On September 7th, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC), released its final decision regarding the 30-year case on the status of Lokanatha Swami in ISKCON. Their final decision is: that his status as initiating guru continues. The decision, however, is three-fold: firstly, the panel created in 2021 to decide on the proper handling of the case, decided against ever re-opening the case or sending it to the Child Protection Office (CPO) for re-examination. Second, the GBC decided that any regi
From the ISKCON Communications Ministry
September 7, 2022
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
The ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) today released its decision regarding the status of Lokanatha Swami. That resolution is attached below along with other relevant documents.
The GBC also released two other documents. One is the 73+ page report and recommendations of the 5-member Panel appointed by the GBC to review Lokanath Swami’s situation.
(Born in Aravade, a small village Maharashtra, Indian, he went to Mumbai for studying. In the year 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was touring India with his foreign disciples and had organized a pandal program in Mumbai.)
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Caitanya Mahaprabhu says: “I have brought medicine to awaken every living being from perpetual sleep. Please receive the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, and awaken. One has to continue chanting the Hare Krishna mantra and preaching the chanting of this mantra because such preaching and chanting constitute the perfection of life. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.24.67 Purport)
About Lokanath Swami
HH Lokanath Swami was born in 1949 in the village of Aravade in Maharashtra, India. He be
In a recent ISKCON Leadership Sangha (ILS-2020) Lokanath Swami requested ISKCON Nepal regional secretary Patri dasa to organize a padayatra (pilgrimage) in Nepal. Patri took Maharaja’s words to heart and discussed the idea with the Nepali devotees.
A friend of Patri, Brahmacari Sahastranam dasa from Ukraine, who has been serving in Nepal for twelve years engaged in community and farm services, was inspired by the proposition and used his own money, to buy oxen and construct a cart from his uniqu
In 1976 Hansadutta Swami had come to India with two German busses filled with mostly German and European devotees. I was a new sannyasi and Srila Prabhupada arranged for me to join Hansadutta Swami’s World Travelling Sankirtana Party.
We traveled together all over North India for nearly 5 months holding festivals, performing street Sankirtana and distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada was very pleased. We developed a strong bond of friendship and we became buddies. He was one o
12 April 2020
Aim of our life is not to get free from lockdown, but from Maya.
Welcome to all of you. I’m also pleased to see all of you chanting from various places. We can see all the devotees on one screen after another. I’m also seeing you all, but you also would be seeing others. You will be experiencing that 1500 to 2000 devotees are chanting from 784 locations. This is very pleasing. This is very enlivening and inspirational news. When the Lord sees that all these devotees are chanting f
10 April 2020
When the going gets tough, the tough get going!
We welcome the new participants. I noticed many new faces who were chanting with us.
This modern technology known as the internet, zoom conference, social media is also a gift from God. This is one of the products of the material energy but, “Utility is the principle”. We can engage everything in the Lord’s service. Hare Krishna devotees are making use of this technology. Hence, we all are chanting in this conference an
Today all of you witnessed how we have crossed 1000 participants (locations) on Zoom. Our zoom allows maximum of 1000 participants, so there must be more who couldn’t join.
Thank you! You are welcome!!
Our joint commitment to chant 64-rounds on the auspicious Kamada Ekadashi, is to facilitate the remembrance of Lord.
-HH Lokanath Swami
Dear Srutidharma Prabhu,
My humble obeisances to you. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the Founder Acarya of Bhaktivedanta Manor.
An interviewer asked Srila Prabhupada: How would I recognize a true follower of the Krsna consciousness movement by his behavior? What would his outward expressions be?
Srila Prabhupada: He’d be a very perfect gentleman, that’s all. You could not find any fault in him.
Srutidharma Prabhu, You are that perfect gentleman!
•Tolerant and patient and never got angry with
The Maharashtra Marathi Journalist Association undertakes several responsibility programs and as one of its activities awards the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” to personalities who have immensely contributed to society. This year the nominee of this prestigious award was one of Srila Prabhupada’s senior disciples, HH Lokanath Swami.
The ceremony was held on 4 February 2020 at Annabhau Sathe Auditorium in Pune in front of an audience of about 1500. Many dignitaries and media were in a
Dear Devotees, Friends and Well-wishers of HH Lokanath Swami.
We would like to briefly inform you of Maharaja’s current health situation.
Last month Maharaja was diagnosed with acute laryngitis and his voice was badly affected. He was not able to speak clearly and gradually it was becoming more severe. After consultation with a renowned ENT specialist in New Delhi, Maharaja was suggested to undergo Laryngoscopy and was given proper treatment and therapy. Maharaja has responded really well and t
By ISKCON Delhi
On the 1st of November, 2019, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja along with several senior Prabhupada disciples and many other ISKCON Devotees, formally inaugurated the ISKCON temple at Chippiwada for the benefit of general public. Located near the Juma Masjid, Asia’s largest active mosque, at Old Delhi, a fabulous festival of unprecedented proportions was celebrated with the inauguration of Srila Prabhupada’s Museum and the installation of Gaura Nitai deities.
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