Internationally reputed haute couture designer Mandalli Mendrilla—better known to her friends in ISKCON as Mandali Dasi—is displaying her new collection, SLAVE2LOVE, on her website only, rather than on a catwalk, in tribute to her late husband Nitai Dasa.
By Contributor for Annamrita Food For Life Newletter on 26 May 2012
The total population of students of Primary Schools of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation is more than 16,000. The tasty, wholesome meal prepared in pure ghee - khichdi, dal, rice, usal and other food preparations are attracting more and more students to these schools.
Thirty delegates from twenty-one different educational initiatives attended ISKCON’s first International Educational Conference for many years—subtitled “Revitalising Education in ISKCON”—in Radhadesh, Belgium on May 4th, 5th and 6th this year.
By Radha Sakhi Dasi for ISKCON News on 25 May 2012
There were two sets of chariots for Lord Jagannath on the roads of Nairobi this year. One chariot was exclusively for the children, followed by the magnificent chariot of Lord Jagannath being pulled by adults.
Millions of pilgrims visit the temple towns on the River Yamuna every year. Up until now, none of them has realized that what they have been taking their ritual baths in, is not sacred water but poisonous sewage.
By Syamasundara Das for dandavats.com on 25 May 2012
25 ISKCON devotees took part in the farm conference hosted at New Vrajamandala, Spain on the 7th to 9th of May, 2012. The conference participants heard a number of presentations on a diverse range of topics such as on a business selling wheat grass juice, on how to treat cow`s eye cancer successfully, or what European grants are available for ISKCON farms.
By Krishna Dharma Das for krishnadharma.com on 25 May 2012
We will do anything to save our own skins, spending our entire life savings if necessary to get medical treatment. We will not go lightly into that good night, as Dylan Thomas put it, neither ourselves nor anyone else if we can help it.
By Sutapa Das for sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 24 May 2012
The concepts of Karma and Reincarnation are intimately connected. However, when we discuss the law of karma being dispensed over the context of multiple lifetimes, then invariable doubts arises. If I can’t link my present reaction to a previous action, then how does Karma actually teach me anything?
Religious leaders gather in Washington, D.C. to issue joint statement to the world’s political leaders. Representing the broader Hindu and Jain traditions were Anuttama Dasa, from ISKCON and Arvind Vora, from the Federation of Jain Associations in North America.
In every ISKCON temple around the world, the morning greeting ceremony is held to the sweet, gentle sounds of “Govindam Adi Purusham” sung by the late Yamuna Devi. Not in Simhachalam. There, new visitors are startled by a ground-shaking crash of thunder, followed by Vedic brahmanas chanting “Om Narasimhaya namaha.”
The devotees were on their way to a pilgrimage at Nepal’s Muktinath Temple, located at the foot of the Thorong La pass in the Himalayas. Reports suggested that the small airplane lost balance due to strong winds, hit a hillock, and broke into pieces just after the pilot reported a problem at around 9:45am local time.