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  • Over 150 Children Participate in New Vrindaban Kids’ Festival Competition

    Nearly 160 children sent in submissions for the New Vrindaban Kids' Festival Competition, which focused on the three major Vaishnava festivals in August – Balarama Jayanti, Sri Krishna Janmastami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day. 

  • Culture Crossing: Krishna Kids in the Material World

    We need to have good communication skills to be able to have conversations about tough topics and to maintain openness and trust in the relationship. Part of this means knowing when to stop talking.

  • Protecting Children Online

    More than ever before, children 'live' online. In collaboration, ISKCON's Ministry of Education, Child Protection Office North America, and Youth Ministry produced a set of recommendations for children's online safety.

  • 'Gopal’s Glorious Gang' Creates Replica of Vrindavan in Australia

    A devotee children’s club in Australia, with about 80 children, decided to bring the holy land of Vrindavana, Krishna’s birthplace, into Brisbane.

  • ISKCON Mira Road Engages 326 Children in Online Spiritual Science Exhibition

    The children come up with innovative ideas to present the Lord's pastimes by making 3D models.

  • Parenting Devotee Teenagers

    When our children grow into teens, many of us find that inspiring them in Krishna consciousness becomes much harder. They are no longer enthusiastic to imitate us or join in with the devotional activities we initiate.

  • 11 Stay-At-Home Krishna Conscious Activities To Do With Your Kids

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for parents and kids, as they try to find engagement while staying at home. Here are eleven tried-and-true Krishna conscious activities, as shared by devotee parents themselves!

  • Devotee Children Spread Kindness Through Their Art During Pandemic

    While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. 

  • The Inner Child

    Over the years, abilities were developed, achievements came and accolades were received, but with it has surfaced a mentality that is calculative, complicated and corrupted. How can I turn back the clock?

  • New Krishna-conscious Online Learning Platform for Children Launched

    On 1st March, Bhakti Learning offered their new online Krishna-conscious program for children to Srila Prabhupada at his puspa-samadhi in Sridhama Mayapur.

  • Gaura Mandali Kirtan Academy for Children Launches in Alachua

    “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."

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy Students Share Krishna in the Holiday Spirit

    This Christmas season, students from Alachua’s Bhaktivedanta Academy (BANA) participated in “Outreach Week” from December 16th to 20th, distributing books and prasadam cakes to local businesses.

  • Radhadesh Team Attends Child Protection Training in Italy

    There were about 15 attendees participating from Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and Belgium. 

  • First Latin American CPO Director Works Hard to Keep ISKCON Children Safe

    Baladeva Das was appointed CPO Director in October 2018 by ISKCON’s Latin Regional Governing Body (RGB). Since joining ISKCON in 1991 in Argentina, he has done preaching, communications and educational services, lead the Nava Gundica Dhama temple, and helped edit and translate the Spanish edition of Caitanya-Caritamrita.

  • Lil’ Krishna Kidz Annual Festival, San Francisco Bay Area

    Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere.

  • ISKCON Child Protection Director Appointed as UK Magistrate

    Kamlesh Krishna Das will be serving within the Magistrate Court, which handles 95% of all legal cases in the UK. He was officially appointed and sworn in on Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is on April 1st, and will be based primarily in Hertfordshire. 

  • “Vedic Stories for Children” CD a Hit With Parents and Kids

    Vedic Stories for Children Volume 2, a CD produced by the world-renowned Bhaktivedanta Players, was launched during the Diwali and Annakut festivals at Bhaktivedanta Manor in England.

  • ISKCON Highlights Child Protection on Nrsimha Chaturdasi

    On Nrsimha Chaturdasi -- Saturday April 28th– ISKCON’s Child Protection Office (CPO) will commemorate 20 years of service. On the occasion, its North American headquarters in Alachua, Florida – where the CPO was first established in April 1998 – will put on special events to highlight child protection.

  • Untold Florida: SanctuaryAlachua Opens As Place of Empowerment for Women, Children

    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.

  • 7-year-old Devotee Steals the Heart of Russia

    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”.

  • Elementary Students Produce Inspirational ISKCON 50 Puppet Show

    Elementary and some secondary school students at the Govardhan Academy in Saranagati, B.C., Canada have produced an inspirational and heartfelt puppet show film of how Srila Prabhupada founded ISKCON for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. The forty-minute film, "Mission of Mercy," premiered at Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati’s disappearance day at the Saranagati temple on December 17th, and was very well received. 

  • ISKCON GBC Nominates New Child Protection Director

    The ISKCON GBC has announced that appointment of Kamlesh Krishna das as the International Director of the ISKCON Child Protection Office. He succeeds Champakalata devi dasi in this role, and is already actively involved in the service. 

  • Trick or Sweetball: How Vaishnavas Celebrate Halloween

    As jack-o-lanterns, comedy gravestones, and zombies crop up on our neighbor’s lawns, and every kid in town shakes with excitement about their candy haul, ISKCON devotees may be wondering whether or not to take their own children out trick-or-treating. Some devotees have expressed concerns about celebrating non-Gaudiya Vaishnava holidays. Others are Krishna-izing Halloween in creative ways. 

  • A Statement on Child Protection within ISKCON

    The one-hour film “Cost of Silence,” that was released on Nrisimha Caturdasi, raises serious questions for the ISKCON society and its leadership in regards to child abuse and child protection, as well as the authority and effectiveness of the ISKCON Child Protection Office. These are important questions and deserve thoughtful reflection and an energetic response.

  • A Little Boy Distributing Books in Mayapur
  • Five

    Five children, five religions, (almost) five minutes. This short film takes us from the mundane to the sublime, from the chaotic to the peaceful, and for a moment we consider our beliefs about spirituality. Director - Katina Mercadante

  • ISKCON Detroit Invites Children to Winter" Kidz Camp"

    he Krishna Kidz Camp has grown from 25 kids to over 100 as word spreads about the fun and exciting immersion into Krishna-consciousness during this four-day camp. The camp is filled with energy and excitement as these wonderful children begin to experience the spiritual bliss of learning about Lord Krishna.

  • Lil’ Krishna Kidz – Summer Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere. It was started in the San Franciso Bay Area, California, USA in May 2011 and currently enrolls over 30 kids of 3-11 year of age.

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy: Inspiring Excellence in Krishna’s Children
    At the Bhaktivedanta Academy, a private elementary school located on a leafy five-acre plot in Alachua, Florida, ISKCON education is being taken to a new level.
  • Getting Back to Nature is Child's Play
    Schemes are growing up around the UK that seek to reconnect inner city children with nature by encouraging them to appreciate the bugs and birds on their doorstep. "We want to let people know that they can just go outside their front door to see wildlife," says Isabel MacLennan of Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust.
  • Schools Pick Up New Krishna Conscious Reading Series
    Dr. Best Learn to Read, a brand new 84-book series teaching children how to read English in a Krishna-centered way, was officially launched during the Janmastami festival at the UK’s Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2nd.
  • ISKCON Goes Back to School
    As a new school year rolls around, we ask ISKCON’s Minister for Educational Development Sesa Dasa what’s in store for our children’s education this year, and in the future?
  • Mythology, Media, and the Future of Hinduism
    In an age of terrorism, wars, and environmental degradation, the need for the tales of the gods is stronger than ever. The challenge for us is simply to tell them better.
  • We Are All Children of Mother Earth: Drawing Competition
    The Education Team of Krishna-valley Indian Cultural Center and Eco-Farm of Hungary has organized a national drawing competition for children.
  • Where’s Hanuman?: Award-Winning Finalist In The US National Indie Excellence Awards 2010
    The US National Indie Excellence Awards 2010 announced the winners and finalists for this year’s competition. Torchlight Publishing’s Where’s Hanuman? was chosen as one of the Finalists in the Children’s Picture Book category.
  • Mexico Bans Junk Foods in Schools

    Government orders end to fried foods and sweets on school grounds in fight against childhood obesity.

  • New York Midwives Lose Right to Deliver Babies at Home

    The closure of hospitals leaves practitioners without backing or insurance, driving home births underground.

  • 'Long-Term Harm' of Too Much TV for Toddlers

    The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers warn.

  • ISKCON Seattle Welcomes Children of All Faiths
    In an effort to create community, build bridges, and promote communication and dialogue amongst different faiths, ISKCON Seattle is holding the first annual “Children of Faith” program at its Sammammish temple on Saturday May 1st.
  • Children Exposed to Too Much Sex Too Young

    Adelaide clinical psychologist Rita Princi said girls and boys were being exposed to things such as sexy music videos, women's magazines and teenage concepts way too young. This included teen-themed movies and TV shows such as High School Musical and Hannah Montana, huge among 6 to 8-year-olds, and suggestive music videos shown on weekend mornings.

  • US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian
    Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team — a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian. "I get a lot of flak for it in the locker room," said the 16-year-old junior at Westborough High School in Massachusetts.
  • Two Hours Screen Time Enough for Kids
    Children and young teens should spend no more than two hours playing video games or watching TV a day, according to an Australian study which is sure to strain domestic relations. Dr Louise Hardy, of the University of Sydney, said her study sought to test the two-hour "small-screen time" guideline issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2001.
  • Study: Religion is Good for Kids

    Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development. The conflict that arises when parents regularly argue over their faith at home, however, has the opposite effect.

  • Breastfeeding 'Helps to Boost IQ'
    More evidence is being put forward that breastfed babies eventually become more intelligent than those who are fed with formula milk. Canada's McGill University found breastfed babies ended up performing better in IQ tests by the age of six.