New Book Discusses An “Endangered Species: ISKCON Ashramites”
Deepavali Virtual Celebration Achieves Malaysia Book of Records Feat
In their new book, Kalakantha Das and Jitamitra Dasi posit that ashrams are still an important part of today’s ISKCON. They explain how to create an ashram program that attracts devotees from all backgrounds in the West, especially in North America.
New ISKCON Parsipanny Temple Celebrates Important Milestone
Over 6,500 participated in ISKCON Malaysia’s virtual deepavali.
GBC-SPT Invites Devotees to Celebrate and Honor Kartika Together
On October 24th, they celebrated the commencement of the construction of the first walls marking a visible rise in the soon-to-be temple structure.
Finding Ways to Thrive During Pandemic: The ISKCON Connecticut Community
The GBC’s Strategic Planning Team (SPT) will bring an Online Kartika Celebration that will take devotees on a trip to Sri Vrindavan Dham with some of ISKCON's most engaging speakers.
New Free Online Course on Book Distribution
Romapada Swami said, "Covid has given us opportunity to do things that we were not able to do earlier... things that we always wanted to do but were not able to due to lack of time!!"
British Queen Elizabeth Grateful for Back To Godhead Article
This online course is designed for all wishing to deepen their appreciation, skills and knowledge of sankirtan.
Bhaktivedanta Research Centre’s Bengali Course Will Allow Devotees to Read Gaudiya Vaishnava Texts in Original Language
A letter was recently sent to the president of Bhaktivedanta Manor, Visakha dasi, from Her Majesty the Queen of England, via her Private Secretary's Office.
Kirtan in the Museum - Harrisburg, Capital of Pennsylvania
The new Bengali course is a cohesive piece of the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre’s broader efforts.
Shravanam Week Inspires Devotees Globally to Read Prabhupada’s Books
The collaboration was in conjunction with the museum's "Creating Joy: Art Inspired by Music" exhibit.
World Holy Name Festival Aims to “Make the World Fortunate”
“All of my students… should read our books very diligently at least one or two hours daily and try to understand the subject matter from varieties of angles,” Srila Prabhupada wrote to Madhudvisa in June 1972.
Bhadra Campaign Distributes 23,000 Bhagavatam Sets Worldwide
From September 17th to 23rd, the ISKCON Kirtan Ministry is holding daily virtual events on its official Facebook page, as well as on ISKCON Desire Tree’s Hare Krishna TV Youtube channel, which reaches 1.2 million subscribers.
Hare Krishna Melbourne, Australia, Provides Food Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Bhadra Campaign was launched in 2017, inspired by the Srimad-Bhagavatam verse 12.13.13, which states, “If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.”
ISKCON Communications Gets A New Facelift
Melbourne Food for Life distributes meals with contactless delivery to elders, children, students, the unemployed, as well as people who are isolated or in quarantine, and anyone in need.
World Holy Name Festival 2020
ISKCON Communications, the agency charged with interfacing with the public on behalf of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is undergoing a major makeover, including a new website.
Devotees Comment on Research That Volunteering Makes Us Happier
This year, ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry aspires to expand the festival beyond the borders of ISKCON into the greater society. With the support of devotees worldwide the festival can reach out and bring the holy names to new people.
5 Minute Meditations Podcast Presents Practical Gita Philosophy for Public
According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies, more than a third of U.S. adults have signs of clinical anxiety or depression. his hasn’t been helped by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted people’s mental wellbeing as well as their physical health and led to feelings of stress and isolation.
Internship Program Launched to Help Develop ISKCON at the UN
The podcast boom has accelerated in the first half of 2020, perhaps partly due to the appetite for more streaming content while people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. ISKCON devotees have also embraced the medium.
Food For Life Wales Receives Award From UK Prime Minister
After applying and going through a rigorous approval process, The Office of Communications for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) received ECOSOC status with the UN in 2016, the highest level at which an NGO can be associated with the UN.
Second Gen Couple Organizes Online Kirtans to Bring Devotees Together
Food For Life Wales Director Tarakanatha Das has received a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister’s office. The prasadam distribution organization has distributed over 40,000 meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
50 Million Meals Distributed by ISKCON Food-Relief in India and Worldwide
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.
BBT Revisions Review Panel to Examine Changes In Prabhupada's Books
Since the beginning of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has been doing its part to help, worldwide. The major donor of this food has been ISKCON in India, that has served more than 50 million meals and dry good boxes through its 75+ kitchens across 22 states.
North American Teams See Book Distribution Increase During COVID-19 Marathon
The aim of the RRP is to examine all proposed and previously accepted text changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books in the English language—a painstaking service being approached by panel members with commitment, time, and critical analysis. However, the emphasis will be on reviewing any posthumous editing or particularly controversial edits.
Gita Life Online Course Taught by Sutapa Das, UK
“When the lockdown started, nobody thought we could distribute books, and everybody was worried about what would happen,” says Shyama Mohini Dasi, co-sankirtan leader at ISKCON Toronto, Canada. “But Vaisesika Prabhu encouraged us to think differently, and innovate.”
Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami
Over 10 thought-provoking and interactive sessions, the Gita Life online course will be taught by Sutapa Das who will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary, giving very relatable themes and life lessons from the Bhagavad-gita.
As ISKCON GBC member Bhakti Charu Swami struggles in the USA with COVID-19, devotees around the world are deep in prayer for his rapid recovery. Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami is an opportunity to pray together.