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  • Sankirtan Seminar with Vaisesika Prabhu

    Fri. Dec 1 6p-8.30p “Goodwill Ambassador” 8.30p Light Prasadam Sat. Dec 2 8-10a “How to distribute a Gita on its own merit” 10-11a Breakfast 11a-2.30p Sankirtan outing w/Vaisesika prabhu 3-4.30p lunch and sharing of sankirtan experiences 6.30-8.30p Gaura arati and bhajans w/Vaisesika prabhu 8.30p Light Prasadam Sunday Dec 3 8-10a How to organise a “Monthly […]

  • Our Other Family Business: TOVP

    From left to right: Amrita, Hrishi, Ambarish, Svaha and Anisha. Vaisesika Prabhu has written about book distribution in “Our Family Business.” Closely connected to it, or inseparable from it, is the manifestation of the TOVP as funds from book distribution around the world directly contribute to the TOVP every year. These two heartfelt desires of […]

  • ISKCON Hosts Interfaith Day of Prayer for Harvey Victims

    Some of the participants of the Houston interfaith prayers.  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and devastation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed Sunday, Sept 3rd as a Day of Prayer in Texas—which happened to coincide with the birth anniversary of Bhaktivinoda Thakur, a 19th century Vaishnava Hindu saint and theologian who envisioned people […]

  • ISKCON’s mega kitchens on National Geographic Channel

      From Description: India’s mega kitchens on Nat Geo channel. In the show, celebrity chef Vikas Khanna introduces some of India’s mega kitchens. Today’s episode features ISKCON Yatra Kitchen. During the auspicious Kartik Maas according to the Hindu calendar, thousands of devotees visit the holy Vrindavan. Iskcon yatra team starts planning for the yatra months […]

  • TOVP Launches “FullDome Mayapur” Project

    The devotees from the TOVP team are developing a project called FullDome. This project will be located on a small piece of land near Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi. Operation FullDome is a way to give any visiting guest to Sri Dham Mayapur an opportunity to experience the most unique immersive spiritual experience in a spiritual town. […]

  • Demystifying Reincarnation – Chaitanya Charan’s Latest Book

    The book’s cover Demystifying Reincarnation is an engaging read that analyzes how one of humanity’s oldest questions – what happens after death? – is most coherently and empoweringly answered through reincarnation. The book has three major sections: scientific, inter-religious and metaphysical. The first section makes the scientific case for reincarnation using evidence and theory: evidence drawn […]

  • Hare Krishna! Film Wins Jury Prize for Best Picture

    ‘Hare Krishna!’ about the achievements and teachings of Srila Prabhupada, won Best Picture at Illuminate Film Festival Documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and achievements of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, has won the coveted Jury Prize for Best Picture at Illuminate, the world’s premier conscious film festival. The festival ran from May 31st to […]

  • ISKCON Reaches Out to Muslim Community

    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)  A recent Pew Research Center survey found that Muslims in the United States currently face the most discrimination of any group. The American Civil Liberties Union says that recently “politics […]

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy is Seeking Qualified Candidates

    Bhaktivedanta Academy is seeking qualified candidates who possess an enthusiasm for working with children in a highly collaborative teaching environment. If you are a self-starter who wants to be part of a mission-driven school that provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to apply for positions for the coming school year […]

  • Indian Court Gives Ganges, Yamuna Same Rights as a Human

    Photo Credits: crazygoaholidays.com Pilgrims taking ritual bath in the Ganges at Haridwar. A court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttarakhand High Court ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded […]

  • Devotees Invited to Refresh and Renew at Reimagined Festival of Inspiration

    One of the first of the retreat-style festivals currently so popular in ISKCON, Festival of Inspiration, launched in New Vrindaban in 2000, has always offered something a little unique. Now, in its 17th year, with the tagline “Rethink. Refresh. Renew,” FOI is again taking a fresh approach, offering an exciting new inspirational experience based on […]

  • Mark Your Calendars! Next ISKCON Disciples Course in Alachua

    The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. This is a mandatory course for all devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON. (The course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.) The course was […]

  • Teacher Training Course 1 by Krishna Institute

    What: Teacher Training Course One (TTC1) Where: Alachua Learning Academy When: March 17 (evening), 18 & 19 and 24 (evening), 25 & 26 Who: Janaki devi dasi and Madhuri Pura das Interested in inspiring or helping others so their spiritual development and service will increase dramatically? The Krishna Institute (KI) will empower you to do […]

  • New Seating for Our Temple Room

    Tired of looking at ugly mismatched folding chairs in the temple room and not enough seating on high attendance days? We have come up with a solution: We are going to convert the back walls from the corners to the glass doors leading into the lobby into beautiful hand crafted benches with upholstered cushions. There […]

  • ACHARYA Theatrical Distribution

    ACHARYA is a 90 minute documentary film on the life of  Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement. Please support the film’s distribution in theaters by donating through the link below. https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/acharya-theatrical-distribution

  • Devotees Take Srila Prabhupada on Historic Trip to Antarctica

    Kesihanta (left) and Trivikrama with their Hare Krishna mantra banner in Antarctica In a unique offering for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, two devotees have made a preaching trip to Antarctica, the southernmost and coldest continent in the world. The intrepid explorers are Kesihanta Das, a Prabhupada disciple and co-director of ISKCON Alachua’s Save the Cow program, […]

  • Good Time to Catch the Tax Benefits

    2016 is quickly coming to a close. But there’s still time to make a tax deductible financial contribution to ISKCON Alachua. As our temple continues to grow and develop, we have many plans for the years ahead. Giving in charity is good for the soul and gives much benefit to the giver. As Srila Prabhupada […]

  • Gita Jayanti

    On Saturday, December 10, 2016, we observe the most auspicious day of Gita Jayanti, the day commemorating the advent of the Bhagavad-gita. We will continue with tradition and chant all 700 verses of the Gita in the Temple room beginning at 4:00 p.m., and we will finish just in time for Sundara Arati at 6:30 […]

  • Festival of the Holy Name

    The annual Festival of the Holy Name is approaching. There will be special guest kirtaniyas. Experience the maha-mantra and chant at the Festival of the Holy Name! November 25 and 26, 2016 — 10 AM to 10 PM, November 27, 2016 — 10 AM to 1:30 PM (Thanksgiving weekend) At ISKCON New Raman Reti in […]

  • ISKCON Youth Sankirtana Bus Tour Across Mexico

    ISKCON Youth Ministry’s annual Mexico Bus Tour is coming up December 9 – January 3, taking youth and young adults ages 16 and older on an amazing adventure of a lifetime. Young people will be flying in from all over the USA and Canada, the UK and more. They will spend three weeks traveling across […]

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day – THIS Thursday, November 3, 2016

    (Fasting until noon) 4:30 a.m.—Mangal Arati 5:00 a.m.—Tulasi Puja 5:30 a.m.—Japa 7:20 a.m.—Guru Puja 7:45 a.m.—Greeting the deities 8:00 a.m.—Remembrances 10:30 a.m.—Bring in 500 preps for Srila Prabhupada’s Maha Prasadam Feast 11:45 a.m.—Pushpanjali 12:00 noon—Arati to Srila Prabhupada and to Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara 12:30 p.m.—Distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s Maha Prasadam 5:30 p.m.—NEW TIME – […]

  • Govardhana Puja and Go Seva Festival

    Join us for the Govardhana Puja and Go Seva Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016, to celebrate Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill. The day’s full schedule will be announced next week. 4:15 p.m. – Arati and Kirtan 5:40 – 6:00 p.m. – Go (Cow) Puja and circumbulate Govardhana Hill 6:30 p.m. – Maha Prasadam Feast Please […]

  • Month of Damodara Celebration at the Temple

    As we know, this is a very auspicious time of the year. It is stated in the Skanda Purana that all holy places reside in the month of Kartika, which is eternally dear to Lord Krishna. Whatever pious deeds one performs to please Lord Visnu during the month of Kartika brings a benefit that is […]

  • New Hare Krishna YouTube Channel Gets Tens of Thousands of Views

    The 3t Path, a new YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4XheW46vUNmF2WpQkkn5cg), started by Giridhari Das, a Brazilian devotee who in the past has been in charge of the Portuguese BBT and been the President of the ISKCON Brazil National Council, has gotten over 30 thousand views since starting just three weeks ago, with 12 thousand views just on […]

  • Devotees Called Upon to Attend Historic ‘Chant 4 Change

    Already ISKCON communities in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Alachua, Maine and New York are mobilizing large contingents of devotees to attend what promises to be an historic event this October 8th – Chant 4 Change. Kirtan chanter and organizer Gaura Vani is imploring all devotees from throughout the U.S. and beyond to come en masse and […]

  • Sri Radhastami Festival, THIS Friday, September 9, 2016

    On Srimati Radharani’s special Appearance Day, everyone is very eager to offer some service to the Lord’s topmost devotee, known as “the Queen of Vrindavan,” and to obtain Her mercy. It is only through the mercy of devotees that one can obtain Krishna’s grace, and since Srimati Radharani is the topmost devotee, Her mercy is […]

  • Relishing Siksastakam Labor Day Weekend Workshop

    WHO: Chaitanya Charan das, presenter, known for his relevant and engaging workshops and books WHEN: THIS Saturday – Monday, September 3 – 5, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, 3:00 – 5:30 pm daily WHERE: At the Bhaktivedanta Academy. Before Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu speaks the first verse of Siksastakam in Antya-lila, Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami […]

  • Sita’s Fire Book Launch

    Congratulations to Vrinda devi Sheth and her mother Annapurna Johannson, illustrator, on the launch of their first book in the trilogy, Sita’s Fire. The first book, Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, is now available for sale through Amazon.com or with the publisher. The mother-daughter team have pushed their individual crafts to their limits to invite every […]

  • Sri Krishna Janmastami

    The Janmastami schedule is as follows: (fasting until midnight) 4:30 a.m. – Mangala Arati 7:20 a.m. – Guru Puja 8:00 a.m. – Deity greeting, new outfit, maha kirtan 8:30 a.m. – Srimad Bhagavatam reading and class 9:30 a.m. – Radha Shyamasundara abhisheka by Temple pujaris 12:00 p.m. – Raj Bhoga Arati 4:00 p.m. – Children’s […]

  • Summer Festivals

         Sponsor Balarama Jayanti Festival:           Sponsor Janmastami Festival:           Sponsor Radhastami Festival:      (click image to see full-size) To sign up for service for Janmastami festival, click here.

  • Sri Balarama Jayanti Festival

    This celebration will mark the eighth Balarama Jayanti with our beautiful Lords on our altar, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama. The schedule for Monday, August 7, 2017, is as follows: Fasting until noon. 4:30 a.m. – Managala Arati 7:20 a.m. – Guru Puja 8:00 a.m. – Deity Greeting, new outfit 8:30 a.m. – Srimad Bhagavatam Reading and […]

  • Exploring Varnasrama Retreat

    Philosophical discussion on Varnashrama Dharma, as well break out sessions sharing best practices in farming and cow protection.  Tied together with blissful kirtan by HH Shivarama Swami in the glorious countryside of Gita Nagari.