Second Generation Initiations

Does this mean that ISKCON’s second generation, after historically being more hesitant about taking the step of initiation than their parents, are now taking up the torch? Does it answer the question that currently concerns many of our senior members and leaders of who will succeed them and manage ISKCON when they are gone? Read […]

Taiwan Finds Krishna through Bhakti Yoga Lounge

 A stunning new ISKCON center in Taichung, the third-largest city in Taiwan, is beginning to attract local people to Krishna consciousness through the relatable medium of yoga, and through its beautiful facilities. The Bhakti Yoga Lounge fills nearly 7,000 square-feet of office real-estate and includes a reception area, ashram accommodation, a roof garden with organic […]

Steve Jobs’ Krishna Connection

In fact, author Douglas Atkin explicitly suggested that Apple and ISKCON had much in common and favorably compared the two organizations in his book The Culting of Brands. For their part, Krishna devotees seem to playfully accept that Apple products are part of the new ISKCON culture. A prominent sannyasi and GBC member even quipped […]

Temple Profile: Hong Kong

The temple is housed in a 3,000 square-foot apartment, on the 6th floor of a residential and commercial building. It is partitioned into two distinct areas—on one side is the temple room, offices, kitchen, and main entrance, while on the other is the prasadam area, yoga studio, and gift shop. Read more…

Walking Monk Crossing Canada for 4th Time

Clad in a bright orange robe and wearing sneakers, a Hare Krishna monk is walking through Pictou County this weekend as part of his fourth trip across Canada. Read more…

Food for Life Hero

Mahasringha Das is a legend in many parts of the world, especially in the villages surrounding Mayapur in India, where he has been cooking and serving hundreds of thousands of impoverished Bengali’s for 17 years. By Priyavrata das Mahasringha Das is a legend in many parts of the world, especially in the villages surrounding Mayapur […]

A Genuine Humble Soul

By Indradyumna SwamiDear Gopiparanadhana Prabhu,It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of your sudden departure from this world. Just weeks ago we were together on the festival tour in Poland. By Indradyumna Swami Dear Gopiparanadhana Prabhu,It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of your sudden departure from this world. Just weeks […]

Gita Nagari Farm Shares Bounty with City Temples

Devotees at Gita Nagari, ISKCON’s 350-acre farm in scenic Port Royal, Pennsylvania, have recently launched a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to supply nearby city temples with organic produce grown as an offering to Krishna. Tilling the soil in Gita Nagari’s vegetable garden By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News Devotees at Gita Nagari, ISKCON’s 350-acre […]

Gopiparanadhana Prabhu ACBSP left his body

By Srutakirti dasShe told me yesterday a black snake came up to the door and Gopi simply closed the door on it. She sees it as Krsna’s messenger. I received the most disturbing news that our Godbrother, Gopiparanadhana prabhu left his body a few hours ago here in Govardhan. I’ve just returned from his house, […]

4 day JANMASTAMI festival report – ISKCON-Visakhapatnam-India

Around 30,000 people attended the festival. The queue extended from the temple hall and over on to the main road. There was intermittent drizzling but no rain, still the devotees were patiently waiting in queue for their turn to take darsan of their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Damodar and Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra Maayi. […]