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 âAll you pandavas are born with divine qualitiesâ
Isnât 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, âHow to become guru of disciples?â 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
The exact spot where Lord Sri Krishna spoke Bhagavad-Gita. Is the most important place to be seen because there is a Banyan tree in this place under which Krishna explained Bhagavad-Gita 5000 years back to Arjuna
ISKCON Central New Jersey To Turn Church Into Temple
ISKCON devotees in Central New Jersey are in the process of purchasing a beautiful Methodist Baptist Church and turning it into a Krishna temple. The new 18,000 square foot property will help accommodate the growing ISKCON Central New Jersey (ICNJ) congregation.
ISKCON Toronto Gears Up For Book Distribution Marathon
As the holiday season comes around, ISKCON devotees like to wrap up warm, pack their bags full of books by their Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada, and head out on the streets to give the most valuable Christmas present of all: spiritual knowledge. One of the most enthusiastic ISKCON communities of recent years in this endeavor has been ISKCON of Toronto, Canada.
Striving to Make Midrand (in South Africa) a âHunger-free Zoneâ
Every month, 2 000 plates of fresh nutritious meals cooked and served to children in Ivory Park, Midrand. Current recipients served by the FFL Program in Midrand, include the New Jerusalem Children’s Home, the Tumelo Home for the Mentally Handicapped, all located in a township challenged by a lack of services, housing shortages, poverty and hunger.
Announcing the 3rd annual Sadhu Sanga Kirtan Retreat in Boone, North Carolina
Rama Vijaya das: We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 3rd Annual Sadhu Sanga Kirtan Retreat. The Retreat will take place at the International Center for Meditation located in the picturesque valley of Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina during the Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 23, 2014 evening to Monday, May 26, 2013 noon)
I am reminded of Bhakti Vinod Thakurâs kesavatuvajagatvicitra- âthe material creation of Yours, Oh Keshava is most strangeâ I conclude that sex and death are the two eternal activities happening in this bizarre material world;
Radhanath Swami Meets Iskcon Chowpatty Sankirtan Bus Party Devotees
By Baldev Das
While still on our Vrindavan Yatra near Govardhan, H.H Radhanath maharaj met all Sankirtan devotees to wish them for a blissful upcoming Book Marathon. Standing in front of Sri Giriraj Govardhan, he prayed to Giriraj that Let all devotees be able to distribute Srila Prabhupadâs mercy more and more this year