Hindu-Catholic Dialogue Discusses Love of God and One’s Neighbor
Havi Das Delivers Krishna Conscious Message at Latin Grammys
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
Meet the Hare Krishna Monk Running One of the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cardiff
Srila Prabhupada disciple and popular Venezuelan musician Havi Das (Ilan Chester) delivered a deep and powerful Krishna conscious message while receiving a Latin Grammy award recently. The speech and its message of substance, amidst more typical award acceptance fare, was well received by the audience.
Beloved Youth Organizer Braja Vallabhi Passes Away in Vrindavan
Monks live on the outskirts of civilisation in isolation - completely dissociated from modern society, and instead engaged with spirituality and tranquility.
In Memory of Vasudeva Das
Braja Vallabhi Dasi, a beloved second-generation devotee who helped organize many youth and outreach programs, passed away in a tragic car accident while on her way to attend a seminar at Govardhana Hill in Vrindavan, India, on November 11th. She was just twenty-three years old.
GBC Meeting Clarifies Krishna West is Part of ISKCON
The GBC Executive Committee joins the devotees of ISKCON Fiji in honoring the life of His Grace Vasudeva Prabhu, a pioneer in establishing Krsna consciousness in Fiji.
Shared Statement of the GBC Body & Hridayananda Das Goswami
Good communication brings about a healthy relationship, as ISKCON’s Governing Body Comission and ISKCON guru Hridayananda Das Goswami found this month. Hridayananda Maharaja’s Krishna West project began in 2013. But due to ill health, he had not had the chance to meet with the full GBC body about it until this October 15th and 16th, during their mid-term meetings in Ujjain, India.
Beloved Kirtaniya Agnideva Das in Serious Condition in Australian Hospital
On October 15th and 16th, Hridayananda das Goswami and Brahma Tirtha Das met with the GBC body and a special subcommittee to discuss some mutual philosophical concerns and Krishna West. While those discussions are a work in progress and will continue up to and during the 2018 GBC Annual General Meeting, the meeting in Ujjain was conducted in a very polite, cordial, and Vaisnava way and a statement was unanimously agreed by all.
Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee on Book Distribution
Beloved kirtaniya and Prabhupada disciple Agnideva Das is in a stable but serious condition in an Australian hospital, with a lung infection and low oxygen levels.
Bhaktimarga Swami Completes 3,550-Mile Walk Across U.S. for ISKCON 50
Kevin Wu, a Youtube star with over 300 million views on his “KevJumba” channel, has been left feeling spiritually uplifted after following and filming sankirtan devotee Madhava Puri Das on book distribution. Wu met Madhava Puri while staying at the ISKCON Los Angeles ashram, looking for spiritual answers during a difficult period in his life.
Puerto Rico Temple “Almost Completely Destroyed” In Hurricane Maria
On Friday September 15th, Bhaktimarga Swami, “The Walking Monk,” crossed the finish-line for his 3,550-mile walk across the USA in San Francisco, beneath shining blue skies and rolling white clouds. It had been two years since he set off.
Latin Recording Academy to Honor Havi Das With Lifetime Achievement Award
Devotees in Puerto Rico are safe after Hurricane Maria. However, the U.S. territory’s only temple, in mountainous Gurabo, has been “almost completely destroyed.”
Four Days with the Walking Monk
A multi-talented musician, Havi Das – a Srila Prabhupada disciple – is a highly successful pop and traditional artist in his native Venezuela as well as throughout South America. He grew up listening to Venezuelan folk, Afro-Caribbean dance, British progressive rock, and American R&B, all of which influence his own music.
800 Devotees Immerse in Krishna at Lithuanian Summer Getaway
“Hey do you guys want a ride?” So asked a friendly driver as he pulled to the side of the road along the rolling hills 50 miles east of San Francisco. He’d spotted the Walking Monk in his saffron robes strolling down the pavement towards him. He was curious and inclined to help.
Florida Devotees Escape Hurricane Irma With Minimal Damage
800 devotees from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia got to immerse themselves in Krishna consciousness in one of the most gorgeous natural settings in the world this August. They were attending the 17th annual Vaishnava Summer Festival in Lithuania, which ran from August 4th to 11th.
New USC ‘Music Meditation Club” A Huge Draw for Western Students
In Alachua, North Central Florida, devotees of New Raman Reti – the largest ISKCON community in the Western World – braced themselves for a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, rarely seen so far inland.
Bhaktivinoda Thakura - The Seventh Goswami
Like many ISKCON programs today, the University of Southern California’s Bhakti Club drew mainly people with an Indian background who were already familiar with the tennets of Krishna consciousness. But a new rebranding and a broader vision based on building relationships has seen a flood of Western students who can’t get enough.
Russell Brand Marries Again, With an India-themed Party
Although Bhaktivinoda Thakura is especially recognised for re-discovering the birth place of Lord Caitanya, he in fact re-discovered and re-established Lord Caitanya’s movement.
Major Comic Book Artist to Release Abhimanyu Graphic Novel
Brand, a practising Hindu, continues to prove his fascination with India.
Second Gen Devotee Participates In U.N. Youth Assembly
Renowned comic book artist Dheeraj Verma, who has worked with Dark Horse Comics and Marvel Comics in the US on titles such as Night of the Living Dead, Transformers, Dracula and Iron Man is now set to release a graphic novel about the Mahabharat hero Abhimanyu.
The Sanga Initiative Inspires ISKCON Leaders of the Future
Brinda Raval, 21, is offering an inspirational example of how young ISKCON devotees can engage with today’s global concerns. “I’m very interested in social justice issues, and how as a devotee and a spiritual person I can use that to serve,” says Brinda. Through a rigorous application process, Brinda was recently accepted to attend the UN Summer Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
Mother Kulangana: A Life and Legacy of Devotion
"Our goal is to become steadfast in our Krishna consciousness and in our lives, so that we can one day successfully run the Hare Krishna Movement.”
Bhaktivedanta Manor Devotee Brings ISKCON to Ethiopia
On Monday 14 August at 6.45pm, on the eve of Sri Krishna Janmastami, Mother Kulangana passed away surrounded by devotees chanting the names of Krishna. Mother Kulangana’s life will remain an inspiration for generations to come. Her dedication to Srila Prabhupada set the highest example.
GBC Moves to Remove and Replace ISKCON Brooklyn Temple President
Mahaprasad das has translated a number of Srila Prabhupada’s books from English to Amharic, the official working language of Ethiopia. 10,000 copies of Introduction to Bhagavad Gita and On the Way to Krishna are currently in the UK and will soon be shipped to Ethiopia.
The GBC, ISKCON’s ultimate managing authority, is attempting to remove Ramabhadra Dasa as president of the ISKCON Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Temple at 305 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.