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On February 25th, Mendoza, Argentina, held its annual “Blessing of the Fruits” festival, thanking God for a bountiful harvest. The cultural event, which has been going on since the 1930s, included religious leaders from different traditions who each contributed to the program. Baladeva Das, ISKCON’s Regional Director of Communications in Latin America, beautifully chanted the Panca-tattva and Hare Krsna mantras and blew a conch shell for the estimated 15,000 people who were gathered at the fest

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Holding their ‘Gita Trophies’ inside the Argentine Embassy in Paris after they won the World Cup :-)

By Janananda Gosvami

Above and beyond all the challenges and events in the world around us this week, the “World Cup” has stolen the show. Such a climax with adrenaline running at top pitch. Billions glued to the box enwrapped in one of maya’s most entangling nets – not only the football nets – but the very intoxicating effect of national identity. Like the game or not, it’s my country. ‘Oh God

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My last hours were spent in comfort, both physically and otherwise. I was asked to give another Bhagavatam class, my fourth this week, and I caught up on some rest before the drive to Tigre. Tigre (Spanish for tiger) is a tourist attraction outside of Buenos Aires. There is located a vegetarian restaurant run by Daksha, and so visitors from other ISKCON communities in the country made this fine dining place their stop over before returning to, more in particular, Mar del Plata. We brunched. We

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Back to Argentina by Bhaktimarga Swami


When I boarded Delta Airline enroute to Atlanta, as a stopover for Buenos Aires, I had a little chat with the flight attendant. I remarked that customs were so long and so slow. “Unacceptable!” I said.

Her remark, “It’s always like that here (Toronto). I love the city, but the airport…” And as she said this her eyes were rolling. I thought to lodge a complaint next time I had the chance, regarding an improvement in service that could happen at the Toronto Airport. Afterall service is everything

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By Archbishop Eric Escala, Continuing Anglican Church 

The voice of the Shepherd, Archbishop visits Prabhupada’s House. 


This past Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the ISKCON temple in Buenos Aires, needless to say, it was a very nice experience.

I had read many books of His Divine Grace Abhay Caranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda “The man who built a house that everyone can live in”.

I must say that it is very true.

Although we were few visitors, we were received with all the lov

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9787454070?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

Over 30 scholarly speakers are set to discuss Logic in Society, and the sub-theme of order versus chaos in nature, at the Hadai Pandit International Institute’s second online Congress from November 8th to 12th. Viewers can sign up at to log in and watch live on Zoom, or watch at

The Institute, based in Argentina, is an upcoming online school which will provide Waldorf-style education along with principles

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7864714497?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

Since August 2015, the ISKCON Disciples Course has been mandatory for all new initiates in ISKCON, and recommended for all devotees. Developed under the direction of the Guru Services Committee, it is designed to deepen devotees’ understanding of guru tattva (the meaning of guru) and guru padasraya (taking shelter of the guru). The poster for the Argentine ISKCON Disciples Course

So far tens of thousands worldwide have completed the course, which has inspired a family toge

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ISKCON devotees in Mendoza, Argentina, have established a prasadam distribution program at all police checkpoints in town.

During their quarantine duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 60 law enforcement officers receive a plate of meal and hot drink every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The members of the security forces have expressed their gratitude for the show of affection and appreciation towards them. 

The program is being coordinated by fire department officer and ISKCON devo

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