Varnasrama College Launches Online Courses
GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions
Varnasrama College — ONLINE will be officially inaugurated on May 15th, 2020 (Friday) with a global Go-Vrishabha Puja in conjunction with Vrishabha Sankranti.
Give Us Back The Yamuna River - New Video by Jayadeva Das and the Bhaktivedanta Manor Children
ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the Coronavirus pandemic).
Seeking Strength in Times of Crisis
Can a video save a dead river? It may sound far-fetched, but miracles happen through public awareness—especially when Krishna Himself notices the sincere devotion of his bhaktas.
Kirtan Space to Offer Free Kirtan Course Online During COVID-19
We offer our prayers for the well-being of all those affected by the pandemic. We pray for those souls who have passed away, and for their family members and friends. We also pray for those currently ill and their loved ones. And, we pray for those millions of people who suffer from the financial impact of the coronavirus and who worry for the safety of their families.
Online Srimad-Bhagavatam Marathon Held to Benefit the World
Kirtan Space, an online educational effort that started in 2016, has been revamped and will offer a free ten-week foundational kirtan course on Youtube starting May 25th. “During this time, when you may be not working and may be stuck at home, is a good opportunity to learn a new instrument,” says director Balaram Nityananda Das.
Devotees Use New Innovations to Distribute Thousands of Books Amid COVID-19
Devotees from the Five Truths Pancha Tattva Center in Omsk, Siberia organized a Srimad-Bhagavatam online marathon, in which the translations of all 18,000 verses were recited over ten days, from April 10th to 19th. The marathon, which aimed to inspire devotees and benefit the world during the current dark times under a global pandemic, was entitled Spiritual Victory in Seven Days.
Happy Earth Day! - Award-Winning Film About the Yamuna River Streams for Free for 10 Days
With ISKCON book distributors off the streets and staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you might think their service has completely ground to a halt. Instead, however, they’ve put all their energy into innovations such as mailing, contactless delivery, and e-books to distribute thousands of Prabhupada’s books at a time when people need them more than ever.
ISKCON India Distributes Over 12 Million Prasad Meals During COVID-19
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Celebrate the occasion by watching 'The Stolen River' film about the plight to preserve and restore the holy river Yamuna -- streaming for free for 10 days.
ISKCON's India Tribal Care Trust Initiative Helps People in Remote Areas Tackle COVID-19
While the nation has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and is observing a lockdown, millions have been stranded with no food and shelter.
Food For All UK Distributing 4,100 Meals Daily, Expects to Increase to 20,000
Amidst the coronavirus crisis and the consequent lockdown India’s tribal people are facing double difficulties - scarcity of food and lack of awareness about the preventive measures to curb spreading of the deadly disease.
Argentina: Prasadam Distribution to Police Officers
With the UK now about to go into its fourth week of lockdown, people who would be struggling from one week to the next during normal times are now running out of money. Many are also sick or completely isolated in their homes without any family members. In this environment, more and more community groups are calling for free meals to help those in need.
ISKCON India Distributes Over 1 Million Plates of Prasad During COVID-19 Lockdown
During their quarantine duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 60 law enforcement officers receive a plate of meal and hot drink every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from local ISKCON devotees.
“Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes” Launches in Gainesville, Florida
The government began with a quarantine in 79 districts across India recognized as COVID-19 hotspots, before officially locking down the entire nation – 1.3 billion people – on March 23rd in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
Food For All Serves Free Prasad Meals to Homeless During UK Lockdown
Called “Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes,” the program was formally launched on April 2, 2020 (Rama Navami). A number of congregational members promptly stepped up to offer much needed financial support to get the new program off the ground.
New Educational Booklet Explores ISKCON and Hinduism
Hare Krishna charity Food for All has been given government approval to serve free vegetarian meals to London’s homeless people during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown.
ISKCON Communications Course - Now Online!
A newly-published booklet, entitled “ISKCON and Hinduism: Exploring the Hare Krishna Movement and its Broader Traditions,” will be used to help students and teachers in schools, as well as visitors to ISKCON temples, better understand ISKCON and how it relates to broader Hinduism.
Second Annual Vaishnavi Padayatra Addresses Violence to Women
ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa, in collaboration with Bhaktivedanta College, translated the 'ISKCON Communications' training he gives world-wide in the classroom into the online environment - dynamic, powerful and thought-provoking as it is when taught in person.
Foundation Stone Ceremony to Herald Grand New ISKCON New Jersey Temple
The matajis of ISKCON Amravati walked for 8km and participated in dramas, sankirtana and other activities along the way.
European ISKCON Youth Leaders' meeting in New Vraja Mandala
Over 500 people, including congregation members and the local community at large, are expected to attend the April 4th Foundation Stone Ceremony for ISKCON of New Jersey’s grand new temple in Parsippanny. The ceremony is set to launch construction on a project that took over a decade of hard work, and will ultimately cost a total of $7 to $8 million.
Gaura Mandali Kirtan Academy for Children Launches in Alachua
35 ISKCON devotees from 25 European countries gathered for three days to overview the existing and future possibilities to help young devotees to develop their full potential, and opportunities within the existing Erasmus+ framework.
ISKCON Book Shop Opens at New Delhi Railway Station
“For me, the mridanga has always been a special companion,” says Thakura. “So I like to share with students that they’re starting this new relationship they’re going to have for their entire life."
Can Religion Fight Climate Change?
ISKCON India Communications Director Yudhistir Govinda Das and Vakreshvar Pran Das developed the idea, while Mohan Rupa Das, Temple President of ISKCON New Delhi’s East of Kailash temple, saw the project through to completion.
ISKCON Leicester Devotees Participate in Hindu Muslim Friendship Meals
Our scriptures give us a simple solution to fight the real cause of climate change—our greed and propensity to exploit others (including nature).
‘The Pilgrimage’ Provides Luxury Spiritual Retreats for Corporate Clients
In the U.K., devotees from ISKCON Leicester’s congregation joined a total of nearly twenty families for a groundbreaking scheme called ‘Come Dine Together,’ designed to build friendships and understanding between Hindus and Muslims.
A new project, The Pilgrimage, is providing luxury spiritual retreats and online education for corporate clients, while also offering ISKCON devotees the chance to earn a living amongst Vaishnava peers.