Akhandadhi Das said that Hinduism's focus on the symbiotic relationship between mankind and the cow could be taken on by all people as a way of reducing carbon emissions caused by intensive beef farming. He was one of several religious representatives who attended the Faith in the Environment conference hosted by BBC Wales, UK, in November 2009.
By Purushottam Kumar for ISKCON News on 16 Nov 2012
One of the most important communication sutras which Anuttama Das ISKCON Director of Communications emphasized at the seminar was on understanding the “needs, interests and concerns” of the audience, which would differ as per time, place and circumstances.
Today, ISKCON Santiago thrives more than it ever has in the past. Every Friday, devotees embark on public chanting sessions called Harinamas downtown, where they distribute traditional sweets and draw a large crowd of fascinated students.
Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are expected to flood into the sacred town of Vrindavan, India—where Lord Krishna lived 5,000 years ago—for the holy month of Kartik, from October 29th to November 28th.
By Ashraya Krishna Das for ISKCON News on 26 Oct 2012
"The Festival of Joy" was held in ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai on 14th October, 2012. 1300 youths participated from various colleges (Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Pillai Institute of Tech. and Management, DY Patil, AC Patil College of Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering).
“The casinos are spitting out burnt-out people every day,” says Nimai Hemphill, a second-generation devotee and construction professional who has moved to Vegas to head up work on the new temple. “People are desperate for a spiritual alternative.”
The event was branded as a success by many in the City in Hong Kong, and was the first time such collaboration had taken place in Hong Kong to deliver over 1,000 meals to the underprivileged, primarily the elderly.
By Prabhu das for Villa Vrindavana Magazine on 25 Oct 2012
The local government gave Villa Vrindavana the "special farm" status which recognizes the farm as a place where agriculture, spirituality, culture and social events work together. The new status allows Villa Vrindavana to perform new activities, which they did not have the opportunity for in the past.
Nearly 12,000 people viewed and participated in a unique performance art piece by the Kirtan Collective at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festival this year, when downtown Toronto was transformed into a huge art gallery, bringing contemporary art to the masses.
Construction of the main dome of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal, India has reached a pivotal point, the third and final ring is being cast. Once completed, the actual dome shape will take form from this last layer of foundation.
Visiting devotees first brought Krishna consciousness to the Czech Republic in the late 1970s and 1980s, when it was still Czechoslavakia, the communist regime still reigned, and worshipping Krishna was illegal. A small group of brave local devotees took up the practice, and ran an incognito temple in the mountains in the North of the country for many years.
A group of six young brahmacharis, or celibate monks, living at ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor near London have had great success in attractively repackaging Krishna consciousness for the “Apple generation.”
45 countries, more than 200.000 publishing houses represented, 1.000 accredited journalists from hundreds of Russian and foreign media, more than 200 famous authors and publicists and 200.000 visitors from Moscow and other cities and countries attended the 25th Moscow Book Fair.