Turkeys Most Grateful at ISKCON’s Thanksgiving

By Madhava Smullen On November 26, families across America will gather around their tables to give thanks for their blessings, spend some quality time together, and, of course, fill themselves up with turkey. But at Govinda’s restaurant of Tucson, Arizona, the turkey won’t be dead on the table – she’ll be alive, sitting alongside her […]

40th Installation Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha-Londonishvara

By Antardwipa dasTo celebrate the 40th anniversary of their deities, the dynamic London devotees are hosting special guests Yamuna, Shyamasundar, Gurudas and Malati prabhus for a week beginning on Sunday 15th November, until Sunday the 22nd November. Throughout the week many other devotees whose lives have revolved around Sri Sri Radha-Londonishvara like Ranchor prabhu and […]

Dancing with the Kangaroos

By Vrnda dasWe did around ten shows and one 24-hour kirtan during the fourteen days we were there. But because the organization was seamless and our reception so enthusiastic, we did not feel drained or tired but enthused and inspired. I was sitting in our big white van cruising through the streets of LA, when […]

Nobody Goes Hungry

BY: DEEPA BHASTHIAt last count, Akshaya Patra was feeding 11,86,206 children all over the country, apart from senior citizens, expectant and nursing mothers, and jail inmates in Bangalore. Chanchalapathi dasa, vice-chairman of Akshaya Patra Foundation, tells `The Times of India’ that they have been getting invitations to start a kitchen from countries like Kenya, Cambodia, […]

The Source of My Good Fortune

Diary of a Traveling Preacher – Volume 10, Chapter 18 – October 22, 2009By Indradyumna SwamiMy beloved spiritual master, today we gather in the holy dhama of Sri Vrindavan to observe your tiro-bhava mahotsava, your departure-day festival. The temple has been nicely decorated, the deities are dressed with beautiful clothes and ornaments, and the atmosphere […]

From IIT Mumbai to the Feet of Lord Krishna

BY: DEEPA BHASTHIThe path to spirituality lies in giving up the material world to reach a higher realm, to be free of greed, wants, jealousy and power. To lead a spiritual life and yet manage a mammoth institution with all its material connotations, isn’t the easiest of tasks to say the least. Nov 15, BANGALORE, […]

BhakTV Launches New ISKCON Film in Sridham Mayapur

By Gita_nagari_das on Fri, 2009-11-13 12:25.Vasudeva das recalls, “Nrsimhananda prabhu of ITV in LA is the one who prompted me to enter the contest. He and Siddhanta prabhu thought I might get lucky with a nomination in the ‘Religion and Philosophy’ category. There was no question of winning the actual award. So we simply took […]

Which Way India?

By Sesa Dasa on 14 Nov 2009 I’m confused. For the past 35 years I have been traveling on commercial airlines to India and have become most familiar with the advertising hooks used to lure tourists by the millions annually to that country. Basically it goes like this, “Visiting India is a cultural experience of […]

Celebrating 40 years of ISKCON in London

by Radha Mohan Das 1969 was the year that the late George Harrison of the Beatles produced the chart-topping “Hare Krishna Mantra” single, and the Hare Krishnas made their first appearance on British television, singing live on Top of the Pops. It has been forty years since ISKCON made its first mark on the streets […]

Twenty Beads of Causeless Mercy

Diary of a Traveling Preacher – Volume 10, Chapter 17 – September 2009 By Indradyumna Swami When I arrived at my residence in Vrindavan-dhama, the strain of eleven months of traveling and preaching caught up with me, and I was unable to go outside for two weeks. I spent the time resting, chanting extra rounds, […]