Lessons from Hanuman, Lord Rama’s Greatest Servant

By Madhava Smullen on 23 Mar 2010 This March, devotees around the world will put extra focus on the essence of Gaudiya Vaishnavism—loving service to God—as we celebrate the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra, God’s form as the ideal leader. And who better to follow as the perfect example of selfless, devoted service than Lord […]

Greatly Rewarded

Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 11, Chapter 3 – March 1 – 18, 2010By Indradyumna SwamiAfter my unsettling experiences in the San Diego and Vancouver airports, where I was interrogated by security officials, I again considered wearing non-devotional dress while traveling in the United States. Airport security measures have been heightened throughout the […]

The Modern Day Legacy of Lord Rama

By Sesa Dasa on 19 Mar 2010The admirable qualities found in these Marines have their source in God. Here are three questions for you to ponder, dear reader: First, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Second, what do a highway billboard, a small town storefront, and the Greek philosopher Aristotle have in common? […]

Foundation For ISKCON Temple Laid by Governor in Assam

By Basu Ghosh Dasa on 19 Mar 2010The Governor of Assam, J.B. Patnaik, and his wife performed “punahuti” at the Vastu homa for the new temple.On the auspicious day of papamochani (“freedom from sins”) ekadashi, Thursday, March 11, 2010, the Governor of Assam, Sri Janakivallabh Patnaik, launched the efforts to construct a new Jagannath temple […]

Southern California Devotees Host Tropical Bonanza

By Paramesh Jayaram and Nivedan Tiwari on 19 Mar 2010Indradyumna Swami was the featured speaker at the Laguna Beach festival.   ISKCON Laguna Beach celebrated its annual regional Maha Gaura Purnima Festival on Saturday, March 13th 2010. Although the festival is always large, bringing devotees from Los Angeles and San Diego together with the local […]

Lessons from the Road

By Indradyumna SwamiAs my flight to Los Angeles took off, I looked through the window at the disappearing Australian landscape and thought about my three-month visit to the country. “Our festival tour was intense,” I thought, “but it went by in a flash. When you enjoy what you’re doing, time passes quickly.”  I was exhausted, […]

ISKCON Scholar’s Tour Could Spark Change in Indian Educational System

By Madhava Smullen on 14 Mar 2010A recent lecture tour of India by ISKCON scholar Radhika Ramana Dasa (Dr. Ravi Gupta) could have sparked the impetus to introduce religious studies into Indian university level education—something the country has always shied away from—while at the same time inspiring Indian students to take a deeper look at […]

Shilanyas at ISKCON Guwahati Assam

By Basu Ghosh DasOn the auspicious day of papamochani (”freedom from sins”) ekadashi, Thursday, March 11, 2010, the Governor of Assam, His Excellency Sri Janakivallabh Patnaik, launched the efforts to construct a new Jagannath temple, on a fifteen thousand square foot property at Jaynagar Charali Beltola, Guwahati, Assam, donated to ISKCON by Smt. Shantidevi Kamikya […]

Chilean Devotees Evicted From Earthquake-Damaged Temple

By Madhava Smullen on 12 Mar 2010At 3:45 on the morning of February 27, as a priest peacefully tended to the deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai at the ISKCON temple in Santiago, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake suddenly struck Chile. Five hundred people were killed, and over 500,000 left homeless across the country, as buildings collapsed […]

Gas Rush Is On Around New Vrindaban

By Casey Junkins for The Intelligencer on 7 Mar 2010Members of the New Vrindaban Hare Krishna Community in Marshall County can attest to that, as they are set to gain roughly $10 million in lease payments from AB Resources. Natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation is a hot commodity in the Northern Panhandle.Members of […]