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ISKCON News - The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness - 17 new articles


ISKCON News - The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness - 17 new articles

In This Issue...

Aindra Das Passes Away In Vrindavan

By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 17 Jul 2010

In a shocking and saddening turn of events, world-famous kirtaniya and beloved Krishna devotee Aindra Dasa was found to have passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 17 in Vrindavana. Initial reports suggest that Aindra may have passed away due to an accidental gas leak in his room.

HarvestFest &Balarama Full Moon Feast in Canada

By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 16 Jul 2010

Between August 21 – 24, 2010 the Saranagati Eco-Village community in Venables Valley, British Columbia, Canada will hold its annual HarvestFest and Balarama Full Moon Feast.

Seeking God's Help for a Wounded Gulf

By Dan Barry for The New York Times on 27 Jun 2010

BON SECOUR, Alabama — In a small white building along the baptizing Bon Secour River, a building that once housed a shrimp-net business, the congregation of the Fishermen Baptist Church gathered for another Sunday service, with the preacher presiding from a pulpit designed to look like a ship captain's wheel.

Grand Vedic-Style Temple to Open in Houston, Texas

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 16 Jul 2010

An estimated 20,000 devotees, congregational members, and well-wishers including local politicians and celebrities are expected to visit ISKCON's new Vedic-style temple in Houston, Texas for its grand opening from Thursday November 4th through Sunday November 7th this year.

Veggie Project Expands To Fight Childhood Obesity

By Nancy Deville for The Tenessean on 29 Jun 2010

Sergio Escafuller hopes to change the way people think about fruit and veggies. He's landed his first job at The Veggie Project, which brings farmers' markets to communities that tend to have the lowest concentrations of grocery stores and poor produce selection.

Humans' Early Arrival in Britain

By Pallab Ghosh for BBC News on 7 Jul 2010

Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk, UK, that suggest that early humans arrived in Britain nearly a million years ago - or even earlier.

New ISKCON Center Opens in Chicago Suburb of Naperville

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 17 Jul 2010

The July 4th weekend is a day of celebration for all Americans; but for ISKCON Chicago devotees, it was especially joyous this year, as they opened their new center in the suburb of Naperville.

ISKCON Utah Looks at Big Picture with "Llama Fest"

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 16 Jul 2010

About 4,000 people will stream in through the gates of ISKCON Utah onto its spacious grounds this July 17th, to spend the afternoon in the shadow of the enormous Vedic temple with its fifty-foot dome. But they'll be attending for possibly the last reason one might expect to visit a Hare Krishna temple—the 16th annual Llama Fest.

Ratha Yatras Around The World

By Jai Sita Rani Dasi, Tibor Swiedelsky, Samba Das and ISKCON News Staff on 16 Jul 2010

Over the past two weeks, ISKCON devotees held several chariot festivals all over the world. Reports from Malaysia, India, Hungary and the USA.

Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

By Akshaya Gauranga Das for on 11 Jul 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010, is the disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur an Acharya in our Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. ISKCON, Vrindavan also celebrated this festival.

Mantra Meditation On Washington`s Nation Mall

By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 15 Jul 2010

Watch out kirtaniyas! The attractive power of musical chanting may soon be rivaled by those hankering to understand the benefits of chanting on beads.
 On July 4th, during the Krishna Festival of India on the National Mall in Washington, DC, congregational members of the local Hare Krishna temple set up a tent under a large canopy called "Mantra Meditation.

The "Spiritual Warriors" Go To Guyana

By Krsnanandini Dasi for ISKCON News on 15 Jul 2010

As they disembarked the airplane in Guyana on June 20, 2010, and waited in line for the customs procedures, it certainly felt like they were eager, yet uncertain warriors. They were ten devotees who had encountered several challenges to make this trip and now were finally at their destination.

Festival Of India Starts Its 21st Tour Of Baltic Coast

By Gaura Hari Das for ISKCON News on 15 Jul 2010

Viva Kultura's Festiwal Indii started it's 21st tour of Poland in June. Over 100 Iskcon devotees assembled in a school in the small village of Siemysl just south of Kolobrzeg, one of the Baltic Coasts largest tourist towns. The team of volunteers will put on outdoor festivals for the public 6 days a week right through the Summer until late August.

Seeing The Spiritual Nature

By Krishna Dharma for on 15 Jul 2010

It was refreshing when Prince Charles in a recent speech attributed our current environmental crisis to a "deep, inner crisis of the soul." Suggesting that we were becoming "de-souled" by consumerism, he said that the problems we now face cannot be solved simply by green technology. It required something deeper, a return to spiritual teachings.

Krishna Kids and Drugs: Depending on Mr. Leland

By Anuttama Das for ISKCON News on 15 Jul 2010

It was like sending a baby into battle that day. Mr. Leland was going to lead a school seminar about the dangers of drugs. It was a set up that no sane adult would have taken on. But Mr. Leland went head first into disaster.

Responsibility and the Gulf Oil Spill

By Sesa Das for ISKCON News on 15 Jul 2010

The Bhagavatam describes that there was a time in the universal creation when, as a result of a similar attempt to extract riches from the ocean, a great poison leaked from the ocean and rapidly spread, threatening the life of men, plants, and animals. A willingness to taking responsibility is the first thing to be learned from this first historical "poison spill" incident.

CBS News: Bhagavad-gitas In US Motel Rooms

By ISKCON News on 11 Jul 2010

Recently, volunteers of The Pancajanya Project (, a branch of ISKCON established a project dedicated to place at least 1 million Bhagavad-gitas in guest rooms across the U.S. A few days ago, Vaisesika Das from San Francisco was interviewed about this initiative by CBS Television.

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