A group of devotees from the ISKCON temple in Alachua, Florida have begun to visit and hold programs at Union Correctional Institution in nearby Raiford, Florida. A maximum security prison for over 2,000 male inmates over fifty years old, it also has 320 inmates on death row, making it the third largest death row in the world.
By Purushottam Kumar for ISKCON News on 15 Feb 2013
The recent rape case in New Delhi gave ammunition to certain academicians to spill venom on Vedic literatures. These scholars unequivocally attribute all the wrongs happening in India as the outcome of the Vedic Culture. To substantiate their point they oft quote Vedas but mostly wrongly.
Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila.
It is well known that Paul McCartney’s” Up and Coming Tour” was declared 100% vegetarian, and meat-free meals are being served to his musicians and crew. What only a few people know is that the Miami stop of the tour went from vegetarian to Krishnatarian.
No less an authority than the Encyclopedia Britannica states that "in monotheistic religions, evil does not originate within the divinity nor in general within a divine world." Thus, God is barred from hell, an eternal realm of misery.
Growing up in the small town of Salem, Ohio, Alfred Fitch was always tinkering; practicing, although he didn’t know it yet, for his future self’s unique profession—building beautiful altars for homes and temples all over the USA and the world.
By Sukanti Radha Dasi for ISKCON News on 13 Aug 2010
On Thursday August 5, ISKCON representative Sukanti Radha Dasi met with Monika Mohta the Minister of Culture at the Indian High Commission of the United Kingdom for a discussion on ISKCON`s upcoming event connecting to Sri Dham Mayapur`s “Temple of Vedic Planetarium “ project.
By Lauren Wilson, TheDailyMeal.com for usatoday.com on 16 May 2013
When dining out, not all secrets are meant to be kept — at least that's partly the intent with the "secret" restaurant trend. Unmarked entrances, unadvertised contact information, and word-of-mouth marketing are typical attributes of this deliberately cryptic experience.
Schemes are growing up around the UK that seek to reconnect inner city children with nature by encouraging them to appreciate the bugs and birds on their doorstep. "We want to let people know that they can just go outside their front door to see wildlife," says Isabel MacLennan of Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust.
Bangalore, INDIA – Is the longstanding feud between the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and a breakaway group of devotees who took over the prominent ISKCON temple here finally nearing a resolution? A recent exchange between the leader of the splinter group and ISKCON leadership opens the door to such a possibility—although significant conditions, including the withdrawal of all pending litigation, the acceptance of GBC authority, and a thorough hashing out of doctrinal disagreements, would first have to be met.
By Bhawna Gandhi for The Times of India on 2 Apr 2011
The education department has outsourced a contract to provide mid-day meals to primary government schools all over Gurgaon. An agreement has been signed between the Directorate of Elementary Education and ISKCON to provide meals to more than 90,000 students across the city.
Devotees from ISKCON Washington DC are using the “idiot box” intelligently; to spread the words of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna. Global TV Network hosts a weekly show titled “Facets of Religions in India,” with approximate 1.5 million viewers.
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.
After a decade of distributing free vegetarian food in the busy Blaha Lujza square, ISKCON devotees in Budapest, Hungary have been forced by the Municipal Government to move their Food For Life soup kitchen to the less-than-ideal Teleki square.
Hong Kong hosts yearly a book fair at the International Exhibition Hall. This year, from July 20th until 26th it again attracted over a million people. Visakha Priya Dasi and her team of twenty devotees arranged for two booths to sell English and Chinese Krishna conscious literature.
By Jeff Diamant/Religion News Service on 1 Jun 2007
Buono, a retired therapist and public school principal, says he decided to become a priest because he wanted to exert his energy in a meaningful, spiritual way after his wife died. And while he liked dating, he did not want to remarry.