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Seattle is a large city so could have a lot of ISKCON temples in different areas. To accommodate a growing devotee community a property was bought in the Bellevue district, which is an important business area just outside downtown Seattle.

It has taken a number of years to renovate the new building and bring it up to the proper city standard for a place of worship. I’ve visited every year and was very inspired to see how close it was to opening. It is twice the size of our Sammamish temple with

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12238942673?profile=RESIZE_584xIn sankirtana on the streets, the devotees of the Florianopolis temple met Alessandro (first photo), a public elementary-school teacher, who took a book and visited us at a festival. He was so impressed with the experiences that he invited us to a program to present our culture to his students.

A team led by Temple President Rasarnava Gauranga Prabhu was then assembled, with Bhakta Gustavo and Bhakta Enoque and Bhaktin Marilia (a couple from the congregation). The programs were incredible. In th

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In the intricate dance between the material and spiritual realms, our consciousness plays a pivotal role, and much like a scientist exploring the mysteries of existence, this article will dive into the realms of interaction, awareness, and the bonds that tie them together. 

The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita shed light on the fascinating interplay between our consciousness and the ever-changing material world, offering insights into our role as observers and navigators of this cosmic dance.


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By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi

YouTube has recently bestowed Bhuvanasundari Radha Devi Dasi with the coveted Silver Button Award for her channel, “Krishna’s Cuisine,” which she began in May 2020. The social media honor is for YouTube creators who have reached the milestone of 100,000 subscribers, a feat only achieved by 0.28% of all YouTube channels.

ISKCON News interviewed Bhuvanasundari Radha about how she felt after receiving the title and how the YouTube channel “Krishna’s Cuisine” mani

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The popular film “HARE KRISHNA! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All” continues to reach a growing audience worldwide through multiple online platforms. The ground-breaking documentary was released in 2017 and garnered best picture at the Illuminate Film Festival

One of the most well-known platforms,, has now made the film free (with occasional ads). It is available for viewing on Tubi in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Sa

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Narasimhadev Monthly Abhishek

12238933464?profile=RESIZE_584xNarsimhadev Monthly Abhishek Update For 2023

Today the 28th of Sep, Sri Dham Mayapur will be hosting Narasimhadev Abhishek, along with special prayers to the Lord. Please take advantage of this day to offer prayers on behalf of your forefathers as Pitru Paskha begins tomorrow the 29th of Sep. The period from the full moon of Bhadrapada month to the new moon day of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is called Pitru Paksha. For the peace of the souls of ancestors, there is a belief to perform Shraddha

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Walking Interest by Bhaktimarga Swami

12238928097?profile=RESIZE_400xKeshava Swami is quite the educator and has been enthusing our community with his lessons. I was quite happy to hear (from his own mouth) that he's also a walker. From the temple/ashram at 243 Avenue Road, he was self-driven to walk to the CN Tower, a distance of 5.5 kilometres, and back. His motivation was to pick up on the vibrations of the city – to take its pulse.

"What do you think?" I asked. Basically he expressed it's a good place for sharing Krishna consciousness.

I spent my day on calls

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Urmila dasi
Chairperson, Sastric Advisory Council

Gradually in ISKCON various gurus, as well as some ISKCON authorities who recommend devotees for 1st and 2nd initiation, have introduced additions, subtractions, and changes to the system of initiation that Srila Prabhupada had for his society. The changes to the giving of the Brahma-gayatri mantra was what first came to the GBC’s attention, and so they requested their Sastric Advisory Council (SAC) to research the topic. After years of review a

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By Divya Prabhanda Das

This September, ISKCON Croatia celebrated its 40th anniversary with the Zagreb Ratha Yatra and the Maha-Abhisheka of Srila Prabhupada as the closing ceremonies. In 1983, ISKCON was registered in Zagreb not only for Croatia but for the whole of former Yugoslavia. Besides the devotees from all parts of Croatia, devotees from the Slovenian, Bosnian and Serbian yatras also joined the celebration.

The celebration started with the 9th Zagreb Ratha Yatra, attracting the attentio

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By Atma Tattva Das

In the annals of South African Krishna consciousness, few names shine as brightly as that of Mukhara Devi Dasi. Her life story is a testament to unwavering dedication, selfless service, and an unshakable commitment to spreading the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. With a legacy deeply woven into the fabric of ISKCON South Africa, Mukhara Devi Dasi’s journey is a source of inspiration for generations of devotees, illuminating the path of devotion with her exemplary life.


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The Mayapur Vrindavan Trust (MVT) has officially announced the dates of the 2023 Kirtan Mela festivals, to be held at their ashrams in Rishikesh and Vrindavan. Devotees worldwide are invited to attend. The festival dates are as follows:

MVT Rishikesh – Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October 2023

MVT Vrindavan – Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November 2023

Many wonderful Kirtaniyas (musicians) from all around the ISKCON world will be present for these ecstatic Kirtan Mela festivals – chanting, danc

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Ranga Devi & Sudevi Appearance Sep 2023


Today is the appearance day of Ranga Devi and Sudevi.

Although all dressed in bright yellow outfits, each Sakhi bore a unique design and pattern that is quite different from one another! Oh, and the transcendental Sakhis! Hey! Govinda! look like full moons embedded in golden robes.

Not to speak of the lavishly decorated altar, the Vrindavan vibes it exudes with monkeys and parrots… And Radha Madhava, how beautiful they look in the vibrant yellow attire; they exude divine elegance and grace.


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I was blessed to walk a short stretch of The Great Trail in Caledon. Today I trekked around Crawford Lake with members of our Toronto and Thunder Bay communities. What is so special about this body of water which is a mere two days' walk from Toronto?

To quote from Canadian Geographic, Crawford Lake is a rare meromicitic lake. "In meromicitic lakes, the water in the lower half does not mix with the water in the upper half, which can be partially attributed to the lake's shape. In July 2023, Cra

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From Back to Godhead

Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific?

God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The Failed Hypothesis; The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Apparently, writing about God is the latest rage among scientists, both theistic and atheistic. Many of these authors have also been invited to speak to college crowds, and they are causing quite a stir. But is this really the best way to appro

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It’s Raining Retreats at New Mayapur


By Rasananda Sankirtan Das and Chandni Raj 

New Mayapur hosted a series of retreats this spring and summer with stalwart devotees such as Ananda Vardhana Swami, Bhakti Raghava Swami, Bhakti Vigyana Swami, Bhakti Vikas Swami, Mahavishnu Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Svayam Bhagavan Keshava Swami, Adi Karta Das, Parividha Das, Devaki Devi Dasi, and Mandakini Devi Dasi. They each graced the holy French dham with their transcendental presence and inspired the Sankirtan efforts of the French Yatra. Thes

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By Atma Tattva Das

In a remarkable tribute to the spiritual legacy of His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, Soweto Ratha Yatra 2023 on September 30, 2023, is set to be an unparalleled event of devotion and transcendence. This year’s festival holds profound significance as it marks the first celebration of this grand event since the passing of Kadamba Kanana Swami earlier this year in March.

The Soweto Ratha Yatra, an annual tradition envisioned by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, promises to be

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Visvarupa-mahotsava marks the occasion on which Lord Chaitanya’s older brother, Visvarupa, took sannyasa, the renounced order of life. And on the same date some four hundred and fifty years later, our own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, also accepted sannyasa.

According to Vedic literatures, Lord Chaitanya is Krishna Himself, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, come in the present age in the role of a devotee. In the previous age, Lord Krishna came in His original feature and spoke the Bhaga

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What is it with ____ ? By Bhaktimarga Swami

I was extremely happy to share some of my poetry with the very content devotees in Brampton. They took to kirtan so well, and to listening. One of the poems about prayer really captured them. Here it is:




Is it not the most divine form of communication

A way of expression, a marvellous supplication

An urge from the heart due to a hurt or a wound

A cry so desperate from feeling so ruined

A call for help as if lost in dense jungle

Seeking signs for a way out of the tangl

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By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959 at the Kesavaji Matha in Mathura.
“So this my Godbrother, his name is Keśava, Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava. Kṛpāmbudhi. So he did this favor upon me because he was ocean of mercy. So we offer our obeisances to Vaiṣṇava, kṛpāmbudhi. Vāñchā-kalpa-tarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca. The Vaiṣṇavas, the representatives of the Lord, they are so k
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Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava by Jaya Vijaya Das

7809904862?profile=RESIZE_400xHare Krishna Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

There are different opinions regarding Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava. It’s the day when Sri Visvarupa (elder brother of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) accepted sannyasa at the age of 16 from Sripada Krsna Bharati in Kasi (Varanasi) in 1491 and accepted the name Sri Sankararanya (Sri Sri Gaudiya Vaisnava Abhidana & Acarya Folio), OR, it’s the day he departed from this world in Pandharpur on the banks of the Bhima River by entering the Deity of Sri

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