The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Articles tagged as Radhadesh

  • Radhadesh Expands As Preaching Grows

    One of the first things you see when looking at Radhadesh's beautiful temple building is a huge tower on the left. Until now this tower was left untouched. This year the temple management decided to renovate the tower creating six new rooms. These rooms will be used by students from Bhaktivedanta College, who are currently staying in the guesthouse. When the new rooms are finished in two months the students will move there allowing the guesthouse rooms to be used for weekend visitors. Also, by putting the students in the temple the cost of their accommodation will be lower.

  • Congregation Development Course at Bhaktivedanta College

    Many lessons have been learned during ISKCON's transformation from temple-based to congregation-based communities.

  • Bhaktivedanta College Lays Cornerstone For New Building
    On October fourteenth devotees at Bhaktivedanta College and Radhadesh (Belgium) celebrated a cornerstone laying ceremony at the construction site of the College’s first residential building.
  • Bhaktivedanta College Graduates Join ISKCON’s Frontline

    Graduates from Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium, have recently taken up managerial positions in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

    Aravindaksa Dasa is the College’s first graduate to take on the post of temple president – in Antwerp. And Bhaktavasa Govinda Dasa was elected vice-president at the Wrozlaw temple in Poland. Both graduates are also teaching educational programs based on their studies at Bhaktivedanta College.

  • Professor Burke Rochford Gives Course at Radhadesh
    E. Burke Rochford Jr., a professor of sociology at Middlebury College, has studied the Hare Krishna movement for over thirty years, and as a well-wisher and friend of the movement, has written numerous articles addressing its development. In January of this year, he came to Bhaktivedanta College to give a course on ISKCON and Society, and has been an inspiration for the many students who attended.
  • ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College Opens New Library

    ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium, which currently has 27 students from 20 countries and is accredited by University of Wales, Lampeter, inaugurated the opening of its new library and offices this May 17.

    The College has been in operation since 2002, but this new development marks a major step in its history.

  • ISKCON Represents Hindus in Belgian Religious Council
    Hridaya Chaitanya Dasa, temple president of ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in Belgium, was elected to represent the Hindus of Belgium at the formal inauguration of the Belgian Council of Religious Leaders (BCRL) on December 17th.
  • Radhadesh Summer Camp 2010
    Based on the request of many devotees, in July of 2010, Bhaktivedanta College will offer a summer camp for young devotees aged 14 to 21.
  • 16 Students Graduate From Accredited Bhaktivedanta Colleges
    In June and July 2010, sixteen students will graduate with Vaishnava Theology degrees from two state accredited Bhaktivedanta Colleges in Europe: Budapest, Hungary and Radhadesh, Belgium.
  • Unique Indian Art Gallery Opens in Ardennes, Belgium
    On 2 June, 2010, a ceremony was held to celebrate the official opening of the Museum of Sacred Art in Radhadesh, Belgium. The opening itself is part of wider celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of Radhadesh. The museum has a permanent collection of nearly 250 pieces — paintings, sculptures, puppets, and sacred objects, and is planning to also organize temporary exhibitions.
  • Emotional Graduation Ceremony at Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh
    On June 16 in Radhadesh the graduation ceremony was held for seven students from Bhaktivedanta College. Radhadesh's temple president, Hrdaya Caitanya Dasa, summed up the feelings of everyone present when he said, “We are very happy to see students graduating today. But we also feel sad since some of them are leaving - they have become part of the community.”
  • Tuition Sponsorship for US Devotees at Bhaktivedanta College-Radhadesh

    The North American GBC is looking for future leaders, intelligent and devotionally-inclined young men and women who would like serve Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan movement by making a career of full time service in ISKCON USA America. To help fulfill this aim, the North American GBC is offering a two-year scholarship to Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesa, Belgium.

  • ISKCON Devotee Bids for Brussels to Host Parliament of World Religions

    The next meeting of one of the biggest interfaith gatherings in the world, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, could be hosted in Brussels, Belgium in 2014—and an ISKCON devotee is front and center in the bidding process.

  • Bhaktivedanta College Lets the Music Begin
    The ninth inauguration ceremony began with speeches by the Principal, Yadunanadana Swami, the Administrative Director, Jaya Krishna Dasa, Trustee and Instructor Braja Bihari Dasa, and another visiting teacher, Urmila Dasi.
  • Radhadesh Film Offers Up Lentil Soup for the Devotee’s Soul

    Film-maker Vasudeva Dasa had planned to spend only three days at ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in rural Belgium to celebrate the annual Janmastami festival, when a doctor advised him to stop traveling and rest for three week—and he got an unexpected offer that would make a strong impression on him.

  • Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh, Belgium
    In 2011, the Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh will be held from April 22nd-28th. There is an additional "Building the Retreat Culture through a Teacher Training Program," which will be held for one day, on April 29th.
  • Radhadesh Summer Camps For The Youth
    The Bhaktivedanta College organizes the international Radhadesh Summer Camp for youth from 12 to 20 years of age. For three weeks, participants will experience the brightest sides of spirituality and will gain a deeper understanding of the values of life in the beautiful Belgian countryside.
  • ISKCON Communications Conference to Tackle Anti-Cult and Intrafaith Issues
    Around thirty devotees from all over Europe—most old hands at communications work, but some new faces—are expected to attend the 20th annual ISKCON Communications Conference in Radhadesh, Belgium from Friday June 3rd till Monday June 6th.
  • Radhadesh Bhaktivedanta College Celebrates 9th Graduation
    Twenty-five students were honored at Bhaktivedanta College’s ninth annual graduation ceremony in Radhadesh, Belgium, on June 3rd. The students were a truly international crowd, hailing from the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, India, and of course Belgium.
  • European Team Grapples with ISKCON’s Reputation
    30 ISKCON members, communications representatives, and leaders met for four days in the historic Radhadesh temple to ask why, after more than 40 years in Europe, ISKCON is still loved in some parts of the continent, and evokes suspicion and misunderstanding in others.
  • Discovering Radhadesh

    A 30 minute documentary filmed and hosted by Vasudev Das. For more information please visit:, or

  • Bhaktivedanta College Students Represent ISKCON at Assisi Interfaith Events
    Saint Francis of Assisi, a spiritual leader renowned for centuries, established the Franciscan order in the Catholic tradition. He is not so well known for creating the first interfaith event of the Catholic Church.
  • New Bhaktivedanta College Course to Create Career Opportunities
    A new course offered by Bhaktivedanta College at the ISKCON community in Radhadesh, Belgium, promises to open up a host of career opportunities for ISKCON devotees.
  • Building Hindu Relationships in Europe
    Between March 27th – 28th, 2012 the Hindu Forum of Europe held its Hindu Leaders Meeting in Radhadesh followed by a Networking Luncheon and a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels.
  • The Modern-Hindu Experience
    As I looked over the class-schedule for February, I read the title “Modern Hindu Trends” and thought to myself: “Well, I really hope this course won’t be something too vague, but rather help me connect the history of India and Hinduism with what I practice in devotional life…”
  • Bhaktivedanta College Course Commended by University of Chester
    A panel from the University of Chester, England, recently validated the new B.A. Honors degree course by Bhaktivedanta College, based in the ISKCON Community of Radhadesh, Belgium.
  • Museum of Sacred Art’s Second Gallery Unveiled at Radhadesh
    Indian art is making its way into the Belgian landscape through the petite yet wholesome gallery of the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) located in Radhadesh, in Durbuy Belgium. The first weekend of June marked a new beginning for MOSA as a second gallery opened for the public.
  • Bhakti-devi Goes Online

    by the Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh, Belgium.

  • Bhaktivedanta College to Grow Fast in 2013 and 2014
    Bhaktivedanta College, Belgium—one of ISKCON’s premier educational institutions—has entered a period of fast growth, with many exciting new developments on the horizon.
  • Students Life At Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh (2012-13)

    A video by Bhaktivedanta College.

  • Blazing Fire Destroys Cow Barn at Radhadesh
    On February 3rd the cow barn at ISKCON Radhadesh, Belgium burnt to the ground. The reasons for the fire are not yet known.
  • India’s Cultural Director Visits Radhadesh, Belgium
    When Mr. Suresh Goel, Director General Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is not dealing with United Nation reforms, or international diplomacy work he is also touring the world, promoting Indian culture abroad.
  • Parents on Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh

    Visakha Dasi, disciple of Srila Prabhupada and the mother of Hari-priya, a first-year Education degree student, here talks about why parents could consider Bhaktivedanta College for their children.

  • Yogic Traditions Unite for World Peace in Portugal

    On June 21st, the summer solstice or longest day of the year; considered an auspicious occasion for Vedic faith traditions, marked the first  pan-European Yoga Day, held in Lisbon, Portugal. The goal of world peace, yoga was used as a remedy for the turmoil of the world’s problems.

  • All-around Assistant Needed at Bhaktivedanta College

    Minimum commitment for one academic year (September 2013 to June 2014) after initial trial period of three months. Long-term engagement possible.

  • Veteran Artists Teach Transcendental Art Seminar in Belgium

    Twenty students attended a two-week Transcendental Art Seminar at Belgium’s Bhaktivedanta College this summer, as part of the College’s new educational enrichment program. The seminar was taught by veteran ISKCON artists and husband and wife team Dhriti and Ramdas Abhirama Das, who have already led five art seminars for in Vrindavana, India.

  • Bhaktivedanta College: A Relevant Education in a Spiritual Environment

    Students, teachers, friends, administrators and ISKCON-leaders share their thoughts about an extraordinary educational project in Radhadesh, Belgium. A video by Filip (Gaura Govinda) Cargonja, Suravarya Das and Dinadayal Das. 

  • ISKCON News Video Contest: 3rd Place Winner

    "Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh" by Gauragovinda Das and Suravarya Das (Croatia). 

  • Former Radhadesh President Joins Mayapur Co-Directors

    Hrdaya Caitanya Das, who served as president of ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in the Belgian Ardennes for twenty-seven years, is grateful to be taking on the service of co-director at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal. He and fellow newcomer Gauranga-Simha Das from South Africa will bring the board of co-directors to six.

  • Radhadesh - Chateau de Petite Somme

    In the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, near Durbuy, lies the fairytale castle of Petite Somme. The castle has a long history which now houses the spiritual community of ISKCON Radhadesh.

  • Radhadesh Bakery Celebrates 25 Years of Steady Service

    One hundred devotees from ISKCON Radhadesh in the Belgian Ardennes pack into the community’s small bakery, just a few meters away from the Château de Petite Somme turned Krishna temple. They’re all craning their necks to get a glimpse over the counter at Nadia Bihari Das, his wife Shyamalika Dasi and son Gopinath Das as they bake up a storm in celebration of their family business’s 25th anniversary.

  • Belgium’s Museum of Sacred Art Shows New Galleries

    The museum features several permanent pieces including three large framed wooden depictions of Lord Krishna’s universal form, Lord Ramachandra, and the Dasavatar (Krishna’s ten incarnations). But its main offering is an annually rotating roster of exhibits that include sculptures, paintings, photography, video, and other art mediums.

  • Bhaktivedanta College’s Dean of Studies Takes Sannyasa

    ISKCON-guru and well-known academic, Krishna Kshetra Das (Dr. Kenneth R. Valpey) took sannyasa (entered the renounciate order) at Goloka Dham, Germany, on Janmastami, 2014. His new name now is Krishna Kshetra Swami. An interview about his academic activities, upcoming book projects and future plans. 

  • ISKCON’s First Systematic Kirtan Course Inspires Transformation

    Eleven select international students immersed themselves full-time in ISKCON’s first systematic kirtan course for nearly two months this summer, at Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium. During this time they studied the theology behind kirtan, the proper mood and way to perform it, and its history and tradition, and took practical lessons in how to skillfully sing and play instruments to glorify the Lord.

  • Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh - Kirtan Course 2014
  • 2015 Communications Seminar To Be Held in Radhadesh, Belgium

    This year, ISKCON Communications Europe invites devotees from outside of Europe as well to discuss important international strategies and issues.

  • ISKCON Studies Institute Conference 2015, Radhadesh, Belgium

    The ISKCON Studies Institute will hold its next conference at Radhadesh (Belgium) from May 22-24, 2015. This year’s conference theme is Devotional Ethics, Community, and Practice in Caitanya Vaisnavism. The ISKCON Studies Institute Conference 2015 features an outstanding array of academic scholars from around the world.

  • When Art Becomes a Dialogue Between Faiths

    The Sacred Arts Festival in New Delhi brings together different styles of spiritual art and explores the confluence of art forms and spirituality. Forbes India interviews Martin Gurvich (Mahaprabhu Das) the founder of the Museum of Sacred Art in Radhadesh, Belgium, who says, "this is what the project is about: a dialogue between different faiths, styles of art, taking out judgements that we have about different art forms." 

  • Alfred Ford School of Management to Teach Conscious Leadership

    The School is affiliated with ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium. Administrators of that College began working with Alfred Ford (Ambarisa Das) back in 2009, after the 2008 financial crisis showed that there was a need for a different approach to business management.

  • ISKCON Europe Communications Seminar, Radhadesh, Belgium

    It was the first time Anti-Cult members have visited an ISKCON temple and did a presentation. It was held during Radhadesh’s hosting of the ISKCON Europe Communications conference. ISKCON is no stranger to the organisation. Over the years Anuttama Das, ISKCON Global Communications Director, has built a relationship with the organisation by attending conferences and speaking openly about ISKCON’s issues.

  • Radhadesh Mellow Highlights 2016

    A video by Balarama Nityananda.

  • Devotees Feast Eyes on New Prabhupad and Gita Books

    The Museum of Sacred Art  has just published two lusciously illustrated books: “Illuminations from the Bhagavad-gita” and “Prabhupada Meditations.” 

  • New Bhagavad-gita Exhibit Opens at MOSA Belgium

    A brand new exhibit of artwork from Kim Waters and Chris Murray’s classic 1980 book, Illuminations from the Bhagavad-gita, opened at the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium on May 28th. The exhibit features all Kim’s original illustrations from the book, which is illuminated with translated verses from Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

  • Hare Krishna temples, Radhadesh, Belgium - Documentary

    Radhadesh is a community of Hare Krishna devotees in the Ardennes region of Belgium. A film by Vrsabhanu Das.

  • New MOSA Exhibition Shows “The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami”

    A new solo exhibition opened at the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium on January 28th, during the Radhadesh Mellows kirtan festival, entitled “The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami.” Satsvarupa Maharaja’s bright and colorful works filled MOSA’s two exhibition spaces during Radhadesh Mellows -- which was attended by about a thousand devotees -- and continue to be on display now.

  • MOSA Showcases Artist Who Met Srila Prabhupada

    The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium, is exhibiting the works of famous Indian mandala painter Om Prakash Sharma, whose meeting with Srila Prabhupada left an impact on him. Now 85 years old, Om Prakash has had a long and productive career including serving as Dean at the Delhi College of Art for over a decade. He met Srila Prabhupada at Dr. Mishra’s yoga studio in New York in 1965.

  • Bhaktivedanta College Announces New Yoga Teacher Training Course

    Set in the beautiful Ardennes region of Belgium, next to Radhadesh’s picturesque Chateau temple, the College’s scenic, secluded campus is ideal for the study and meditation required of a yoga course.

  • Alfred Ford MBA - Program Overview

    Welcome to the Alfred Ford School of Management Conscious Leadership MBA Program. Alfred Ford offers the rigor and academic excellence found among top MBA programs.

  • Yoga Teacher Training Course at Bhaktivedanta College

    The Yoga Teacher Training Course, held in the beautiful Ardennes in Belgium, offers a unique opportunity to train with world-renowned teacher Mahayogi Gokulacandra, one of the most advanced practitioners of asanas today. This 4 week course is taught in a serene villa setting surrounded by rolling countryside that offers an escape from the stress of daily life.

  • Mahaprabhu Das Visits Indian Prime Minister Modi

    Mahaprabhu Das presented the Prime Minister with a copy of the book Forms of Devotion - The Spiritual in Indian Art, a two-volume set published by MOSA.

  • Radhadesh Kulimela to Focus on Service and Honoring Prabhupada

    As ISKCON’s second and third generations progress in their lives and Krishna consciousness, their signature festival, Kulimela, is also growing and developing in new ways with every event.