Hungary’s Bhaktivedanta College Moves Into New Renovated Villa

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 4 Feb 2011ISKCON Hungary’s Bhaktivedanta College for Religious Science (BCRS), the first fully accredited Vaishnava Theology College in Europe, is set to move from its old rented location into its own brand new building this February 9th. ISKCON Hungary’s Bhaktivedanta College for Religious Science (BCRS), the first fully […]

Krishna Temple Looks to Open in Salt Lake City

“I’ve always looked at Salt Lake County as a way to help more people in search and adrift.  When you plan a new church, you want to help.  I think there are deeper, more pressing needs in Salt Lake County.” -Read the Daily Herald Article-

“The Hare Krishna Movement – Forty Years of Chant and Change”

By Radha Mohan Das for ISKCON News on 3 Feb 2010Recently, a groundbreaking academic book edited by Graham Dwyer and Richard J. Cole had been published by I.B. Taurus in the UK. The book focuses for the first time on what is currently taking place inside the Hare Krishna Movement, and examines the changes and […]

BBT Sales Rebound in 2010

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 4 Feb 2011Despite a dire economic situation in the U.S., the North American branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust—ISKCON’s publishing arm—saw sales soar last year, its best since 2004. Despite a dire economic situation in the U.S., the North American branch of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust—ISKCON’s publishing arm—saw […]

Democracy and Islam

By Richard Auxier for Pew Research Center on 31 Jan 2011With massive protests threatening to upend the three-decades-long reign of President Hosni Mubarak, the world has been captivated by the events in Egypt. With massive protests threatening to upend the three-decades-long reign of President Hosni Mubarak, the world has been captivated by the events in […]

Redistribution of Wealth: Making Varnasrama Dharma Work

By Sesa Das for ISKCON News on 28 Jan 2011Equality imposed by force would achieve nothing, and do much harm. Those who combined both cruel hearts and sharp minds would soon find ways of making themselves rich again. Worse still, the rich whose gold was taken away would feel bitter and resentful; while the poor […]

ISKCON Painters Feature Krishna in California Art Exhibit

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 29 Jan 2011The show, entitled “A Marriage of Art,” included thirty-six landscape and figurative paintings by both artists, as well as ten of Vrindavana and four large paintings of Lord Krishna, which the couple collaborated to produce. Over one hundred people attended the reception for a new art […]

ISKCON Prison Ministry Gives Inmates the Key to Freedom

By Madhava Smullen, Photos by Manjari Smullen on 29 Jan 2011Bhakti-lata Dasi is typing away busily at her laptop, absorbed in composing one of the 15 to 40 letters she writes to inmates at prisons across the US every month. But she looks up, smiling, happy to talk to ISKCON News about the service she’s […]

Secret Sacred Street Art in London`s East End

By Madhusudana Das for Creation on 20 Jan 2011After recently discovering on Facebook a photo of a beautiful bas-relief sculpture of Jagannatha, I just had to find out more. It wasn’t just the artistry that drew me in, but more than anything, the location of the piece – by a railway bridge on Brick Lane. […]

Four Take Sannyas

Four dedicated devotees took the vow of sannyasa—renounced, traveling celibate monks—in 2010, bringing the number of ISKCON sannyasis up to eighty-four. Four dedicated devotees took the vow of sannyasa—renounced, traveling celibate monks—in 2010, bringing the number of ISKCON sannyasis up to eighty-four.Devamrita Dasa, Makhanlal Dasa, and Siddharta Dasa, all based in India, became Bhakti Rasamrita […]