The GBC Executive Committee Reflects on the Passing of Bhakti Charu Swami
Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami
From his earliest days as a young devotee, Maharaja had the extraordinary privilege of serving as one of Srila Prabhupada's confidential, personal servants. And ever since, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja's life has been an offering of love at the lotus feet of his spiritual master.
Bhakti Charu Swami Hospitalized for COVID-19
As ISKCON GBC member Bhakti Charu Swami struggles in the USA with COVID-19, devotees around the world are deep in prayer for his rapid recovery. Kirtan Fest Global for Bhakti Charu Swami is an opportunity to pray together.
Senior GBC / Gurus Support Vaishnavi Diksa-Gurus in New Video
ISKCON GBC member and initiating spiritual master Bhakti Charu Swami has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently on ventilator, in critical condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Florida, USA.
Devotee Profile: Youth Leader and Magician Dattatreya Yogesvara Das
In a video released today featuring Gopal Krishna Goswami, Bhakti Charu Swami, and Jayapataka Swami, these three initiating gurus and senior members of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) explain why they support the GBC resolution empowering women to serve as initiating spiritual masters in ISKCON.
Guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami Hospitalized With Encephalitis
What leads one to become a Hare Krishna youth leader, initiated brahmana, real estate and food company manager, GBC trainee, and yes, a magician, all before the age of thirty-five?
ISKCON Sunday School Educators to Develop Common Vision at Baltimore Conference
After suffering from increasing dizziness, weakness of memory, and loss of cognitive abilities, guru and GBC Bhakti Bhusana Swami was hospitalized on Sunday May 3rd in Germany. On Tuesday May 5th, doctors diagnosed him with a type of encephalitis, which causes inflammation of the brain.
With Mercy, Nothing Is Impossible
At least 1,200 children in North America are enrolled in official ISKCON Sunday Schools every week. Sunday School educators are set to gather for a Sunday School and Youth Education Conference at ISKCON Baltimore from May 29th to 31st, to develop a common vision and share best practices.
Narada Das Explains “We Are Not the Body” to 135,000 BBC Radio Bristol Listeners
My sister—19-year old, wheelchair-bound, muscular-dystrophic Madana-mohana-mohini dasi--was the No. 1 female book distributor in Pune, India last December.
Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center Provides Authenticity and Variety
Narada Das (Nathan Hartley) appeared on the BBC’s regional Bristol radio station to share a spiritual message of equality with 135,000 listeners on February 20th, quoting the Bhagavad-gita and Srila Prabhupada.
Devotees in Piacenza, Italy Meet Prefect to Promote Interfaith Dialogue
Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center is providing yoga enthusiasts an authentic experience in a spiritual community, as well as a non-judgemental, pressure-free zone where they can decide how deep they want to dive.
ISKCON Leicester Devotees Participate in Hindu Muslim Friendship Meals
This January, Prefect Maurizio Falco and Deputy Mayor Elena Baio of the Italian city of Piacenza received representatives from the main religions in the area, including ISKCON devotees Raghunath Das (Renato Dacarro) and Pritha Dasi (Paola Rossi).
Vaisesika Das Shares Tips on Making New Year’s Resolutions
In the U.K., devotees from ISKCON Leicester’s congregation joined a total of nearly twenty families for a groundbreaking scheme called ‘Come Dine Together,’ designed to build friendships and understanding between Hindus and Muslims.
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."
ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry has recently announced the appointment of several new regional co-ministers.