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Light of my Life

Light of my Life

Srila Prabhupada you are fulfilling Lord Gauranga's wish. Without discrimination you distribute the contents of the storehouse of transcendental love.…

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

Separating the Saints from the Swindlers

If you want to be cheated, you will find cheating gurus. But if you are sincere, you will find a sincere guru. The genuine guru is God's representative, and he…

Sankirtan in New York City

Sankirtan in New York City

ISKCON devotees chant Hare Krishna in New York City in 1976.…

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

The special design of the Hare Krishna chant makes it easy to repeat and pleasant to hear. Spoken or sung, by yourself or in a group, Hare Krishna invariably produces…

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

The huge cars, with their towering canopies and colorful garlands, rumble along the city streets into the park. This is Ratha-yatra, the ancient Festival of the Chariots, glorifying Lord Jagannatha,…

Captured by Krishna

Peace Corps veteran tells how on his first professional photo assignment he became interested in Krishna consciousness and started making films for Krishna.…

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chant the holy name, chant the holy name, chant the holy name of the Lord. In this age of quarrel there is no other way, no other way, no other…

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

God has an unlimited variety of names. Some of them—like Jehovah, Adonai, Buddha, and Allah—are familiar to us, while the names Krishna and Rama may be less so. However, whatever…

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

Introducing people to Krishna is a full-time job for the members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. They chant Hare Krishna on San Francisco Bay and on Parisian boulevards,…

Meditation and the Self Within

Meditation and the Self Within

Can meditation solve our everyday problems? Is there life after death? Can drugs help us achieve self-realization? Srila Prabhupada discussed these questions with Bill Faill, a reporter for the Durban…

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

ISKCON News: Book Distribution Climbs 34.5% in 1975

Defying the serious recession that slowed the world economy in 1975, ISKCON devotees increased their sale of Krishna conscious literature last year by more than one third over 1974. The…

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya, Part 1

In this world there are three basic phenomena: the Supreme Controller (God), conscious living entities, and dead matter. Dead material things are those that have no capacity to desire, i.e.,…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Once you've heard it, you'll never forget it. You may not know what the words mean—nevertheless there's something captivating about the Hare Krishna chant. Is it the catchy tune, or…

A Taste of the Full Nectar

A Taste of the Full Nectar

By Krishna's mercy, He sends His devotees from door to door, from person to person, to distribute knowledge of Him. Such devotees have no other thought than how to deliver…

Sankirtana

Sankirtana

This Age of Kali is an ocean of faults. But in this age there is one great advantage—simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, one can be freed of all…

The Case Against Animal Slaughter

Although meat is certainly a source of concentrated protein it is a very poor source of other food elements like minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. In addition, eating flesh from the…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

Reincarnation—The Soul’s Journey on the Wheel of Birth and Death

The wheel of reincarnation carries the soul on its journey through 8,400,000 species of life. At the top of the wheel is human life, which, if spent wisely, can liberate…

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

How I Came to the Krishna Consciousness Movement

One day a friend of mine showed me a book she had gotten from a Hare Krishna devotee. It was called Sri Isopanisad, The book's introduction alone was so complete—it…