Hare Krishna in the Modern World, which arrives in the wake of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, offers an eye-opening look at how ISKCON has changed over the years since it was inaugurated nearly fifty years ago, as well as some insight into how it can remain relevant in the future.
By Olessia Podtserob for ISKCON News on 19 Apr 2013
Animal protection, what to speak of cow protection, is quite underdeveloped in Russia compared to Western countries. The book on cow protection is very much needed, especially in the Russian-speaking countries of the Middle Asia, where people eat meat three times a day.
By ToVP & ISKCON News Staff for Tovp.org on 18 Apr 2013
The construction of Mayapur's Temple of the Vedic Planetarium has steadily progressed over the last couple of years. This is in large part due to the support of many devotees and donors from temples around the world. The art and the fundraising departments have especially been actively expanding over the recent months.
UK Food for Life champion Parasurama das appeared on the Food Glorious Food ITV program on April 3rd at 8pm 2013. Featuring the ISKCON classic dish "Kichari" and got an excellent review from Lloyd Grossman, former Masterchef host and famous food lover.
By Kumari Kunti Sherreitt for ISKCON News on 11 Apr 2013
In the hub of one of Asia’s most scandalous places, Bangkok, there are two ISKCON temples floating untouched of the city's murky waters like lotus flowers: the student center located near the Assumption University, and the Siyak Bangkhaek temple in Thonburi, the heart of the old city.
By Chris Lyford for The Washington Post on 11 Apr 2013
It’s not every day that a stranger says you’d look good in pink and douses you in colored powder. But at last Saturday’s Holi celebration at the Hare Krishna temple in Potomac, this spontaneous act was in no short supply.
In the mid-1920s, Lawrence Fisher of the Fisher Brothers Body firm, which supplied parts for General Motors, decided to build a magnificent mansion on the outskirts of Detroit to show off his wealth and good fortune.
Festival of India, the transcendental roadshow that has been putting on spiritual fairs across the USA and Canada every summer since 1979, is coming to college campuses in Washington D.C. and Virginia this spring.
Organizers say the colourful Festival of Chariots on Durban's North Beach over the long weekend drew around 200,000 people to the promenade this weekend. ISKCON's Govinda Swami has told Newswatch the diversity of the crowd was inspiring.
By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 5 Apr 2013
South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to it's diverse ethnic and religious cultures. Sunday, March 31st, at ISKCON Durban's Festival of Chariots held a Rainbow Splash where people threw colors into the air - and on each other - celebrating the theme of the event: 'Culturally Many, Spiritually One.'
Bhaktivedanta Academy, largest ISKCON school in North America, which sits on a five-acre plot at ISKCON’s New Raman Reti farm in Alachua, Florida, has been offering an innovative Montessori-based learning program for pre-k through 6th grade since 2007. But this year will mark a major milestone for the school, as it launches its first ever middle years program.
On February 23rd, just months after becoming a Hare Krishna devotee, Steven Cottingham, a Texas prison chaplain, passed away in a car crash. The story of his passing is a sad one, yet the circumstances surrounding it are glorious and inspirational.