ISKCON Carnival a Big Hit at Parliament of World Religions

By ISKCON News Staff on 12 Dec 2009For the third year in a row the troupe of Le Carnaval Spiritual has embarked on a 3 month tour of Australia. The success of previous festival tours has led to widespread enthusiasm for the group of talented devotees to perform at different events around the country. Following […]

Celebrities, Circular Reasoning, and the Vedas

By Sesa Dasa on 11 Dec 2009You just knew it was coming, with yet another celebrity in trouble, this time billionaire golfer Tiger Woods, the now all too familiar solutions to personal struggles has again raised its head. In the cyclical world of media fascination the famous for being famous thrive in the intense light […]

Mountaineering Association Goes on “Extreme Japa Walk”

By Madhava Smullen on 11 Dec 2009Hare Krishna nature-lovers from Zagreb, Croatia will be setting off for a Christmas Weekend of “Extreme Japa-walking” this December 25th through 27th. Japa is, of course, the practice of meditatively chanting Krishna’s holy names on beads. And extreme? Well, this trip is just about a textbook definition of the […]

Bhaktin Lord Mayor is at it again!

By Praghosa DasaFollowing on from her barnstorming contribution at September’s Ratha Yatra, Lord Mayor Emer Costello followed up on her love of prasadam by arranging for Govindas to cater for the monthly Dublin City Council Meeting at Dublin Castle on Monday the 7th of December.   Following on from her barnstorming contribution at September’s Ratha Yatra, […]

New Book on the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra

Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen) founding editor of The Journal of Vaishnava Studies and an associate editor of Back to Godhead, the magazine of the Hare Krishna Movement. “Sonic Spirituality: A Collection of Essays on the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra” (Vrindavan, India: Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, 2009) is a compilation of articles first published in […]

French Devotees Emerge From Years of Struggle with New Paris Temple

By Madhava Smullen on 5 Dec 2009“France is considered to have the most cultured people in Europe,” said Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON’s founder, in a December 1968 talk. “And if we can have some footing in France in the matter of Krishna Consciousness certainly this will be a great success…” “France is considered to have the […]

ISKCON Temples Celebrate the Day the Gita was Spoken

By ISKCON News Staff on 5 Dec 2009At the ISKCON temple in Punjabi Bagh, one of the most upmarket areas of New Delhi, another Gita Jayanti event was inaugurated by an unlikely pairing—ISKCON guru Sachinandana Swami and Miss India 2009, who has spent much of her time since her win promoting ISKCON’s activities. Gita Jayanti […]

Global Village Talk

By Nitaisundara dasaEverybody has found their way to the Internet; practically every belief, interest, desire, and product has some representation on the Web. It is therefore not surprising that Gaudiya Vaishnavas have also made their way into the online village. After all, with a spiritual aspiration culminating in a bucolic life, one would expect us […]

Awakening From a Nightmare

By Sesa Dasa on 4 Dec 2009Talk about living a nightmare. News services worldwide are reporting this Monday, November 23, 2009 that a Belgian man “though to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time.” Alex Watts of Sky News Online writes, “For the whole time, he was trapped in […]

Spiritual leaders meet for roundtable discussion

Friday, December 4, 2009BY CHRIS WYMANIf the late, world-renowned American mythologist Joseph Campbell had been sitting with the group, he would surely have been smiling as discussions of comparative religion, mythology, and the human experience helped to warm an otherwise chilly day on Wawayanda Mountain. In addition, if his associate, journalist Bill Moyers had joined […]