Sivarama Swami “Vlogs” on Current Issues Rack Up 20 Million Views
Untold Florida: SanctuaryAlachua Opens As Place of Empowerment for Women, Children
A series of video blogs, or “vlogs,” featuring ISKCON guru Sivarama Swami giving a Krishna conscious perspective on current issues, have racked up over 20 million views on Facebook. Devotees behind the project see it as a way forward for outreach in the Hare Krishna Movement.
Florida Hare Krishna School Gives Lessons in Service
SanctuaryAlachua is owned and managed by people from the Krishna community, however the house, services and classes are open to everyone in the Alachua community.
Toronto Devotees Defy Record-Breaking Cold to Deliver Prabhupada’s Books
The art projects were distinct from most others. Students at Bhaktivedanta Academy of Alachua, FL, USA, had to use pieces of trash to create artwork weighing less than 50 pounds.
Cancer Treatment Campaign Launched for Long-Time Back to Godhead Designer
Christmas 2017. Toronto, Canada was colder than the North Pole, dropping to -22C for the first time in recorded history. Schools closed. People stayed home from work. Outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations were canceled. The roads were treacherous. But none of this stopped ISKCON Toronto devotees from venturing out to deliver Srila Prabhupada’s books during the six-week Prabhupada marathon, from November 19th to December 31s
“The Late Morning Program” Podcast Tackles Hot Topics
Back to Godhead magazine has launched an urgent Gofundme campaign to raise funds for the cancer treatment of its longest-running servant, and is asking for support from the worldwide devotee community as time is running out.
Bhaktivedanta Manor School On the Lookout for New Head Teacher
The tongue-in-cheek poster shows the host dressed in a suit and assuming an overly serious pose. And a fake testimonial calls it “Borderline Prajalpa.” But there’s a lot more depth to what might be ISKCON’s first video podcast show, and its host Namarasa Das, than at first may be evident.
New Book Release: ‘Bhaktivedanta Manor With Photography’
For the past thirty-five years, the Bhaktivedanta Manor School in England has given children a loving Krishna conscious education, earning its moniker “The Small School With a Big Heart.” A year ago, the school moved into its own dedicated building. And now, with committed longtime head teacher Guru Charana Padma Dasi set to retire, it’s looking for a new principal to oversee its exciting next phase.
Sivarama Swami Promotes Religious and Racial Tolerance Amongst Children
“Photographing at Bhaktivedanta Manor was an extraordinary experience for me in many ways”, explained Sally. “There was always a lot going on and I was accepted by the community right from the very beginning.
GBC Launches Devotee Care Course in Mayapur
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.
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
ISKCON Youth Spend Their Holidays Helping Puerto Rico Temple
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.”
Yogesvara Dasa’s George Harrison Tribute Returns to New York
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.
ISKCON-London’s Food for Life Initiative Honored by the Queen of England
On January 20th, senior Prabhupada disciple Yogesvara Dasa is bringing “Here Comes the Sun: A Musical and Spiritual Tribute to George Harrison” back to the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. The show is based on Yogesvara’s (Joshua Greene’s) 2006 book Here Comes the Sun, which briefly hit Amazon.com’s bestseller list, and was published in five foreign languages.
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”.
Movie Stuntman Finds Joy in Krishna Consciousness
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.
In Brooklyn, a Hare Krishna Reckoning
It seemed like Jason La Shard was living the dream. Born in Quebec, Canada to Kashubian parents (a Slavic ethnic region in Northern Poland), his incredible physical stature – 7 foot 1 with size 20 shoes – set up his destiny early on.
Kirtan Leader Agnideva Das Discharged From Hospital After Successful Heart Surgery
As the Hare Krishna Society builds a lavish new temple in India, it is struggling to control a faction in the city where the religion was born.
Response to Poison Allegation
Agnideva received double bypass surgery, and was then kept in an induced coma for some time. Just over a week ago, he was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, where he received 5 hours of physiology therapy per day.
Tribal Care, An Initiative of Love and Care
Many years ago, a relatively small group of devotees claimed that some of Srila Prabhupada’s devoted servants had poisoned their beloved guru. Recently, an attempt has been made to resurrect this dark accusation.
Canadian Opera Singer to Make Pilgrimage to Sri Mayapur Dham
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.
Devotee Bodybuilder Raises Consciousness
One of Canada's fasting rising young opera stars, Dustin Hiles, first met the devotees seven years ago in Winnipeg, MB, while campaigning as a candidate for the provincial Liberal Party of Canada.
Hindu-Catholic Dialogue Discusses Love of God and One’s Neighbor
It’s not every day that you can say you went to hear a vegan Hare Krishna bodybuilder speak, but that’s exactly what students at the University of Southern California got to experience on November 13th.
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