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On March 26th, UK devotees performed at a special live music event in honor of Alan Ginsberg. They came at the invitation of musician and producer “Youth,” who hosted the event, which raised money for Food for Life prasadam distribution efforts.

“Poet Allen Ginsberg had a lot of personal association with Srila Prabhupada whom he helped on a number of occasions in New York, San Francisco, Columbus and elsewhere,” said a Food for All statement, “While being interviewed in various magazines, journ

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Recently, Revd Dr. Richard Sudworth OBE, Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England, paid a visit to ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor. He was joined by Angeline Leung, the Executive Assistant for the Church of England’s Inter Religious Affairs & Ecumenical. Leung also serves on the Faith and Public Life team, based at Lambeth Palace, which hosted a historical interfaith event last November. 

“This visit

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Food-for-All UK has opened an exciting and colorful new “Give Me Love” Prasad Distribution center in the heart of Camden Town in central London. “The FFA-UK team is presently distributing 2,500 plates of Prasad daily, and running three food banks for people in food crisis,” said FFA-UK Founder, Parasuram Das.

Camden Town is renowned for its vibrant and eclectic atmosphere attracting thousands of locals and tourists to the area making it a perfect place for outreach. “The new building is on the

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Lianne Kolirin, a freelance journalist who has written for CNN, The Washington Post, The Daily Express, and The Jerusalem Post recently profiled the beginnings of the Hare Krishna movement in the UK and ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor.

The article was published by The Religion Media Centre. This UK-based organization seeks to be a bridge between religions and the media, “working alongside journalists and other media professionals to explain, enhance and encourage the reporting of religion, and thus

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The Bhaktivedanta Medical Association (BMA), a global healthcare committee with more than 220 devotee doctors dedicated to providing comprehensive care to devotees on a virtual platform free of cost, successfully launched its first-ever health camp on November 25, 2023, at the ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor. There were about 700 registrations, with 350 devotees attending the three-hour-long event. 

Sundarananda Das (Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal), the Chairman of BMA, explaining the structure of BMA, said,

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Bloomington devotees celebrate Diwali at local senior center.

Diwali celebrations have been happening worldwide, and for ISKCON devotees, these festivities can often create strong connections with their local communities and even inspire creative service opportunities. We looked at four examples, from Bloomington to Brooklyn and Utah to the UK.

Diwali, or the “Festival of Lights,” is a five-day celebration widely recognized as the Hindu New Year. It is traditionally marked by the illumination o

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Recently, the fourth annual Camp Unity, held on the outskirts of Borehamwood at Well End Scout Activity Centre, had another successful gathering. The popular event allows area children and their families to experience other cultures, foster friendships, strengthen community bonds, and serves as a springboard for celebrating diversity. Hosted by a team of multi-faith leaders, this year saw the largest registration of campers, with 48 children participating from various religious and cultural bac

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Nurses and doctors on a well-being tour to India organised by Sukanti Radha devi dasi visited Delhi Temple and had an amazing Bhagavad Gita Experience.

ISKCON Delhi houses the world’s biggest Bhagavad Gita weighing 800 Kg

Topics on Karma, the soul and becoming vegetarian became a very thought provoking idea for discussion in the group. It was a very informative experience for all.

Several nurses got inspired to get a copy of the Gita to study further the nectar they had just tasted.

For some it

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June 20th is World Refugee Day and it is Refugee Week up until the 24th of June.

Food For All’s great friend Jennie Matthias has released a new single in support of World Refugee Day 2022. All proceeds will go towards supporting refugees in London, by offering them food, work, and rehabilitation.

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History was made in Watford’s famous Cassiobury Park on Saturday 11th June. After local devotees gathered en masse along Watford’s bustling high street for hari nama chanting, for the first time they made their way to the park’s entrance to greet the cart carrying Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra. After a joyous Ratha Yatra procession around the park, a feast was served to everyone as they were serenaded with kirtan from a beautifully decorated bandstand.


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10572637453?profile=RESIZE_584xFollowing in the footsteps of Srila Prabhupada’s father Gour Mohan De, thedevotee community organised a wonderful Rathayatra festival in a localpark. The children led the kirtans, and put on a brilliant drama “Mrgarithe Hunter”, followed by a feast.

“These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we mustbe very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they areVaikuntha children, and we are very fortunate we can give them chance toadvance further in Krishna Co

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Our London-based Food For All team has established a field kitchen for Ukrainian refugees and have since been providing 2500 hot meals per day.

In this video, you will see Food For All travel to Bucha, Irpen, Harkiv, and Lviv, and witness the devastation left behind.

After an incredibly successful first impact, we are now looking to set up additional kitchens, so we can offer support to refugees in Lviv and the Czech & Polish borders. We are continuing to fund our efforts in Ukraine whilst we s

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UK Festival Team in Ealing


In April, three-hundred gathered in Ealing for the first of several Hare Krishna Festivals to be held in public halls in the coming months.

Classical dance, film, philosophy, mantra music and even a magic show were amongst the cultural presentations appreciated by the diverse audience before they tucked in to the spiritual vegetarian cuisine provided by the Food For All team. Bhaktivedanta Manor is collaborating with the UK Hare Krishna Festival Team as an outreach initiative to offer people an

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Kirtan and Fundraiser in UK


We are deeply saddened to see the suffering faced by people who are victims of the escalating war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The Ukrainian people are in need of our sincere prayers. While we are staying warm and comfortable in our homes with our families, in Ukraine it is getting harder and harder for people to get hot food, shelter, medications, and in some places, even drinking water.
We are doing all we can to support the humanitarian aid efforts of The Lotus Trust UK team who are c

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By Tarakanatha Dasa

Last year Food For Life Wales was awarded with the prestigious Points of Light Award by the UK Prime Minister. They received a letter in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote:

“I wanted to write personally to thank you for your extraordinary efforts at ‘Food For Life Wales’ feeding tens of thousands of vulnerable people and our wonderful NHS workers. Your uplifting mission has brought nourishment and care to so many people and I am lost in admiration for

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Kirtan 125 - Keeping the Spirit Alive


By Bhakta Bhupendra Solanki

Devotees from a small preaching centre in the UK, ISKCON South London, have taken the spirit of Srila Prabhupada’s words to heart. They have embarked on an ambitious project to show that the spirit of co-operation is well and truly still alive in ISKCON, 125 years after Srila Prabhupada’s appearance.

Kirtan 125 is an offering of 125 hours of kirtan bringing together all the temples and centers in the UK.  Live broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook will take place on the

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8563460863?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

The Hare Krishna Festivals program, started by the late Tribhuvanatha Dasa on the instruction of his guru Srila Prabhupada, has organized festivals in halls all over the UK to share Krishna consciousness, attracting many to spiritual life.

Continued by Giridhari Das after Tribhuvanatha’s passing in 2001, the program has put on festivals for 34 consecutive years starting in 1986. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, 2020 was the program’s first year without festivals.

The Har

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8421989865?profile=RESIZE_584xFood for Life London marked a milestone this Christmas by introducing the UK's first fully electric food distribution van to serve Londoners. The project has relentlessly continued to serve the needy during the pandemic and the nationwide lockdowns, remaining to be one of the few charities still providing free food to the homeless in Central London during these challenging times. 

Thanks to the efforts of the London-wide community, the team will now be able to serve hundreds with the new zero em

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 GOURANGA Graffiti on motorway bridges in the UK

GOURANGA Graffiti on motorway bridges in the UK


 GOURANGA Graffiti on motorway bridges in the UK

At one point it was reportedly plastered over 150 motorway and road bridges, causing much head scratching among drivers trying to work out what it meant. 
Gouranga even spawned its own game, much like the Eddie Stobart lorry-spotting one.
Gouranga is a Hare Krishna term
The word began to appear in the 1980s and is thought to derive from the Hare Krishna term Gauranga, meaning “peace my brother” or “be

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By Radha Mohan Das

The Janmashtami festival held at Bhaktivedanta Manor was unsurprisingly not the usual with more than 30,000 attendance with tents, shows, exhibitions and plenty of free prasad. The temple did the best they could within the parameters of present government restrictions: They introduced a 'pre-booked ticket' system for darshan, spread over a number of days. 

One of the highlights of the festival is always the drama on the main stage by the Bhaktivedanta Players..

This year the

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