There’s something about the Bhaktivedanta Hospice that, even at first glance, fills the heart with peace and a sense of the spiritual. The tall, green trees clustered around it could have something to do with it. So could the bright, saffron color, the accessible simplicity of the architecture or the bright blue sky above it.
Devotees from all over Ireland and abroad gathered this July 15th, 16th and 17th to celebrate Sri-Sri Radha-Govinda’s 25th anniversary, on the twenty-two acre wooded island in County Fermanagh once known as Inish Rath—and now called Govindadwipa, or Govinda’s Island.
When Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) passed away at his home in Florida in 2008 from a heart-attack, the ISKCON worldwide community was in shock. But a new archival discovery may provide a balm for fans of his work.
By Mark Bittman for The New York Times on 30 Jul 2011
Today the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health,” a comprehensive report that suggests what’s become a common refrain here and elsewhere: we all need to eat fewer animal products – not just meat, but dairy as well.
By Bhakti Raghava Swami for ISKCON News on 30 Jul 2011
Guyana’s present government has been pushing for agrarian reforms. One can see large boards on the highway saying `GROW MORE FOOD`! Some of the government policies directly support the aims and goals of an agrarian renaissance.
By David Gibson for Religious News Services on 29 Jul 2011
The mass murders in Oslo have raised a host of agonizing questions, but few have such an ancient lineage and contemporary resonance as whether Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist behind the attacks that killed 76 Norwegians last Friday (July 22), is a Christian.
Hong Kong hosts yearly a book fair at the International Exhibition Hall. This year, from July 20th until 26th it again attracted over a million people. Visakha Priya Dasi and her team of twenty devotees arranged for two booths to sell English and Chinese Krishna conscious literature.
By Sutapa Das for Sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 29 Jul 2011
Life in this world is very calculative. Before we give something we calculate what we’ll get back. Before we take a risk we calculate what we could lose. Before we invest in a relationship we calculate what benefits it will bring us. Before we extend ourselves for someone else we calculate how worthy they are of our help.
On July 17th, 2011, the Wikipedia`s front page featured an article about Srila Prabhupada appearance at San Francisco`s Mantra Rock Dance event in 1967. On January 29th, 2011, already millions had the chance to see the poster and read the blurb of the famous performance, however, this time it was a full, featured article, with many details in it.
The program is part of the Government of India’s Midday Meal Scheme, which aims to give poor children from slum and tribal areas better nutrition, improve their school attendance, and reduce the drop-out rate.
Twenty devotees from all over Europe as well as the USA and Mexico have departed from the ISKCON temple in Karlovac, Croatia on July 15th for a great spiritual adventure: the eighth Mediterranean Traveling Festival of India. The uniqueness of the tour is to hold harinamas in cities and even countries where the Holy Name has never been publicly chanted before.
The newly established Bhakti School in Franco da Rocha, near Sao Paulo, Brazil, has just finished its first semester. It is a government approved day school for children from 5 to 15 of age. It has 55 students.