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“We will call our society ISKCON”…

8047366101?profile=RESIZE_584xWhen I first met my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, I felt that there was never a time when I did not know him. I never tire of telling of my first meeting with him on the streets of Lower East Side New York.

At the time, I was hurrying from my Mott Street apartment, which had become a refuge for psychedeliacs, to a much quieter apartment on Fifth Street where I hoped to get some peace. I was walking down Houston Street and across Bowery, past the rushing

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By Svaha Dasi and Rangavati Dasi

Lord Narasimhadeva appeared in the month of Purushottama to protect His dear devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaja and annihilate Hiranyakashipu because Hiranyakashipu had received the boon to not be killed in the twelve months of the year from Lord Brahma in his vain attempts to achieve immortality. In honor of this historic event, which occurred in the glorious month of Sri Purushottama, we wish to present our design for the pleasure of His Lordship and the devotees!

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8047303893?profile=RESIZE_584xNew Vrajamandala, ISKCON’s farm near Guadalajara, Spain, has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 cases. 

Temple President Yadunandana Swami writes, “Considering that several devotees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Board of Directors and the Council of Department Leaders have decided to close Nueva Vrajamandala to the public most probably until the end of October, to avoid exposing the public to possible contagions.”

He adds: “Based on how the situation evolves, the date of opening to the

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8041417875?profile=RESIZE_400xOn June 30, 1966 the very First Newspaper Interview was conducted at Srila Praphupada’s temporary residence and meeting Hall in the ‘Bowery’ near ‘Chinatown’ NYC [see photo]. [This was after He led kirtan at Washington Sq. Park, just near NY University.] It was here that His Divine Grace lived, typed, prepared Prasadam, and Preached to a small congregation before setting up Iskcon. On June 12, 1966, Srila Prabhupada prepared 12 prasadam preparations for 16 people in that’Loft’ [see diary photo].

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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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Love is our innermost longing. Gita wisdom declares that our longing for love is best fulfilled when we learn to love Krishna. Let’s understand this central Gita teaching in five parts:

  1. Loving Krishna enables our love to break free from all limitations,
  2. Krishna is eminently lovable,
  3. Krishna loves all of us impartially,
  4. Krishna’s love for us is unconditional and
  5. Krishna engages his omnipotence to help us when we choose to love him.

1. Loving Krishna enables our love to break free from all limi

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7981708062?profile=RESIZE_584xRadha devi dasi, ISKCON’s GBC Vaishnavi Minister, recently announced the appointment of regional ministers in South Africa, the UK, Brazil and Mexico. Regional ministers serve as the liaisons for the Vaishnavi Ministry and develop programs for the care of Vaishnavis in their areas. 

Krsangi Radhe devi dasi is a disciple of Indradyumna Swami and the Vaishnavi Minister in South Africa.  She is a second generation Vaishnavi and also serves as the Durban Temple Public Relations manager. Her professi

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From Back to Godhead

What is the effect of chanting Hare Krishna?

The names of the Lord in the maha-mantra Hare, Krishna, and rama are invested with His full potencies. Singing God’s names, therefore, is to contact Him through the medium of transcendental sound. Thus, the effect of chanting is the same as the effect of directly associating with the Lord. The following beautiful verse, written by Lord caitanya, describes the seven effects the Hare Krishna mantra has on chanters.

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7950920500?profile=RESIZE_584x2020 is bringing in new things for ISKCON North America (NA) Communications Department: new management, with the appointment of Madan Gopal Das as Director and Kumari Kunti Dasi as Administrative Director, as well as back-to-back events to boost the North America teams with a Training Workshop and Communications Conference in the fall of this year.  

The NA Directors of Communications work directly under the guidance of Anuttama Das, ISKCON GBC, and Global Communications Minister, with the aim o

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7947943501?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

International Shravanam Week, run by the ISKCON Ministry of Education from September 3rd to 9th, has facilitated and encouraged devotees worldwide to regularly read ISKCON Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada’s books by providing resources, inspiration and guidelines. The Week is part of a larger effort, “Books Are the Basis,” to “enhance the culture of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books globally.”The promotional flyer for Shravanam Week

Shravanam Week was officially added to ISK

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7944424256?profile=RESIZE_584xAn Opportunity to Worship Supremely Merciful Lord Gauranga in Supremely Merciful Abode Navadvipa Dhama, in the Supremely Powerful Purusottama Month by performing the Supreme Spiritual activity- Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama!

Registration is free! Register Now and perform Navadvipa Parikrama from anywhere in the world through Zoom.

By registering for Navadvip dham Parikrama, you will join Sri Caitanya’s transcendental Parikrama Party with HH Jayapataka Swami as the Commander .

You will

  • receive a Zoo
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CDM Announcement

7944296495?profile=RESIZE_400xDear ISKCON Godfamily, 
 
We are thrilled to the core to bring you some wonderful news! We bring you the happy tidings of multiple benefits for every service rendered! The benefits will be increased by not twice or thrice, nor several times; nor or even a hundred times… Your benefits for each service rendered will be multiplied by one thousand times! Yes, you readright! One thousand times the normal benefits for every service rendered! Sincethere’s none of us that doesn’t need or want some speci
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From Back to Godhead

God is a person, and out of His infinite kindness He allows us even in
our present condition to render Him personal service.

In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, the devotee Prahlada Maharaja, a great spiritual authority, says, “Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia, and pastimes of Lord Visnu [Krsna], remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship …, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming H

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Day Six: International Shravanam Week

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. 
 
Day Six of International Shravanam Week has transpired.


To glorify the reading of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada's transcendental books during the International Shravanam Week, we present the following for worldwide circulation. 

Please help spread the message and celebrate this festival in your zones. Six simple steps and with just 15 minutes, everyone can take part. 

To enjoy more content similar to this, plea

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Day Five: International Shravanam Week

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. 
 
Day Five of International Shravanam Week has transpired. 

To glorify the reading of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada's transcendental books during the International Shravanam Week, we present to you the following for worldwide circulation. 

Please help spread the message and celebrate this festival in your zones, with six simple stepsand just 15 minutes everyone can take part. Together we c
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From Back to Godhead

Krishna is always engaged in sport, and when we try to imitate Him, we lose.

When the 2017 Super Bowl game, the summit of American professional football, was held in Houston, a devotee convinced me and a few others to try to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books at a huge pregame event downtown. Venturing into the passionate, teeming crowd, we sold a few books, but not so many. This experience reinforced what was already obvious: mundane sport certainly has a powerful allure.

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By Madhava Smullen

This year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust released a free, downloadable PDF version of the annual international “Sri Vyasa-Puja” book, featuring a collection of homages to ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.

Meanwhile ISKCON of Delhi, India notably compiled its own three-volume Vyasa-Puja book with offerings to Srila Prabhupada from an incredible 3,400 local devotees from all the temples and preaching centers in the Delhi Natio

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Sri Krishna Haveli Complete!

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We are happy to say that we have now successfully completed our purpose-built hall, the Sri Krishna Haveli, which will take the pressure off the main Grade II listed Manor building to provide a spacious environment that will allow you to fully appreciate your spiritual experience at Bhaktivedanta Manor. It is of course wonderful, much-awaited news, but like with many big projects there were some hurdles, heartache, and not to mention the pandemic, along the way.\

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Inspiring Life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Mahāprabhu is also known as Great Lord. He has been Indian saint  of 16th century. He has been founder of Achintya Bheda Abheda. There are devotees who is regarded as incarnation of Krishna. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has a style of praying Krishna with song, which is ecstatic in nature. The dance offer significant effect over Bengal’s Vaishnavism. He has been major proponent of Vedantic philosophy of the Achintya Bheda Abheda. Mahaprabhu had started Gaudiya Vaishnavism. This is also known as Brahma-M

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ISKCON Communications Gets A New Facelift

7816719067?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 


ISKCON Communications, the agency charged with interfacing with the public on behalf of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is undergoing a major makeover, including a new website at https://iskconcommunications.org/ with resources for the media and temple leaders, and a website redesign and rejuvenated social media presence for ISKCON News.The ISKCON Communications team in Italy in 2018

Creating A Sankirtan-Friendly World

ISKCON Communications’ mission i

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