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 […]

Vrindavana Awaits!

By Gaura Hari Dasa on 15 Oct 2010As the sacred month of Kartika fast approaches, devotees around the world make their travel arrangements for the long journey to Vrindavana. The sacred land of Radha and Krishna’s eternal pastimes is the holiest of pilgrimage places for Gaudia Vaishnavas, and the experience is more powerful and fulfilling […]

Durban’s Temple of Understanding Turns 25

By Madhava Smullen on 14 Oct 2010From the time of its opening in 1985 to the end of apartheid in 1994, this place of worship was a beacon of hope in a violent and segregated nation. And after 1994, it became a symbol of a new South Africa, praised by dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela […]

Let’s Value our Differences – and Still Work Together

By Kripamoya Dasa for The Vaishnava Voice on 24 Sep 2010As I have mentioned before – at considerable length – our movement for Krishna consciousness has a wide variety of members from all different ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions. There are devotees of Krishna who are politically communist and who think that’s just […]