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GBC Members Celebrate Rama Vijaya Dasami in Kanpur

 
Events
By Radha Sakhi Dasi

The fifth day of the GBC Meeting was evoked with the auspicious spiritual initiation ceremony by Bhakti Charu Swami and it marked the fourth installation ceremony of the ISKCON Kanpur temple. Four years…

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Recovering From Material Existence

By Karnamrita Das 

 photo Arjuna being told by Krishna_zps9wwicpdq.jpg

As I recover from the flu

I realize that my whole life

is about recovering from impositions.

Think about yourself as a soul

with no…

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Exceptional Magnificence At The GBC Meeting By Radha Sakhi Dasi

The fifth day of the GBC Meeting was evoked with the auspicious spiritual initiation ceremony by Bhakti Charu Swami and it marked the fourth installation ceremony of the ISKCON Kanpur temple. Four years ago, it was on Dussehra or Rama Vijaya Dasami day, that the splendid Kanpur…

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Motivation in Krishna Consciousness By Rashi Singh

Some suggestions on how to stay inspired.

Somehow, it happens that our motivation in Krishna consciousness may falter. Usually that faltering comes in the form of lacking the desire to do some practical service, associate with devotees, or develop our spiritual practices, such…

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Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering By Murari Gupta Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Even in the most hopeless situations there is hope—when we turn to Lord Krishna.

“Can you please speak to my relatives,” a doctor friend requested me after a Sunday feast program in our temple. “Their youngest son…

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The Jaguar’s Story Wins Two Children’s Book Awards

Arts

By Madhava Smullen 

The Jaguar’s Story, a children’s book written by Kosa Ely (Kosarupa Dasi) and beautifully illustrated by Radhe Gendron, has received two prestigious awards this week. 

The book, which tells a charming story about two young Jaguar cubs in the Amazon rainforest, received the Gold Medal for…

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ISKCON GBC Leaders Meet in Kanpur, India

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For the first time, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) meeting is being held in ISKCON Kanpur, India. Spiritual leaders from all over the world, from America to Europe, China, Africa, Asia, Australia, Russia, have come together to transform this small temple of Kanpur into a true spiritual United Nations. The GBC meeting begun on the 15thof October and will go on…

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Holy Name Retreat At Ekachakra by Devaki Devi Dasi

Please come and join us.....!



Deepen your relationship with the holy name - in japa aswell as in kirtan!



        When..........? From the 22nd to the 26th of December 2018



We will leave Mayapur by bus at 5am outside the Main Gate, and we will

return on the 26th by lunch time.



  The Retreat will be open to one and all -  Men as well as Ladies!

* PRICE: The only…

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Kartik and the TOVP

By Sunanda Das

There are many transcendental ways of interpreting the Lord’s most special lila as Damodar, the child Krishna Who is bound by the belly to a wooden grinding mortar with rope by Mother Yasoda. This article focuses on the significance of Mother Yasodas’ rope always being two inches too short, no matter how much rope she kept adding. And how the TOVP, like Lord…

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How to Live on a Farm in the 21st Century

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

Introduction

Towards the end of the Cow Culture Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on October 7, 2018, during the question-and-answer session, a devotee asked for practical advice on how to adopt a Vedic farm lifestyle. He wanted to know whether there are any model farms…

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The Secret Behind “The Secret”

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi
 
Discover Krishna’s law of attraction, the real power behind the latest rage in the self-improvement marketplace.
 
The Secret, a book and DVD by Rhonda Byrne, is getting a lot of attention as sales soar. The author claims…
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Sri Rama-vijaya-dasami

By Giriraj Swami

Today marks Sri Rama-vijaya-dasami (Dasara, or Dussehra), the day on which Lord Ramachandra vanquished the powerful tyrant Ravana. As described in Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.7.25):

vaksah-sthala-sparsa-rugna-mahendra-vaha-

dantair vidambita-kakubjusa udha-hasam

sadyo ’subhih saha vinesyati dara-hartur

visphurjitair…

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Media filled with wonder in ISKCON Kanpur

By Radha Sakhi Dasi

Local media in past few weeks, has been mostly reporting news about political, sports and social events with paprazzi, but this time while covering the GBC Meeting, they were not just amazed and awestruck but they were deeply touched. Kurma Avatar Das has been in touch with the local media for quite some time now, and an event of this stature…

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Final Words of a Dying Father

From Back to Godhead

By Janakinatha Dasa

Every December, the book marathon promises to be an exciting event. While travelling from door to door, village to village, through remote parts of India, we invariably meet someone who has been miraculously touched by Krishna’s mercy. One such person was Chandu, whom we…

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Men Bond and Improve Themselves at First MAN-tra Retreat

Events

By Madhava Smullen

At MAN-tra, ISKCON’s first ever men’s retreat last weekend, devotee men bonded and dedicated themselves to self-improvement. They learned how to find themselves, become stronger, happier and more productive in society, balance Krishna consciousness and other duties, and how to become better husbands and fathers. They also…

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Lessons in life by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Question: You mentioned the shooting incident. I am curious to know how this specific experience affected you in a personal way, if it is not too personal to share?

I will keep it simple. I do not want to speak about the material side of it, you know, the conspiracy, who pulled the trigger and all that. That is for the tabloid newspaper so we leave that out. I could see…

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Stay on the bus! by Kadamba Kanana Swami

In Mayapur, there is a bus that stops everyday in front of the gate of our Sri Caitanya Candrodaya Mandir. When one gets on the bus in Bengal, it is not uncommon that people are involved in a heated discussion because Bengali people are fiery people and they like politics. So often times, great discussions would be held on the bus and even when the original people who started the argument got off the bus, the argument stayed on the bus the…

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ISKCON India Youth Convention (IIYC 2018)

By Radha Rasikraj Das

The youth are the driving force of any movement. So much so that vibrant ISKCON what we see today had it’s earliest members as the hippie youth of New York.

Since the beginning of creation the youth are being preached to carry forward the words of Lord Krishna far and wide. Narada Muni, acharya in our parampara, is the pioneer of Youth…

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Global-Spiritual Confluence in Iskcon Kanpur



By Radha Sakhi Dasi

Iskcon Governing Body Commission (GBC) Meet for the first time is happening in Iskcon Kanpur. Spiritual Leaders from all over the world, from America to Europe to China to Africa to Asia to Australia to Russia, everyone has come together to transform this small temple of Kanpur into a true…

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First High School Graduation Held in Australian Gurukula

Events
By Kisori Dasi 

On September 27th, 2018, history was created when the first cohort of high school seniors (Year 12) students graduated from the Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukul in Eungella, NSW, Australia. 

The…

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