The Urge to Speak

By Sesha DasPolitical trash talking is not becoming of us. It never has been. It never will be. Therefore, I am greatly relieved by the sudden reemergence of civility in American public debate. Hopeful this trend will last. As a concerned and interested citizen I feel compelled to do my part, not only help the […]

Blog on ISKCON Chowpatty: Jewels of Mumbai

My sister-in-law Chandra had come to stay with us on January 1. She had plans of visiting the ISKCON Temple at Chowpatty the next day morning. Chandra goes to the temple every Sunday. I was keen to go with her on this Sunday and luckily for me, I could make it. Read more…

The Yogis of Devotion Bring Bhakti into the Mainstream

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 14 Jan 2010Perhaps the most interesting new trend for ISKCON devotees to note, however, is the recent proliferation of devotee yoga teachers. So how did they end up as yoga teachers, and is it simply a way of earning a living for them, or is there more to […]

Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Prabhupada and Spiritual Equality

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 14 Jan 2010What is lesser known about him is that his campaign for equality took him to India, where he gained inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent methods of social change. The visit was a powerful experience for King, a Baptist Minister and deeply spiritual man. This week, on […]

ISKCON Brisbane Escapes Flood

BY: BHAKTIN JANEJan 13, 2011 — BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (SUN) — Despite major flooding throughout the city of Brisbane, ISKCON Brisbane has escaped without harm. Despite major flooding throughout the city of Brisbane, ISKCON Brisbane has escaped without harm. Sri Sri Gaura Nitai’s riverside abode was fortunately above flood level when fast-flowing waters in the Brisbane […]

Reunion – 40 years of Krishna Consciousness – Sydney May 20-22, 2011

By Kurma dasaMay 2011 marks a milestone in the history of the Australian Krishna Consciousness Movement that began back in 1971, when we were all in the prime of our youth Note; Caru was the temple President of Sydney in those youthful days, both of ourselves and of the Hare Krishna movement. He and Vaibhavi […]

Devotees at ISV distributed 31,099 books

By Raxit JariwallaThis annual 2010 books marathon turned out to be a major historic event, with ISV devotees distributing thousands of Srila Prabhupada’s books throughout the Bay area and at distant spots, including other parts of the US, Europe and India. Our annual books marathon referred to as ‘The MSF of 25,000 Books, an Occasion […]

ISKCON and the Internet

By Radha Mohan dasReflections on the futureAs everyone knows, today the Internet is the principle mode of local and international communication, especially for younger generations. It has been with us for about 20 years now, yet in such a short time it has had a profound impact on nearly all individuals, organisations, governments, businesses and […]

Brief History of ISKCON Toronto

BY: VISVAKARMA DASADec 27, 2010 — TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA During Srila Prabhupada’s visit they took him on a tour of the current temple at 243 Avenue Road, and was very pleased with this site. He said that he would lend the money from the BBT to purchase the building. Jagadisa made the offer and they […]

The power of humility – a personal tale

The early 1980’s were exhilarating times in the Irish Yatra.  Dublin in particular was the place to be if you were young, enthusiastic and fearless!  We were definitely causing a stir with our high profile Harinama’s up and down O’Connell St, media appearances and concentrated book distribution. By Uddhava DasThe early 1980’s were exhilarating times […]