Prabhupada Retreat at Bhaktivedanta College

Written by: Ramacandra Kaviraja Dasa In late October, the college students and Radhadesh devotees had a magnificent opportunity to hear about Srila Prabhupada from two senior devotees, Dhananjaya Prabhu and Vishakha Mataji. They both related their personal experiences of joining the Hare Krishna movement and performing services for Srila Prabhupada. They also spoke about famous […]

Nature’s IQ: Award-Winning Finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards

BY: Dharmasetu Das Torchlight Publishing’s Nature’s IQ – Extraordinary Animal Behaviors that Defy Evolution was chosen as one of the two Finalists in the Science category. Nov 05, BADGER, CALIFORNIA (SUN) — USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE NATIONAL "BEST […]

Sivarama Swami Receives Hungarian Gold Cross

By Govardhana Dasa on 7 Nov 2009 ISKCON guru and leader Sivarama Swami received the Gold Cross of the Hungarian Republic, the second highest award in the state, during a Diwali celebration this October 20th. Minister for Higher Education and Science, awarded Sivarama Swami with the Gold Cross at the event, saying it was in […]

ISKCON’s Three-day Annual Event Gets Underway at Puri

The atmosphere at Puri emanated spiritual ecstasy as the three-day Srikshetra Parikrama by ISKCON kicked off here on Thursday. Not less than 50,000 ISKCON pilgrims from India and abroad have taken part in the annual religious rally, this year’s event being fifth in a series). Nov 05, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA  — The atmosphere at Puri […]

Courage at Home

H.H. Devamrita Swami "We never took any money from temple donations for our maintenance," Pyari informed me. His wife and he were book distributors before marriage and continued that service after they became householders. When it became apparent that the proceeds from book distribution would not be enough to support a budding family, from out […]

Second Sustainability Conference in Hungary

By Andras Kun and György Kirs The issues of climate change and sustainability in practice have not been at all less popular than last year. In pursuance of our first conference’s success in 2008 we organized our second Sustainability Conference where more than double number of guests showed up in comparison with last year. The […]

Mayapur to South Africa

By Jiovaan Chett Srila Prabhupada wanted the whole world to learn about Mayapur. It is venerated as the birthplace of Lord Caitanya and it is the location of His Divine Grace’s Pushpa Samadhi. According to scripture, it is said that all the holy places reside in Mayapur and that to spend one night there is […]

ISKCON Supporter Harvey Cox Retires From Harvard Post

By ISKCON News Service on 31 Oct 2009 In a ceremony to commemorate the retirement of Harvey Cox as the Harvard Divinity School’s Hollis Professor of Divinity, a Jersey cow grazed in the Yard adjacent to the Memorial Church, resurrecting a 200-year-old practice. In a ceremony to commemorate the retirement of Harvey Cox as the […]

Woodstock Revisited – A review of Bhurijana das’ My Glorious Master

A review of Bhurijana das’ My Glorious Master By Patita Pavana das Adhikary In a previous article I mentioned that in 1969 “I was one of three devotees at the first Woodstock”. But no, there were four shaved-up brahmacharis in dhotis (and a number of future devotees, as I have since learned). My memory has […]

New Vrindaban Hosts the World’s Most Famous Bush Doctor

By Rita Gupta on 30 Oct 2009 New Vrindaban is an ISKCON (Hare Krishna) community located near Moundsville, West Virginia. It functions as a spiritual pilgrimage center which attracts people from all over the world, and also as a community striving to enact a model of self-sufficiency based on spiritual ideals and practices. New Vrindaban […]