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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

Events

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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A Bridge to God

From Back to Godhead

By Satyananda Dasa

Lessons on life, death, and living in a spirit of devotion

ISKCON devotees commonly use the phrase, “Going back home, back to Godhead.”Have you ever thought about what this…

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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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We have to break with Maya and build with Krishna

Jadurani dasi: On this particular day, he took us downtown where he went when he first got off the Jaladuta boat. Because the captain was doing some shopping, so he took Prabhupada and Prabhupada was pointing out different places that he remembered. The next day, Prabhupada took all the devotees for a tour of where he first landed.

I was in the back and I ran up so that I…

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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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Why to become fan of lesser mortals who shatter our emotions? By Purushottam Nitai Das

Film stars, sports stars, rock stars, politicians, rich and mighty have innumerable fan following. Their fans surround their senses with the images of their beloved stars, decorate their houses with their pictures and keep each and every update of their favourite…

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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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Judging Without Understanding: The Recipe for Ruining Relationships

From Back to Godhead

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

The final stage of the relationship between Vali and Sugriva, important characters in the Ramayana, provide important ethical lessons.

A poignant subplot in the Ramayana…

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Does Asana Equal Yoga?

From Back to Godhead

By Satyaraja Dasa

Nowadays everyone knows what yoga is. Or do they?

In the West yoga is more popular than ever.…

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Have You Burnt The Ravana Within?

By Caitanya Caran Das

The basic storyline of Ramayana is very similar to that of a typical movie.

Both feature a hero, a heroine and a villain; both depict the villain lusting for the heroine; both delineate an exciting confrontation between the hero and the villain, culminating in…

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When Science Points to Spirituality By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

From Back to Godhead 

Modern research is confirming the Vedic viewpoint that human life is meant for more than the pursuit of material pleasure.

Imagine a farmer who gets a Mercedes Benz as a gift. The only vehicle he has ever seen…

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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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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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How Free Are We? By Navina Syama Dasa

From Back to Godhead

The Vedic contribution to one of the central debates in Western philosophy.

Sam Surya goes to his city’s orphanage one day and makes a large donation. Elsewhere in town, Andy Andhakara robs a bank. What led these two to make such…

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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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