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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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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

 
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 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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By Dimple Parmar 

The School of Bhakti at the Bhaktivedanta Manor UK, offers a variety of courses and workshops by qualified, respected teachers, to help "everyone come closer to Krishna".

Over 10 new online courses will be run from Sep to Dec 2020 and the school's purpose is to help everyone learn, understand and apply the wisdom based on the writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.  These include:

The Mysterious Synergistic Relationship of Radha, Krishna & Aum and T

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ISKCON Festivals UK

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Last weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival – a renowned feature of the UK cultural scene. This massive event attracts over 250,000 people, hosting live stage performances from the most famous international artists, and is shown worldwide by the BBC.

It’s also a very important event for ISKCON in the UK as the movement’s biggest annual outreach event connecting with the diverse British public.

Devotees have b

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By Madhava Smullen 

In the UK, the Hare Krishna Festival team has stayed at home and stopped all their outreach activities since March 23rd due to COVID-19, a hard time for devotees used to distributing the Holy Name.  

From June 1st, however, the UK government has begun to ease restrictions slightly. Up to six people are now allowed to gather in public or private outdoor spaces without wearing masks, as long as they remain two meters (six feet) apart. 

The allowances have spurred the Hare K

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By Madhava Smullen 

With the UK now about to go into its fourth week of lockdown, people who would be struggling from one week to the next during normal times are now running out of money. Many are also sick or completely isolated in their homes without any family members. In this environment, more and more community groups are calling for free meals to help those in need. 

Enter devotee-run charity Food For All, which has now increased its daily distribution from 2,200 prasadam meals to 4

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More than 40 food distribution hubs have been established in 31 boroughs as the extraordinary humanitarian effort to get food to more than 150,000 vulnerable Londoners gets under way.

The hubs are being supplied daily with truck-loads of fresh produce by the capital’s three largest surplus food distribution charities, including The Felix Project, the Evening Standard’s Food For London Now campaign partner, alongside FareShare and City Harvest.

The hubs include the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islin

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By Madhava Smullen

Hare Krishna charity Food for All has been given government approval to serve free vegetarian meals to London’s homeless people during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has particularly affected London’s most vulnerable. Many services for homeless people have shut down. Schools have also closed, meaning the nearly 1.3 million children who receive free school meals because they come from low income families will be going hungry.

“Almost all the charities

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Dear Devotees;

My obeisances. Srila Prabhupada ki jai!

Last evening the Prime Minister put the UK in an effective lockdown with there now being only 4 reasons for leaving your home or temple;

1. Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible

2. One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with

3. Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. Thi

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A temple at the UK home of the Hare Krishna movement has been closed after a member of the congregation tested positive for coronavirus.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor temple, near Watford, will be shut until further notice as a "precautionary measure".

On its website, managing director Gauri das said the person who tested positive had not been to the temple but "others have been in contact with them".

He added that the temple would now be deep cleaned.

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