At 8:45pm on May 1st, the doors of Rutgers Student Center opened, and over six hundred students poured into the Center’s large multipurpose hall. Their excitement was palpable through the hum of conversation.
By Gauranga Simha Das for deityworship.com on 17 May 2013
As the appearance day of Lord Nrsimha, one of Krishna's main incarnation is approaching, ISKCON's Deity Worship Ministry has interviewed deity-worship expert Jananivas Das about the preparations in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.
Although ISKCON guru Tamal Krishna Goswami passed away in 2002 at the age of fifty six, his mother Lore Garrick—affectionately known to devotees as “Mother Lore” or to TKG disciples as “Grandma”—outlived him by eleven years. Her life was a fascinating one.
More than twenty scholars and practitioners, ten each from the Islamic and the Vaishnava Hindu traditions, spent a day together at a park-like retreat center just outside of Washington, D.C. on Saturday April 13 for an in depth discussion of “Sacred Aesthetics.”
The library of ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India has been acquiring rare and precious Gaudiya Vaishnava works since it opened in June 2009. And this year it added one of its most exciting acquisitions yet to its existing library of 15,000 works.
By Kumari Kunti Sherreitt for ISKCON News on 10 May 2013
12 countries. 34 days. 40 youth. The first European Bus Tour is happening this summer. Hare Krishna youth now have the opportunity to not only tour the United States and Mexico, but also the European Union.
Established in 1968 in West Virginia, New Vrindaban was ISKCON’s first rural community. In recent times, there has been renewed energy to rebuild New Vrindaban and to turn it into the exemplary self-sufficient, Krishna conscious community that Srila Prabhupada envisioned.
By Greg Hamilton for gainesville.com on 6 May 2013
Two men went into the Hare Krishna Temple in Alachua (USA, Florida) while a service was going on Saturday morning and began throwing bleach around the temple, saying it was unclean, according to a report.
The festival, which has already been held in various locations around the US, Russia, Europe and Australasia is intended as a forum for “Kulis” to share their talents and realizations as well as to be educated and inspired.
One of organisers of the event was the Vice president of HSBC Surinder Shandilya who said “it is a privilege to have so many royal representatives and influential leaders in politics, business, arts and academe to celebrate this most important pilgrimage site, Bhaktivedanta Manor”.
Truly a feast for the eyes, the new book comes from the Mediterranean division of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which previously brought us luxury coffee table books like Krishna Art, Darshan, Art of Transcendence, and Prabhupada.
Fifteen years ago, devotees acquired a house and land in the Tollygunge suburb of Kolkata that had belonged to Prabhupada’s maternal grandfather. But the exact site where Prabhupada was born on September 1st, 1896 remained elusive until now.
“The idea is to have spirituality, culture, agriculture, and ecology working together to create a model that can inspire society,” says Parabhakti Das. “I strongly feel in my heart that we have something very important to say. And when people see we are doing something useful, they will come to hear it.”
The topic of “Lines of Authority” is a heritage or legacy issue. By “heritage” or “legacy” issues we mean those topics that are of core importance to the future of ISKCON. These are the issues that are going to be relevant for generations to come. How to address them in a way that reflects Srila Prabhupada’s intent and purpose will be expressed in papers like this one.