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  • ISKCON Hillsborough Puts Spiritual Spin on Thanksgiving

    About 100 people, including local devotees, parents and family they had invited, and members of the Indian community attended this year’s Thanksgiving program at ISKCON’s New Goloka Dham in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

  • Paramahamster: Thanskgiving

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Don't Let Politics Ruin Your Thanksgiving

    The recent US elections created a divide in the country. Many people were happy with the election outcome while many others felt angry, letdown, frustrated, and even hopeless. How do we make sure that this mood and all the emotions we’re carrying around don’t end up on the dinner table when we sit down for Thanksgiving dinner? A video by Gadadhara Pandit Das.

  • Devotees Have a Lot to be Grateful for as Temples Celebrate Thanksgiving

    While Thanksgiving meals typically feature a dead turkey as their central dish – something that makes ISKCON devotees’ hearts fill with sadness and compassion – the American holiday has other elements that fit with the Vaishnava mindset, such as the central theme of gratitude.

  • Thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

  • On Thanksgiving, Jews and Muslims Volunteer Together Despite Middle East Violence
    The interfaith collaboration has been going on for five years, but the recent exchange of rockets between Gaza and Israel is weighing especially hard on both communities this week.
  • 'Mukti' the Turkey Gets Real Liberation at Tucson Govinda's
    Toward the end of the Thanksgiving afternoon everyone in the restaurant crew felt they did not want to return the turkey to his ominous fate and they decided to ask the crowd if anyone wanted to 'adopt' the turkey as a pet, and save him from certain slaughter.
  • Live Turkey A Guest of Honor at Govinda's Buffet
    The main course at most Thanksgiving dinners was the guest of honor at Govinda's restaurant - the vegetarian buffet had a turkey strolling the outdoor patio on US national holiday on 24th of November.
  • Pilgrims and Hindus for Thanksgiving
    What do Diwali, Holi, Shiva Ratri, and Thanksgiving all have in common? Give up? They're all originally Hindu holidays, of course! Really? Well, sort of.
  • Diverse and Divided, but Praying as One
    The Thanksgiving message seemed obvious, that the more people of different religious backgrounds shared their experiences, the more they understood each other and transcended religious exceptionalism: the belief that there’s only one path to God and that one’s own religion has it.
  • Tofurky Thanksgiving
    Kalachandji's. The Hare Krishna Temple may not be the first place you'd think of when planning an all-American Harvest celebration, but veg-heads know that Kalachandji's hosts a killer Thanksgiving feast every year!
  • Turkeys Most Grateful at ISKCON’s Thanksgiving
    On November 27, families across America will gather around their tables to give thanks for their blessings, spend some quality time together, and, of course, fill themselves up with turkey. But at Govinda’s restaurant of Tucson, Arizona, the turkey won’t be dead on the table – she’ll be alive, sitting alongside her human friends and “gobbling” the vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.