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I Walked by the Old Home by Bhaktimarga Swami



The Canadian Health Food Guide was recently re-released and it's been a cause of controversy over the fact that it weighs heavily on plant-based food and goes lean on the meat.  Yes, the meat and dairy industries aren't too pleased over it, yet it's a great victory for those who live by the more veg lifestyle——sattvic,as we say, or, in the mode of goodness. …
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The knowledge of the arrogant defeats the purpose of knowledge

By Chaitanya Charan das

“The arrogance of the wicked increases on studying scripture, which is actually meant to remove arrogance, just as the darkness owls experience increases with the rising of the sun, which is actually meant to remove darkness.”…

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Appreciating New Vrindaban-Dhama, Her Beauty and Glory, Message and Grace - Photobook by Varsana Swami

Arts
 
By Madri Dasi 

Nestled in the wooded hilltops of the Appalachian Foothills, New Vrindaban is a favorite destination for thousands of pilgrims every year. Varsana Swami’s new photo book is an invitation to realize and enter its deeper, magical dimensions of Sri Dhama. It…

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North American Temple Presidents Prioritize Integrating Next Generation

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By Madhava Smullen

At the ISKCON North American Temple Presidents’ Meeting this January, one of the major points of focus was Integrating the Next Generation Youth, with practical steps taken to involve the next generation in ISKCON temples at all levels.…

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Wellington Bhakti Vrksa By Ramai Swami

There are many devotees in Wellington serving in various capacities, such as Devamrta Maharaja’s disciples doing harinama, book distribution and running the Bhakti Lounge…

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ISKCON Ahmedabad Holds 2019's First One-Day Walk

By Muralimohan dasa

Continuing the successful model of doing a one-day padayatra every month, the ISKCON Ahmedabad devotees celebrated this year’s first padayatra on January 13. Padayatra began at 8am at the Boot-Bhavani temple with forty-five devotees, Srila Prabhupada, and the beautifully dressed Sri Sri Nimai-Nitai and headed for upmarket…

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The root of all offenses: Inattention

By Sacinandana Swami



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Intelligent Design in a Modern Vedic Context

By Leif Asmark Jensen

(Lalitanatha dasa)

Presented at The Consciousness in Science Conference, Gainesville, Florida, January 20, 2019

Consciousness is our most immediate experience. Yet, when it comes to studying consciousness beyond one’s own conscious experience, we can only…

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Jagannath, Lord of the Pirates

By Shyama Darshani dasi

Stepping out of the bus, the salty ocean air hit me in a wave. Tampa Bay was host to the Gasparilla Pirate Festival this January afternoon. Every way I looked I saw red and black. Young and old were all dressed in costume. Amidst this crowd was the Lord of the pirates – Jagannath Swami on His chariot!

Lord…

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Krishna’s Fascination

By Sacinandana Swami

Krishna is fascinated with the land and people of Vrindavan.

The Bhagavatam says (10.1.28): “The city and district of Mathura,” Vrindavan is part of that, “are very intimately connected with Krishna, for Lord Krishna lives there eternally.”Nityam sannihito harihi – He is there eternally.

“It is there,” writes…

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Monkey seva by Sutapa Das

Govardhana is enchanting… and simultaneously educational. At every turn there is a lesson to learn. While pacing the peaceful perimeter path yesterday, a street vendor suddenly announced: “Monkey seva! Monkey seva!” It was an invitation to feed the mischief-making monkeys that had congregated. “Monkey seva is my thing” I thought, “I’ve been feeding this monkey-like mind for lifetimes!” Some nuts for our furry friends…

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Just because we have drunk a sip of poison doesn’t mean we have to drink the whole cup

By Chaitanya Charan Das

Suppose we accidentally take a drink that acts like poison for us in our particular health condition. As soon as we realize what we are doing, we will immediately stop drinking it and take some antidote.

When we gain spiritual knowledge, we understand that sensual indulgence acts like poison, even if it tastes initially like nectar…

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The Heart of Bhakti



By Sacinandana Swami

When we start our devotional practices it is possible to keep them up for a while out of a sense of duty. For a while it is possible to practice devotional service mechanically out of a sense of “I have to do this.” But in the end we are not machines! We cannot practice for a long time, if we only do it mechanically, and not experience the…

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Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad gita distributed in Bangkok



“Bhagavad Gita As It Is – Thai and other books by Srila Prabhupada ordered/bought (50 plus) and soon to be in display for sale/distribution in Dev Mandir (biggest Hindu temple in Bkk. Thailand)”

We have had good relations with the Dev Mandir (biggest Hindu temple in Bangkok) located in Sausincha since the beginning. The annual…

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ISKCON Youth Introduce 300,000 to Maha Mantra at Tampa Pirate Parade

Events
 
By Madhava Smullen 

Over eighty ISKCON youth and next generation devotees participated in the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates in Tampa, Florida on January 26th, bringing Lord Jagannath and the Hare Krishna Mantra to an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 revelers.…

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Sravan Utsava Schedule:28 Feb to 03 March,2019

“Persons who hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam regularly and are always taking the matter very seriously will have the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa manifested in their hearts within a short time.”-Srimad Bhagavatam 2.8.4

Absorb yourself in the necatrean topics for full three days- either by being in Mayapur or listening online- a perfect way of meditation for Gaura Purnima festival.…

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Service to the devotees by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Question: To a certain degree, we may want to become pure devotees, but how can we make this desire more solid?

Srila Prabhupada explains that everything moves by taste, because if there is no taste, then it is very difficult to do anything. Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.16 says: śuśrūṣoḥ śraddadhānasya, vāsudeva-kathā-ruciḥ, syān mahat-sevayā viprāḥ, puṇya-tīrtha-niṣevaṇāt.…

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Adelaide Ratha Yatra 2019

ISCKON Adelaide celebrated its 6th Annual Rath Yatra on the 26th of January, 2019 as part of the Australia Day Parade. After years of trying to have its own ratha, they finally procured a decrepit one from ISKCON Perth. As the chariot (chassis of an old truck), was too big and dilapidated, planning, reconstruction and restoration of the chariot began in earnest fashion as soon as it landed in Adelaide. The chariot had to be downsized too as the…

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First Vaishnavi Sanga Retreat Held In Vidarbha

By Jayabhadra devi dasi

THEME: EMPOWERING THE VAISHNAVIS

While in Jagannatha and Mayapur yatras in December 2018, I prayed to Lord Jagannatha, “O Lord, I am not doing any service these days. My spiritual master, Lokanath Maharaja, wants me to work hard preaching for the ISKCON Girls’ Forum (IGF), but I am not making much effort.…

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The 2019 North American Temple President’s Meeting was a grand success!



By Mukhya devi dasi

Thirty-nine Temple presidents including 4 GBCs and Support Office leaders met in a perfect facility just down the road from the Potomac Temple. Rockwood Manor was warm and cozy providing big meeting rooms, a nice prasadam room and serving area, and comfortable private and double occupancy rooms within the facility Even with the cold…

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