ISCON Leads On With All-India Training Program

By Madhava Smullen on 16 Apr 2010 When Bhakti Brihat Bhagavat Swami started the ISKCON LEADS training program in March 2009, on the recommendation of the GBC succession committee, it was with Srila Prabhupada’s words reverberating clearly in his mind. Currently offered only in India, the ISKCON LEADS training program includes three modules and 17 […]

The Global Impact of Yoga

Worldwide, billions of people covet the industrial world’s wealth and are replicating its system of modern consumerism as rapidly as possible. But what they are ignoring, perhaps perilously so, is the fact that as materially well off as the industrial world is, too many of us are also chronically living what Henry David Thoreau coined […]

Food for meditation

Food for meditation article from the Columbia University School Newspaper: Spectator   Bhakti is fast becoming the best source of free vegetarian food on campus. As Ajay Mangal, CC ’10, remarked, “If you’re allergic to delicious, this [Bhakti] isn’t the place for you.” However, Bhakti is about more than food—it is also one of Columbia’s […]

St. Patrick’s day London Parade

Nice photos and video at the bottom which will make you smile By Parasuram das This was the first year the devotees got involved in St. Patrick’s day parade London. It was a major success and we plan to bring the Rathayatra cart for next year – with a green canopy. Unfortunately our movie is […]

Anxiety Turns to Sweetness As Ratha Yatra Hits Durban

By Champakalata Dasi
 on 10 Apr 2010On April 2nd—Good Friday—the colorful spiritual carnival that is Ratha Yatra transformed the streets of Durban, South Africa for the 22nd time, as Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe, bestowed his mercy upon citizens for four consecutive days. But with local devotees just pulling off yet another difficult campaign […]

America’s Largest ISKCON Community Welcomes Krishna Balarama

By Madhava Smullen on 10 Apr 2010When ISKCON’s founder Srila Prabhupada paid his only visit to the college town of Gainesville, North Florida in July 1971, he remarked, “It is so nice to see so many young boys and girls here chanting Hare Krishna in this remote corner of the world, so far away from […]

Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health

By Christopher Ketcham for GQ on 1 Feb 2010Another health hazard to be discovered too late? Earlier this winter, I met an investment banker who was diagnosed with a brain tumor five years ago. He’s a managing director at a top Wall Street firm, and I was put in touch with him through a colleague […]

Sandra, Phoebe, and the Quest for Success

By Vineet Chander on 8 Apr 2010Is Sandra Bullock a success? Well, that depends on a lot of things– and mostly on when you were to ask the question. Seeing her on Oscar night, as she gracefully stepped up to the podium to claim her prize, we might have answered with a resounding “Yes.” After […]

ISKCON Vrindavana Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

By Madhavendu Dasa on 2 Apr 2010ISKCON’s Krishna-Balarama temple in Vrindavana, India—the holy village where Krishna is said to have appeared 5,000 years ago—celebrated its 35th anniversary with a two-day festival this March 23rd and 24th. Events began at 4:30pm on the first day, when deity forms of Krishna Balarama, Radha Shyamasundara, Gaura-Nitai and ISKCON’s […]

Barred from airport, Hare Krishnas to spread message elsewhere

Religious NewsWashington, March 30The Hare Krishna movement has expressed disappointment over a ban on soliciting donations inside Los Angeles International Airport but said the group plans to continue to spread its message in other public spaces in the United States. “We are disappointed by the ruling,” said Anuttama Dasa, a spokesperson of the International Society […]