Billionaires Declare Meat War on Australian Building Site

By Hayley Bolton for The Sunday Times (Australia) Indian billionaires Pankaj and Rhadika Oswal have banned workers at their Peppermint Grove mansion from eating meat. Image: David Adams Indian billionaires Pankaj and Rhadika Oswal have banned workers at their Peppermint Grove mansion from eating meat. The Western Australian construction union has hit out at a […]

Krishna Valley Teaches Sustainable Living to Thousands

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 14 Aug 2010This July 23rd, 24th and 25th saw the fifteenth annual Krishna Valley Fair held at ISKCON Hungary’s 660-acre sustainable farm. This July 23rd, 24th and 25th saw the fifteenth annual Krishna Valley Fair held at ISKCON Hungary’s 660-acre sustainable farm. Five thousand people visited New Vraja […]

Young Devotee Professional Restores Rajasthan Temples

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 6 Aug 2010A second-generation ISKCON devotee who worked as a professional art restorer in Los Angeles is on a mission to bring the ancient temples of Rajasthan back to their full glory. Kuva at work A second-generation ISKCON devotee who worked as a professional art restorer in Los […]

Swami Recreates Indian Holy Places in West Virginia

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 6 Aug 2010Varshana Swami, a long-time resident of New Vrindaban in West Virginia, welcomed devotees this July 25th to see his progress in recreating the holy places of the original Vrindaban at the ISKCON community’s rural property. Varshana Swami, a long-time resident of New Vrindaban in West Virginia, […]

Kirtana Prevails At Krsna’s Village of Peace

By Gaura Hari Das for ISKCON News on 6 Aug 2010Kirtana leaders from around the world descended upon the Polish Woodstock as Krsna’s Village of Peace graced the festival for the 15th Year. ISKCON`s annual presence at the festival has become known worldwide as one of ISKCON`s largest outreach festivals in Europe. Kirtana leaders from […]

A Living Gita

Diary of a Traveling Monk By Indradyumna Swami“Thirty years ago,” he began, “I was traveling through India. I was on my way from Delhi to the Taj Mahal in Agra when my taxi driver turned off the road to a small country town. As we drove around I was attracted to the many temples and […]

Stop and Smell the Roses at Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold

By New Vrindaban CommunicationsIn addition to the rose garden, there are numerous annual gardens on the Palace of Gold terraces and patios. “These annual gardens are exceptional in their own right,” says Hickey. “On the back patio alone, there are three different varieties of canna lilies, blue salvia which is one of the most popular […]

Aindra Dasa: Living Still in Sound

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 24 Jul 2010Suddenly, a young fellow appears out of nowhere, a flute tucked under his arm and long red hair streaming out behind him as he runs as fast as he can, trying to catch up with them. The devotees are surprised and delighted. Devotees carry Aindra`s body […]

In Loving Memory of Aindra Das

By Kaustubha Das for www.bhakticollective.com on 17 Jul 2010As I approached the foot of the alter a musician caught my attention. He was alone, sitting before the shrine of Sri Sri Radha Syamsundar. He appeared austere. It was cold and he was wrapped in a ragged wool shawl. His music was unlike anything I had […]

Grand Vedic-Style Temple to Open in Houston, Texas

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 16 Jul 2010An estimated 20,000 devotees, congregational members, and well-wishers including local politicians and celebrities are expected to visit ISKCON’s new Vedic-style temple in Houston, Texas for its grand opening from Thursday November 4th through Sunday November 7th this year. An estimated 20,000 devotees, congregational members, and well-wishers […]