Radhadesh Film Offers Up Lentil Soup for the Soul

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 25 Dec 2010Film-maker Vasudeva Dasa had planned to spend only three days at ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in rural Belgium to celebrate the annual Janmastami festival, when a doctor advised him to stop traveling and rest for three weeks—and he got an unexpected offer that would make a strong […]

Krishna or Christ, the name is the same

Then what is the meaning of the Christians’ love for God? If you do not follow the orders of God, then where is your love? Therefore we have come to teach what it means to love God: If you love Him, you cannot be disobedient to His orders. And if you’re disobedient, your love is […]

Radhacharan Dasa: The Deity Designer

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 17 Dec 2010It all began for Yves Ayoun when, as a young boy growing up in Paris in the early 1970s, he was instantly drawn to the ISKCON devotees that he regularly saw chanting Hare Krishna on the streets of the French capital. It all began for Yves […]

ISKCON Member Appointed Chaplain to Oxford University

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 17 Dec 2010Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Shaunaka Rishi Dasa, also an ISKCON devotee, has recently been appointed Hindu Chaplain to Oxford University, the first to take on such a role in the history of the famous 900-year-old school. Director of the Oxford Centre for […]

A Tale Of Two Herds

By Juliette Jowitt for The Guardian on 16 Dec 2010It is an picture of unmitigated bliss. Tulsi and Radika, a pair of beautiful dairy shorthorns, shuffle quietly in knee-deep straw; Gopi chomps a carrot offered by a visitor and Sarasavati and Padmavato murmur beside two calves born a few weeks ago. The Hare Krishna herd […]

Serbian Krishna Devotee Wins In The European Court of Human Rights

By Krishna-lila Dasi for ISKCON News on 17 Dec 2010Zivota Milanovic a member of the Hare Krishna community, was attacked five times between 2001. and 2007 because of his religious beliefs. The assailants beat him with baseball bats, stabbed him, cut his sikha off and engraved a cross onto his head with a knife. On […]

President urges ok for controversial Hare Krishna temple

14/Dec/2010By Kaitlyn Offer, Midland-Kalamunda ReporterTHE controversial development of a Hare Krishna Temple in Lesmurdie should be approved if the best outcome for everyone is to happen, according to Shire of Kalamunda President Don McKechnie. THE controversial development of a Hare Krishna Temple in Lesmurdie should be approved if the best outcome for everyone is to […]

Krishna Devotee Wins Latin Grammy

Venezuela celebrated on November 11th, when one of their most cherished singers and composers, Ilan Chester, won an award for “best folk or traditional album of the year” for his collection “Tesoros de la música Venezolana” ( Treasures of Venezuelan Music) at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Venezuela celebrated on November 11th, when […]

Land for Moscow Temple

Russian authorities have finally allocated land for the construction of a Krishna temple in a northern suburb of Moscow, after many years of petitioning from the ISKCON and Hindu communities. Russian authorities have finally allocated land for the construction of a Krishna temple in a northern suburb of Moscow, after many years of petitioning from […]

The Marathon That Everybody Wins

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 3 Dec 2010ISKCON devotees around the world are also putting an extra focus on giving the most wonderful gift they know of to others, only they’re doing it outside, on the streets, with their trusty book-bags slung over their shoulders. December is the month of goodwill to all, […]