their charismatic leader’s passing? Will it survive? Will it change? Can an ancient Eastern religious tradition be relevant in the modern 21st century?

  • An Offering of Gratitude to Srila Prabhupada by ISKCON Desire Tree

    Watch this small offering of gratitude to our dear Srila Prabhupada by ISKCON Desire Tree on the occasion of 50th Anniversary. Celebrating the Joy Of Devotion.

  • Srila Prabhupada's Jaladuta Journey

    Srila Prabhupada, founder acharya of ISKCON, navigated through the tumultuous ocean on a cargo ship, Jaladuta on 13th August 1965, to the western world with a mission to propagate Krishna Consciousness in the western world. Today the Hare Krishna movement has spread all over the world and millions of people have become part of it.

  • The Messenger 2: Planting the Seed

    This drama performed by the students of Bhaktivedanta Academy, Alachua, Florida, USA, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada formally establishing the Hare Krishna movement in the United States and celebrates how he influenced an entire generation and the unprecedented achievements that followed.

  • Mission of Mercy - A Spiritual Puppet Show

    The students of Govardhan Academy of ISKCON Saranagati, Canada, spent three months learning about Srila Prabhupada, particularly how much he was dedicated to serving the instructions of his spiritual master. They dedicated this video to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his disappearance day. Read ISKCON News article about it:,6010/

  • Update on the Prabhupada Biopic

    The film HARE KRISHNA! — formerly titled ACHARYA—the 90 minute feature length documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada is nearly finished. Post-production in Los Angeles is winding down and the film should be finished by the end of this month, thus coming to a close 3 years of production work. The film’s official world theatrical has been locked in for mid June 2017 in New York City.

  • “Chasing Rhinos With The Swami’ Has Arrived

    Volume One of Shyamasundar’s long-awaited memoir is now available. This is the most intimate, detailed, and exciting account yet of Bhaktivedanta Swami’s amazing adventures in the dawn of the Hare Krishna movement. Volume One describes the Swami’s halcyon days in San Francisco and London, 1967-1970, including the real story of Lord Jagannath’s advent in the western world, meeting the Beatles and, with them, broadcasting the Mahamantra around the globe.

  • “Hare Krishna!” Film to Start US Nationwide Release This June

    “Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami Who Started It All,” a ninety-minute documentary film about the life and achievements of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, will start its nationwide roll-out in the U.S. this June. The ambitious film, originally titled “Acharya” and directed by John Griesser (Yadubara Das), has been much-awaited by ISKCON devotees and congregation everywhere.

  • Hare Krishna! Film Wins Jury Prize for Best Picture

    Documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and achievements of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, has won the coveted Jury Prize for Best Picture at Illuminate, the world’s premier conscious film festival. The festival ran from May 31st to June 4th in Sedona, Arizona.

  • Online Database of Prabhupada Disciples Launches

    The website, created by developer and second-generation devotee Krishna Kirtan Das, is designed to help devotees search, locate, contact and see the current status of all Srila Prabhupada disciples world-wide. The website is also publishing these disciples’ memories of Srila Prabhupada, encouraging them to share them before they pass away, and to be part of an important historical archive.

  • Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Travels
  • Hare Krishna! Film Opens in Russia

    Inner Voice Productions has announced a Moscow screening of the film "Hare Krishna!" next week, on August 16th, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day, and again on August 20th. 

  • Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Offering 2017 - ISKCON Pune

    This is a small offering made by ISKCON Pune Devotees as a homage to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami on his 121st Birth Anniversary and on completing 51st Anniversary of ISKCON. Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

  • Srila Prabhupada's 40th Disappearance Day - Sivarama Swami 's Class in Mayapura
  • Raja Sabha TV on Srila Prabhupada

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  • Hare Krishna! Film Updates From Around the World

    India is hosting 700 screenings in one-week, Canada release January 22nd, and South America and New Zealand planned for the early new year.

  • 200 VIPs Attend Hare Krishna! Film Premiere in Mauritius

    Among the audience members were the former President of the country, His Excellency Kailash Purryag; MP the Honorable Santaram Baboo; former Minister of Social Integration Suren Dayal; and former Ambassador to the United Nations Milan Meetarban.

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away

    Vrindavan Chandra had been the only family member present when Srila Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta to leave for the U.S. on August 13th, 1965. He related the experience when he attended the 50thanniversary celebration of Prabhupada’s historical journey at Netaji Stadium in 2015.

  • Hare Krishna! Film to Premiere in London

    The UK premiere of the film is taking place at Odeon Covent Garden, Londonin the evening of Monday 23rd April 2018.

  • Hare Krishna! Film Available to Pre-Order for Temple Gift Stores, also to Stream

    The documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and teachings of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, will be released on digital, DVD and Blu-Ray worldwide on August 21st– just two weeks before Prabhupada’s appearance day.

  • Gopal Agarwal, Prabhupada's Initial Sponsor in the West, Passes Away

    On July 31st, Gopal Agarwal, husband of Sally and father of two daughters, Srila Prabhupada’s first sponsor in the West, left his body due to old age afflictions. 

  • Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Posters for Free Download

    By releasing a Vyasa-puja pack, with its booklet, posters, postcards, banners, videos and more, the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee aims to inspire and facilitate ISKCON temples and communities worldwide to enhance the celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s annual Vyasa-puja festivities.

  • Celebrate Janmasthami & Vyasa Puja with Joy of Devotion Film Screening

    Now, in time for the upcoming Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festivals, ISKCON Communications Ministry offers centers around the globe the opportunity to entertain and inspire their congregation by screening the hour-long ‘The Joy of Devotion’ film. Now, the film also available in Spanish.

  • Srila Prabhupada and Jaladuta Sculpture Installed Outside ISKCON Boston

    The specially commissioned sculpture was created for ISKCON’s 50thanniversary celebrations in 2016. Designed by Russian devotee Madan Mohan Das and sculpted by Ukranian artist Volodymyr Zhuravel, the beautifully detailed bronze piece depicts Srila Prabhupada disembarking from the Jaladuta cargo ship at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier.

  • Srila Prabhupada: Social Reformer

    Srila Prabhupada's role as a social innovator is sometimes overlooked when we speak about Krishna consciousness. It deserves greater emphasis.

  • Devotees Celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s “Summer in Montreal”

    Hundreds of devotees recently gathered at ISKCON Montreal, Canada to celebrate the 50thanniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Summer in Montreal, when he spent three months from June to August of 1968 in the city.