Vaisesika Das Shares Tips on Making New Year’s Resolutions
Karuna Care Trains Devotees to Offer Emotional and Spiritual Support
Vaisesika shares why goals are important in Krishna consciousness and in other aspects of life; and how to set your New Year’s Resolution goals effectively in a way that will lead to success.
Bhaktivedanta Academy Students Share Krishna in the Holiday Spirit
A new ISKCON-endorsed online training program, Karuna Care Education, is equipping devotees with the basic tools to offer compassionate care in hospitals, hospices, prisons, airport chapels, homeless shelters, and more.
SABHA Assembly Provides Checks and Balances for GBC
This Christmas season, students from Alachua’s Bhaktivedanta Academy (BANA) participated in “Outreach Week” from December 16th to 20th, distributing books and prasadam cakes to local businesses.
History made in British Parliament -- With Bhagavad Gita As It Is
“More consultation, dialogue and interaction can be conducive to better, wiser and more acceptable decisions,” the group writes in its manifesto. The idea stemmed from the GBC’s own Organizational Development Committee, which was established and mandated to thoroughly review ISKCON’s current leadership model.
ISKCON International Vaishnavi Ministry’s Statement on Vaishnavi Dikhsa Gurus
During the traditional swearing-in ceremony within Parliament's main debating Chamber, in his right hand he took a copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is, along with the traditional King James Bible.
Friend of Devotees Killed in London Bridge Terrorist Attack
ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) recently ended a lengthy, detailed consideration of the Vaishnavi diksa guru question that has been under consideration since 2003. The Vaishnavi Ministry welcomes the new resolution, which upholds important spiritual principles and Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition while accommodating concerns about local communities having different cultural standards.
Tribhuvanatha Das Remembrance Festival Celebrates Legendary Preacher
Saskia Jones, 23, a much-beloved student who had befriended London ISKCON devotees, was killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack on November 29th.
Indian President Visits ISKCON Temple in Manila, Philippines
On November 16th, devotees in London celebrated the life of one of Srila Prabhupada’s greatest warriors, who continues to inspire and motivate ISKCON members to this day – Tribhuvanatha Das, who passed away in 2001.
GBC College Trains Future Zonal Supervisors
This was the President’s first visit to the Philippines and devotees were jubilant about being able to host him.
Devotee Honors Late Husband With Wearable Protective Mantras
Twenty-five devotees from all over the US and Canada began a Zonal Supervisor Training program, run by the GBC College for Leadership Development, to learn how to become top leaders in ISKCON recently.
GBC Approves Vaishnavi Diksa Gurus in ISKCON
A new devotee-run company, Mantra4U, has cornered the market on a unique offering – wearable protective mantras, encased in pendants and viewable through a tiny-self contained microscope. But it’s not just any business. Behind Mantra4U is a deeply personal and spiritual journey.
New Vaishnavi Regional Ministers Appointed
ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released a resolution approving that "a mature, qualified, female devotee may accept the role of an initiating spiritual master."
Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, Announces New President
ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry has recently announced the appointment of several new regional co-ministers.
Sri Visakha Devi – Srimati Radhika’s Dearmost Friend
During the interview process, leaders were asked to express what it is that they look for in a temple president. Consistently, their responses were, ‘Someone to care personally for the devotees ... a spiritual presence ... a person who keeps us aligned to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada’.
Srikala Album “Beautiful Dark Moon” Not Afraid to Show Vulnerable Side
Visakha, being born on the same day, she is exactly the same age as Srimati Radharani, being eternally 14 years, 2 months and 15 days old.
Men to Explore Confidence, Friendship and Values at MAN-tra Retreat
The third album proper from Srikala – once known as Srikalogy – is a major evolution musically, lyrically and personally for the artist. Released on July 16th, “Beautiful Dark Moon” is an entrancing blend of R&B, hip-hop and world music.
Gurukula Student Overcomes Brain Tumor, Enters Third Year of University at 17
Over 135 men from the UK, Canada and the United States are expected to to attend this second annual retreat, which will continue to explore the theme of “being a K.C. guy in the 21stcentury.” Ages will range from 18 up and include multiple generations – last year, grandfathers, fathers, and sons were all present.
Śrīla Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī – Disappearance
Vraja Kishor Schomaker has been awarded a Comet transfer scholarship, and is entering his third year of college with over seventy-five credits. All this despite a terrifying battle with a brain tumor in 2017 that left him temporarily unable to read.
Yoga Magazine Publishes Ten-Page Feature on Srila Prabhupada’s Life and Legacy
Śrīla Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī is known to be one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana. But where did he come from? Why did he reside in Vṛndāvana? To know that we have to go to a holy place called Śrī Raṅgam.
Gadai-Gauranga - the Lord Gauranga of Gadadhara Pandita
Yoga Magazine says it is “the number one yoga, health and fitness brand in the UK and USA.” The publication is aimed at upscale cosmopolitan women aged between 25 and 45, who desire to improve their health and wellbeing.
Second Generation Kirtan Leaders Commit to Initiation Vows
Gadadhara was the most intimate companion of Mahaprabhu and was very dear to Him. Whenever Mahaprabhu became too overcome by his ecstasies, Gadadhara would calm him.
Major British Newspaper Features Women Gurus Controversy
Initiates hailed from Houston, Washington D.C., New York, and London, and included prominent kirtaniyas such as Gaura Vani, Jahnavi, Tulasi, Ananta Govinda, and Janaki Priya. All others in the group are also dedicated to regular ISKCON service in their areas.
Sailing Temple Makes Epic Voyage From Mississippi to Mayapur
"Opinions are evenly split between the east and west, with disciples in India representing the conservative arm of ISKCON and those in the western temples having a liberal bent."
Remembering Help in Freeing Soviet Hare Krishnas Rendered by Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
A lifetime dream is finally being fulfilled as Prabhupada disciple Mahendranath Das captains his Sailing Temple, “The Jai Nimai Nitai,” 16,000 nautical miles from Mississippi, USA to Mayapur, India.
News of the peaceful death of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke on May 16that the age of 89, has evoked praise of the charismatic leader. Dominating Australian politics in the 1980s, he is credited with introducing universal healthcare, modernising the economy. A lesser known achievement is his 1987 intervention to help free the Hare Krishna devotees from state persecution in the USSR.