Now in its fifteenth year, the annual youth festival bus tour around North America kicked off an exciting two months of travel, started on the 23rd of June. Over the summer, there will various exciting ISKCON youth programs throughout the world.
June is the month for road-side stands, farmer's market deliciousness, and red berry gathering in gardens across the world. Strawberries can increase a hormone that stimulates metabolism, suppresses appetite, and controls blood sugar after starchy meals while inhibiting inflammation.
Many of us are familiar with the statistic that America, with only 5% of the world's population, consumes nearly 25% of the world's resources. Here's a less known fact: With the same 5% of the population, the United States consumes 65% of the world's illegal drugs.
Seventy-five saffron-clad celibate monks known as brahmacharis, from European countries as diverse as France, Ireland, Poland, Norway, Finland and the UK, converged on Bhaktivedanta Manor near London from June 18th to 23rd this year, to attend the second annual European Brahmachari Convention.
Sixteen men and women from the Muslim and Vaishnava faiths, some laypersons and some Imams and priests, met at Rockwood Manor retreat center in Washtington D.C. for the state’s first Vaishnava-Muslim interfaith dialogue back on March 6th.
Hindus have applauded French actress Fanny Ardant (Ridicule) for defending Roma rights. Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) on June 22, Lumiere Award winner Ardant, 61, declared: "We say Dosta! (which means enough) To injustice, humiliation, ignorance and violation of human rights.” She further said that society had proved to be barbarian to Roma people.