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ISKCON News - The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness - 22 new articles

ISKCON News - The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

ISKCON News - The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness - 22 new articles

In This Issue...

Temple Profiles: Govindadwipa

By Madhava Smullen on 11 Jun 2010
Inish Rath, Ireland: In the mid-19th century, the island was part of the lands of the earl Lord Erne. Erne gifted it to his son-in-law Sir Henry Cavendish Butler, who built the existing house during the Victorian era. Used into the early 20th century as a summer house for the local gentry, it remained in the Cavendish Butler family for 100 years before being sold in the 1950s and then going though constant changes of ownership for the next 30 years. Finally in 1982, at the height of the Northern Irish Troubles, property prices slumped in the area and ISKCON devotees purchased the island, seeing its potential as a spiritual center and retreat.

Luxury Estate Becomes Home to Spiritual Retreat

By Madhava Smullen for iSKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
A new luxury retreat in the suburbs just a few miles outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering ISKCON groups the use of its facilities for educational seminars, conferences, and training programs.

Alachua, Florida Welcomes Krishna Balarama

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
The weekend of May 29th to 30th saw over 3,000 devotees converge upon rural New Raman Reti in Alachua, Florida—the largest ISKCON community in North America—to bear witness to a truly rare event in today's ISKCON: the installation of full-size deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama. Many leading disciples of ISKCON's founder Srila Prabhupada, including Radhanatha Swami, Indradyumna Swami, Lokanatha Swami, Devamrita Swami, B.B. Madhava Swami, Varsana Swami, and Deena Bandhu Dasa also arrived to see the forms of God and His eternal elder brother join New Raman Reti's already presiding deities of Radha-Shyamasundara and Gaura-Nitai.

Too Much Mercy in Jacksonville

By Navina-Shyama Dasa for ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
The original Ratha Yatra festival in Jagannath Puri in India follows a road close to the beach. But in Florida, the devotees take it one step farther. On Sunday June 6th, ISKCON of Alachua staged its sixth Ratha Yatra right on the sands of Jacksonville Beach. While the preparations for this year's event were the grandest so far, however, the elements were less than cooperative.

Kelso-Beach, Canada: Hare Krishna Devotees Hold Public Event

By Bill Henry for Sun Times on 29 May 2010
Kelso-Beach, Canada. Devotees from around Grey-Bruce welcomed their Hare Krishna movement's spiritual leader in Canada to a public vegetarian feast and celebration Saturday. Owen Sound organizer Rajesh Kalavadia said the first-time event at Kelso Beach featured three elements: vegetarian food, spiritual activities like chanting and meditation, and entertainment including music, freestyle dance and a secular drama about loneliness.

Specialty Shop Fills A Need

By Claudia Adrien for on 8 Jun 2010

Gainesville, FL, USA: Jerry MacDougall already knows his client's food preferences, four months after he opened Harvest Health and Whole Foods on Main Street in Alachua. "You came to get some wings, didn't you," MacDougall said last week to Mukunda Das, a vegetarian who frequents the store. And by "wings" MacDougall means a vegetarian product made with faux meat, because everything sold in the specialty store at 14521 Main St. caters to a vegetarian or vegan clientele, or those trying to minimize meat consumption.

Monk Wanders to Western's Campus

By Elise Harrington for The Western Front Online on 4 Jun 2010
Bellingham, WA, USA: While walking through Red Square last week, many Western students were approached by a traveling monk distributing copies of the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu text. The monk, Paramesvara Das, has been a monk for 12 years. He spent two days on Western's campus last week distributing about 400 copies of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as yoga and meditation books.

Prince Rama Signs To Paw Tracks; Preps Album

By Marisa Aveling for CMJ on 4 Jun 2010
Brooklyn-based three-piece Prince Rama is the latest signing to Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label. The group's members, who allegedly were raised on a Hare Krishna commune in Florida and subsequently educated at art school in Boston, will release their debut full-length album, Shadow Temple, on September 14 via their new label.

ISKCON Temple Employee Dies of Electric Shock

By HT Correspondent for Hindustan Times on 11 Jun 2010
A labourer died due to electrocution while cutting grass at the municipal corporation-run Rane Garden in Juhu on Thursday. The maintenance of the garden is done by ISKCON Trust where Umesh Paswan (39) was employed.

Of Dialogues and Debates

By Venkata Bhatta Dasa (Vineet Chander) for ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
In the last six years or so, I've become something of an interfaith dialogue "junkie." I'll admit that I've had some of my most profound, meaningful, and "Krishna conscious" exchanges with practitioners of other faiths. One of the basic principles of interfaith dialogue is allowing representatives of each faith to speak for and define themselves, and not attempting to interpret or define others, especially through comparison. Unfortunately, the bulk of this meeting seemed to consist of the Muslim participants attempting to flex their own interpretations of the Vaishnavas' faith, and the Vaishnavas defending themselves by challenging the "completeness" of Muslim theology.

Keeping Krishna Cool

By Radha Vallav Das on 11 Jun 2010
On the day of Aksaya Tritiya in Vrindavan, all large temple deities are covered with chandan (sandalwood) paste, and not a bit of cloth is used to cover the deities in the afternoon. The cooling effect of this substance provides relief from the scorching heat of summer. This practice is also followed increasingly by ISKCON temples all over the world, but it has been observed since time immemorial.

Nasty Rebels and Nice Revolutionaries

By Keshava Krsna dasa for To ISKCON News on 11 Jun 2010
When young minds get crammed with religious bigotry or extreme ideology interpreted to induce hatred in others, whom they see as hell-bound heathens, pagans and infidels, even though it may be cordially disguised with social niceties, does this not have the potential to desensitize? Indeed, it can whip up frenzied protests and create fiery intolerance!

Inconvenient Beef: Go Vegetarian, Gore

By Alcuin Papa for on 9 Jun 2010

"If Al Gore really cared about the environment, he would give up meat." This was the major beef of animal rights advocate People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about the former US vice president and environmental advocate, during their protest near the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where Gore delivered a talk Tuesday.

As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather

By Dr. Tony Phillips for Science NASA on 4 Jun 2010
Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.

Minister: Britain Will Open The Door to Frankenstein Food

By James Chapman for Daily Mail on 5 Jun 2010
In the UK, genetically modified crops were given enthusiastic backing by the Environment Secretary.

Mobile Phones Responsible for Disappearance of Honey Bee

By Dean Nelson for The Telegraph on 29 May 2010
The growing use of mobile telephones is behind the disappearance of honey bees and the collapse of their hives, scientists have claimed.

California To Ban Plastic Bags

By Nick Allen for The Telegraph on 3 Jun 2010
California is to become the first US state to ban plastic bags in supermarkets in a move Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a "great victory for the environment."

Indian Mangoes: Where Tradition, Industry and U.S. Nuclear Policy Collide

By Richard Parks for on 4 Jun 2010
Bush opened the U.S. market to Indian mangoes. But how well is it working for Indian farmers

Yoga Heritage: Don't Even Think About Stealing It, Says Indian Government

By Jason Burke for The Guardian on 8 Jun 2010
Delhi-based body adopts rigid posture on yoga's origins
. Government wants to lay down rules on practices

Krishna Balaram Installation Festival, Alachua, FL 2010 - Lokanatha Swami Bhajan

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Krishna Balaram Installation Festival, Alachua, FL 2010 - The Lords Open Their Eyes

As the eyes of the Deities are opened for the first time, Srila Prabhupada is presented before them.

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Kirtan Takes Over The World!

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 5 Jun 2010
The worldwide takeover of kirtan, the ancient spiritual practice of chanting God's names in a call and response style, continues with no sign of slowing up—and June is one of the busiest months yet.

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