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 […]

ISKCON Leicester acquires historic bank building

By Varsana Devi DasiISKCON Leicester (UK) has finally acquired a historic former bank as the new home of Sri Sri Panca Tattva and Srila Prabhupada in the heart of the City centre. It was built in 1875 by the famous architect Goddard. The devotees and the Deities lost their original place of worship last September, […]

Russian Court may Ban Gita, ISKCON Appeals to PM to Intervene

A Russian court in Tomsk is going to give a verdict on Monday banning Hinduism’s most revered book, Bhagavad Gita, and ISKCON devotees across Russia and India have appealed to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to raise the issue with the Russian leaders. Bhagavad Gita is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being […]

Addressing Discriminatory Legislation in Hungary

 Here is a brief report of Tuesday’s demonstration in front of parliament in Budapest and the effect of our campaign and petition. By Sivaram Swami At 2 pm, with the sun shining, and a pleasant 10 degrees, a 1000 strong mix ofdevotees, sympathizers and cows converged outside parliament where we heldkirtana for an hour followed […]

Cows to demonstrate in Hungary

 The 270-hectare (approximately 650 acres) Krishna-valley farm is home to 300 monks and families, as well as 52 sacred cows and oxen. Due to new religious legislation passed in July, there is a good chance that after January 1st, 2012, the State will take over the land and the inhabitants will have to grab their […]

Keeping the Sanskrit Connection

 Born to English-speaking parents, this American took to Sanskrit when he was still in his teens; Indian culture and language is what attracted him to India. Dhwani Pathak DaveAllahabad MirrorPosted On Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 02:37:35 AM Basu Ghosh Das smiles for the camera along with son Vaman AvatarHe is an American who has […]