Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library Offers Free Spiritual Resources for Newcomers, Families and Preachers
“Sri Surabhi” App Launching
The newly-launched Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library, offers audiobooks of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s works for free, to stream or download onto your laptop, smartphone or other electronic device. It also offers helpful introductory video guides on various elements of the process of Krishna consciousness.
700 Students Receive Bhagavad-gita in Surat
The Sri Surabhi App will serve mainly as a “friend raiser” involving devotees in various activities related to the OM Sri Surabhi Campaign as well as a “fund raiser” (to support local village/rural projects and campaign initiatives.
Sivarama Swami Promotes Religious and Racial Tolerance Amongst Children
The program organized by Ramlila Das, a youth outreach coordinator in Surat, included skits, prayers, kirtana and a lecture by Bhakiprem Swami.
Yamuna Film “The Stolen River” Gets U.S. Premiere in Gainesville
A school from Hertfordshire in the UK, which had been experiencing religious and racial intolerance amongst its students, made a very special visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor recently.
GBC Launches Devotee Care Course in Mayapur
“The Stolen River,” which deals with an issue that has been of deep concern to devotees as well as environmentalists for years now, about the pollution of the Yamuna river, received its world premiere in India in October 2015. Since then, it has won Best Green Film at the LIFFT India Filmotsav, and was in the official selection at many other film festivals.
Fortunate People Project Films 10,000 People Chanting Globally
The Devotee Care Committee of ISKCON Governing Body Commission has invited everyone to take part at the Devotee Care Course this Spring in Mayapur
Nourishing Body & Soul: Mayapur Aims High
The project is inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s statement in multiple different purports and lectures that if just one per cent of the population becomes Krishna conscious, “then the whole world will be peaceful.”
ISKCON Youth Spend Their Holidays Helping Puerto Rico Temple
Prasadam - sanctified vegetarian food - plays a vital role in everything Krishna devotees do. From doing outreach activities on the streets, to a huge festival in the temple, to a personal function, prasadam has to be there, otherwise the activity is considered incomplete.
ISKCON-London’s Food for Life Initiative Honored by the Queen of England
Three months after the category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20th, the U.S. territory’s infrastructure is still far from recovered. The country's only ISKCON temple had its roof, veranda and porch ripped off in the storm. Devotees are still struggling to clean up and rebuild.
Bhagavatam 10th Canto Free Audiobook
Food for Life in London, an initiative from London’s Radha-Krishna Temple, has been feeding hot meals to the homeless for over 20 years, and in 2017 expanded its usual Monday to Thursday offering to include Fridays and Saturdays. Its incredible efforts were officially recognised in December 2017 when the chief organiser of the London-based service, Acyuta Charan dasa (Asish Soni), was honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for voluntary and charitable services to homeless people.
7-year-old Devotee Steals the Heart of Russia
Amala-bhakta Swami is presently offering, free of charge, a download into of his audiobook narration of Srila Prabhupada's 10th Canto of the Srimad-bhagavatam, all 90 chapter files.
Ireland’s Unique Island Temple Set to Become Top Retreat Spot
ISKCON devotees' 7-year-old daughter Vasilisa Yashenko has been recently filmed in a major Russian TV talent show for children entitled as “Luchshe Vseh” or “Best Of All”.
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation to launch #ZeroHungerHaryana Campaign
The 22-acre property, originally called Inis Rath, is ISKCON’s only temple on its own island. Located on the waters of Upper Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, resplendent with emerald green foliage in the summer and often shrouded in mists during the winter, it’s perfect for spiritual reflection and growth.
Baltimore Devotees Spend Holiday Season Giving Books to Hospital Patients
Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is to launch a campaign against hunger. Through this campaign, the foundation aims at eradicating hunger and malnutrition from India starting with the Haryana State.
Brazil’s Bhaktivedanta Institute Offers Spiritual Refuge
“One of our main inspirations was the book Life’s Final Exam: Death and Dying from a Vedic Perspective, edited by Giriraja Swami,” says Tarini Ganga. “It describes how in hospitals and hospices people are suffering so much, and how their families are so emotionally drained."
Devotees to Feed 3,000 London Refugees, Homeless and Students Daily
Brazil's BHaktivedanta Institute became a pioneer for being possibly the first course of bhakti-yoga to use elements of “gamification”, application of game-design elements in its curriculum.
New BBT Book Inner Yoga Takes Practitioners Deep Into the Spiritual Core of the Yoga Tradition
Charity organization Food For All, run by Parasurama Das and other ISKCON devotees, is set to move out of its previous home at Bhaktivedanta Manor and into two purpose-built kitchens in London. The move will see Food For All triple its prasadam distribution.
Tribal Care, An Initiative of Love and Care
With yoga’s popularity ever on the rise, there’s a huge potential audience for the book. Enter Inner Yoga author Jayananda Das (Janne Kontala), a practitioner of ashtanga-vinyasa yoga since 1992 and an experienced yoga teacher teaching in Helsinki, Stockholm, and now the U.S. Jayananda knows his audience and their needs well.
Lisbon’s Mantra Yoga Lounge Changes Lives
India’s tribal people are currently undergoing a crucial phase of identity crisis. ISKCON Mayapur's Tribal Care Initiative reaches out to the tribal communities of India, which comprise around 9% of India’s population – over 104 million people.
The BBT’s Training Program Is Transforming Book Distribution in Latin America
Krishna consciousness in Portugal is surprisingly recent. Although there were several attempts by devotees to preach there in the 1970s and 1980s, ISKCON Lisbon was born as late as 1996, as a gift to Srila Prabhupada for his Centennial.
Hindu-Catholic Dialogue Discusses Love of God and One’s Neighbor
Since 2007, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust’s training center for new book distributors – Colegio Bhaktivedanta in Mexico – has been gradually strengthening book distribution culture in Latin America. Now, with visible results all over the continent and two new centers on the way, this innovative idea seems to be reaching its turning point.
Mayapur Institute’s First Classroom “Kutir” is the Perfect Setting for Study
Around 125 people from both traditions attended the third annual Hindu-Catholic Dialogue, held at the Shiva Vishnu temple in suburban Washington D.C. on Saturday November 11th.Participants included Catholic bishops, priests and several dozen Catholic laypeople. From the Hindu community, there were leaders from local Hindu temples, along with a number of congregational members
BBT Brazil's Crowdfunding Success for Large Scale Bhagavad-gita Print
On October 15th the Mayapur Institute of ISKCON opened its first classroom kutir, or hut, which creates the perfect atmosphere for study of the Vedic scriptures. Built with natural, environmentally-friendly local materials like bamboo, bricks and thatch, the kutir makes students feel like they have stepped back in time to learn with the sages of the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Feed 1,000 Kids for a Year Through ISKCON’s Meal Scheme
“Without a doubt, the most exciting element of the campaign was to see the cooperation of the devotees, leaving their differences aside and uniting in a common purpose. It was possible to see how Prabhupada's books are powerful and go beyond anything we can imagine. They are not just books, but tools for individual and collective illumination," says” BBT Brazil director Nanda Kumar Das.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will sponsor free meals for 1,000 underprivileged children under the Annamrita Midday Meal Scheme of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, an official said here Nov. 6.