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ISKCON-London’s Food for Life Initiative Honored by the Queen of England

By ISKCON-London Communications

Food for Life in London, an initiative from London’s Radha-Krishna Temple, has been feeding hot meals to the homeless for over 20 years, and in 2017 expanded its usual Monday to Thursday offering to include Fridays and Saturdays. Its incredible efforts were officially recognised in December 2017 when the chief organiser of the London-based…

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New York Retreat Will Bring Attendees to the Heart of Bhakti Yoga

By Madhava Smullen 

Lovers of spiritual inspiration may want to set a weekend aside this summer for the Heart of Yoga retreat, to be offered in New York for the sixth time from June 1st to 3rd.

The event grew out of the Bhagavad-gita classes senior Prabhupada disciple Yogesvara Das taught at Jivamukti for ten years.…

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New Book: Soul Power - Five Noble Truths for a Successful Life

International director of Food for Life Global www.ffl.org, the world’s largest network of plant-based food relief projects, Priyavrata das has released a new book in the self-help genre called SOUL POWER - Five Noble Truths for a Successful Life that draws from his 35-years of experience as a practitioner of the Bhagavad-gita. 

This is a…

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The Lotus Feet of Lord Nityananda, January 13, Houston

By Damodar Das

Giriraj Swami read Srila Prabhupada’s purport and discussed the song Nitai-pada-kamala by Narottama Dasa Thakura during an evening program.

“We talk about association, but what does that mean? In The Nectar of Instruction, verse 4, Rupa Gosvami discusses:

dadati pratigrhnati…

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Protest and Reconciliation: In the Footsteps of a 15th Century Freedom Fighter

By Purushottam Nitai Das 

Tens and thousands of people were out on the streets in the night carrying torches in their hands ready to be part of an extraordinary movement. If they remain silent, lock themselves in their houses and give in to the draconian dictum of the Muslim magistrate of Nabadwip, West Bengal then they would never be able to live freely. They would be like…

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Fortunate People Project Films 10,000 People Chanting Globally

By Madhava Smullen

Fortunate People, a project started in the UK by Russian devotee Shaktyavesha Avatar Das, began in 2016 as an offering to Srila Prabhupada for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary. Participating devotees distribute books and then film the recipients chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra for the first time.

During the recent…

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Our Body Is in the Tight Grip of the Three Different Modes of Nature

By Mahananda dasa

Our beloved Srila Prabhupada warns us that the material world is a very dangerous place. Krsna promises His devotee in the Bhagavad-gita that if he takes complete shelter of Him and fully depends on Krsna for protection, then He will certainly protect His devotee without a doubt. One should be convinced of this.

The body is not free and independent, but…

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TOVP Chakra Installation Ceremony Approaching – Sponsor a Chakra Today

By Sadbhuja Das

In less than a month the Grand Installation Ceremony of the remaining two Chakras onto Sri Sri Radha Madhava’s and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s domes will take place. This historic occasion will be ISKCON’s most important event to date and represents almost a decade of effort on the part of all devotees to fulfill the vision of Srila Prabhupada to manifest the adbhuta…

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Causeless mercy of Krishna

By Girish Sarin

Each single verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam tastes like transcendental condensed milk of a Surabhi cow mixed with kesar, simply delicious and a nectar most satisfying to even conditioned souls (although it is meant to be tasted by paramhansas – liberated souls).  No wonder that, along with Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam is the specific scripture meant for…

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Wonderful Krsna

From Back to Godhead

By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

If God is inconceivable, as the scriptures state, can we really know anything about Him?

Sri Isopanisad states that Krsna is simultaneously very far…

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Don’t Compromise Your Principles By Mahatma das

By Mahatma das

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. ~ Mark Twain

The first thing Srila Prabhupada explained to a friend of mine in their three hour meeting on how to run his business was this: “Don’t compromise your principles.”…

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In Devotees We Trust By Kesava Krsna Dasa

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

There is a lot of emphasis nowadays on the need for love and trust among devotees. We can cite the six loving exchanges between us. We can also use the strength of the often quoted, “your love for me will be shown by how you cooperate.” In spite of our efforts to promote this ideal, can we ever expect a situation where love and trust dominates in all of…

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Govinda’s Restaurant among top vegan food places in London

Govinda’s Restaurant has been listed as one of the best vegan food places in London by London Evening Standard. If you haven’t tried it, check it out the next time you visit us.

“Tucked away in Soho Square, just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, Hare Krishna restaurant Govinda’s is known for serving a wide range of delicious vegan curries. Its location makes it a pretty ideal lunch spot for shoppers in the area…

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Venu Gopal Das left for spiritual journey

By Indradyumna Swami

Three days ago I flew to Australia to pay my final respects and say goodbye to my godbrother, Venu Gopal dasa, who is dying of cancer. A senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Venu Gopal prabhu has been instrumental in pioneering the Krsna conscious movement in Australia since the early 1970’s. Each day a steady stream of devotees visit his home, situated near the beautiful New Govardhana farming community, to show…

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The Montreal temple in need of money

By Vaikunthanath

The Montreal temple was going very well, but we always had a difficult time paying the monthly rent, and there was some danger that they would lose the temple at one point because they just didn’t have the rent money.

Prabhupada actually proposed the idea to me and Pradyumna that we should go out and meet people in the Indian community and explain to them…

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Study scripture as an existential seeker, not as a historical investigator

By Chaitanya Charan Das

Some people study scripture largely, if not entirely, from a historical perspective – they focus on when it was written, what was the general culture then, and what were the specific contexts for its statements.

Such a history-centered approach, though useful in understanding some aspects of scripture, misses its essence. Scripture essentially is…

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Mayapur – Where every word is a song and every step a dance

By Purushottam Nitai Das

The stars are still smiling in the sky, the birds are still sleeping in their nests, the big trees and the small plants are curiously looking around enjoying the spectacle, the water in the nearby Ganges are resting peacefully, the cool breeze is singing shyly occasionally touching the sacred river gently and immediately racing to catch up with the…

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Rising above by Kadamba Kanana Swami

In the age of kali, the general populace consists of two kinds of people – animals and hypocrites. Animals that are the blatantly degraded ones and hypocrites act as if they are not degraded but actually are! These are the only two classes of people will we can find in this age. Hypocrites walk around in…

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Invitation to the VIHE International Vaishnavi Retreat

Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE), is heartily inviting you to take part in the forthcoming 8th Annual International Vaishnavi Retreat, which will be held on March 20-25, 2018 at Govardhana.

Our beloved teachers for this year will be Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi, Her Grace Kisori Devi Dasi, Her Grace Damodara Priya Devi Dasi and Her Grace Prasanta Devi Dasi

The aim of the event is to facilitate spiritual association among…

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The Best Utilization of Time, January 13, Houston

By Damodar das

Giriraj Swami read and spoke from Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.17.

“A living being, especially the human being, is seeking happiness because happiness is the natural situation of the living entity. But he is vainly seeking happiness in the material atmosphere. A living being is constitutionally a spiritual spark of the complete…

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