USA: The World’s Drug Addict

By Anuttama Das for ISKCON News on 26 Jun 2010Many of us are familiar with the statistic that America, with only 5% of the world’s population, consumes nearly 25% of the world’s resources. Here’s a less known fact: With the same 5% of the population, the United States consumes 65% of the world’s illegal drugs. […]

A June Wedding

Earlier this month, my friend Tulasi married Gauranga at the Hare Krishna Temple in Los Angeles. The ceremony was lovely with beautiful music, singing, and chanting, but as I’ve never been to a Hari Krishna Temple before,  I don’t know the proper names or the “meaning” behind the wedding rituals. Read more…

Hare Krishna Free Feast Was Delicious

Just as I was making a beeline for the Underground, a Hare Krishna devotee accosted me and asked me I was going to sample the feast. I was just about to pretend I was broke…when she mentioned it was free. Not being one to look a gift horse in the face, I joined the queue […]

Victory Day

Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 11, Chapter 5 – May 7, 2010By Indradyumna SwamiI opened my eyes and looked around. “Yes,” I thought, “Russia’s a democracy now, and things are so much easier and secure, but I do miss the old days, the struggle and adventure, always having to depend on Krsna.” A […]

New York and London Kick off Ratha Yatra Season

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 18 Jun 2010“Over 5,000 ISKCON devotees and Hindus participated in the parade this year, making it our biggest-ever attendance,” says Ramabhadra Dasa, temple president of ISKCON’s Radha-Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn. “It was incredible. The parade stretched even farther than in 1976, when Srila Prabhupada was present—there were 2,000 […]

Animal rights and human wrongs

By Ramdas Lamb, from ‘The Washington Post’Yet, most of us pretend that all the other animals we don’t know personally are somehow different. Their lives don’t really matter, the torture they experience does not really matter, their slaughter does not really matter. Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals […]

Hindu Book Debuts in Motel Nightstands

By Raj Jayadev, New America Media on June 17, 2010 – 7:30 a.m. PDTThe Bible may no longer be the only religious book motel patrons find in their nightstands. The Panchajanya Project, based in San Jose, aims to place at least 1 million copies of the English-language edition of the Bhagavad Gita, considered the most […]

NY Rathayatra Report

By Ramabhadra, NY Temple PresidentIt was the largest assembly of devotees ever. I did my usual head count at 23rd St. and 5th Ave. and my estimate was 4000 devotees in the Parade. I rate it in the top three of all 35 Fifth Ave. New York Ratha Yatras. During the Parade it was cloudy […]

Palace of Gold to celebrate West Virginia Day with 24-hour fest

June 13, 2010 @ 11:15 AM2010/The Herald-DispatchHerald-Dispatch.comOn June 19, New Vrindaban will host a free 24-hour music festival, and will offer discounted admission to Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold in celebration of West Virginia Day. MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. —  On June 19, New Vrindaban will host a free 24-hour music festival, and will offer discounted admission to […]

Luxury Estate Becomes Home to Spiritual Retreat

By Madhava SmullenA new luxury retreat in the suburbs just a few miles outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering ISKCON groups the use of its facilities for educational seminars, conferences, and training programs. A new luxury retreat in the suburbs just a few miles outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering ISKCON groups the use of […]