Youth for Sustainability

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By Kamala Priya Dasi    More than sixty ISKCON youths and twelve youth leaders participated in a project that included four inspiring youth exchanges during 2017 and 2018.  Two years ago, six devotees from different yatras started to organize youth exchanges at several ISKCON temples in Europe. They saw a need for ISKCON’s … Read More

Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts By Kesava Krsna Dasa

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We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as they say. Technology has enabled soya to transform into burgers, sausages, prawns, chicken breasts, steaks and more. … Read More

Where Technology Falls Short

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By Chaitanya Charana Dasa “Infatuated by promises of a hi-tech paradise, people don’t even think about the spiritual purpose of life, erroneously considering it unscientific and outdated.” We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobile phones. The media and the Internet … Read More

The Most Intelligent Woman

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By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Teachings of Queen Kuntī, Chapter 3 tatha paramahamsanam muninam amalatmanam bhakti-yoga-vidhanartham katham pasyema hi striyah You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators, who are purified by being able to discriminate … Read More

Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra

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By Satyaraja Dasa Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God. The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of kirtana. For example, nama-kirtana refers to singing God’s sacred names, lila-kirtana … Read More

Vaishnava Etiquette

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By Bhakti Caru Swami Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed Sanatana Gosvami to write Vaishnava Smrti (Hari-bhakti-vilasa) in CC. Madhya-lila 24.324-344:   Folding his hands, Sanatana Gosvami said, “My Lord, You ordered me to write a directory about the activities of Vaishnavas. I am a most lowborn person. I have no knowledge of good behavior. … Read More

Fortifying the Foundation of ISKCON By Paramadayala Nityananda Das

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The foundation of ISKCON is comprised of two things. Srila Prabhupada’s teaching and our understanding of those teachings. It is easy to measure our understanding of Krishna Consciousness. It is equal to how much we understand that anything other than service to Krishna is a cheating process. This includes everything from following … Read More

Srila Prabhupada’s Transcendental Sweetness and Beauty

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By Yamuna Devi Dasi What a week of Vaisnava sadhu-satsanga this has been! I leave the richer, having exchanged with my family members, old and new, Godbrothers, Godsisters, nephews and nieces. While I feel most unqualified to speak to you today, I am honoured and privileged to join my Godsisters in voicing … Read More

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