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9857400690?profile=RESIZE_710xIn the US, gurus and yogis have attracted tens of thousands of followers. But there is a huge gulf between American devotees of Hinduism and immigrants from the subcontinent.

In March last year, more than 65,000 people attended Utah’s famous Festival of Colors. The event was held at an ISKCON temple, and only a small percentage of attendees were Indian or Hindu. It was just one sign of how firmly Hinduism has come to be established in the US. Today, tens of millions of non-Indian Americans engag

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9857391092?profile=RESIZE_584xISKCON Youth Forum [IYF] Delhi celebrated its annual Youth Festival, ‘VIPLAVA- A Revolution in Consciousness’,  from October 22nd to 24th 2021, at Fogla Ashrama, Bhaktivedanta Marga, Srī Vrndāvana Dhāma, for 2000+ youth from across the nation.

IYF is the youth wing of ISKCON Delhi and has for the last decade been engaged in organizing seminars, holding festivals, and conducting development programs with the prime objective of empowering youngsters to unleash their potential and become servant le

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9844191700?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

The South African National Council (SANC), which has served as the overarching management structure for ISKCON in South Africa since the late 1980s, is undergoing sweeping changes in its structure and approach. The aim of the transformation is to “more fully realize Srila Prabhupada’s vision for Krishna Consciousness in South Africa and to present Krishna Consciousness in a very dynamic and relevant way to all people of our country.”

The effort began about a year ago when the

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By Giriraj dasa

There so many benedictions for the month of Kartika and we get constant reminders via email, messages on mobile and so many other mediums. The list grows only bigger by the day.

“In the month of Kartik, which is very dear to Sri Hari, one who bathes early in the morning attains the merit of bathing in all places of pilgrimage. Anybody who offers the Lord a ghee lamp in the month of Kartik, O brahmana, becomes free from all kinds of sins, such as killing a brahmana, and he goes t

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9783517484?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Paurnamasi dasi 

In the splendid Tuscan settings of Villa Vrindavana ISKCON (where the  '' Goshala Balarama '' Cow Protection Sanctuary is located), an initiative dedicated to children aged between 3 and 9 was started.

''Om'' Giardino in Natura is a family-oriented project of devotees designed to help children to grow in harmony with themselves and with the surrounding world through interacting with nature.

The project aims to enhance temple activities by sensitizing children to the world of n

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Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day

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Srila Prabhupada’s Last Five Days.
By Anantacarya dasa [ACBSP 1972]

This document is a report of some of the details that occurred during the last five days of Srila Prabhupada’s presence with us in Vrndavan, India. It is a diary which was written everyday in Vrndavan at that time. It herewith is delivered as it was written down 38 years ago in l977, with no additions. (Indeed, even the original word misspellings are included as they were written down at that time).

11 November l977.

I arrive a

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Compiled by Mother Gandhari dasi Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Bhakti Yoga Instructor

Diwali comes from the word Dipavali which has two words dipa means light and avali means carrier. Therefore Dipa or Diya (1) signifies ‘coming to light’. In the Vedic Literature it is mentioned: “Tamasa Ma, Jyotir Gamaya” means ‘Do not remain in Darkness, Come to Light’, meaning ‘come to spiritual awareness or awakening’.

In the Bhagavat Gita Chapter four verse seven and eight Lord Krsna says: ‘yada yada hi dharmasy

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These are all the activities of sadhana-bhakti-yoga, it cleanses the heart from the conception that “I am the body” and it changes the spirit of possessiveness from “I want to possess things for myself, my enjoyment” to “I only want to possess Krishna”. And when we give ourselves to this process of hearing and chanting about Krishna, then the more we do it the more we want to do it, because we get the taste and there is nothing that’s more powerful than the taste. And when we get the taste for

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9750640064?profile=RESIZE_584xPM Modi meets Indologists, Sanskritists, ISKCON and Italian Hindu Union members, Sikhs in Rome Prime Minister meets the representatives of Italian Congregation for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) 



Source: https://dandavats.tumblr.com/post/666454191464726528/pm-modi-meets-indologists-sanskritists-iskcon

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8086672886?profile=RESIZE_584x'Deity Worship at Home North America' will be the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry’s first formally structured online training ever

For congregation members and families in ISKCON, deity worship at home has long been a major part of their spiritual practice, as well as a way to bond in service to the Lord.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with people encouraged to stay at home, such worship has become even more central.

There has been a strong interest in ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry’s “Deity Wors

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With the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, members of ISKCON are action-planning for events of peaceful protest. Here are some points:

1) Devotees and temple communities should offer special prayers to their Deities in the morning to please protect our devotees in Bangladesh.

2) Special events and kirtans are arranged and dedicated to the Bangladesh devotees’ well-being.

3) Some communities have already held, or are planning to hold protests and public harinama chanting sessions to draw attention t

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By Madhava Smullen

Devotees in Santo Domingo, the capital of Caribbean island nation the Dominican Republic, have launched a fundraising campaign to build a new temple for Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.

ISKCON was established in the Dominican Republic nearly 50 years ago, and Gaura Nitai have been the presiding Deities in Santo Domingo ever since. But the current temple is a leased three-bedroom house, located across a bridge in the Eastern part of the capital, making it less accessible; so the community

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Introducing the new Pandava Sena leader

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120 young ISKCON Pandava Sena members returned from an incredible retreat in Pembrokeshire with a great sense of optimism. One the last day, the baton of leadership passed once again. Raam Gor is now their new Pandava Sena president. Akash has done an exceptional job over the last four years and he has certainly set a high bar. if you see them, please give both of them your blessings!

ISKCON Pandava Sena is a devotional youth group for 15- 25s. It is a global life-changing youth organisation wh

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ISKCON Statement 

ISKCON Appeals for Protection of Minorities in Bangladesh

Attacks on Hindu Temples and Communities Must Be Stopped

 

October 17, 2021

Anuttama Dasa, Minister of Communications

 

The worldwide International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) community is shocked and saddened by the recent series of violent events directed against the Hindu minority in Bangladesh, including our own ISKCON temples and members.

Between October 13 and 15, multiple temples, homes, shops, and

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Report on Bangladesh Attacks

Jagatguru Gauranga das and Naru Gopal das

October 17, 2021

On 13th October 2021, radical extremists began strategic, coordinated attacks on Hindu minorities in Bangladesh. The attacks continued until October 15th, 2021, with innumerable homes, shops, puja pandals, and temples being looted, burned, and destroyed. There are currently 6 to 10 fatalities reported in various media outlets, while many more people have sustained injuries or been hospitalized.

It is with a

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9718106074?profile=RESIZE_584xDear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Many of you are aware of the atrocious attack against our temple and many Hindu temples in Bangladesh that occurred between October 13 and 15.

We offer heartfelt prayers that Lord Nrsimhadeva, the protector of the devotees, may offer his divine protection to the Vaisnava community in Bangladesh, and particularly offer his mercy to the two devotees who were brutally murdered in these attacks, Pranta Chandra das a

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Statement from the ISKCON North America Council

October 16, 2021

A North American legal case that has lasted almost two decades took a decisive turn in favor of ISKCON this past week. This long-running case, known in ISKCON as the Long Island Court Case,  began in 2004 in Freeport, New York. At that time, a group of “ritviks” opposed to the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) from outside Long Island, through deception and subterfuge, took control of the Long Island ISKCON Temple and the Boa

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The Holy Name

By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

My heart is like a desert, hot with the rays of the sun. This is my internal mental condition. The desire for temporary, material things cannot satisfy me because by nature they are death producing. And not one or two, but thousands of such death-producing desires have taken shelter in my mind. So, my subconscious region is always burning. This is my condition. But somehow, by the grace of sadhu and my guru, the holy name of Krishna with its infinite prospect has e

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Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,

 All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

It’s a moment of great joy for the entire ISKCON community to welcome our beloved Srila Prabhupada in the ToVP.

With a deep sense of gratitude, we should all come together to welcome the Senapati Bhakta of Sriman Mahaprabhu in this Adbhutt Mandir.

No worries if you are not physically present in Sridham Mayapur.

Since all of us have been long waiting for this moment, ToVP is providing an unique opportunity to all the devotees to perf

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Kartamasa das: The first time I met Yamuna devi, my life changed forever.
I was in Saranagati for the Christmas holidays in 2000 having a reunion with my closest childhood friends. We were all in our early twenties, and having recently finished our university education and started work, we spent our time together recalling our childhood activities. One day we decided to have kirtan, but in a rather irreverent way, mocking the showy, elaborate vocal and instrument style we had all absorbed growi

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