US Military Gets First Hindu Chaplain

 Meanwhile, for Hindu members of the military, Dharm conducts yoga classes and Hindu services, including regular classes on the Bhagavad-gita—India’s foremost sacred text—using ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada’s translation. For Chaplain Dharm, Lord Krishna’s personable nature makes Him the most attractive form of God. And being in the military, His message in the Gita of doing […]

N. American Leaders Meet in Dallas

The 2012 North American Governing Body and Temple President meetings opened on January 13, in Dallas, Texas, with more than sixty leaders from across the US and Canada in attendance.

Chanting Really Works

The incident will always be fresh in my mind. I had been a practicing devotee for ten years, eight of which were in the sacred holy land of Sri Dham Mayapur in India. Little did I know that Krishna would be sending me the test of my life, the test of chanting His holy names. […]

My Sweet Lord, Free Seattle Eatery

 A Seattle eatery that’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this year serves sanctified pure vegetarian food with a difference. It’s completely free. My Sweet Lord, located ten minutes’ walk from the University of Washington in an area populated with student residences, vegan restaurants and arthouse theaters, is a haven for students, drifters, and the homeless youth […]

Realizations from N. American Tour

 Visakha Dasi, a lifelong student of India’s foremost wisdom text the Bhagavad-gita, is sharing her philosophical realizations from the book—as well as her experiences of how it changed her life—in her second annual North American tour this year. Read more…

Personal Resolutions… Global Revolutions…

One evening, as we drove over the River Tyne and advanced toward Newcastle City Centre, the enormity of modern civilisation dawned on me; a complex web of flashing lights, billboards, rushing cars, tall buildings and amusement facilities. It made me wonder whether the few hundred books in our car boot would change anything in this […]

New Discriminatory Law in Hungary

 Due to ISKCON`s strong protest, however, the new law allows those churches that have to transform into civil associations to keep their land as long as their main activity is religious. (According to the previous draft, ISKCON`s losing its church status would have resulted in losing their 270 hectars of land, the world-recognized Krishna-valley organic […]

Russian court rejects proposed ban of Hindu text

 A Russian court decided Wednesday not to ban a religious text central to the global Hare Krishna movement, rejecting claims that the text is “extremist” and ending a case that has angered Hindus around the world. By SOFIA JAVED | Associated Press | December, 28, 2011 A Russian court decided Wednesday not to ban a […]

Yamuna Devi Passes Away

From meeting the Beatles and recording albums with George Harrison in London to travelling throughout India and leading kirtans in front of thousands, Yamuna Devi also published a first-of- its-kind authentic vegetarian Indian cook book, which won top international awards. She had dedicated the last 45 years of her life to the worship of Lord […]

Vaishnavas Strong Presence at AAR

There was a strong attendance by Vaishnava scholars at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, held from November 19th to 22nd in San Francisco.The American Academy of Religion (AAR) is the primary professional society for scholars and professors of religion in North America, and its annual meetings are the main gathering […]