Men Bond and Improve Themselves at First MAN-tra Retreat
Devotee Women Empower and Support Each Other at Vaishnavi Retreat
At MAN-tra, ISKCON’s first ever men’s retreat last weekend, devotee men bonded and dedicated themselves to self-improvement. They learned how to find themselves, become stronger, happier and more productive in society, balance Krishna consciousness and other duties, and how to become better husbands and fathers.
First High School Graduation Held in Australian Gurukula
Seventy-two women, ranging in age all the way from 12 to 76, attended the Vaishnavi Retreat in Lake County, California from October 5thto 7th. Amongst them were 23 Srila Prabhupada disciples, and many second generation devotees and new bhaktins.
Bhadra Campaign Inundates the World With Srimad-Bhagavatam Sets
While most Year 12 students plan a week of partying at Surfers Paradise to mark the end of their school years, seven students from the Hare Krishna School at Eungella are planning something completely different.
Indian Ambassador Inaugurates Ratha Yatra in Sofia, Bulgaria
This year, from July until Bhadra Purnima on September 24th-25th, a wave of ecstatic energy to bless homes with the Srimad-Bhagavatam engulfed the entire world.
Celebrating Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Appearance at Surabhi Kunja
For the first time in the country’s history, the Indian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Pooja Kapur inaugurated the festival.
Hay Fire at Bhaktivedanta Manor
The Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Sangha, a gathering of 55 Gaudiya Maths celebrated the 181st Appearance day of Srila Sacchidanand Bhaktivinod Thakur at Surabhi Kunja, West Bengal, on Saturday September 22nd.
Lalita Devi - The Guru of All Gopis
Firefighters were called to a blaze at the Hare Krishna Temple site near Aldenham. Several bales of hay were well alight at the Goshala barn. The fire is believed to have begun at around 1pm and firefighters arrived within ten minutes.
Devotees Celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s “Summer in Montreal”
Lalita devi is the leader of the asta-sakhis, radhe tava priya-sakhim ca gurum sakhinam, "Oh Radhe! Your dear companion Lalita is the guru of all the gopis". Rupa-manjari is her maidservant and chief assistant.
Bhakti & Science - Village to Village
Hundreds of devotees recently gathered at ISKCON Montreal, Canada to celebrate the 50thanniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Summer in Montreal, when he spent three months from June to August of 1968 in the city.
Ireland's Krishna Island to Host “Govindadvipa Mellows” Kirtan Mela
Murali Gopal Das, a physicist based in Gainesville, Florida, during his recent summer tour in Europe has enthoused devotee scientists to work together and use their special talents for Krishna.
Celebrating Sri Madhava – The Sweetest in the Whole World
Local devotees and guests from all over Ireland as well as the UK and beyond are expected to attend the first Govindadvipa Mellows kirtan mela on October 13thand 14th, in one of the most idlyllic settings imaginable.
European Farm Conference to be hosted at Krishna Eco Farm in Lesmahagow, Scotland
It was the middle of the night in the monsoon season and raining heavily, and there were auspicious omens present everywhere. Lakes were full of blossoming lotus flowers and the forests with singing birds and dancing peacocks. The demigods were showering an abundance of flowers from the skies.
Srila Prabhupada and Jaladuta Sculpture Installed Outside ISKCON Boston
Lesmahagow, a quiet village founded by monks in the 12th Century is now a home to monks but of a different order.
Celebrate Janmasthami & Vyasa Puja with Joy of Devotion Film Screening
The specially commissioned sculpture was created for ISKCON’s 50thanniversary celebrations in 2016. Designed by Russian devotee Madan Mohan Das and sculpted by Ukranian artist Volodymyr Zhuravel, the beautifully detailed bronze piece depicts Srila Prabhupada disembarking from the Jaladuta cargo ship at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier.
Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Posters for Free Download
Now, in time for the upcoming Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festivals, ISKCON Communications Ministry offers centers around the globe the opportunity to entertain and inspire their congregation by screening the hour-long ‘The Joy of Devotion’ film. Now, the film also available in Spanish.
St. Louis: Rain or Shine, Lord Jagannath Gets His Festival
By releasing a Vyasa-puja pack, with its booklet, posters, postcards, banners, videos and more, the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee aims to inspire and facilitate ISKCON temples and communities worldwide to enhance the celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s annual Vyasa-puja festivities.
Spiritual Immersion Week at ISKCON of Houston
As soon as it was time to pull the cart in St. Lous, Missouri, it started pouring. Even though the organizers started to worry that the crowd would be scarce, the park started to quickly fill up with people of all ages, races, and all religions, eager to experience this age-old Indian cultural event.
From a Nuclear Plant to Love & Peace 'Fine Graff Art'
ISKCON of Houston has planned something for everyone during spiritual and cultural extravaganza this upcoming Labor Day weekend, as well as a special cultural event on Friday, September 7th, 2018.
Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold Named One of the Most Beautiful Places in the U.S.
ToVP and the 'Splendor in the Grass'
The internationally renowned street and fine artist Kardami Kapila Das, a former of the K. Art Collective recently visited St. Petersburg to paint a mural by invitation of ‘Fortunate People’ team - worldwide mantra flash-mob dedicated to spreading Love & Peace.
Ministry of Education Conference Report (Alachua) Florida, USA
Remarkably, devotees from New Govardhana Farm have set up a Govinda’s prasadam stall there with a theme representing the TOVP itself as the shape of the stall.
ISKCON Teachers Get Much-Needed Support at 5th Education Conference
This conference was an intense, heart-changing event for all the attendees and the virtual participants.
Supreme Court asks Puri Jagannath Temple to Allow Visitors Irrespective of Religion
Teachers at ISKCON’s schools work very hard, often with little support – so the chance to connect and collaborate with fellow educators from all over North America at the fifth annual ISKCON Education Conference was a blessing.
Excitement Builds for First Ever Men’s Retreat
The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Puri Jagannath temple to consider permitting entry to every visitor, irrespective of religious faith. Temple servitors, however, will object to the ruling.
Excitement is ramping up for “MAN-tra,” ISKCON’s first ever Men’s Retreat, to be held in New Vrindaban and headlined by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura Vani, and comedian Yadunath Das. The event is subtitled “Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century,” and is gathering hype as the place to be this fall.