I Never Cry

Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 11, Chapter 10 – October 11, 2010By Indradyumna SwamiLife on the festival tour in Poland this summer was austere – the cramped living facilities, the long hours, and the hotter-than-normal weather – but our three hundred devotees kept their spirits up all the way through. Many said that […]

A Hindu Sect Devoted to the Environment

Although they are often referred to as a tribe, the Bishnoi are, more properly, a sect within Hinduism. They were founded in the 15th century when a saint laid down 29 precepts for his followers (hence their name: bis means 20 in the local dialect, and noi means nine). Today, there are around 600,000 Bishnoi, […]

Sacred statues stolen from Hare Krishna temple

Officials with Houston’s oldest Hare Krishna temple are asking the vandals who stole two sacred statues from the house of worship this week to return them, promising no questions will be asked. Read More…

Bhaktivedanta Hospice Opens in Vrindavan

By Deena Bandhu DasAfter the talks, the senior devotees and dignitaries were taken on a tour of the facility. Everyone marveled at how nicely everything had been made, with many large windows overlooking the Vrindavan gardens and trees. In the 1990s, a famous artist from South Africa, Arca Vigraha Devi Dasi, a disciple of Giriraj […]

The Voice Behind the Curtain

BY: SWARUP DASHer voice was so angelic and the fact that she was singing with such emotion to Jagannatha blew me away. Manmohini and I sat and listened to her sing for a few more minutes when suddenly, from behind the curtain, this beautiful devotee girl who was singing to the Lord appeared. Her name […]

Tucson Celebrates 9th Annual Feed the World Day

by Sandamini dasi“Are you crazy,” the CBS news reporter asked me, “opening your restaurant for free and inviting the public?” “Maybe,” I said, “but our philosophy teaches us that no one should be hungry within a ten-mile radius of our centers. “Are you crazy,” the CBS news reporter asked me, “opening your restaurant for free […]

To Facebook or not to Facebook, That is the Question

By Antony Brennan on 2 Oct 2010With so many people around the world using Facebook to communicate with each other it has become a natural field to engage people in Krishna consciousness. In his article, Dushyanta says complacency in exploring the potential opportunity of outreach on social networking sites like Facebook could be to the […]

Two Videos to Share

Here are two unrelated videos we recently discovered.. The first consists of Prabhupada telling the story of the ‘Brahmin and the Cobbler’ with animation. The second is 12 year old Ayush Sharma leading a rocking kirtan at Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree. Here are two unrelated videos we recently discovered.. The first consists of Prabhupada […]

University of Florida Students Attend “Bhakti Academy”

By Madhava Smullen on 2 Oct 2010“The basic premise is that students can live at the Krishna House and attend classes at UF or Santa Fe Community College, provided that they attend the temple morning program from Monday through Friday and chant at least eight rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra per day—a 15-hour a […]

New Vrindaban Remembers Hladini devi dasi

As the leader raised his weapon to fire the first execution volley, Hladini leapt forward and attacked him with her bare hands. She shouted, “How dare you kill the devotees of Krishna? Better you kill me than kill them!” Hladini was the first to be shot. Sunday, October 3, is the anniversary of the day […]