New Vrindaban Launches Festival Season as Restrictions Lift in West Virginia
New York Ratha Yatra Returns
ISKCON New Vrindaban has started its festival season, which runs from May to September, and draws pilgrims, gives inspiration and association to visiting devotees, helps to maintain the temple, and provides engagement and financial support for devotee staff.
Tribute to Devotees We Lost During Pandemic
Lord Jagannatha is coming. 2020 was the first year without a New York Ratha Yatra parade in 45 years – instead, Lord Jagannatha was driven down Fifth Avenue in a minivan, along with a virtual online celebration.
ISKCON Sydney Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha’s Installation
ISKCON Devotee Care and GBC SPT extend their heartfelt condolences to the families of the departed devotees
HG Mahaprabhu Das Passes Away
In a five-day festival from May 22nd to 26th, ISKCON of Sydney, Australia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the installation of their presiding Deities Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha.
ISKCON North America Unites for Devotees in Mayapur and Bangladesh
With a very heavy heart we would like to inform you that on May 27, 2021 (Pratipat & Appearance tithi of Sri Narada Muni), H. G. Mahaprabhu das left his body. He was in very good health and spirits till his last breath and finally left due to a cardiac arrest, at his home in Mumbai.
Inaugural ISKCON Communications Global Conference | Online | June 19, 2021
International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Spirituality | May 22-23 2021
Saturday, June 5th from 5-8 pm EST on https://www.facebook.com/kirtantoronto. A jam-packed event involving many speakers including HH Radhanath Swami, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Bhakti Purushottam Swami, and will feature kirtaniyas including Gaura Vani Das, and Amala Kirtan Das, and more. In addition, a special Nrsimha Yagna will be performed live from New Vrindaban, West Virginia.
Free Online Workshop: Ayurveda + Emotions
An international environmental conference: "Sustainability-Simplicity-Spirituality (3S)" will take place on May 22nd-23rd May, 2021. With speakers both from ISKCON and outside and an expected attendance of around 1000 participants. More info: https://iss.iskcondelhi.org/3s
ISKCON Law Department 2nd Annual Conference - “Building the Law Department”
Sunday, May 16th @ 2pm EST free workshop with Virabhadra Das. Register to join.
Sending Love from Canada - Live Covid-Relief Event
The second annual ISKCON Law Department Conference was conducted May 1 and 2, 2021, in a meeting attended by more than 50 devotees, with good representation from six continents, via Zoom.
Special Mother's Day Class with Rukmini Devi Dasi
Saturday, May 15th from 4-7 pm EST live on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/kirtantoronto, a special Canada-Wide COVID Relief event for the devotees in Mayapur and Bangladesh. The event will host a Nrsimha Yagna, guest speakers, and kirtans.
Online India Relief Events this weekend
Join this special Mother’s Day class with Her Grace Rukmini Devi Dasi. Mother Rukmini is one of the earlier disciples of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, receiving initiation in 1968 at the age of 16. Since then she has been traversing the path of Bhakti for most of her life, living in India, Canada, and the US.
ISKCON 3.0 Summit on Leadership North America - Open For Registration
Online India releif events- this weekend May 1-2nd, 2021
New Vrindaban to Offer Nourishing and Inspiring Mother’s Day Retreat in Safe Environment
The North American Leadership Summit, ISKCON 3.0, will be held on May 15th-16th, just under a month from now. During this virtual event, we will gather as GBC, Temple Presidents, Senior Devotees, and Next Generation Leaders - all members of Srila Prabhupada’s Family, to collaborate and co-create the future of ISKCON in North America. Register here: https://www.iskconleadership.com/events
Bhagavat Seva Sunday School Uses Course Fees to Distribute Bhagavatam Sets
ISKCON New Vrindaban is set to offer a Covid-safe Mother’s Day Wellness Retreat for Vaishnavis and their families with an aim to provide nourishment, relaxation and inspiration for women during difficult times.
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.
“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!”