Foot-tapping fusion kirtan, āVedic Walkā, dance, plays, puppet show, booths offering face painting and henna, matchless gifts, games, food court and more; the grand two-day Jagannath Habba Celebrations organized at the temple premises had all the elements of a spiritual carnival
A conversation between an atheist and a believer (Gadadhara Pandit Dasa)
By Josh Zepps
Host Josh Zepps frames this episodeās interview as a conversation between an atheist and a believer. Pandit discusses his views on science and faith, inter-religious conflict, and the perspectives of a believer on atheism
Message from Ramanuja das the Producer/Director of Hare Krishna Culture TV
By Ramanuja das
With the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna and Srila Prabhupada, we are delighted to inform you that B4U Music TV Channel has started broadcasting our Hare Krishna Culture TV show on its channel every day from 6am till 7am GMT all over the UK, Europe, Africa, Malaysia and Singapore
The TOVP has already received much acclaim and recognition for its grandeur and size. However, a picture is worth a thousand words. Our staff photographer took a trip to Navadwip and took photos showcasing the view of the temple from across the Ganga. Captured from a distance, these pictures underscore how formidably the super structure stands against the landscape
āPioneers of Krishna Bhaktiā Featured at American Academy of Religion Convention
The American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of religion scholars. This year’s convention in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on November 23-26th drew an estimated 12,000 scholars from all over the world. In the midst of studies of mysticism, ritual, philosophy, and liturgy, interest in Vaishnavism, or the devotional bhakti-yoga tradition, has increased significantly in recent years at the AAR.
Calling ISKCON Artists and Entertainers to Mayapur
From February 16 – 20, ISKCON Mayapur will host the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS). Over 800 temple presidents, GBC members and sanyasis are expected to attend. Following the ILS is the annual Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival which will run from 27 February until 18 March, 2014. This festival attracts at least 5 000 devotees from all around the World.
It's book marathon time, a time when we can show our appreciation and love for Srila Prabhupada, and anyone and everyone can be a part of it and there is many devotee's who are willing to help if your unsure
Aniruddha Sowale: Any person who wins a favor of Krsna has to be extremely humble, meek, reservoir of good qualities, controller of senses and totally detached from the material world. The pandvas had it all, in the 16th chapter of Bhagwat Geeta where krsna tells Arjun about the qualities of demi-gods and propensities of demons, Krsna declares there itself that āAll you pandavas are born with divine qualitiesā
Isnāt it more peaceful to appease temptation than to battle it?
By Chaitanya Charan Dasa
No, because the only way to get over with temptation is by resistance, not indulgence. The peace that we get after indulgence is short-lived and deceptive; lasting peace comes only through resistance and transcendence.
How to become a guru within ISKCON? Many say that our understanding of guru-tattva is undeveloped. Others opine that we are far from enabling traditional guru/disciple roles. Should the question even be asked, āHow to become guru of disciples?ā Are we missing something?
Mahat Tattva Dasa: The monks of ISKCON San Diego have just acquired a bus that will be used as a traveling temple in the Bay Area.
The bus has already been remodeled, but now needs to be painted. We need your help to make this traveling temple look beautiful enough to attract wandering spirit souls to come in and have a spiritual experience
In our "pill-popping, quick-fix, I-want-it-now" culture, patience isn't something that's valued a whole lot. While we can try to maintain that culture in our professional lives, it will be quite counterproductive if we implement it into our spiritual lives.
The Bhagavad-gita, one of the oldest spiritual teachings in existence, explores the themes of harmony and purpose, work and attitude, love and reciprocation and is lightening and brightening lives today. A book trailer for Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-Changing Move to the Wilderness by Visakha.
A New Short Film on the "Journey with the Bhagavad-gita"
Visakha Dasi has just released a new short video A Bumpy Journey Toward Harmony with the Bhagavad-gita. It is a 24-minute DVD with music, sound effects, provocative wisdom and over 250 stunning photographs.
Sahyadri Varnasrama College - January 1 To 31, 2014 At Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra - South India
Bhakti Raghava Swami: We are pleased to inform the devotees that the Sahyadri Varnasrama College (SVC) located at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in the district of Udupi, near the town of Hebri in South Karnataka, will once again be offering a series of courses during the year 2014 in three installments each covering a one month period
Sahyadri Varnasrama College in South India Offers New Courses
The Sahyadri Varnasrama College (SVC) located at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in the district of Udupi, near the town of Hebri in South Karnataka, will once again be offering a series of courses during the year 2014 in three installments each covering a one month period.
The TOVP has already received much acclaim and recognition for its grandeur and size. However, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Our staff photographer took a trip to Navadwip and took photos showcasing the view of the temple from across the Ganga. Captured from a distance, these pictures underscore how formidably the super structure stands against the landscape.
Also taken were recent shots of the TOVP nursery. Located at the local Jagannath Mandir, the nursery boasts over 2000 trees. Additional specimens are expected. The trees will be attended and grown until landscaping begins. At this time, the trees will have blossomed and be ready for transplanting.
Some surprise photos submitted to the TOVP office show how the influence of the temple’s design has extended into the native culture. The celebrations for the past Durga Puja had sites marked with elements taken from released drawings.
Whether standing tall and firm in the Mayapur countryside, as a template for mandals or in the foresight to plan luscious gardens, the impact of the TOVP weighs deep. Its prestige marks the power all devotees have to effect change in the name of Mahaprabhu’s movement.
More people than you may have thought are on plant-based and animal-free diets: PETA reports that 2.5 percent of U.S. residents are vegans, while another 5 percent are vegetarians. Celebrities are no strangers to these dietary changes; big names like Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and now Al Gore are all on board with veganism