The pending sale of ISKCON’s Radha Govinda Temple in Brooklyn has generated interest, concern and even controversy not only among members of the Hare Krishna Movement in the New York metropolitan area but also among members and well-wishers of the Hare Krishna Movement worldwide.
In order to foster openness, inclusivity and awareness of the issues arising from the pending sale, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission hosted an informational town hall meeting in the Dweck Auditorium of the Brooklyn Public Library on May 15, 2017. This video of the meeting has been released for Movement-wide educational and informational purposes.
On Monday May 22nd, twenty-two people, including children and teenagers, were killed by a suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena in England. Here Sivarama Swami expresses his condolences and shares his compassionate and thoughtful perspective on the tragedy.
A calf just saved from being dehorned and branded is in the trailer entering the International Society for Cow Protection (also known as ISCOWP) Florida farm. Her name is Draupadi Amba. Another calf saved from the same fate and from the same breeder is already at the ISCOWP farm. Her name is Sri Vasanti and Draupadi is about to be reunited with her. A video by Chaya Devi of ISCOWP.
The Ratha Yatra procession starts at 4pm on 9 th of July in Largo do Intendente towards the final destination in Ribeira das Naus, where starting at 7 pm a festival will conclude in a form of various activities, music, dance and in distribution of delicious vegetarian food.
Over the past two decades, ISKCON has grown rapidly into an organization with well established temples and large congregations in the south of India. This short video shows some of the festivals that took place early this year when devotees from all over the world visited ISKCON temples and many holy places in that area. A video by ISKCON Congregational Ministry. (www.iskconcongregation.com)
Despite bone chilling weather, Indradyumna Swami and his team's visit to Moscow was blissful due to the warm hearted nature of the devotees who love to chant the holy names and dance in ecstasy. Srila Prabhupada’s visit to Moscow in 1971 planted the seeds of Krsna consciousness which continue to grow in great proportions.
This is the first in a series of lessons that ISCOWP plan to publish with the intent that someone who watches them should attain a good idea of how to train oxen by voice commands from the beginning of their oxen's lives to their maturity. A video by Chaya Devi.