Bhagavat Seva Sunday School Uses Course Fees to Distribute Bhagavatam Sets
First Virtual Child Protection Office Conference in North America
Bhagavat Seva, an ISKCON Silicon Valley project with the motto “Distributing Ancient Wisdom Through Education” is offering online Sunday School, and using the course fees to distribute full Srimad-Bhagavatam sets. Coordinators also hope that the program can be replicated by devotees in their local areas first nationwide, and eventually internationally.
Remembering Pishima: An Exalted Vaishnavi
On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the first virtual CPO North America conference was held on Zoom. This was a long-cherished dream of the North American CPO regional director, Lila Suka Dasi, who has wanted to provide ongoing support for the teams that have been created to prevent child abuse in ISKCON.
Ekalavya Das Sannyasa Celebration on Gaura Purnima
Bhavatarini Devi Dasi, or Pishima as she was commonly known to ISKCON devotees, was the younger sister of Srila Prabhupada. On April 7, 2021, ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry will honor Pishima’s disappearance day with Srutirupa Devi Dasi (ACBSP) and Ananga Manjari Devi Dasi (ACBSP) who were privileged to have Pishma’s personal association.
The Holy Appearance Day of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Ekalavya Das is a disciple of Lokanath Swami and is scheduled to receive Sannyasa (the renounced order of life) on Gaura Purnima, March 28, 2021, in Sri Pandharpur Dham, India.
Feature Documentary on “India’s Book of Wisdom—The Bhagavata Purana” Released
“Please give me something special today.” Inwardly, Sri Radha’s heart melted at His request, but outwardly, she concealed her secret mind with a studied silence. Speaking not words, but with the tilt of her head, her sidelong glance, and the sign language of her lotus hand, she invited Krsna to tell her what He wanted. And Sri Krsna eagerly obliged her silent invitation with an outburst: “Please give me your love!”
Job Openings Available at TKG Academy
Hosted by Dr. Kenneth Valpey (Krishna Kshetra Swami), co-director (with Prof. Ravi M. Gupta) of the Bhagavata Purana Research Project at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, the film introduces the Bhagavata Purana to people completely new to this crown jewel of ancient Sanskrit literature. Absorbing, enlightening, and colorful, it is packed with in-depth interviews with illustrious Bhagavata scholars, while footage throughout of arts, devotional practices, and holy places related to the Bhagavatam bring their points to life.
ISKCON at the UN Organizes Interfaith Panel on Women’s Empowerment
Are you interested in empowering students, becoming a role model, and making an impact?
Kirtan 125 - Keeping the Spirit Alive
ISKCON at the UN and the ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry have organized an interfaith panel discussion entitled “Shared Stories: Culture, Religion & Women’s Empowerment” which will take place virtually on March 21st as part of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum.
ISKCON Mayapur Launches Virtual Sri Gaura Purnima Festival
Live broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook will take place on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month during 2021, to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada.
ISKCON Communications Journal Returns to Cover Important Issues After 15-Year Hiatus
Starting on 12th March, ISKCON Mayapur will bring to the community a condensed version of the key events of the festival every day.
Centennial Celebration Marked for Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
In mid-March, the ISKCON Communications Journal (ICJ) is set to publish its first issue after a fifteen-year hiatus, under the guidance of Mahaprabhu Dasa, Director of ISKCON Communications Europe.
Sharing the Love: ISKCON 3.0 Leadership Conference Series
The year 2021 marks the centennial celebration, the 100th appearance anniversary, of Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. A disciple of Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Maharaja—himself one of the foremost disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur—Narayana Maharaja served the Gaudiya Vaishnava community as a sannyasi for fifty-eight years.
Bhakti Center Offers Yoga Teacher Training Grounded in Vaishnava Tradition
There is only one word to describe the Next Generation Leadership conference - excitement. There was a buzz felt throughout the two-day virtual conference, by youth and youth leaders that lingered on after in group chats and social media.
ISKCON Receives Prestigious ‘Green’ Award in India
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bhakti Center in New York City has been offering a new selection of virtual yoga teacher training and meditation teacher training programs, as well as training in Ayurveda and kirtan.
Radha-Krishna Deity Installation in Metpally, Telangana
ISKCON’s two projects, the Govardhan Eco-village and the Chowpatty Mandir in Mumbai have achieved the Platinum level IGBC green certification.
New Book Recounts History of Building Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi
Metpally is mainly an agricultural town with a population of 10,000. ISKCON’s activities began here a few years ago when Narahari Das from Chowpatty first started to come here.
Celebrating Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita with the GBC Strategic Planning Team
“The Rising Sun: Vrindaban Samadhi Diary” by Alfred Valerio (Bhaktisiddhanta Das), now available on Amazon Kindle, recounts the story of how the Vrindaban samadhi, or mausoleum, for ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada was built.
Grihastha Vision Team Explores “Creating Meaningful Relationships” In Pre-Valentine’s Day Q &A
The series will be broadcast on their Facebook page, Youtube Channel and Mayapur TV from the 18th of February to the 29th of March.
Nityananda Trayodasi, The Official Commencement of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary Year Celebration
The GVT is a group of Vaishnava couples who focus on helping devotees in ISKCON to have healthy marriages and happy families.
Padayatra Nepal Gets Under Way
2021 marks the 125th Appearance Anniversary Year of ISKCON Founder/Acharya His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
I'll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story - Giriraj Swami's Book Launched
A two-devotee padayatra in Nepal are currently heading West through the lowlands towards Janakpur dhama, the birthplace of Sita, the consort of Lord Rama.
Mayapur Community Member Shot Dead
On January 14, 2021, the much-awaited book I’ll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story by Giriraj Swami was launched. This landmark book stands as a historical document of the blood, sweat, tears, love, and devotion that went into building the Juhu temple under Srila Prabhupada’s guidance in the 1970s.
New Vrindaban Celebrates 52 Years of Worshipping Little Radha Vrindaban Chandra
In a sad and shocking turn of events, a Mayapur community devotee, Rashik Shekhar Das, was shot dead in his office in Gournagar, just adjacent to the ISKCON property in Mayapur, West Bengal.
Their Lordships arrived weeks after the inception of New Vrindaban in 1968 and were being worshipped in the original New Vrindaban farmhouse during Srila Prabhupada's first visit in 1969.