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, […]

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 […]