May 5. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations. Satsvarupa…



May 5. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: The Swami’s Arrival Went Mostly Unnoticed.
The Swami’s arrival went unnoticed. The neighbors said someone new had taken the gift shop next to the laundry. There was a strange picture in the window now but no one knew what to make of ...

Effective Outreach During A Rathayatra Festival

By Daamodara Dhananjaya Das

Outreach - How to beget devotees from a Rathayatra During one of our meetings between GBC-SPN (Strategic Planning Network) Outreach Committee and the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry, the subject matter of discussion was how to improve our outreach during the festivals that we celebrate in ISKCON. It has been observed that most of our festivals are s...

Japa And The Opening Heart

By Kalakantha Dasa

O Krishna! In Your absence every moment lasts for years. The whole world seems so empty that my eyes are raining tears. When we no longer expect happiness from illusions, we naturally expect happiness from Krishna. Yet the ever-independent Krishna may or may not give it. Happiness accompanies Krishna, who comes and goes at His own sweet will. Very advanced devotees fin...

Harinam Makes Every Soul Dance With Love Of Godhead! On the…



Harinam Makes Every Soul Dance With Love Of Godhead!
On the 11th of April our party traveled to Paksi-tirtha also known as Tirukalukundram. Bhakivinod Thakur sings in the 3rd verse of ‘Suddha Bhakata Carana Renu’
se-saba sthana, heribo ami,
pranayi-bhakata-sange
Which translates as: ‘May I always vi...

The Radha-Madhava Deities in Mayapur: what are they made…



The Radha-Madhava Deities in Mayapur: what are they made of?
“Jananivasa told me about a conversation he had had in the temple with a middle-aged Bengali guest who had asked him, “Are Radha-Madhava made of brass or gold?”
“Well, what are you made of?” Jananivasa replied.
After a pause, the ge...

Did you know about the “connective” beads and the “protective” beads?



Did you know about the “connective” beads and the “protective” beads? Watch this inspiring class by Brighupati prabhu given yesterday at the Iskcon Los Angeles temple and find out.
With many amazing book distribution stories which show how many people are waiting to be introduced to Lord Chaitanya’...

Hanuman’s Quest CD Wins International Award

By Abhay Charana Dasa

Sankirtana Dasa, long time resident of New Vrindaban community, recently won a Storytelling World Resource Award for his dramatic storytelling CD Hanuman’s Quest. He is also a recipient of  a WV Artist Fellowship Award,  a National Endowment of the Arts Grant,  an Ohio River Border Initiative Grant, and a Next Generation Indie Book Award fo...

My path to yoga – an academic essay by Priscilla Black. My…



My path to yoga - an academic essay by Priscilla Black.
My Journey with wellness and yoga began 2 years ago. I was a social alcoholic, recently divorced and had just moved back to my hometown in Kentucky. I had been back home for about 6 months before I became pregnant. I lost the false sense of direction I had and knew that I n...

May 4. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations. Satsvarupa…



May 4. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: Srila Prabhupada’s Mission on the Lower East Side.
Prabhupada had not made a study of the youth movement in America before moving to the Lower East Side. He had never even made specific plans to come here amid so many young people. But in ...

There, But Not There

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

“O Narada, I am not in Vaikuntha nor am I in the hearts of the yogis. I remain where My devotees glorify My name, form, qualities and transcendental pastimes.” (Padma Purana). How many of us are fortunate to have not just good friends, but close friends with whom we can phone at any time, and for no particular reason, than to simply share a Krishna consc...

Advent of Kali Yuga

By Radhanath Swami

You see these temples that we are living in, they are not in Kali-yuga. So long as the devotees are taking shelter of Holy name. this is Satya in this room as soon as you go out it is Kali. Why? because everyone here is simply surcharging everything with the holy name of Krishna. As soon as we forget the name, we are in Kali-yuga. As long as we are remembering, we are...

Remover of Obstacles

By Ganesh das

Brahma-samhita (5.50) “I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda. Ganesha always holds His lotus feet upon the pair of tumuli protruding from his elephant head in order to obtain power for his function of destroying all obstacles on the path of progress in the three worlds.” A devotee who is aspiring to obtain pure devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Go...

NBS#36 Daksa, Sati and Lord Shiva – Part 2 Continuing from the…



NBS#36 Daksa, Sati and Lord Shiva - Part 2
Continuing from the previous issue, NBS # 36 covers the plight of Daksa and his associates who committed an offense at the lotus feet of Lord Shiva.
We pray that this issue brings some pleasure to the devotees of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
NBS # 36 Features: 1) What Caused Sati ...

The latest issue of Sri Krishna-kathamrita Bindu e-magazine was…



The latest issue of Sri Krishna-kathamrita Bindu e-magazine was just released.
KK Bindu #374 includes: Never before translated prayers to Gadadhar Pandit, and a story of Krishna and Arjuna talking with a wise jackal. In honor of the upcoming festival for the appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit this edition includes some special p...

Until We Meet Again (Album with photos) Indradyumna Swami: This…



Until We Meet Again (Album with photos)
Indradyumna Swami: This morning we went on parikrama all the way around the sacred town of Vrindavan. After many years of circumambulating this holy abode many of the places, as well as the Vrajavasis who live here, are familiar to me. Tonight I leave for Russia, but I will carry Vrindavan...