By Sutapa Das for sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 30 Jun 2011
We may walk away from the material world, philosophically recognizing the futility of the temporary pleasures that are on offer there. However, the spiritual world and all its fulfillment seem far away. Thus, aspiring spiritualists can find themselves stuck in a no man's land.
The insanely popular mobile game “Angry Birds” has been used as the basis for an essay explaining Krishna conscious philosophy, with the blessings of the game’s creator Peter Vesterbacka. And the idea of “Angry Birds Yoga” looks like it could take off.
Seventy ISKCON devotees from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and the UK are set to participate in a 220-kilometer Padayatra, or Holy Walk from July 15th to 28th this summer. Their path? The famous Christian pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, in Northwest Spain.
By New Vrindaban Communications for ISKCON News on 25 Jun 2011
On June 17, Gopal’s Garden Homeschool Co-op held its end-of-the-year celebration. “This year we had five full-time students in grades 1, 2 and 3,” said Ruci devi dasi, tutor at Gopal’s Garden. “Next year, we will be expanding. We will have at least nine students, and possibly more.”
By Visnupriya Bhandaram for The Hindu on 25 Jun 2011
Generation Y is finding new ways of reaching for its roots. Sanskrit is probably one of the most structured languages, and that makes learning many present-day languages so much easier. Even if Sanskrit is still not considered as hep or stylish as French or German, the trend is definitely catching on.
From a tiny booth in the back of St. John in Lateran, the Holy See’s pilgrim agency has been quietly asking tourists if they want to tour Rome’s oldest basilica with an iPod in hand loaded with an app specially designed to access the place’s art, architecture and Christian history.
ISKCON Germany wishes to take the world of kirtan to the first international, 6-day, all-kirtan Mela, the biggest international kirtan event ever. Many expert kirtaniyas have been invited. Among many others Sacinandana Swami, Niranjana Swami and Govinda Swami have confirmed their participation.
I have never touched a cow in my life. I have been to Vrindavan a few times but between my kids, the husband, their getting sick, the morning program, parikramas, Loi bazaar and the MVT restaurant, there was no time for the cows.