ISKCON Founder’s Passing a Day of Celebration and Sweetness

By Madhava Smullen on 30 Oct 2009 For ISKCON devotees around the world this October 22nd, the 32nd Disappearance Day of their founder Srila Prabhupada was a celebratory occasion. By Madhava Smullen on 30 Oct 2009 For ISKCON devotees around the world this October 22nd, the 32nd Disappearance Day of their founder Srila Prabhupada was […]

Thousands Celebrate Diwali at England’s Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Radha Mohan Dasa on 24 Oct 2009 After what was a spectacular Diwali firework display on Sunday 18th October at Bhaktivedanta Manor near London, numerous community leaders and festival revelers released 1000 lanterns into the sky in a bid for world peace. By Radha Mohan Dasa on 24 Oct 2009 After what was a […]

Festival of Lights Illuminates ISKCON Mayapur

By ISKCON News Service on 24 Oct 2009 With the kind of dazzling spectacle that ISKCON Mayapur has become famous for, this Diwali saw the entire campus illuminated by thousands of oil lamps. With the kind of dazzling spectacle that ISKCON Mayapur has become famous for, this Diwali saw the entire campus illuminated by thousands […]

ISKCON Philippines Food For Life Feeds Typhoon Ondoy Victims

By Madhava Smullen on 18 Oct 2009 ISKCON’s Food For Life program in the Philippines is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy, which has left more than 300 people dead and nearly 400,000 affected. ISKCON’s Food For Life program in the Philippines is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of […]

Gainesville Homecoming Rathayatra..!!

By Dvija-priya devi dasi Here in Florida, we are blessed with the opportunity to experience Lord Jaganatha’s Rathayatra in more cities than anywhere else in North America. By Dvija-priya devi dasi Here in Florida, we are blessed with the opportunity to experience Lord Jaganatha’s Rathayatra in more cities than anywhere else in North America. It […]

Value of Pastoral Training for Gurus

Submitted by Ekendra das (ISKCON News Service) Posted October 22, 2009 Historically, a guru tends to be an autocrat within his own institution, but Srila Prabhupada’s vision of thousands of gurus working cooperatively within a single institution is unique and bold. In October, in the pleasant and historic holy city of Ujjain, India, where Sandipani […]

Communication Conference Attracts Nationwide Participation

By Parijata Devi Dasi on 18 Oct 2009 The first-ever All India Communications Conference was held on 28th and 29th September 2009 at ISKCON Juhu. By Parijata Devi Dasi on 18 Oct 2009 The first-ever All India Communications Conference was held on 28th and 29th September 2009 at ISKCON Juhu. The Communications Conference, which was […]

Happy Diwali, Mr. President

By Vineet Chander for beliefnet.com on 15 Oct 2009 How’s this for an early Diwali gift for Hindu-Americans (and, perhaps, Hindus around the world): President Barack Obama lit a ceremonial diya (traditional candle) and delivered a characteristically smooth speech in which he declared that he was happy to join "some of the world’s greatest faiths" in celebrating a holiday that heralds "the triumph of […]

Tucson Holds Feed the World Day

by Sandamini dasi, President, ISKCON Tucson Posted October 15, 2009 Originally inspired in 1999 by Food for Life Global, the Tucson Temple held its tenth consecutive Feed the World Day on September 28.  Originally inspired in 1999 by Food for Life Global, the Tucson Temple held its tenth consecutive Feed the World Day on September […]

George Harrison Festival at Prabhupada Village NC

By Mitrasena dasa Of all the festivals I’ve organized, this one is easily drawing the most attention.  Within fifteen minutes of sending announcements to local newspapers, I received a phone call from an editor asking if their paper could sponsor the event. By Mitrasena dasa Of all the festivals I’ve organized, this one is easily […]