The visit was the result of a long-gestating friendship with temple president Kalasamvara Dasa. This June, as he was visiting local schools in the area, the Prime Minister finally had the chance to visit the ISKCON community for one hour.
Around 300 devotees gathered at Sri Sri Radha-Kalachandji temple in Dallas on Sunday, June 24th, to celebrate the book launch of A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti, Tamal Krishna Goswami’s posthumously released PhD thesis, published by Oxford University Press in New York.
By Parul Pandey for The Times of India on 29 Jun 2012
The construction of Shri Shri Radha Banke Bihariji temple and spiritual centre, Patna, is expected to be completed by 2014. Spread over two acres of land, this temple is being constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on Budh Marg.
By Stephen Holden for The New York Times on 29 Jun 2012
“Faith begins as an experiment and ends as an experience.” That quotation from the Anglican priest William Ralph Inge, which begins the documentary “Kumaré: The True Story of a False Prophet,” evokes the film’s ambiguous exploration of religion, teaching and spiritual leadership.
ISKCON’s West Virginia community New Vrindaban has taken another step towards the self-sufficiency that Srila Prabhupada envisioned for it when it was founded in 1968: the community has installed two brand new solar energy systems this year.
Rupanuga Vedic College (RVC) in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is in the initial stages of developing an online college. RVC will be looking for key staff to assist in the development and launch of the online college.
On 14 June ISKCON devotee, Bhakta Brian was out distributing books on a crowded sidewalk in Santa Monica, California when all of a sudden former US President Bill Clinton chose him out of the crowd, walked up to him.
By Nicole Winfield for The Huffington Post on 29 Jun 2012
The Sistine Chapel Choir, whose boys and men sing for the pope at all his Masses, is about to get some illustrious company. It's the first time in its 500-plus year history that the pope's personal choir will sing as a single chorus with another choir, let alone one from the breakaway Anglican church.
By Kripamoya Das for deshika.wordpress.com on 28 Jun 2012
On June 27th, Queen Elizabeth II shook hands with former IRA leader, Martin McGuiness, now British Parliamentary MP for Mid Ulster. It was an event that many people who lived through the ‘Troubles’ in Ireland thought impossible. Akhandadhi Das was invited to speak briefly on the topic as part of his regular ‘Thought for the Day,’ a morning radio piece that goes out to around 7 million thoughtful listeners on BBC4.
By Chris Fici (Krishna Kisore Das) for The Huffington Post on 28 Jun 2012
Our ego is one of the most intimidating and inscrutable realities we face in our lives. Countless philosophers, spiritualists, seekers and armchair prognosticators have tried to define its parameters and its meaning to our existence.
The Guidelines set standards for child protection within ISKCON, mandate how the ISKCON’s Central Office of Child Protection (CPO) and local Child Protection Teams should function, while clarifying how ISKCON leaders and members should respond to any allegations of abuse.