Vaishnavi Retreat

ISKCON’s rural community in New Vrindaban, West Virginia is set to host its Ninth Annual Vaishnavi Retreat from October 1st to 3rd. ISKCON’s rural community in New Vrindaban, West Virginia is set to host its Ninth Annual Vaishnavi Retreat from October 1st to 3rd. The retreat is an opportunity for devotee women to nourish their […]

The Art of Organizing a Krishna Conscious Festival

By Premkishor Dasa on 24 Sep 2010In August 2005, just after finishing my residency training in Pathology at the University of Toronto, I moved to Thunder bay, Ontario. Thunder Bay is a small city with population of 100,000 people. There are only 30 Hindu families in the whole city. In August 2005, just after finishing […]

Your Name Will Be There

By Indradyumna SwamiI am happy that today you will receive the glorification you deserve. But I’m sad as well, for I feel your departure was premature. “Untimely” was the word Srila Prabhupada used when hearing of the demise of one of his disciples in the early days of the movement. My dear godbrother Sridhar Maharaja,Today […]

Fire Strikes Krishna Retreat

It’s the third time in as many months that fire has struck an ISKCON Community—24-hour kirtan leader Aindra Dasa passed away in a fire at the Gurukula Ashram in Vrindavana, India in July, while devotees narrowly escaped a fiery explosion caused by a gas leak in Leicester, England earlier this month. A huge wildfire engulfed […]

ISKCON Goes Back to School

By Madhava Smullen on 18 Sep 2010It’s a new school year, with children in the United States and in many countries around the world slinging on their backpacks and packing their lunches after the summer. Sesa Dasa, ISKCON’s minister for Educational Development. It’s a new school year, with children in the United States and in […]

Darwin’s Passion for Hunting and Killing

by Jerry Bergman, Phd.He also wrote in his autobiography, “How I did enjoy shooting” (p. 55), and “If there is bliss on earth, that is it” (quoted in Browne, p. 109). He even declared: “My zeal was so great that I used to place my shooting boots open by my bed-side when I went to […]

Locals Flock to Tucson’s Krishna Fest 2010

by Sandamani devi dasiDances, magic shows, clowns, and singing performances rounded out the entertainment, but the highlight of the evening was a group of 10 acrobatic fire spinners, who twirled and threw fire accompanied by chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. The evening concluded with ahbishek and arati and, of course, the midnight feast. It […]

Hinduization of ISKCON? What do you mean exactly?

By Kripamoya Dasa for The Vaishnava Voice on 6 Sep 2010I was master of ceremonies last week for our Annual Supporters Dinner, and also yesterday for our weekend Janmasthami celebrations. We have a large, high-ceilinged marquee that can seat one thousand people comfortably, and the large stage offers a very good view of the entire […]

The Rathayatra That Started Them All Comes to DVD

By Madhava Smullen on 11 Sep 2010But there’s never a good time to stop meditating on Jagannath, considered the most merciful form of God. And as Rathayatra season comes to a close, devotees can immerse themselves in the one that started them all in ISKCON film-maker Vasudeva Dasa’s new English language version of his little-seen […]

Breaking the Cycle of Intolerance

By Sesa Dasa on 9 Sep 2010I’m ashamed to say it’s happening right in my own backyard. Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida has announced plans to burn the Islamic holy book, The Koran, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks this Saturday. Rev. Terry Jones […]