Vedic Technology, Arts and Crafts

By Bhakti Raghava Swami Srila Prabhupada speaks of the simple technology which existed prior to modern industrialization. From a very young age, young children would naturally and easily learn the trade of their father or elders. This kind of easy technology is called silpa-karma in the Vedic scriptures and does not require for one to […]

Supreme Court to hear Krishna LAX free speech case

By Denise Nix Staff Writer, Daily BreezeWith his navy peacoat and rolling canvas bag, Jeff Solomon looks like any other traveler on the departure deck outside LAX’s Bradley International Terminal. But the only place the 59-year-old Hare Krishna is going is from person to person, offering a friendly handshake, some small talk and a colorfully […]

ISKCON Theater Star Rasajna Dasi Passes Away

By ISKCON News Staff on 2 Jan 2010Rasajna Dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who inspired many through her creativity and devotion, passed away in Austin, Texas on December 28th. Her last days were spent in the company of her husband Greg Schroen and other loving family and friends, chanting Krishna’s name by her bedside. […]

Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to be Inaugurated in February

By Madhava Smullen on 2 Jan 2010The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium will be a stunning spritiual monument, dwarfing the already huge Srila Prabhupada Samadhi Mandir and featuring three giant gold domes. It is happening.The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, a project that has been ISKCON’s evasive super-goal for over two decades, is finally coming […]

New Year’s Resolutions and Srimad Bhagavatam

By Sesa Dasa on 2 Jan 2010The Romans celebrated the New Year on Jan. 1 and shared a similar tradition with the Babylonians. OK, I admit it. I’m a junkie, a New Year’s resolutions junkie. Every year I make so many resolutions, and every year I fail to keep them. I know I am not […]

Official report of Belgium Parliament Dinner

By Kancana-valli Devi DasiOn December 17, 2009, about 120 guests attended the formal inauguration of the Belgian Council of Religious Leaders (BCRL) at the Belgian Parliament in Brussels. The guest of honour was the future Queen of Belgium, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant. On December 17, 2009, about 120 guests attended the […]


By Krpamoya DasNice tilak, nice blue skin tones, but the Sanskrit misses the mark. I haven’t seen the film, but I’ve noticed the colourful billboards everywhere I go in London. AVATAR. Great title for a movie, of course, and some of the CGI art from the film is well done. Any Sanskrit language coming into […]

When the Prince is the Pauper

By Vineet Chander for Om Sweet Om on 23 Dec 2009 England’s Prince William spent a cold winter’s night on the streets of central London last week along with others from the homelessness charity Centrepoint.   England’s Prince William spent a cold winter’s night  on the streets of central London last week. Along with others from […]

Winners of the ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards 2009

Euro GBC:http://www.eurogbc.comWe are pleased to introduce you to fourteen devotees receiving the first ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards (IEEA). To encourage exemplary devotees, IEEA will be announced annually. Winners will be chosen after nominations are considered at a European Leaders Meeting. This year the winners are:     Bhava Bhakti Devi Dasi in the category of […]

A Vaishnava Christmas in the Land of St. Patrick

By Madhava Smullen on 26 Dec 2009Maha-mantra had always been a creative festival decorator, making animals, nature scenes, gopis and cowherd boys to join Radha-Govinda on the altar. Christmas Day was no different. “I covered the altar with fluffy white cloth that looked like snow, and made a big snowman wearing a harinama chaddar, offering […]