Why Chant Hare Krishna

by Jayadvaita Swamifrom Back to Godhead, May-June 1994Here’s a page full of reasons. I’ll spare you the footnotes, but each reason is fully upheld by evidence from Vedic writings like Bhagavad-gita, the Upanisads, and the Puranas. 1. Chanting Hare Krishna awakens love of God.2. Chanting Hare Krishna brings liberation as a side benefit along the […]

Appearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati 

Feb 21, 2011  — The Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur is observed on February 22nd.Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura appeared in Purusottam Ksetra, Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, on February 6, 1874. He was born in the family home next to the Narayan-chhata of Sri Jagannatha Temple, which always reverberated with the chanting […]

Nityananda Prabhu, Embodiment of Compassion

Audiences—especially ISKCON audiences, it seems—love to laugh. And often, the story of Lord Nityananda delivering the two brothers Jagai and Madhai is presented as comedic in ISKCON plays, with their drunken antics mined for humor. Audiences—especially ISKCON audiences, it seems—love to laugh. And often, the story of Lord Nityananda delivering the two brothers Jagai and […]

Balancing Faith and Works

To Whom is God’s Grace Given? By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja dasa)“So, there are two ways to carry a baby,” he began, tapping his cane on the ground as he and a close group of disciples, including Lilavati, made their way down a dirt road. “There is the monkey way and the cat way. Do you […]

Amazon Kindle — A Revolution in Reading 
Prabhupada’s Books

BY:MADHUDVISA DASAFeb 02, 2011 — For many years I have been looking for the “perfect gadget” to read Srila Prabhupada’s books from. It’s clearly impractical to carry the sixty plus books everywhere we go and computer technology gives us the ability to store large amounts of information and easily carry it with us. For many […]

Why Oh Why Didn’t I take the Blue Pill?

By Jeevanmulkta DasWhen push comes to shove, some of us tend to align with science and scientists rather than shastras and guru. Indeed, when presented with what seems like irrefutable scientific data, most will abandon ship and the captain and swim over to the science barge and waltz with the scientists! When push comes to […]

ISKCON & the Internet

By Radha MohanAs everyone knows, today the Internet is the principle mode of local and international communication, especially for younger generations. It has been with us for about 20 years now, yet in such a short time it has had a profound impact on nearly all individuals, organisations, governments, businesses and institutions. ISKCON, of course, […]

Book Distribution – A Complete Form of Worship

By Giriraj Swami Who worships Lord Caitanya by sankirtana? Those who are highly intelligent. Of course, sometimes someone might not be so intelligent–he might just be fortunate. Here I am not referring to you, but to myself, as I am about to explain how I was engaged in sankirtana. “In the age of Kali, intelligent […]

Unnatural Solutions Cause More Problems

By Krishna DharmaLast month a cover of New Scientist had emblazoned on its cover, “Move over nature, we’re taking control” Last month a cover of New Scientist had emblazoned on its cover, “Move over nature, we’re taking control” Interesting, I thought. Have they discovered some way of checking the force of hurricanes? Could it be […]

Amazing Late Bloomers

By Ryan Tracy and David A. Graham for Newsweek on 21 Nov 2010Who cares if the government raises the retirement age? Retirees will not need those Social Security benefits if they follow in the footsteps of these late bloomers, all of whom reached the apex of their careers during the years when conventional wisdom says […]

For Whom Does Hinduism Speak?

In this essay H.J. Resnick explains where the term ‘Hindu’ originates from. He asks for whom does the term ‘Hindu’ speak and who can speak for the ‘Hindus’. To which of the multitude of widely differing worldviews does this term apply? What are the implications of accepting ‘Hindu’ as a designation? Hrdayananda Dasa Goswami also […]

Is Krishna God or what?

by Ram Mohan on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 12:30am Ok. Yesterday morning, I’m driving through New York for the first time in 18 years, in a 36 foot long, 13 foot high truck. I’m taking I-278 around the city to reach an appointment on Long island, but already before 7am it’s rush hour and […]

Kirtan Yoga: Nurturing the Sounds of the Soul

By Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)Who hasn’t tried conventional yoga? Nearly everyone, at one time or another, has found themselves sitting with eyes closed, in a lotus position, perhaps, engaging various breathing techniques and focusing on some meditational image or conundrum. “The benefit that one attained in the Satya Age by meditation, in the Treta […]

Anupama Dasi’s Story of Faith,

This is the inspiring story of Anupama Dasi of Phoenix, who tottered between life and death for months, and always kept her Krishna Consciousness. Her husband Raja, was constantly  by her side chanting. Hare Krishna all, This mail may be long overdue, but my sentiments are eternal. It has been nearly 3 months since my […]

Weekly Temple Meeting

Vaibhavi had the idea of making a color map of the property with all the places of interest numbered. Then it could be referred to during festivals, and also passed out as a black and white flyer. We have meetings every Tuesday morning from 8 am – 9:00 am to discuss upcoming events. This morning […]