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By Krishna Lila Dasi 

Sample ‘Art for Peace’ collage

Over the past week, more than a million Ukrainian refugees crossed the borders to the neighboring countries, fleeing war. Most of them are women and children, like their husbands, fathers, and sons, —all men between the ages of 18-60 — had to stay back to defend their country, not knowing if they would ever see their loved ones again.

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Based on the Teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada

Twenty-first century Krsna consciousness is witness to a few new catch phrases. Among them are “inspiration” and “care for devotees,” Unfortunately, by themselves these terms are somewhat vague, so referring to Prabhupada may provide clarity. He used “inspiration” as follows: a motivation coming from paramatma or Sri Krsna,(1) an increasing attachment for Krsna impelled by His mercy,(2) an offering that gives pleasure to

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8236691071?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

After going part time with his communications service, ISKCON Communications Director for Australasia Bhakta Das is using his free time in “the latter part” of his life to realize an artistic dream years in the making.

He’s creating a series of twenty contemporary, expressionistic paintings, which will give an overview of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is chapter by chapter. At an impressively large 2 x 1.5 meters each, the astonishing pieces will go on a touring exhibition when the

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While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. 

On May 15th, ISKCON News announced a contest for young devotee artists between the ages of 3-18, asking them to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into artwork. Dozens of pieces were submitted to the 'Kindness Pandemic' Art Contest, and t

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There are many valuable lessons to be learned by leaders who want to resolve conflicts between two parties amicably. It requires a great deal of spiritual maturity, patience, respect for both parties, mode of goodness to deal with issue etc.

On being pleased with both parties

SP writes : “When the Lord came, He was pleased with everyone; therefore it is stated here, krtsna-prasada-sumukham. The Lord knew that even the offensive doormen were His pure devotees, although by chance they committed a

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While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, luckily for us, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. They sing together on balconies to cheer each other up; they leave bags of groceries at the doorstep of the sick, or the old; they clap for the healthcare workers serving at the frontline; distribute free food to the police and sanitation workers who  maintain order

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Due to the mandated lockdown a few weeks ago, the Bhaktivedanta Academy (BANA) in Alachua, Florida, USA has moved all its classes online. Besides continuing with their academic curriculum, the students from age 3-16 participate at a special school-wide collective art project, called the Artistic Time Capsule. 


The project’s coordinator Krishna Lila Dasi (Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.) filmmaker and BANA Visual Arts teacher explained that by giving them exciting creative challenges, the purpose of thi

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By Madhava Smullen 

Run for twenty years by the late Syamapriya Dasi, then relaunched in 2009 by current director Bhakti-lata Dasi, the U.S. branch of ISKCON Prison Ministry has been working hard to give hope to the most desperate.

IPM distributes over 5,000 pieces of literature, including Srila Prabhupada’s books and Back to Godhead magazines, to inmates in prisons all over the country every year. Around 300 inmates receive personal letters annually from volunteers like Bhakti-lata, Srutade

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