Celebrating Diwali & MultiCulturalism

But this is Sammamish, not New Delhi; As the Indian American families escape the cold and wet outside and pour into the brightly lit Hare Krishna vedic center, they prepare to symbolically celebrate victory of light over darkness–the basic message of Diwali, festival of lights. Read More…

ISKCON Contributes to Bhakti Fest

This year over 3,000 yogis, musicians, and seekers from around the world converged on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center—located in the desert a couple of hours East of Los Angeles—for the festival. And the event was extended to a fourth day, with an incredible eighty-five hours of continuous kirtan concerts. From September 9th to 12th […]

Where Cows are Waited on Hand & Hoof

The attorney General may be the guest of honour at the opening of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s new farm today, but his status as a VIP will be overshadowed by a host of far more glamorous brown-eyed creatures. Read more…

WWOOFING & Chanting on the Big Island

Back at the kirtan, when the chant was all over, everyone shared a delicious vegetarian meal prepared by a professional chef. After dinner, the host of the house read from the Bhagavad Gita and gave a bit of a sermon. He said that each person in that room will go on their separate way, and […]

Honoring Life in Sanatan Dharma

The ancient Sanatana Dharmic diet of vegetarianism has recently been gaining a great deal of popularity, both as a diet and as a way of life. Influenced by a number of different factors, millions of people worldwide have been increasingly turning to this ancient vegetarian lifestyle. In the United States alone, there are an estimated […]

Where Did the Hare Kirshnas Go?

Formed by his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1965, the Hare Krishnas of the time were full of brashness and ideals. Now, you see a gentler side, with mostly South Asians attending the temple with their young children. Read More…

Devotees a Unique Presence at Florida Homecoming Parade

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 22 Oct 2010This year’s University of Florida Homecoming Parade in Gainesville was a slightly more down-tempo affair than in previous years—only half the 80,000 people expected turned up, possibly due to a diminished enthusiasm after the Gator football team’s two straight losses. This year’s University of Florida Homecoming […]

Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Saves Rare Literary Treasures

By Madhava Smullen on 22 Oct 2010With over a year under its belt since its inauguration on June 30th 2009, the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) in Kolkata, India—which aims to carry all existing Gaudiya Vaishnava literature—has made some major progress and some exciting new acquisitions. With over a year under its belt since its inauguration […]

Prepare For Harder Times

By Krishna Dharma Das for www.krishnadharma.com on 13 Oct 2010In an attempt to get the books to balance the government is proposing major cuts in benefits, leading to the likelihood of austere times ahead for many poorer families. The cuts are not that unpopular, not at least with the tax-paying section of the country, but […]

ISKCON Houston Still Positive in the Face of Tough Challenges

By Madhava Smullen on 15 Oct 2010ISKCON of Houston, Texas has faced major challenges recently in its efforts to introduce a huge new Vedic-style temple to the local community and to the world. Within the span of just a few days, managers announced that they would not be able to complete the temple building at […]