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  • BBT’s New Podcast “Sankirtan On” Offers Book Distribution Inspiration

    Sankirtan On podcast host Ananda-Murari Das (left) with first guest Vaisesika Das The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust has kicked off the New Year by launching its own podcast, “Sankirtan On,” to inspire devotees. The podcast is facilitated by the BBT’s Marketing, Communications and Innovations dept and was conceived by the department’s director Vaisesika Das as a […]

  • Gita Mela Draws Thousands of Tourists to Mayapur

    A winter festival that is held in December-January in Mayapur focuses on providing guests an insight into the importance of the Bhagavad Gita.  Gita Mela is an event organized by ISKCON Mayapur dedicated solely for interacting with the tourists. A winter festival that is held from December to January in Mayapur, West Bengal, India, focuses […]

  • ISKCON Youth Help Put On Four Caribbean Ratha Yatras

    Morning program on the beach, Dominican Republic The latest tour by ISKCON Youth Ministry saw youth help put on four Rathayatras in the Caribbean, and some become inspired to take on active roles in the Hare Krishna Movement. A total of about twenty-five youth participated throughout the tour, with fourteen from around the US being […]

  • Walking In This World

    “Be an invisible guide, like the scent of roses that shows where the inner garden is.” ~ Rumi To travel through the world in a mood of detachment carrying within ourselves the inner knowledge and identity that, I am spirit. I am not of this world. My home is elsewhere. I belong to Krsna. Click to read full […]

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy Students Share Krishna in the Holiday Spirit

    9th and 10th grade students bring Prabhupada’s books and prasadam cakes to CordaRoy’s furniture store in Gainesville This Christmas season, students from Alachua’s Bhaktivedanta Academy (BANA) participated in “Outreach Week” from December 16th to 20th.  A tradition stretching back decades, and since 2008 in its current form, it’s designed to give students a positive experience of […]

  • Florida Governor Receives Full Srimad-Bhagavatam Set

    Governor DeSantis lights the lamp at the Diwali celebration in his mansion Nandini Kishori Dasi, Director of the Motel Gita project, presented Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with a full Srimad-Bhagavatam set during the first ever official Diwali event at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee on November 6th. DeSantis is a Yale and Harvard graduate, and […]

  • Using Science in Krishna’s Service

    Murali Gopal (left) with two Russian devotee scientists Nari Dasi and Damodar Pandit Das in Saint Petersburg, Russia. How can devotees trained in science and other academic disciplines best use their education in Krishna’s service? This question inspired the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies (BIHS) to sponsor an international conference last January on “Consciousness in […]

  • New Book: Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

    The book cover’s art design A new book ‘Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita,’ published by Sage Publisher wonderfully combines the two worlds of management and spirituality. The author Ace V. Simpson, a.k.a. Shri Prahlada Das is a well-known kirtaniya from Australia, but he is also a scholar with a Ph.D. and now teaches at […]

  • Caribbean Tour to Inspire Youth in Krishna Consciousness

    For the past twenty-five years, ISKCON Youth Ministry’s Manorama Das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi have taken youth on tours across the US, Canada and Mexico, where they spread Krishna consciousness and get inspired themselves in the process. Since 2015, they’ve branched out to tour the Caribbean every two years. “The main reason […]