A new residential and educational ashram for women, called the Bhakti Bhavan—or “House of Devotion”—was launched at the ISKCON community in Alachua, Florida this October, and is currently offering its first “Bhakti-Sastri” study course.
Representatives of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness recently attended Generations of Faith, an event sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which reached out to religious leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh traditions.
By The Hindu.com Staff for The Hindu on 27 Nov 2010
A five-day inter-collegiate cultural event, ‘Rasa Fest', organized by ISKCON, Hubli-Dharwad, India, started on Monday, the 23rd of November. It was inaugurated by astrologer Shymrao Ramrao Jumnalkar on the ISKCON premises.
Last month a cover of New Scientist had emblazoned on its cover, “Move over nature, we’re taking control” Interesting, I thought. Have they discovered some way of checking the force of hurricanes? Could it be that we will no longer have to fear earthquakes and floods? Alas no, the article in question spoke only about that other great evil faced by man: sleep.
By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 27 Nov 2010
Dadhiharta Das left his body at the Sharanagati Farm near Vancouver, Canada. Devotees who met him knew him as someone who had firm faith in Srila Prabhupada`s instructions, and excellent devotee and a great friend
By Ryan Tracy and David A. Graham for Newsweek on 26 Nov 2010
From religious leaders to the occasional sex adviser, NEWSWEEK takes a look at some of the world's most impressive late-life success stories. Among the fourteen most successful "late-bloomers" Prabhupada is mentioned as the fifth.
The Thanksgiving message seemed obvious, that the more people of different religious backgrounds shared their experiences, the more they understood each other and transcended religious exceptionalism: the belief that there’s only one path to God and that one’s own religion has it.
The Dalai Lama wants to give up his lesser known role as the ceremonial leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be another step in the aging leader's efforts to prepare his people for life after he dies.
Embryonic stem cell research, which uses special cells found in three- to five-day-old human embryos to seek cures for a host of chronic diseases, has sparked a major moral and political debate in the United States.
The ISKCON Midday Meal project—part of a larger program by the Indian Government to give poor children from slum and tribal areas better nutrition, improve school attendance, and reduce the drop-out rate—received permission recently to add a 19th food distribution center.