Kelso-Beach, Canada. Devotees from around Grey-Bruce welcomed their Hare Krishna movement's spiritual leader in Canada to a public vegetarian feast and celebration Saturday. Owen Sound organizer Rajesh Kalavadia said the first-time event at Kelso Beach featured three elements: vegetarian food, spiritual activities like chanting and meditation, and entertainment including music, freestyle dance and a secular drama about loneliness.
Gainesville, FL, USA: Jerry MacDougall already knows his client's food preferences, four months after he opened Harvest Health and Whole Foods on Main Street in Alachua. “You came to get some wings, didn't you,” MacDougall said last week to Mukunda Das, a vegetarian who frequents the store. And by “wings” MacDougall means a vegetarian product made with faux meat, because everything sold in the specialty store at 14521 Main St. caters to a vegetarian or vegan clientele, or those trying to minimize meat consumption.
Bellingham, WA, USA: While walking through Red Square last week, many Western students were approached by a traveling monk distributing copies of the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu text. The monk, Paramesvara Das, has been a monk for 12 years. He spent two days on Western’s campus last week distributing about 400 copies of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as yoga and meditation books.
Brooklyn-based three-piece Prince Rama is the latest signing to Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label. The group's members, who allegedly were raised on a Hare Krishna commune in Florida and subsequently educated at art school in Boston, will release their debut full-length album, Shadow Temple, on September 14 via their new label.
A labourer died due to electrocution while cutting grass at the municipal corporation-run Rane Garden in Juhu on Thursday.
The maintenance of the garden is done by ISKCON Trust where Umesh Paswan (39) was employed.
On the day of Aksaya Tritiya in Vrindavan, all large temple deities are covered with chandan (sandalwood) paste, and not a bit of cloth is used to cover the deities in the afternoon. The cooling effect of this substance provides relief from the scorching heat of summer. This practice is also followed increasingly by ISKCON temples all over the world, but it has been observed since time immemorial.
By Keshava Krsna dasa for To ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
When young minds get crammed with religious bigotry or extreme ideology interpreted to induce hatred in others, whom they see as hell-bound heathens, pagans and infidels, even though it may be cordially disguised with social niceties, does this not have the potential to desensitize? Indeed, it can whip up frenzied protests and create fiery intolerance!
"If Al Gore really cared about the environment, he would give up meat." This was the major beef of animal rights advocate People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about the former US vice president and environmental advocate, during their protest near the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where Gore delivered a talk Tuesday.
By Dr. Tony Phillips for Science NASA on 10 Jun 2010
Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.