Letter from the GBC: HG Pankajanghri Prabhu Has Departed
News Brief: Critical Health of Head Pujari of Mayapur, Pankajanghri Prabhu, Prayers Requested
HG Pankajanghri Prabhu, ISKCON's most beloved Nrsimhadeva pujari, has departed from this world in Sri Dham Mayapur the morning of May 4th, 2021.
News Brief: Fire in Kolkata ISKCON Temple, Deities are Safe
There has been no improvement in Pankajanghri prabhu's health for the last few weeks, he is being moved to Mayapur. Prayers are requested.
Transcendental Throwback: ISKCON Memories Part 1
Yesterday, Monday, April 26th, at around 6 pm, devotees heard a blast then found smoke in the Albert Road, ISKCON Kolkata Temple. The Deities were moved to a safe location, but the damage was severe in the dress and Deity rooms.
Krishna Kids Keeps Young Children Entertained and Learning
In our Trancendental Throwback, a spin on "Throwback Thursday," devotees from around the world submit a photo from earlier in their devotional life to ISKCON News. Along with it, they share their memories of the moment shown in the photo and what it means to them. The result? A fun and inspirational look back at ISKCON of decades past.
Grihastha Course to Teach Skills for a Happy and Meaningful Marriage
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea Suarez has been offering a much-needed service for devotee families – her Krishna Kids Youtube videos and Instagram page provide Krishna conscious stories, songs, and arts and crafts lessons that will keep young children entertained and learning.
First Virtual Child Protection Office Conference in North America
‘Strengthening the Bonds that Free Us,’ a Grihastha Course that will teach devotees how to develop the insights and skills for a more meaningful, happy, and inspiring marriage will be offered online via Bhaktivedanta College from April 12th to May 16th. The course is facilitated by husband and wife Partha Das and Uttama Dasi, who have been married for the past fifty years.
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.
Road to Vrindavan - Film Premiere - Online - Free
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.
Ekalavya Das Sannyasa Celebration on Gaura Purnima
Online film premiere available to stream: March 30th, 8 PM –
April 12th, 6 PM (*extended on April 5th, 2021)
Extended EDT: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/roadtovrindavan “The voices of girls and young women in this movie remind us of the urge and urgency for equality and education right now. It also beautifully highlights working with men and boys as an important step towards change.” - Malala Yousafzai, activist and Nobel Prize Laureate.
ISKCON News Managing Editor Position Opening
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.
Longtime ISKCON News Editor Krishna-lila Dasi Moves on to New Role After A Decade of Service
ISKCON News has an opening: the Managing Editor position in its team for a seasoned editor, manager, or budding professional looking for experience.
ISKCON Rolls Out Strategies Against Domestic Abuse
After over a decade of dedicated service, Krishna-lila Dasi is moving on from her position as managing editor of ISKCON News. An award-winnning professional filmmaker, she will continue to work with ISKCON News as a freelance contributor of short films, an exciting new development for the website.
New Documentary about Punk-Rock Legend Poly Styrene (Maharani Dasi)
For over twenty years Vaishnavi Ministers, currently led by Global Minister Radha Dasi, have been working to support devotee women’s voices and rights, including efforts to address domestic abuse (also known as domestic violence) within ISKCON.
ISKCON South Africa’s Leaders Begin Inclusion and Belonging Training
This documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents, including the sacred lands of India to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.
Grihastha Vision Team Explores “Creating Meaningful Relationships” In Pre-Valentine’s Day Q &A
The program's goal is the "creation of an ISKCON culture and leadership that celebrates and protects diversity and inclusion, making all devotees feel at home."
Karnamrita Dasa, Who Lived to Give, Passes Away
The GVT is a group of Vaishnava couples who focus on helping devotees in ISKCON to have healthy marriages and happy families.
Hare Krishna Festivals Podcast to Virtually “Tour” the UK
Karnamrita was someone who cared about others in a deep meaningful way and devoted his life to make the lives of others better; someone who knew the meaning of love and lived it through his words and actions; someone who made everyone feel relaxed, valued and accepted.
Unsung Heroes: Jagadisananda Das Serves Prabhupada’s Books for 45 Years
With 2021 unfortunately again looking unlikely to allow festivals in the old model, the Hare Krishna Festivals team has now decided to start a video podcast, “Hare Krishna Festivals UK Tour,” which will “travel” virtually around the UK.
Mayapur Community Member Shot Dead
What has kept the International Society for Krishna consciousness going for 54 years now? Much has been down to the steady efforts of quietly dedicated devotees, doing their services day in and day out for decades.
TKG Academy in Dallas Announces Virtual Open House
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.
ISKCON Devotee Achieves World Record by Reciting all 700 Verses of Bhagavad-gita From Memory in 73 Minutes
TKG Academy, a PK - 12 independent private school in Dallas TX, the first school established in ISKCON by Srila Prabhupada, is holding a virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Larry King, Who Asked on CNN 'Why Are Krishnas in the Airports,' Passes Away
Krishna Chandra Das of the ISKCON Daiva Varnashrama Ministry (IDVM) has been included in the World Book of Records for reciting all 700 verses of the sacred text Bhagavad-gita from memory in the minimum time of 73 minutes.
Among the thousands of interviews he recorded during his long career, was one held in 1996 wherein KIng interviewed Anuttama Dasa, then ISKCON's North American Minister of Communications, and an official of the US Federal Aviation Administration.