General News

Preaching in USSR
BY: SITALATMA DAS - 26.4 2017 Preaching in USSR 1973-1991 Sometime in 2009, ISKCON TV recorded a long interview with Kirtiraja Prabhu and Hari, former Harikesha Swami, where they talked about preaching in Soviet Union from their side of the Iron Curtain. They give a slightly different take...Read more...
Ghosts - FAQ
By editor - 15.2 2015 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas Merton...Read more...
India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
Making the Best Use of a Bad Bargin
 By Madhudvisa dasa - 26.5 2017 When people come to understand there is a God, and He is all-powerful, their natural tendency is to try and get God to help them solve their problems of life. So many people write: “Will Krishna help me get a promotion at work,” or “...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.5 2017 Brahmin Kaushik  Paithan, 19th c., Karnataka British Museum Collection A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Panchala Kingdom Next among the solasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas ...Read more...
Dealing with addiction
By Dina Krishna Das - 25.5 2017 We all have attachments in this material world. The secret of success is to dovetail these attachments to Krishna. This is easy said, than done. However, if you have access to a mature devotee, then the doors of detachment will start to open into the garden of...Read more...
GBC Opposes Brooklyn Temple Sale
By: Madhava Smullen - 24.5 2017 ISKCON's Radha Govinda Mandir (Bharati Center) at 305 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 On Monday May 15th ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission hosted a Town Hall Meeting to explain why it is opposing the pending sale of Brooklyn’s...Read more...
Saved from the Clutches of Maya
By Danavira Goswami - 24.5 2017 From Back to Godhead “My father and the coach at UCLA were pleased with my volleyball successes, and my mother was satisfied with my academic work. But I wondered if Krishna was pleased.” I was born in Los Angeles in 1949. My parents were avid...Read more...
Real education
By Urmila Devi dasi - 24.5 2017 “In the last week of the last year of school, students sweat at the thought of the final exam. When they’ve passed their exams and earned their degrees, they’ll be entitled to call themselves educated. But the Vedic culture has a different...Read more...
Principles of Interfaith
By editor - 19.5 2017 Universality of Religion God is one – different names and methods of worship We are all children of God Religion is a principle of humanity Some common principles, ideas, morals, concepts, and some practices Basis of dialogue The ground on which we can co-...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF Sarasvati and Hamsa-vahana  Paithan, 19th c., Karnataka British Museum Collection A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Kuru Kingdom As noted in yesterday's segment, the Vatsas were a branch of the...Read more...
The Beatles in India
By editor - 18.5 2017 In February 1968, the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, in northern India, to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Amid widespread media attention, their visit was one of the band's most productive...Read more...
Crimea banned religious processions
By editor - 17.5 2017 Two court cases under the anti-terrorism amendments Irina Spring once again call into question the adequacy of the guardians of law and order. In the first case, the FSB insists that conduct worship services in a residential building are prohibited. In simple terms...Read more...
How Lord Jagannath Appeared In The Western World
By Shyamasundar Das - 17.5 2017 Our Haight Street apartment in San Francisco was constructed after the great earthquake of 1906. There was an old iron fireplace with a mantel in the front room. On the mantel we kept our little doo-dads and sacred objects, like our gods-eye, a couple of...Read more...
Vaishnava-Muslim Dialogue
By Anuttama das and Sanaullah Kirmani - 17.5 2017 Muslim and Vaishnava scholars gather in D.C. for their most recent dialogue (Anuttama Das and Dr. Saunallah Kirmani are seated together on the far right) We live in a world dominated by reports of religious tension and conflict. The sources...Read more...
Broadcast - MayapurTV and Facebook
By Antardwip das - 17.5 2017 New: Broadcast to MayapurTV and Facebook simultaneously! One single broadcast to MayapurTV gets split at our server to reach both www.mayapur.tv, your temple/individual website and now also your temple/individual Facebook Page. This was recently developed by...Read more...
Charlatan led cults
By Kesava Krsna dasa - 17.5 2017 There were times when the mainstream media lumped us ‘Hare Krishna’s’ with the weird mix of pseudo religions and charlatan led cults, whose existence caused consternation among the establishment and parents alike. When out on book...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2017 Visnu, Brahma and Siva Bid Farewell to Vishvamitra  Paithan, 19th c., Karnataka British Museum Collection A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Vatsa Kingdom The Vatsas (Vamsas or Vachchas)...Read more...
Dharma in Business
By Anand Caitanya das - 16.5 2017 Amit Chandra and HH Bhakti Rasmrita Swami speak on Dharma in Business, April 7th, 2017 Mumbai is the global financial capital of India with many businesses contributing to the spiralling growth of the financial engine. What could be a better place to...Read more...
Become Dependent or Independent
By Atmananda dasa, ACBSP - 15.5 2017 Does Surrender Mean to Become Dependent or Independent or …? “Is my Krishna consciousness completely dependent on the mercy of the spiritual master and Krishna, or do Ihave something to do with it?” Krishna says, “Surrender...Read more...
Jesus Predicts the Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
By MAHESH RAJA - 15.5 2017 Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (Srila Prabhupada) Holy Bible, John 14:16-18: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you ANOTHER Counsellor to be with you for ever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him...Read more...
KRISHNA KILLERS
By editor - 15.5 2017 KRISHNA KILLERS THE DANGER OF DERANGED DEVOTION © 2016 by Henry Doktorski (Hrishikesh Das), All rights reserved. "Krishna Killers will go a long way to reconcile ISKCON's most notorious crime, the murder of Steven Bryant (Sulocana Das). In...Read more...
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