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Articles tagged as Preaching

  • Expecting Too Much From Sunday
    Sunday is a time for preaching. Serious preaching. Preaching with an edge. Preaching that looks sinners in the eye and says, "God loves you, now get it right." Preaching that looks the complacent in the eye and says, "God loves you, now get outside yourself."
  • Krishna Devotee Has Breakfast with New York City Mayor

    New York City -- "A rabbi, a Hare Krishna devotee, and the mayor of the most influential city in the world sit down to share a meal together..." No, it is not the set-up to a politically-incorrect joke; it is the true story of a chance breakfast chat that ISKCON devotee Radhavallabha Dasa recently shared with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • Preaching in Pakistan
    ISKCON devotee, Sarvabhauma Prabhu, just returned from a very successful preaching tour of Pakistan. Usually little is reported about this type of outreach, but due to the nature of this tour, it was highly publicized in the secular media and closely monitored by the authorities in Pakistan.
  • Travelling Spiritual Performers Bring Rain To Australia
    For the last six years Australians have suffered the worst drought in a thousand years, say leading agriculturalists. Is it just coincidence that one of the longest uninterrupted streaks of wet weather broke at the same time Indradyumna Swami and his traveling spiritual festival team arrived on Australian shores?
  • Happy Krishna Consciousness World!
    The exhuberantly named "Happy Krishna Consciousness World" is a new television program presented by IT Media Concepts in collaboration with Gauranga Travels Youth Tour. The series will air on national TV in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa, and will feature news and interviews from ISKCON centers, festivals, and seminars across the globe.
  • The Logistics of Multi-ISKCON Centres in the Same City
    The 2008 Mayapur GBC annual meeting ratified as official ISKCON policy the presence of multiple ISKCON centres in the same city. Conceived in New Vrindavan, June 2007, at the special GBC meeting for strategic planning, the “urban proliferation proposal” earned unanimous support from the brainstorming GBCs, hungry for greater ISKCON effectiveness.
  • Prabhupada’s Books—The Ultimate Prison Escape Plan
    ISKCON’s Prison Ministry traces its roots all the way back to 1962, when Srila Prabhupada visited Tihar Prison in New Delhi. “If you give me the chance to speak to all the members of the Jail,” he wrote to superintendent Sri Puri, “It is quite possible for me to turn them into ideal characters.”
  • Battlefield Bhajans

    US Military Base, Iraq, April 17, 2008 – It’s my fifth year on active duty as a sergeant here in Iraq, and I’m back doing missions, which means long days. But I still rise early, worship my salagram sila deities of the Lord, and chant Hare Krishna as if I can die at any moment – which, here, is a reality.

  • Swami Talks Inner Peace at NYU
    Sacinandana Swami is here to teach us nothing that we do not already know. The German Hare Krishna monk is a kind of celebrity within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness community. He spoke at the Kimmel Center last Monday night and at a Village Hare Krishna temple last Tuesday as part of his month-long visit to the United States.
  • Toronto Yogis Get "The Eternal Spiritual Experience"
    Yoga enthusiasts all over Toronto untangled their arms and legs this April to check out InSpirit, a nine-day yoga festival with a difference billed as “The Eternal Spiritual Experience.” Events held at various venues around the city, including the University of Toronto, were designed to help people discover the ancient teachings of the East and their practical application to everyday life.
  • Krishna.com's Live Help Reaches Out Over the Net

    The spiritual path can be a rewarding yet difficult one. There comes a time when all of us need need a shoulder to lean on, a friendly push in the right direction, or a few strong words of encouragement. Oh, wouldn’t it be great if every time you stumbled in your faith, you could just open up your instant messenger and talk to someone would could help you right back up?

  • Time to Burn: Krishna Camp Returns to the Desert

    A new tradition has been born from the desert floor like a phoenix, and the fire of devotion continues to burn as Krishna Camp once again descends on Burning Man 2008, the annual festival of all things alternative, creative, and progressive, which ensues this year, as always, from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

  • Mumbai: Slokas for Troubled Times
    In these troubled times of terror, when disturbed minds seek counselors for peace, Dushyant Sridhar brings relief through his weekly evening sessions for his audience comprising of people from all walks of life. The listeners, mainly residents of Century Rayon, Mumbai, are enthralled by his wise commentary delivered in flawless Sanskrit and English.
  • Every Day’s A Festival!
    In ISKCON, traveling festivals are one of our main methods of outreach with devotees traveling cross-country to share their spiritual food, music and philosophy with others. So wherever you are, and whatever time of year it is, if you feel like attending a Hare Krishna festival – you’re likely to find one close to your location soon.
  • Building Bridges Conference Kicks Off

    Washington, DC – More than fifty ISKCON devotees – including several temple presidents and project leaders – are gathered here to explore how to more effectively share Krishna consciousness with others. The three-day conference, co-hosted by ISKCON Communications and ISKCON North American leadership, features presentations and panel discussions dedicated to examining best practices and dealing with challenges in engaging in dynamic, even unconventional outreach.

  • ISKCON’s ‘Global Reputation’
    ISKCON is banned in Singapore, cherished in South Africa, tolerated in the USA, allowed in Indonesia, secretive in China, loved in India, underground in the Middle East, registered in Pakistan, valued in Brazil, present in Bangladesh, esteemed in Guyana, new in Korea, accepted in Canada, recognized in Malaysia, valued in Australia, established in Russia, permitted in Japan, honored in Nigeria, treasured in Italy, heard in Germany, and appreciated in the UK.
  • How Fortunate We Are to Have Seen It!
    “Over my dead body!” screamed the woman over the telephone. As I entered the office I could hear every word she was saying to Nandini dasi: “Never! I’ll never rent my school to you people! Not in a million years!” With that, she hung up.
  • Waiting For Disaster and War?
    We oftentimes hear devotees say that their preaching efforts might become easier if a disaster strikes somewhere, or everywhere. More suffering should mean more turning towards spirituality and God. Will things be as simple as this?
  • In Their Faces
    Since the novelty has worn off, ISKCON has dropped off screens. It was contrary to Srila Prabhupada’s principles to be below the radar. It’s also anti-preaching to be so invisible.
  • An Inmate's Heartfelt Praise of Srila Prabhupada

    "Here in my cell (what a fitting analogy for all the cages and traps I prepared for myself), I take you, Srila Prabhupada, as my father and my family, and as my “boss”, and as my friend, and as my authority."

  • ISKCON Mayapur Namahatta Reaches Out to 15 Million

    On the auspicious day of Radhastami, Jayapataka Swami, co-minister of the Congregational Development in ISKCON, congratulated the Namahatta devotees from Sridhama Mayapur for having reached out to a record number of 15 million people in their last 35 years of preaching Krishna Consciousness.

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