The Final Cut (7 min video) Indradyumna Swami: Krsna’s Village…



The Final Cut (7 min video)
Indradyumna Swami: Krsna’s Village of Peace at the Woodstock festival in Poland was everything a devotee of the Lord would want it to be: huge kirtans, massive prasadam distribution, Ratha Yatra, numerous tents depicting Vedic culture and more. But the main ingredient was the enthusiasm of the te...

3 Meditations. Ananda Vrindavana Devi Dasi: Before I pick up my…



3 Meditations.
Ananda Vrindavana Devi Dasi: Before I pick up my beads to do my chanting meditation, I have 3 points of focus – I’m not this body, God is a person, and I have a relationship with Him.
I’m not this body is one of my favorite meditations. I like to sit quietly and hold my body still. I am the o...

France: You Are Invited To The 5 Day Padayatra In The Area…



France: You Are Invited To The 5 Day Padayatra In The Area Around New Mayapur.
At the occasion of ISKCON’s 5Oth anniversary, the residents of New Mayapur are organizing 5 short padayatra walks for peace in the center of France. Each day the group of walkers will drive near 4 large cities (Loches, Amboise, Châteaurou...

Bhaktivedanta Research Centre: These photos show handwritten…



Bhaktivedanta Research Centre: These photos show handwritten pages from the original Svalikhita Jivani, Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura’s autobiography. It is among the most treasured texts in the Birnagar Collection, entrusted to BRC by the caretakers of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura’s birthplace. It gives a detailed account tha...

Transcendental Art

By Ram das

One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whate......

Lord Caitanya is the master of good timing! I was distributing…



Lord Caitanya is the master of good timing!
I was distributing books in devotional garb during the recent ecstatic Ratha-yatra inAuckland, part of ISKCON’s 50th-anniversary celebration. As the procession moved along Queen Street, the city’s busiest shopping thoroughfare, I stopped Peter.
Tall, young, and confiden...

The Legend of Vishnujana Maharaja

By Patita Pavana das

The soulful sankirtan of Shri Vishnujana Maharaja illuminated the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles , and then across the States, from the earliest days of Krishna consciousness. Today his uplifting bhajans and melodious kirtans still echo in the halls of ISKCON centers around the...

“Wherever you go and whoever you meet, just tell them…



“Wherever you go and whoever you meet, just tell them about Krishna, and in that way, by Lord Chaitanya’s order, become a guru.”
Vaiyasaki das: On our way back driving through the Himalayas, we passed an apiary with beehives, and, knowing that Prabhupada was in Vrindavan, we thought, “Wow, wouldn’t t...

Villa Vrindavan: Krishna’s Home in Tuscany

By Tattvavit Dasa

Villa Vrindavan, in Italy, almost looks too old to have a future, but the humble devotees there are confident it will. ISKCON’s oldest building probably, the villa is four centuries old. Naturally, not everything works. A sunken semicircular fountain does not spout. The front roof nobly...

ISKCON Incorporation Week by ISKCON Chandigarh

By Akrura Nandan das

ISKCON Chandigarh celebrated ISKCON Incorporation Week from 11th July to 17th July 2016. From 11th to 17th July we had regular glorification of Srila Prabhupada during Bhagavatam class. In addition to that during Sunday festival program on 17th July evening many senior devotees glorified S...

TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE? Interviewer: Do you think most of the…



TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE?
Interviewer: Do you think most of the Hare Krishna members will participate in the election in November? Do you think they will register and vote?
Prabhupada: Personally I never give votes.
Interviewer: Will they follow your example and not vote?
Prabhupada: I do not know, but our principle is ...

Call Each Other Gopi?

By Khonika Gope-Kumar

Though since childhood, I was used to being called “gopi” by my classmates and coworkers as my surname had been “Gope”, however, that never made me uncomfortable. I knew those karmi people did not have any clue what they were referring to. But my devotee girlfriend...