Padmanabha Prabhu’s New England Remembrances

By Gargamuni dasI cannot possibly put into words the loss I feel with the passing of Padmanbha Prabhu. Before he moved to Germany at the end of 1983, he lived on this side of the Atlantic, in a place called New England. Some 27 years after his move, his departure from this world has sent […]

Why the Long Face?

By Sesa Dasa on 5 Mar 2010Our eternal nature is to be blissful, but we’ve forgotten.Nothing new here. It’s something all of us have either mentally or emotionally noted before. But, it’s just such a striking fact that I can’t help but mention it again: people just don’t smile.     I’ve just returned from […]

Hare Krishnas to conserve with compost program

University of FloridaKrishna lunches have always been karma-neutral. Soon, they will be almost carbon-neutral.Beginning the Monday after Spring Break, the Krishna House, which has been serving vegetarian meals at UF since 1971, will begin to turn all waste from the utensils used for the lunches into compost. Since 2008, the program has used biodegradable utensils […]

India:Devoted to Surf

ED templeton finds a heady combination of gentle spirituality and great waves in a little known corner of india. Read more….

International Pilgrims Visit Holy Places of Sri Chaitanya’s Life

By Madhava Smullen on 27 Feb 2010On Wednesday, thousands of devotees returned to ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur to celebrate Gaura Purnima, the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, after spending a week walking a pilgrimage through holy spots relating to his life. Temples around the world will celebrate Gaura Purnima on Sunday February 28th, honoring […]

Where Medicine Blends with Devotion

by Vraja Bihari Das for back to Godhead MagazineAmbulances sounding their sirens screech to a halt. Bodies, mutilated beyond recognition, keep pouring in. Ten kilometers north, another blast—the seventh in eleven minutes—has terrorized the city. As anxious and bereaved relatives rush in, the neighborhood and the media are hysterical. Local politicians vie for space on […]

ISKCON Receives Kingdom Day Parade Award

By Madhava Smullen on 27 Feb 2010ISKCON devotees received a “Second Place for Marching Units” award for their participation in LA’s annual Kingdom Day Parade at a ceremony at the Radisson Hotel near downtown Los Angeles this February 13th. Ratnabhushana Dasa with Kingdom Day Parade founder Larry Grant. ISKCON devotees received a “Second Place for […]

Akshaya Patra: Improving Education, One Meal at a Time

Feb 26, BANGALORE, INDIA (KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON) — Each school day, more than a million children in 6,500 schools across seven Indian states eagerly await the vehicle that brings their midday meal. For many of them, the food provided by the Bangalore-based Akshaya Patra Foundation is their first, and perhaps only, meal of the day. The promise […]

Religious Presence at the Winter Olympics

By John Longhurst for Winnipeg Free Press on 20 Feb 2010 A priestess holds an olive-tree branch as she participates in a ceremony honouring Zeus, the king of the ancient Greek gods, at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens. So far, God and religion haven’t come up in the media coverage of the Vancouver […]

Mayapur Institute Graduation ceremony 2010

By Gaurav SharmaFebruary 15th 2010, saw the graduation ceremony for the newest Bhaktisastri graduates at the Mayapur Institute (MI) Sri Dham Mayapur Campus. The ceremony was graced by many senior ISKCON leaders and educators. About 75 Students hailing from 34 different countries were welcomed with a very different type of invocation prayers led by Prema […]