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  • Bhadra Purnima – Gift a Srimad-Bhagavatam

    On the most auspicious day of Bhadra Purnima, purchase a set of Srimad-Bhagavatams for yourself, for family members, for friends or co-workers, or sponsor one or more sets for our temple devotees to distribute.  While supplies last, get your sets for only $210 each, including shipping to anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. Click on […]

  • COVID-19 News

    Current as of August 1, 2020 The spread of COVID-19 continues to rise in Florida. If you have any of the following symptoms you should be tested for the virus: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache Loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or […]

  • Janmastami Festival

    Come celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami at the ISKCON Alachua Hare Krishna Temple on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. We have planned an abbreviated, physically distanced festival this year. Everyone MUST be wearing a face mask on temple property. The temple will open at 11 am. Please plan your arrival after that time. All programs will be live […]

  • Things to do…

    Online Shastra Courses offered through various ISKCON educational institutions have been compiled in one convenient location, at the following website: http://www.iskconcourses.com/

  • North American Teams See Book Distribution Increase During COVID-19 Marathon

    “When the lockdown started, nobody thought we could distribute books, and everybody was worried about what would happen,” says Shyama Mohini Dasi, co-sankirtan leader at ISKCON Toronto, Canada. “But Vaisesika Prabhu encouraged us to think differently, and innovate.” Every year since 2007, devotees at Toronto, ISKCON Silicon Valley, and other temples – inspired by Global […]

  • Outer Change, Inner Steadiness

    Mukundanghri Das is an environmental engineer and urban sustainability consultant. He serves as a Trustee and Chief Operational Officer in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa. He is an alumnus of Wits University Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS). His greatest joy is sharing his love for Bhagavatam with others through storytelling, theatre, and the fine arts. He […]

  • Homeschooling Webinar With Krsnanandini Dasi

    Krsnanandini dasi is a true warrior! Although she has recently gone into the stage of hospice care at home after a painful battle with cancer, her service spirit remains undaunted. She will be the guest presenter at yet another webinar – this time, sharing her homeschooling experience, which has never before been documented, for Vaishnava […]

  • Changes to Phase 2 of the Temple Reopening

    As the number of Coronavirus cases increase across our state and county, the temple is reducing its opening hours to close by 7:00 pm each evening, and will remain open for visitors only during arati times. We’ve reduced the number of marked yellow X spots in the temple room to 35 to provide more physical […]

  • Things to do

    Here are some ideas of things to do while practicing social distancing during the global pandemic: July 1-12, ISKCON Toronto will host a 12-day virtual Ratha-yatra and Festival of India, with cultural presentations, seminars, kirtans, kids’ activities, cooking demos and more. See the FestivalofIndiaTO Facebook page for details, and watch the live events on either […]

  • The End of Meat Is Here

    Photo Credits: World Finance Is any panic more primitive than the one prompted by the thought of empty grocery store shelves? Is any relief more primitive than the one provided by comfort food? Most everyone has been doing more cooking these days, more documenting of the cooking, and more thinking about food in general. The […]

  • Phased Reopening of the Alachua Temple

    During Phase 1a of the reopening of our temple, for the next few weeks starting May 14, 2020, we invite individuals and their immediate family members to sign up for a time slot to come for darshan and lead the kirtan during one of our arati ceremonies on a particular day. For now we will limit […]

  • ISKCON Communications message on the COVID-19 crisis

    ISKCON Communications The International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Seeking Strength in Times of Crisis A Statement of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON Ministry of Communications Anuttama Dasa, Director May 2, 2020 As a Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition focused on uplifting human society out of suffering and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Like an Uprooted Tree

    Uproot yourself before life does it to you rudely and when you least expect it Slowly loosen the roots by the daily process of chanting break the soil of lifetimes of conditioning that make us think we belong here crack the hard earth that packs the roots by hearing about Krishna shake off through service […]

  • Harvard Is Going Vegan to Save the Planet

    Sustainability, energy conservation and healthy eating are some of the areas that Harvard intends to focus on in a bid to realize its long term goals. Harvard plans to focus promoting plant-based food as part of a commitment to reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030. The university has signed the Cool Food […]

  • Hare Krishna Statement on Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Date: October 13, 2019 Contact: Kumari Sherreitt Phone: 352-4749761 Email: kumarisherreitt@gmail.com Issued by ISKCON Communications, Anuttama Dasa, Minister Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is currently running for the Democratic nomination for the office of the President of the United States. Congresswoman […]