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Bhakti Yoga Club Accused of Cultural Appropriation and Shut Down

 
Activism

By Madhava Smullen

Cultural appropriation has been a hot topic lately, in society and in particularly on university campuses. At its heart the term refers to disrespectful, offensive and ignorant use of another culture’s sacred symbols and…

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Srimad Bhagavatam Class by HH Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami

Verse no: SB 9.9.9-12

Speaker: HH Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami

Date: 7 Dec 2018

SB 9.9.9…

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Becomes devotee and distributes books with the book distributor who made him devotee

By Sutapa Das

Get and Give!

Introducing you to Cyrus and Syamalangi. This morning they were side-by-side packing their books ready to go out for distribution. The interesting thing is that one year ago Syamalangi met Cyrus in Edgware, UK, and gave him a book. He read it and is now living as a monk at the manor. Book distribution makes book distributors!

For Cyrus it…

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Take Two! by Sutapa Das

Met these “transcendental twins” in Norwich. They were with devotees in 80’s and one of them lived at Radhadesh. Over time they had lost touch. One of them asked for some beads – I said take two. Another asked for a book – I said take two. They looked at me and said – maybe this is take two of our spiritual journey!

Magical, mystical, memorable, miraculous and moving… what more can I say? The mission goes on……

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Odana Sasti Festival Invitation - 13 Dec 2018



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“At the beginning of winter, there is a ceremony known as the…

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The Bhagavata Purana: Selected Readings

Krishna Ksetra Swami: Prof. Ravi M. Gupta poses holding the book we co-authored: The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Selected Readings. This is at the recent American Academy of Religion annual conference in Denver (a conference which some 8000 members attend). This photo is at the Columbia University Press booth, one of ca. 200 publishers of…

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*MARATHON MEDICINE* By Janananda Gosvami

*MARATHON MEDICINE*



Well, feeling a bit slow and down in old age. Digestion problems, sleep probs, things ain’t what they used to be in ISKCON either and I got no taste for chanting and hearing. Where’s the movement going so many ask.

Maybe we should ask where am I going.

Well speak for myself I’m going on the Marathon – at least…

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Whom to Worship? By Gauranga Dasa

From Back to Godhead

We all worship someone all of us but the question is…

One of the principles of worship is at traction. When you are reverentially attracted to someone, you have the desire to establish a relationship with that person, and when the relationship is established then you want to perform…

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The Sampradaya of Sri Caitanya By Satyaraj Das and Dr. Deadwyler

The question of sampradaya, or the disciplic lineage of spiritual teachers, is the basis of authority for all religious and philosophical teachers and movements arising from the Vedantic traditions. There is no conception of religious organisation among these traditions which does not include reference to sampradaya. Therefore, questions of succession…

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Sita Devi’s Inner Harmony By Visakha Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

In the face of extreme hardship, Lord Ramachandra’s queen reveals her extraordinary character, founded on her pure devotion to the Lord.

The epic Ramayana, written by the sage Valmiki, tells the story of Lord Ramachandra, Krishna’s incarnation as the perfect king. Lord Rama’s wife,…

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Bhakti Yoga Club Accused of Cultural Appropriation and Shut Down

Activism
 
By Madhava Smullen

Cultural appropriation has been a hot topic lately, in society and in particularly on university campuses. At its heart the term refers to disrespectful, offensive and ignorant use of another culture’s sacred symbols…

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Book Marathon Inauguration 2018

December is a very special month. It is the month when all the ISKCON devotees, armed with sankirtan weapon, march in all the streets, knock at every door to distribute the most valuable treasure of books of Srila Prabhupada. They are determined to bestow all auspiciousness to every living…

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Happy Holidays

A Talk by Giriraj Swami December 17, 2000 Ojai, California

In the West this is the holiday season, with Christmas and Hanukkah both coming up. As Srila Prabhupada explained, the Lord comes to this world to enlighten people with transcendental knowledge. Sometimes He comes personally, and sometimes He sends His son or His prophet or His representative, but they all come with…

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Srimad Bhagavatam Class by HG Jananivasa Das at ISKCON Mayapur

Verse: SB:9.9.7

Speaker: HG Jananivasa Das

Date: 6 Dec 2018.

Listen in this class, HG Jananivas prabhu explains in…

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" Why Me? "

A Beautiful Message  by Arthur Ashe , 


The legendary Wimbledon Player who was dying of AIDS , which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983 !


during his illness , he received letters from his fans , one of which conveyed : 


" Why did God have to…
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Physical deprivation versus spiritual absorption

By Chaitanya Charan Das

If we don’t sleep at the right time, we will sleep at the wrong time (Based on Gita 06.16)

When practicing spiritual life, we may equate spiritual advancement with denying our bodily needs such as sleep. We may deprive ourselves of sleep to demonstrate our spiritual advancement.…

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God and Smog Conference Promotes Environmental Action in Religious Communities

Activism

By Madhava Smullen

About 150 students, professors and other interested persons attended a one-day open conference at Utah State University on October 18th entitled “God and Smog – The Challenge of Preserving our Planet.”

Subtitled “Scholars and Religious Leaders Confront the Issues,” the event was organized…

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800 Kg Bhagavad-gita Set to be Largest Sacred Text in the World

 
Arts
 
By Madhava Smullen

A breathtaking new single printing of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is, dubbed “The Astounding Bhagavad-gita,” will measure 2.80 x 2.00 meters (9 x 6.5 ft) and weigh an astonishing 800…

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Amazing Pastime of Lord Narasimhadeva!

Hare Krishna,

My name is Andharupa dasi initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 at Miami Florida. I was asked to tell my story of my cure from Hepatitis C.

The summer of 2004 His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja visited New Ramana reti temple in Alachua Florida. I approached Maharaja and asked him for his blessings for my departure from this world. My…

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Sri Radha-Madhava Elephant Procession

Saturdays around 5:00 pm in Mayapur… Magical moments of Sri Radha-Madhava Elephant Procession.

Mystical sounds could be heard by every single living entity anywhere near ISKCON Mayapur campus. Very intense thundering of large drums beating to the rhythm of two elephant’s hearts, was the best way to bring back to mind some very sweet pastimes of our dear Lord Krsna in Dwarka.

Every Saturday evening, Sri…

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