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The First Floating Hare Krishna Temple

The First Floating Hare Krishna Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has its first floating temple, a 53-foot teakwood ketch recently donated to Narahari dasa, president of the Honolulu Krsna center. …

Laguna Beach Hare Krishna Temple Opens

Laguna Beach Hare Krishna Temple Opens

Some three hundred devotees from the American West Coast recently celebrated the opening of the new Hare Krsna temple in this southern California oceanside town.…

Hare Krishna Devotees Spread Aloha Spirit

Hare Krishna Devotees Spread Aloha Spirit

Hare Krsna devotees recently took part in the gala floral parade celebrating Hawaii's Aloha Festival. In tune with the festival's theme ("Music, the International Language"), they chanted Hare Krsna.…

A Summer of Hare Krishna Festivals

A Summer of Hare Krishna Festivals

Devotees of Lord Krsna organized public gatherings in several major cities this summer to celebrate traditional Krsna conscious festivals.…

Srila Prabhupada Shrine (Samadhi) Under Way in Vrindavan

Srila Prabhupada Shrine (Samadhi) Under Way in Vrindavan

Although the opening is still more than a year away, work progresses rapidly on this memorial samadhi (tomb) in honor of the late founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Nepalese Ambassador Voices Support for Krsna Embassies Paris—Krishna Rajaryal, Ambassador to France from Nepal, recently met…

The Power of the Volcano — Notes from the Editor

The Power of the Volcano — Notes from the Editor

The media's complete coverage of the Mount St. Helens volcano completely avoided seriously considering the cataclysm's ultimate cause. Photographers in airplanes hovered over the mountain, taking sensational news photos of…

Hare Krsna Swami in West Africa — Every Town and Village

Hare Krsna Swami in West Africa — Every Town and Village

Brahmananda Swami, who oversees ISKCON's activities in West Africa, delivered the keynote address here at the Annual Convocation of a metaphysical group called the School of Universal Law …

Krsna People Defeat Deprogrammers — Every Town and Village

Krsna People Defeat Deprogrammers — Every Town and Village

Recently a federal judge approved a settlement awarding the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and one of its members $ 10,000 and court costs in a deprogramming case.…

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

Royal Dwelling Now Yoga Academy — Every Town and Village

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness recently inaugurated the British Bhakti-yoga Academy at Croome Court, twenty-five miles south of Birmingham and a 2 ½-hour drive from central London.…

Ramayana — Every Town and Village

Ramayana — Every Town and Village

For several years now, actors and critics alike have been paying regular visits to the Hare Krishna Building to take in performances by Govinda's American Theater Ensemble (G.AT E.). The…

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

Recently, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held a three-day festival in 115 cities worldwide. The celebration honored Janmastami (the day Lord Krsna made His advent in this world) and…

For God or Guinness

For God or Guinness

Brace yourself: we're in for it again. Here they come—more and more of 'em, and getting more scary all the time. Nuclear weapons. What to do?…

President of Zanzibar Welcomes an ISKCON Guru

President of Zanzibar Welcomes an ISKCON Guru

When the group arrived at the Zanzibar airport, members of Parliament, national television correspondents, and leading citizens welcomed Navayogendra Swami.…

Evolution — Fossil Funding

Evolution — Fossil Funding

Despite almost one hundred years of research in evolution, paleoanthropologists have not given us a clear understanding of man and his origins.…

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Moscow—Members of the Hare Krishna sect said Monday that despite an easing of restrictions on political dissent, Soviet authorities are still detaining followers in prisons and psychiatric hospitals.…

Notes from the Editor

“Did Shakespeare Know the Lord?” Joseph Gallagher, a liberal clergyman serving in Baltimore, is the author of Diary of a City Priest. In his chronicle for 1979 he noted, “One…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day Relief Short-Lived by Dvarakadisa-devi dasi Nancy Wexler is a forty-one-year old neuropsychologist who, having witnessed her mother’s agonizing battle with fatal Huntington’s…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bolivia’s President Receives Books Bolivia’s president, Dr. Victor Paz Eastenssoro, received some of Srila Prabhupada’s books…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Italians Gain Spiritual Perspective on Animal Rights Florence, Italy—Animal-rights activists recently met at ISKCON’s Villa Vrndavana…