Global Village Talk

By Nitaisundara dasaEverybody has found their way to the Internet; practically every belief, interest, desire, and product has some representation on the Web. It is therefore not surprising that Gaudiya Vaishnavas have also made their way into the online village. After all, with a spiritual aspiration culminating in a bucolic life, one would expect us […]

Awakening From a Nightmare

By Sesa Dasa on 4 Dec 2009Talk about living a nightmare. News services worldwide are reporting this Monday, November 23, 2009 that a Belgian man “though to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time.” Alex Watts of Sky News Online writes, “For the whole time, he was trapped in […]

Spiritual leaders meet for roundtable discussion

Friday, December 4, 2009BY CHRIS WYMANIf the late, world-renowned American mythologist Joseph Campbell had been sitting with the group, he would surely have been smiling as discussions of comparative religion, mythology, and the human experience helped to warm an otherwise chilly day on Wawayanda Mountain. In addition, if his associate, journalist Bill Moyers had joined […]

Grand opening of the Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadish Temple at Triolet, Mauritius

By Basu Ghosh DasThe majority of the population of the over four hundred thousand residents of this multiracial island are descendents of Indian labor that was employed by French landowners in the vast sugar case plantations found throughout the Island. Most of these persons were Bhojpuri speakers (a dialect of Hindi) from the Western part […]

George Harrison, Vaishnava Songwiter

I went to the George Harrison evening yesterday, an annual memorial event that local devotees have been holding for the past few years. Although George’s contribution as a musician is recognised by many, it is his contributions as a Vaishnava that are particularly celebrated at a gathering of devotees. Last night was particularly noteworthy because […]

ISKCON Wins Indian National Child Health Award

By ISKCON News Staff on 28 Nov 2009Mr. Vats hoped that ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, whose Midday-Meal program has been serving over 100,000 nutritious vegetarian meals per day to underprivileged children since 2004, would continue to support Lifebuoy’s endeavours in the area of health and hygiene. In just three years Midday-Meal program has scaled to […]

ISKCON Attends Parliament of the World’s Religions

By Madhava Smullen on 28 Nov 2009The world’s largest global interreligious event, the Parliament of the World’s Religions (POWR) sets up camp in a different city every time it convenes—once every five years. The Melbourne Parliament will bring together more than 7,000 people from around the world for an inspirational program of speakers, workshops, panel […]

London’s 40th Melts Hearts

By Madhava Smullen and Kapila Monet on 28 Nov 2009Electricity was in the air from the get-go, as a long, snaking line of people wound round the venue, waiting impatiently for the doors to open. When at 5:30pm they did, guests entering the grand hall were greeted by two huge posters of the beautiful deities […]

India Leader Tells West to Stop Eating Meat

The environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, said if the world abandoned beef consumption, emissions would be dramatically reduced and global warming would slow down. Read more…

Sri Vaishnavas Come West

For us in the Hare Krishna movement the fact that a sannyasi came out of India to preach and start a world movement is the stuff of legend. Srila Prabhupada did it, and thereby set the pattern for all future members of the senior renunciate order in the line of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. So we might […]