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  • Viplava Youth Festival 2021

    ISKCON Youth Forum [IYF] Delhi celebrated its annual Youth Festival, ‘VIPLAVA- A Revolution in Consciousness’,  from October 22nd to 24th 2021, at Fogla Ashrama, Bhaktivedanta Marga, Srī Vrndāvana Dhāma, for 2000+ youth from across the nation.

  • Senior Devotees Share Prabhupada Memories With Youth for 125th Anniversary Zoom Series

    In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th birth anniversary, a special Zoom series for teens and youth will run this August, in which Prabhupada disciples will share memories of serving the ISKCON Founder-Acharya during their own youth. 

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  • Temple Youth Qualify as Co-principals at UK’s Avanti Schools Trust

    2008 saw the opening of the UK’s first state-funded Hindu school when the landmark Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow opened its doors. 12 years later, the Trust educates more than 4,000 students across 10 schools up and down the country, with many more in the pipeline.

  • Second Gen Couple Organizes Online Kirtans to Bring Devotees Together

    Husband and wife Radhe Radhe Devi Dasi and Nandanandana Das, second generation devotees and disciples of Bir Krishna Goswami, are running a series of online kirtan festivals to bring devotees around the world together during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Devotee Profile: Youth Leader and Magician Dattatreya Yogesvara Das

    What leads one to become a Hare Krishna youth leader, initiated brahmana, real estate and food company manager, GBC trainee, and yes, a magician, all before the age of thirty-five? 

  • Youth Learn Leadership Skills Via Nectar of Instruction Zoom Course

    The Vice Principal of TKG Academy is offering online bhakti courses for teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching them The Nectar of Instruction using Srila Prabhupada’s purports and Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

  • ‘The Kindness Pandemic’: An ISKCON-wide Contest for Young Artists

    While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, luckily for us, so is kindness. The simple acts of kindness are powerful, cathartic, and could change our lives forever. ISKCON News is calling young artists, aged 3-18, to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into an artwork. 

  • European ISKCON Youth Leaders' meeting in New Vraja Mandala

    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 Youth Help Put On Four Caribbean Ratha Yatras

    The latest tour by ISKCON Youth Ministry saw youth help put on four Rathayatras in the Caribbean, and some become inspired to take on active roles in the Hare Krishna Movement.

  • 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.

  • 4th Annual ISKCON India Youth Convention, Nathdwara, India

    Around 300 devotees from many small centers and big temples gathered at Nathdwara for this annual festival of youth preachers.

  • Brazil’s Radha Krishna Camp to Immerse Youth in Spiritual Fun

    Around forty youth, aged 12 to 17, are expected from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and USA. The event will be held at Govardhana Eco Village, forty-five minutes from Sao Paulo International Airport. With lush greenery and a beautiful temple and restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for a youth camp.

  • Caribbean Tour to Inspire Youth in Krishna Consciousness

    For the past twenty-five years, ISKCON Youth Ministry’s Manorama Das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi have taken youth on tours across the US, Canada and Mexico, where they spread Krishna consciousness and get inspired themselves in the process. Since 2015, they’ve branched out to tour the Caribbean every two years.

  • World Record for Largest Addiction Awareness Festival Set by ISKCON

    A world record for “Largest Addiction Awareness Festival” was awarded in the event by World Book of Records, London, to Gopal Krishna Goswami, ISKCON GBC, in presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Unioun Health Minister. 

  • UDGAAR 2019 in Delhi to Create World Record for Largest Drug Awareness Lesson

    The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Anti-Addiction: Making India Addiction Free’. With this, ISKCON hopes to inspire youngsters to realize their true potential in a clean, green and progressive India. The annual festival will bring in a mix of academics, dignitaries and over 8000 youngsters together to inspire, learn and celebrate life. 

  • US Boys’ Summer Trip Run by Alumni for 15th Consecutive Year

    This year, they and other chaperones took thirty-eight boys aged 10 to 17 from Italy, Colombia, Canada and around the U.S. on the Summer Trip from June 22nd to July 23rd.

  • Youth for Sustainability

    Two years ago, six devotees from different yatras started to organize youth exchanges at several ISKCON temples in Europe. They saw a need for ISKCON’s youth to get together, develop deep friendships, integrate into the ISKCON community, and develop a philosophical understanding of our faith.  

  • The Interview: A Gurukuli Temple Vice President Shares His Journey

    Succession is currently a hot topic in ISKCON. So recently we spoke to Janardan Kewin, an Australian alumnus of Vrindavan Gurukula, who now works professionally as a regional manager at the University of Queensland, serves as Vice President at ISKCON Brisbane, and is known for his sweet kirtans.  

  • ISKCON Delhi Initiates "Value Awareness Campaign", Organizing a Festival for 6,000 Youngsters

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), celebrated an annual Mega Youth Fest UDGAAR – “An Expression of Goodness and Joy’’, on October 14th, 2018, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi. It marked the initiation of their  “Value Awareness Campaign”.

  • First High School Graduation Held in Australian Gurukula

    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.

  • ISKCON Teens Network with Devotee Professionals at Career Conference

    About thirty high school students and college freshmen, along with their parents, attended a College and Career Conference at the ISKCON Towaco temple in New Jersey on September 8th.

  • DASI Creates Service Opportunities for Young Women in ISKCON

    It all began when Anasuya Rico, 18, grew out of Kishori Yatra, a tour which takes girls aged 11 to 16 around North America for service opportunities and bonding fun.

  • 'Bhakti Bash' Mesmerizes Cape Town Youth

    Cape Townknown as the beautiful ‘Mother City’ at the tip of South Africasaw a weekend mesmerized with the holy names and laughter-filled devotee associationwhich wasgraced by the presence of BB Govinda Swami and Akincana Krishna Das. 

  • Xpression: Star-studded Fiesta at ISKCON Kanpur

    The event was focusing on motivating the youth to live 'addiction-free'. 

  • Radhadesh Kulimela to Focus on Service and Honoring Prabhupada

    As ISKCON’s second and third generations progress in their lives and Krishna consciousness, their signature festival, Kulimela, is also growing and developing in new ways with every event.

  • Youth Ditch Cellphones For Spiritual Summer Camp in Brazilian Rainforest

    Run by Brazilian ISKCON Youth Secretary Vaikuntha Murti Das, and his wife Subhadra Dasi of ISKCON Education, the camp is now in its fourth year and has just reached a new milestone. This year, it opened its doors for youth outside of Brazil, with participants from Chile and Canada attending. 

  • 1,000 Young People from Surat Attend Lectures by Radheshyam Das

    Radheshyam Das, who is one of ISKCON’s pioneering youth outreach leaders, spoke on subjects such as: building bonds of trust, awakening leadership abilities, and true freedom.

  • ISKCON Youth Spend Their Holidays Helping Puerto Rico Temple

    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.

  • 15,000 Youth Get Euphoric at Xpressions 2017

    The 8th of April, 2017, marked the day when over 15,000 youths from across the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, got the chance to get inspired by spiritual wisdom in a grand event entitled as ‘Xpressions 2017’ in ISKCON Kanpur. Emphasizing on ‘De-addiction’ and ‘Value Empowerment’ within youth, ‘Xpressions 2017’ was an effort by a team of ISKCON devotees to bring the youth closer to their roots, re-introducing them to the rich cultural heritage they have inherited, focusing on the need for a positive approach to life, believing in themselves and working hard.

  • Prerna Youth Festival | Highlights | When Good Fortune Arises - ISKCON Chowpatty
  • ISKCON Youth Leadership Interview Highlights

    In 2016 ISKCON Youth leaders from around the world came together for the first ever Youth leader Sanga In Mayapur dham. This is an inspirational video for all of you interested in supporting programs for the young devotees from the ISKCON movement.

  • ISKCON Youth Bus Tour to Mexico

    ISKCON Youth Ministry's Mexico bus tour between December 9, 2016  and January 3, 2017, will be an extraordinary adventure presenting Krishna culture festivals in towns, auditoriums and yoga studios, and visiting pyramids, jungle waterfalls and tropical beaches. "It's a life changing experience," says Manorama dasa, one of the organizers. "The young people who travel with us get a taste for the pioneering spirit of adventure, spreading Krishna consciousness, and will make devotee friends for life."

  • Kulimela Blends Service, Fun, Family and Community

    The first Kulimela, held in New Vrindaban, West Virginia in 2006, was an effort by ISKCON’s second generation to move away from party-style gurukuli reunions and explore their identity and what they could accomplish both materially and spiritually. The 10th anniversary of that Mela, which also took place in New Vrindaban from June 15th to 19th this year, took those themes further and showed new levels of maturity and stability amongst the Kuli community, while still being full of joy and celebration.

  • Pandava Sena Summer Youth Retreat

    ISKCON Pandava Sena, the dynamic youth organisation of the UK, will be visiting Goloka Dhama Temple in Germany this July, as part of its annual “Senagetaway” trip. The trip not only provides a spiritual break for many young members of ISKCON in the UK and abroad, but also allows them to expand their horizons and take the sentiment of service into the real world and apply it in their lives. 

  • Senagetaway 2016 Launch: Vrindavan - The Journey Home

    An unmissable spiritual retreat for youth to Goloka Dhama, Germany with Kadamba Kanana Swami and Gaur Gopal Das.
    To sign up, visit:

  • 20,000 Students at Largest Youth Festival in the History of ISKCON

    Over 20000 students attended a mega youth festival organized by ISKCON Pune on 20th March to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ISKCON. 

  • Entry.title: 10,000 Kanpur Youth Expected For Gratitude Festival
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  • Draupadi - Born of Fire by Ananda Monet & Vraja Sundari Keilman feat. Jahnavi Harrison
  • Teens Inspire on Australian Youth Bus Tour

    15 teenaged youth hailing from Australia, New Zealand and Bali, were inspired in Krishna consciousness as they traveled across Australia.

  • Radha Krishna Camp in Brazil: More Than a Retreat

    The second Radha Krishna Camp took place in Nova Gokula, Pindamonhangaba, Brazil between the 5th to the 12th of January, and was attended by over 40 devotees between 12 and 16 years of age looking for new friends, fun and experience of an ideal spiritual life.

  • Caribbean Youth Tour Helps Put on First Ever Rathayatra in Dominican Republic

    Since 1995, devotee youth headed by ISKCON Youth Ministry’s Manorama Das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi have traveled all over the US and Canada every summer – and Mexico every winter. On each trip, they spread Krishna consciousness and get inspired themselves in the process.

  • ISKCON Kirtan Artists in Top 20 Conscious Albums of the Year

    Four kirtan albums by ISKCON chanters, most of them second-generation devotees, made the Top 20 Conscious Music Albums of 2015 list on Soul Traveller Radio this January. The list, voted for by listeners worldwide, included new age, electronica, and reggae artists, as well as renowned artists from the broader kirtan community such as Dave Stringer, Krishna Das, MC Yogi, and Deva Premal.

  • New Alachua Initiative to Help Second Gen and Facilitate Succession

    Although the words “second generation” often refer to those born into the Hare Krishna Movement, the new initiative aims to help all 25 to 45-year-olds  who attend Alachua’s New Raman Reti temple, regardless of how they came to Krishna consciousness, to find balance and inspiration in their lives. It also aims to facilitate succession.

  • The First Ever ISKCON Youth Leadership Sanga

    ISKCON Youth Ministry and ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry will hold their first ISKCON Youth Leadership Sanga next Spring in Mayapur. Their vision is to have youth leaders from around the world spend quality time together, brainstorm, share best practices, network, and give presentations to ISKCON leaders about the benefits of having youth programs at their temples.

  • Krishna Culture Youth Bus Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Back in 1995, a young Manorama Das launched a two-week bus tour with his gurukuli friends, covering 1,500 miles and visiting Rathayatras and temples along the way. This year’s 20th anniversary bus tour ran for six weeks from July 8th to August 24th, with fifty youth including a large group from the UK, and gurukulis from Australia, Canada, Ireland, and India.

  • 450 Delhi Youth Taste Bhakti Yoga Bliss on 'International Yoga Day'

    The worldwide increase of popularity of yoga inspired the United Nations to recognize 21st June as ‘International Yoga Day’. On this occasion, ISKCON’s Youth Forum (IYF) shared the bliss of bhakti yoga with Delhi youngsters through its bi-monthly youth festival called ‘Umanga’. 

  • ISKCON Youth Forum Delhi Drama Series

    ISKCON Youth Forum (IYF) Delhi Media and Promotions is soon launching 'IYF Delhi Drama series' in DVDs. For more information visit:

  • UMANG (The Festival of Joy) at Mira Road, Mumbai

    "The Festival of Joy" was held in ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai on 14th October, 2012. 1300 youths participated from various colleges (Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Pillai Institute of Tech. and Management, DY Patil, AC Patil College of Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering).

  • ISKCON Youth Bus Tour Across North America
    From June 28 through July 27, more than 50 ISKCON devotees will travel in two buses on an adventure across the USA and Canada. The tour is organized by ISKCON Youth Ministry volunteers to inspire youth in Krishna consciousness.
  • ISKCON’s Second Generation on Initiation: Part 2
    On September 25th, ISKCON Youth Ministry’s long-serving Manu and Jaya Radhe—now Manorama Dasa and Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi— were given Harinama initiation by Sacinandana Swami, prompting a discussion on the second generation’s approach to this important step in a devotee’s life.
  • Gopinath's Kids' Camp in Toronto

    This year, the 5th Annual Gopinath's Kids Camp will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30am-6:00pm, strictly for kids aged 5-12 years. The purpose of this one-day camp is to provide an opportunity to ignite the spiritual spark in children while doing fun and interactive activities that they enjoy.

  • G’day Mate: Welcome to Kulimela Down Under
    Kulimela—a meeting of ISKCON youth and second generation devotees that has taken off around the world—is coming to Australia. Starting December 27th, Kulimela Australia will be held at the Hare Krishna farm community of New Govardhana in northern New South Wales, on Australia’s east coast.
  • The Boy Who Lived Before

    This documentary is about a boy from Scotland named Cameron who can remember some verifiable details from his previous life.
  • INDIA: CII seeks revision in National Youth Policy

    Young Indians (Yi), an arm of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organised the 3rd Young India National Summit 2007 on February 2 and 3, 2007 which aims to be the voice of young Indians globally and provide them a platform to realise the dream of a developed India. The four-year-old movement is made up of 14 chapters across the country, with 750 members aged 25-40.

  • First ISKCON Pandharpur Youth Festival A Grand Success

    Here at ISKCON Pandharpur, we just had our first Youth Festival. More than two hundred youths attended from district towns and villages across Maharashtra including Pandharpur, Jaisingpur, Solapur, Amravati, Pune, Jalgoan, Vita, Satara, Sangli, Aravade, Alibhag, and Bid.