National Seminar on the Bhagavad Gita in Bali

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By Gita Jayanti National Committee As part of the Gita Jayanti Festival 2018, devotees in Bali, Indonesia organised a wonderful seminar about the importance and significance of the Bhagavad Gita on the 19th November 2018. The seminar was conducted by the ISKCON Gita Jayanti Committee in collaboration with the students of Udayana University. … Read More

Why do terrible things happen in Vrndavana? Like a lady devotee raped …

Someone asked me to make some consideration about violence in holy places. How come horrible things happen in a place that should be like a paradise? In particular, why does it happen that young women are assaulted and raped? I will say something from different points of view.   The first is … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.254, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 1968 Prabhupāda: …nija-bhakti-yoga- śikṣārtham ekaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-śarīra-dhārī kṛpāmbudhir yas tam ahaṁ prapadye [Cc. Madhya 6.254] [”Let me take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who has descended in the form of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to teach us real knowledge, His devotional service and detachment … Read More

Home Deity Worship Seminar at the London College of Vedic Studies

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By London College of Vedic Studies The London College of Vedic Studies (www.facebook.com/londoncvs) recently organised a 2-day seminar on ‘Home Deity Worship’. The College serves as the educational department of ISKCON-London, offering a wide range of educational, spiritual and practical courses, seminars and workshops aimed at developing character, personal fulfilment and spiritual … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.128, Srila Prabhupada

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Bhubaneswar, Jan. 24, 1977 Prabhupāda: kibā vipra, kibā nyāsī, śūdra kene naya yei kṛṣṇa-tattva-vettā, sei ‘guru’ haya [Cc. Madhya 8.128] This verse we were discussing last night, Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s statement that Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not reserved for any particular person or nation or religion. [translated into Oriya throughout by Gaura-Govinda] The central … Read More

While Battling Chronic Illness, Devotee Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

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Janavi Held holding her newly published book, Letters to My Oldest Friend Earlier this year it was announced that two of Janavi Held’s devotional poems were shortlisted for the prestigious Hamilton House International Poetry Prize. Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual competition receives thousands of entries from writers around the … Read More

Harrisburg Center Becomes Official ISKCON Temple

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Deena Bandhu Das visits the ISKCON Harrisburg temple On June 15th, the center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where a Namahatta group met for many years became an official ISKCON temple.  The following Sunday June 17th, new GBC Anuttama Das met with the congregation, officially announced the center as ISKCON of Harrisburg, and introduced … Read More

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