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  • New Vrajamandala, Spain Temporarily Closes Due to COVID-19 Cases

    Temple President Yadunandana Swami writes, “Considering that several devotees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Board of Directors and the Council of Department Leaders have decided to close Nueva Vrajamandala to the public most probably until the end of October."

  • 100 Spanish-Speaking Devotees Participate in Online Bhakti Retreat

    With everyone in self-isolation and practicing social distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, devotees are coming up with more and more creative ways to associate with each other and hold events virtually that would previously have taken place in person.

  • European ISKCON Youth Leaders' meeting in New Vraja Mandala

    35 ISKCON devotees from 25 European countries gathered for three days to overview the existing and future possibilities to help young devotees to develop their full potential, and opportunities within the existing Erasmus+ framework. 

  • ISKCON European Communications Conference - Day 2

    Day Two of the European Communications Conference began with a very relevant and hard-hitting talk by Willy Fautre of Human Rights Without Frontiers. Next was an enlivening discussion where ISKCON leaders from across Europe and the US shared their experiences of using advocacy, engaging with politicians and examples of when this has been successful.

  • Spiritual Seekers Dive into Gita and Bhakti on Picturesque Tenerife

    Fifteen people from the North London and Cambridge area participated, many of whom were already interested in yoga and wanted to learn about Bhakti too.

  • Avanti Foundation School to Open in New Vrajamandala, Spain

    New community president Yadunandana Swami, who formerly served as principal in Belgium’s Bhaktivedanta College, had seen many families leave Spain over the years due to lack of spiritual education for their children.

  • Exciting Plans Afoot for Spain’s New Vrajamandala

    New Vrajamandala, a beautiful 300-hectare farm just outside the little town of Brihuega near Guadalajara, Spain, has flower and vegetable gardens, a goshala for cow and ox protection, and gorgeous Deities of Sri-Sri Radha-Govinda Chandra and Sri-Sri Gaura-Nitai. But like many smaller ISKCON temples in Europe, community members were facing challenges in maintaining and developing their project.

  • Spanish Holy Name Festival Bonds Devotees

    About 140 devotees from Spain, Portugal, Holland, the UK and Russia bonded in calling out to Lord Krishna during the third annual Holy Name Festival in Spain this summer. The festival ran from August 11th 14th in Srila Prabhupada’s Gardens at the New Vrajamandala farm.

  • Town Hall in Tenerife Grants Land for ISKCON Temple

    The local government in Adeje, a tourist town located in southwestern Tenerife, has granted ISKCON an 8,000 square meter plot of land on which to build an Indian style mandir and temple complex. It’s an exciting development for ISKCON, which has had devotees visiting Tenerife -- the largest and most populous of the seven Canary islands off the coast of Spain -- since the 1970s.

  • Spain To Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Radha Govinda Chandra

    Devotees at the New Vrajamandala farm in Brihuega, central Spain will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the installation of their gorgeous presiding Deities, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Chandra from August 23rd to 29th this summer. Around 200 devotees from Spain and other European countries are expected to gather for the event.

  • Hindu Religious Organizations in Spain Hold Their First National Meeting
    Hindu Vaishnava priest Juan Carlos Ramchandani (Krishna Kripa Dasa), of ISKCON Ceuta, participated in the first meeting of Hindus of Spain on June 8 and 9 in Madrid.
  • Instituto De Estudios Bhaktivedanta Supports Spanish Farm
    “If it works out well, the New Vraja Mandala model—where large, underused ISKCON properties are supported and utilized by educational projects—can be replicated in other places,” says Yadunandana Swami.
  • The Glories of Nueva Vraja Mandala, Spain
    There is a very special holy place located in central Spain about 100 kilometers east of Madrid, Spain's capital city. Nueva Vrajamandala: although it is a great struggle to maintain such a farm, the community is rich in both spirit and in devotional service.
  • Report from the Camino: Holy Walk in Spain
    Everything started eight years ago when Dharma Raja Das set out on an adventure with ISKCON youth groups of that time. The group walked 220 kilometers through the north of Spain, and was thoroughly inspired.
  • Cultic Organizations See ISKCON in “New Light”: Barcelona Spain International Conference

    More than 300 religious practitioners and representatives of cultic study organizations, including academics and ex-members, took part in a three-day conference entitled the “2011 International Conference: Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups, Social Addictions and Harm”(ICSA) in Barcelona Spain, July 7-9.

  • Spanish Devotees Walk St. James’ Way for Interfaith Adventure
    Seventy ISKCON devotees from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and the UK are set to participate in a 220-kilometer Padayatra, or Holy Walk from July 15th to 28th this summer. Their path? The famous Christian pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, in Northwest Spain.
  • Pada Yatra in Spain: A New Meaning to Camino de Santiago
    The Camino de Santiago (the Santiago Path) in Spain is famous for attracting many people who say they are going through their spiritual search when they walk that re-known route. ISKCON devotees decided to also walk that sacred route in order to share with the other pilgrims the Holy Names of Krishna.
  • ISKCON Spain Inaugurates Instituto De Estudios Bhaktivedanta
    Seventy devotees attended the inauguration of Instituto De Estudios Bhaktivedanta—or “Institute of Bhaktivedanta Studies”—in New Vraja Mandala, Spain, on April 8th. Although it’s not the first Spanish-language educational program in ISKCON, the Institute is the first fully residential, structured Institute for spiritual studies offered to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Spanish Inmates Eat Prasadam
    It was for that second time that ISKCON devotees did prasadam distribution in the Prison of Ceuta, Spain. It is the only prison in Spain and in the entire European Union that serves a full vegetarian menu at least once in a year to all inmates.
  • 2011 New Year Festival in New Vrajamandala, Spain
    From the 30th of December a four day spiritual New Year`s Party will be held in New Vrajamandala, Spain. Every evening there will be bhajan by the Radhadesh Mellows group who visits there for the first time, as well as mantra rock by Tirtha Kirti Das and Jaya Shakti Das (UNDROP).
  • ISKCON to Launch New Educational Institute for Spanish Speakers
    A brand new ISKCON educational institute will deliver a unique service: all of its spiritual, philosophical, and vocational courses will be offered in the Spanish language only.
  • First Ever 'Bhakti Inspiration Retreat' to be Held in August
    The 'Bhakti Inspiration Retreat' will be held in New Vrajamandala, Spain, on 15th, 16th and 17th August, 2010, with Sacinandana Swami and Yadunandana Swami.
  • Solar Industry Learns Lessons in Spanish Sun
    Armed with generous incentives from the government to jump-start a national solar energy industry, a Spanish city set out to replace its failing coal economy by attracting solar companies, with a campaign slogan: “The Sun Moves Us.”
  • Spanish Senate Approves New Abortion Law
    Spain approved a sweeping new law that eases restrictions on abortion, declaring the practice a woman's right and doing away with the threat of imprisonment, in part of a drive toward liberal policies that has angered conservatives and the Catholic Church.
  • Spanish Inmates Taste Krishna Food for the First Time Ever
    On December 4th, Spanish inmates and guards at Ceuta Prison were the first in the country’s history to eat a full traditional prasadam meal. Ceuta, a city bordering Morocco, is separated from mainland Spain by Gibraltar. Its prison has 350 inmates and more than 100 guards.