One of the only ISKCON schools to remain standing in Europe today is struggling, but continues to push on with new ideas for growth, full of faith in its ideals. A 2008 Ofsted Report says “Relationships between adults and pupils are exceptionally good and as a result, pupils behave very well and their attitudes to learning are good.”
ISKCON Hungary’s Vedic Science Research Center (VSRC) recently submitted its annual report to the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Science Committee. It included many statistics about lectures given, videos made, and conferences attended in 2010.
“Jayananda’s death is glorious," Prabhupada wrote. "He has left his body very wonderfully, and he has been transferred to Vaikuntha… Everyone should follow the example of Jayananda. I am very proud that I had such a nice disciple."
Radhika Raman Das (Paul Asanov) left this world on March 28, 2011, at about 12:00 Moscow time, in Vrindavan. The holy river Yamuna took him. Radhika Raman Das repeatedly became the best distributor of Srila Prabhupada's books in Russia, giving these great spiritual treasures to thousands of people
On March 3rd, a march started from Allahabad to New Delhi to draw the the public`s attention to the the issue of the pollution of the holy Yamuna River. Muslim and Sikh leaders, as well as the Indian Farmers Union have all joined the cause. The organizers are asking groups outside India to send supporting letters that could be presented to the Government of India.
We all have a favorite divine scripture, from whatever cultural and religious background we come. We live in changing times, times that do not seem to be treating religious scripture that well. Whether it is fundamentalists of any persuasion burning holy books, or the ‘New Atheists’ rubbishing them verbally or in print, nothing is sacred. Including, it appears, sacred literature.
The Houston Hare Krishna Temple’s vegetarian food booth, named “Art of India” by the Bayou City Art Festival organizers, was featured this spring at the prestigious, bi-annual festival held at Memorial Park on March 25-27. Festival-goers purchased 4800 samosas, 140 lbs of curried rice, 17 buckets of vegan BBQ “Tandoori” tofu, and 1325 glasses of mango lassis at the booth.