Festival Team Holds Harinama Boat Trips As UK Eases Restrictions
TED Talks: "Let's Make The World Wild Again"
From June 1st, however, the UK government has begun to ease restrictions slightly. On Monday June 1st and Tuesday June 2nd, a maximum of six devotees on each day rode the boat down the Paddington Basin through Wembley.
Aid during School Closures: Srimad Bhagavatam for Young Readers
Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins.
TOVP Launches New Talk Show, Grand Opening Still Set for 2022
Many devotee parents are often wondering how to meaningfully engage their home-bound children in devotional activities, which is especially relevant during the weeks of school closures. A great remedy could be a book series by Aruddha Dasi, entitled as Srimad Bhagavatam: A Comprehensive Guide for Young Readers.
Towaco Zoom Sangas A Bright Spot in the Darkness of the Pandemic
While devotees in India and around the world cannot visit Mayapur, the TOVP has launched its own talk show, “TOVP Talks” to keep everyone inspired and connected to the project.
ISKCON Nashik, India, Organizes Caitanya Charitamrita Contests
The program has delivered talks by some of the most illustrious speakers in the Hare Krishna Movement eight times a week online, providing the kind of experience that would have been hard to find even before the pandemic began.
New Vrindaban Residents Grow Gardens For Food Security Amid COVID-19
During these trying times of the pandemic, for devotees who are not working and stuck at home, ISKCON Nashik, India, is offering a great opportunity to participate in an online Chaitanya Caritamrta contest.
Varnasrama College Launches Online Courses
In New Vrindaban, West Virginia, ISKCON’s first rural community which Srila Prabhupada earmarked as an example of sustainability to the world, resident devotees are using the pandemic to push themselves closer to their goal of self-sufficiency.
GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions
Varnasrama College — ONLINE will be officially inaugurated on May 15th, 2020 (Friday) with a global Go-Vrishabha Puja in conjunction with Vrishabha Sankranti.
Give Us Back The Yamuna River - New Video by Jayadeva Das and the Bhaktivedanta Manor Children
ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the Coronavirus pandemic).
Seeking Strength in Times of Crisis
Can a video save a dead river? It may sound far-fetched, but miracles happen through public awareness—especially when Krishna Himself notices the sincere devotion of his bhaktas.
Kirtan Space to Offer Free Kirtan Course Online During COVID-19
We offer our prayers for the well-being of all those affected by the pandemic. We pray for those souls who have passed away, and for their family members and friends. We also pray for those currently ill and their loved ones. And, we pray for those millions of people who suffer from the financial impact of the coronavirus and who worry for the safety of their families.
Online Srimad-Bhagavatam Marathon Held to Benefit the World
Kirtan Space, an online educational effort that started in 2016, has been revamped and will offer a free ten-week foundational kirtan course on Youtube starting May 25th. “During this time, when you may be not working and may be stuck at home, is a good opportunity to learn a new instrument,” says director Balaram Nityananda Das.
Devotees Use New Innovations to Distribute Thousands of Books Amid COVID-19
Devotees from the Five Truths Pancha Tattva Center in Omsk, Siberia organized a Srimad-Bhagavatam online marathon, in which the translations of all 18,000 verses were recited over ten days, from April 10th to 19th. The marathon, which aimed to inspire devotees and benefit the world during the current dark times under a global pandemic, was entitled Spiritual Victory in Seven Days.
Happy Earth Day! - Award-Winning Film About the Yamuna River Streams for Free for 10 Days
With ISKCON book distributors off the streets and staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you might think their service has completely ground to a halt. Instead, however, they’ve put all their energy into innovations such as mailing, contactless delivery, and e-books to distribute thousands of Prabhupada’s books at a time when people need them more than ever.
ISKCON India Distributes Over 12 Million Prasad Meals During COVID-19
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Celebrate the occasion by watching 'The Stolen River' film about the plight to preserve and restore the holy river Yamuna -- streaming for free for 10 days.
ISKCON's India Tribal Care Trust Initiative Helps People in Remote Areas Tackle COVID-19
While the nation has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and is observing a lockdown, millions have been stranded with no food and shelter.
Food For All UK Distributing 4,100 Meals Daily, Expects to Increase to 20,000
Amidst the coronavirus crisis and the consequent lockdown India’s tribal people are facing double difficulties - scarcity of food and lack of awareness about the preventive measures to curb spreading of the deadly disease.
Argentina: Prasadam Distribution to Police Officers
With the UK now about to go into its fourth week of lockdown, people who would be struggling from one week to the next during normal times are now running out of money. Many are also sick or completely isolated in their homes without any family members. In this environment, more and more community groups are calling for free meals to help those in need.
ISKCON India Distributes Over 1 Million Plates of Prasad During COVID-19 Lockdown
During their quarantine duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 60 law enforcement officers receive a plate of meal and hot drink every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from local ISKCON devotees.
“Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes” Launches in Gainesville, Florida
The government began with a quarantine in 79 districts across India recognized as COVID-19 hotspots, before officially locking down the entire nation – 1.3 billion people – on March 23rd in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
Food For All Serves Free Prasad Meals to Homeless During UK Lockdown
Called “Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes,” the program was formally launched on April 2, 2020 (Rama Navami). A number of congregational members promptly stepped up to offer much needed financial support to get the new program off the ground.
New Educational Booklet Explores ISKCON and Hinduism
Hare Krishna charity Food for All has been given government approval to serve free vegetarian meals to London’s homeless people during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown.
ISKCON Communications Course - Now Online!
A newly-published booklet, entitled “ISKCON and Hinduism: Exploring the Hare Krishna Movement and its Broader Traditions,” will be used to help students and teachers in schools, as well as visitors to ISKCON temples, better understand ISKCON and how it relates to broader Hinduism.
Second Annual Vaishnavi Padayatra Addresses Violence to Women
ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa, in collaboration with Bhaktivedanta College, translated the 'ISKCON Communications' training he gives world-wide in the classroom into the online environment - dynamic, powerful and thought-provoking as it is when taught in person.
The matajis of ISKCON Amravati walked for 8km and participated in dramas, sankirtana and other activities along the way.