Avanti Foundation School to Open in New Vrajamandala, Spain
New Book Tackles Challenges of ISKCON Sannyasis
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.
Instituto De Estudios Bhaktivedanta Supports Spanish Farm
The sannyasa ashram, or renounced order, is extremely influential in ISKCON. A high percentage of the society’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) members are sannyasis; while the majority of ISKCON’s initiating gurus are too. Yet a large proportion have fallen by the wayside over the years, struggling to maintain their monastic vows. In his new book Yadunandana Swami takes an uprecedently honest look at these challenges.
“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.
Cabo Verde PM Tells Devotees “Keep Up Your Good Work”
Last year, Bhaktivedanta College principal Yadunandana Swami brought Krishna consciousness to Cabo Verde, a cluster of ten islands 570 kilometers off the coast of West Africa, for the first time ever. From January 16th to 30th this year, he returned to the country.
ISKCON Swamis Meet With Yoga Leaders to Plan World Yoga Day
Renowned masters from various Yoga schools—including ISKCON’s Yadunandana Swami and Radhanath Swami—met for an international Yoga conference this past December 4th and 5th at the headquarters of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation in Bangalore, India to agree on a date for a special World Yoga Day.
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.
Yadunandana Swami Heads up First Ever ISKCON Mission to Cape Verde
Yadunandana Swami recently completed a Sankirtana expedition to Cape Verde, a cluster of ten islands 570 kilometers off the coast of West Africa. It was the first time that Krishna consciousness had been systematically presented in the country, which was a Portuguese colony from the sixteenth century until it became independent in 1975.
Video About Pandava Sena`s Kirtan Fiesta
With over 100 youth each summer UK`s Pandava Sena group organizes a trip to a different European city. They take part in activities that represent a perfect balance between outdoor fun and having the opportunity to experience the culture of Krishna consciousness.
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.