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Madhvacarya – Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History

Madhvacarya – Great Spiritual Masters Throughout History

Madhvacarya (acarya means "one who teaches by his life") lived in thirteenth-century India and appeared in the Brahma-Gaudiya Vaisnava-sampradaya—the disciplic chain now represented by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami…

Chant and be happy… At Laguna Beach

Chant and be happy… At Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach—vacationers visit this southern California haven to enjoy the sun, surf and exotic shops. But the devotees at the Radha-Krishna temple there know a much better way you can…

The Mantra for Everyone

The Mantra for Everyone

"In the age of Kali (Quarrel and Hypocrisy) the chanting of the holy name is the best means of God-realization. There is no other alternative, no other alternative, no other…

Compassion Means Spreading Krsna Consciousness

Compassion Means Spreading Krsna Consciousness

Seemingly devout Hindus say, "Why are you teaching of Krishna in America? To follow the Vedas you have to be born in India." Is Krishna's message, then, just for a…

Chant and be happy… In St. Louis

Chant and be happy… In St. Louis

The scriptures and the saints and spiritual masters through the ages all say that chanting the Lord's holy names is the best way to make spiritual advancement in this difficult…

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

How I Found A Real Yoga Teacher

He was an expert hatha-yogi in the respected order of spiritual life (sannyasa), and had been running a major yoga center in New York for thirteen years.…

The Long Arm of the Law Catches Lord Caitanya’s Mercy

The Long Arm of the Law Catches Lord Caitanya’s Mercy

"You 're all under arrest!" We protested. "All around you there's drug addiction, prostitution, crime, and violence, and you can't find anything better to do than arrest us for chanting…

Letters: Indian Family Upset About Son Joining ISKCON

I am staying here at the temple in Atlanta, and this has upset my parents very much. They started crying on the phone, and my mother even fainted once. Now…

Every Town and Village: College Students Discover Higher Taste

Every Town and Village: College Students Discover Higher Taste

College students on two American campuses have discovered that they can add Krishna consciousness to their college life by studying the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita and eating prasadam.…

An Emergency Prayer for the Health of Our Spiritual Master

We, the fallen servants of His Divine Grace; beseech all of our Masters—Please give Srila Prabhupada more time! Time to insure the strength of this movement. Time to finish the…

Establishing the Proof: Who Is a Real Guru?

Establishing the Proof: Who Is a Real Guru?

A genuine guru must not only speak the truth; he must also live it. His character must be perfect and his behavior exemplary.…

Chant and Be Happy… In Times Square

Chant and Be Happy… In Times Square

New Yorkers will be the first to admit that "Fun City" is often a hard place to be happy in. But the devotees at ISKCON's center on Manhattan's West 55th…

F.A.T.E. – the First American Theistic Exhibition

F.A.T.E. – the First American Theistic Exhibition

Prabhupada asked disciples to go to India and learn the art of making dioramas. Now they have returned and developed a fascinating multimedia presentation of Krishna consciousness: the First American…

Every Town and Village: Book Distribution Breakthrough

Every Town and Village: Book Distribution Breakthrough

The Hare Krishna [people] are in the airports—protected by the First Amendment—and they will remain in the airports. So what do we do about it? Manage it.…

Chant and be happy… In Rome.

Chant and be happy… In Rome.

I've been chanting Hare Krishna for over three years, and the more I chant the more I can see that this chanting is an ever-fresh experience. By absorbing my mind…

The Science of God-realization

The Science of God-realization

When it comes to the science of God-realization, most people are pretty much in the dark. In this conversation with Professor Alphonso Verdu of the University of Kansas, Dhrstadyumna Swami…

Chant and be happy…

Chant and be happy…

I've been chanting Hare Krishna and reading authorized books about Krishna consciousness for four years, and now I'm finding a higher happiness than I've ever experienced before.…

Spreading the Holy Life Around

Spreading the Holy Life Around

We are five in the van and the hardy mood of spiritual pioneering predominates. There is a distinct sense of mission. We travel to the remotest corners of France to…

Chanting Hare Krishna in Amsterdam

Chanting Hare Krishna in Amsterdam

ISKCON Devotees chanting Hare Krishna downtown and standing before the Amsterdam center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 1977.…

Art: A Return to the Original Spirit

Art: A Return to the Original Spirit

Srila Prabhupada founded the art academy upon that spirit of a 'common cause.' We paint from a desire to understand our higher selves, our spiritual selves, and to relate…