Devotee Men and the Contexts that Shape (and have Shaped) Our Lives

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Keynote Speech Men’s Retreat    New Vrindaban, October 6, 2018 (to listen, click here) Presented by Professor Burke Rochford   The telling of history is almost always a narrative about men. When historians dig out historical documents as they seek to reconstruct and analyze history, it is inevitably a project that tells us … Read More

The Importance Of Opposition And Life Reverses

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By Karnamrita Das In the lives of great persons there is always opposition and apparent road blocks in accomplishing their goals or mission in life. Whether through another person, an accident, their own body or mind, or some natural disturbance, what appears on the surface to be an impediment is passed through … Read More

Physical deprivation versus spiritual absorption

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By Chaitanya Charan Das If we don’t sleep at the right time, we will sleep at the wrong time (Based on Gita 06.16) When practicing spiritual life, we may equate spiritual advancement with denying our bodily needs such as sleep. We may deprive ourselves of sleep to demonstrate our spiritual advancement. However, … Read More

The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics

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By Chanda Chatterjee Any discussion on religion remains incomplete without a reference to moral and ethical values. The case of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is no exception to that. It is true that ethics has not been systematically treated by the Gaudiya philosophers and that the issue in question has not been discussed independently, … Read More

Engagement Lecture at Boston College, Srila Prabhupada

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Boston, May 10, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] [devotees offer obeisances] [20:49] [aside:] You can speak? You can take this. Brahmānanda: My name is Brahmānanda dāsa Brahmacārī. I’m the president of the New York chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in 1966 by His Divine … Read More

TOVP End of the Year Management Meeting (2018)

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By Sunanda Das On Monday, November 26th the TOVP Management Team held their all important end of the year meeting in Sridham Mayapur headed by TOVP Chairman, His Grace Ambarisa prabhu who flew to India especially for this occasion. Devotees from various departments of the TOVP attended as well as our representatives … Read More

Amazing Pastime of Lord Narasimhadeva!

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Hare Krishna, My name is Andharupa dasi initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 at Miami Florida. I was asked to tell my story of my cure from Hepatitis C. The summer of 2004 His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja visited New Ramana reti temple in Alachua Florida. I approached Maharaja and asked him for … Read More

Sri Radha-Madhava Elephant Procession

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Saturdays around 5:00 pm in Mayapur… Magical moments of Sri Radha-Madhava Elephant Procession. Mystical sounds could be heard by every single living entity anywhere near ISKCON Mayapur campus. Very intense thundering of large drums beating to the rhythm of two elephant’s hearts, was the best way to bring back to mind some … Read More

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