Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History

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By Vaishnava Das From CHANT AND BE HAPPY – THE POWER OF MANTRA MEDITATION It’s a scene that has been repeated countless times on the thoroughfares of cities throughout the Western world-from Hollywood Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in America, to London’s Oxford Street and the Champs Elysees in Paris. There, in the … Read More

Vaishnava Teacher: the relevance of his/her role in the education of devotee children and teens

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By Mani Manjari Devi Dasi Paechter (1999) explains that there are two types of curriculums or ways in which teachers transmitted their own views and values to students: the intended hidden curriculum and the unintended hidden curriculum. In the intended hidden curriculum, the teachers are aware of the views and values they … Read More

Principles and Details by Chaitanya Charan Das

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Disagreement over issues is not as disruptive as disagreement over the importance of the disagreements  When we see disruptive disagreements among friends who share our faith, we feel distressed. Why? Because we practice our faith to experience peace, not strife. Indeed, the specter of religious conflicts drives fence-sitters towards agnosticism, atheism or … Read More

January 16: 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

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By Ananda Tirtha Das Only He Could Lead Them: San Francisco / India 1967 SPL 22: “Swami Invites the Hippies” 22. “Swami Invites the Hippies” January 16, 1967 As the United Airlines jet descended on the San Francisco Bay area, Srila Prabhupada turned to his disciple Ranacora and said, “The buildings look like matchboxes. … Read More

Kaliyaphani Das Passes Away After A Life of Service

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By Madhava Smullen Kaliyaphani Das, an English disciple of Srila Prabhupada known for being multi-talented and always ready to serve – as an actor/director, book distributor, kirtan leader, and groundskeeper to name but a few – passed away in a motorcycle accident on January 3rd, 2019 in Alachua, Florida. He was sixty-five. Born … Read More

Food For Life Hungary Feeds Thousands During Holiday Season

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By Madhava Smullen   Although Food For Life Hungary operates all year around, the charity has a huge drive throughout the month of December, organizing events all over the country to feed thousands of people in need. The effort was started by Dhananjaya Das back in 1993. Pulling up to a square in … Read More

Initiation of Śrī Caitanya and Wedding of Pradyumna and Arundhatī, Srila Prabhupada

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Colombus, May 14, 1969   Prabhupāda: It is stated, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ [Bg. 4.13]. [According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the … Read More

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