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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…

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

The prosecution listed some of the shocking facts about the life of children in Krsna schools: they ate no meat, rose early every morning for temple services. And then came…

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

By 1977 Bala Books (in Sanskrit bala means "child") was fully launched. The first book, Agha the Terrible Demon, had been prepared as carefully as possible to preserve the exact…

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 …

Are you a good listener? — Notes from the Editor

In human society those persons who are materially engrossed, being blind to the knowledge of ultimate truth, have many subject matters for hearing.…

A Life of Purity and Purpose in Australia and New Zealand

A Life of Purity and Purpose in Australia and New Zealand

Today ISKCON in Australia and New Zealand includes four temples and three farms totaling more than 1,200 acres. It has opened four vegetarian restaurants, initiated two drug rehabilitation programs, and…

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.…

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Krsna Culture — A Force for Unity in the U.K.

Full-time devotees number three hundred in Britain and Life Members and other supporters tally in the tens of thousands. They have, for the most part, come in contact with devotees…

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.…

Letters

Hare Krishna! I am writing to you to express my deep appreciation for the good work you and all the ISKCON devotees are doing, especially in India.…

Hare Krishnas Moving Ahead in Australia — Every Town and Village

Hare Krishnas Moving Ahead in Australia — Every Town and Village

Two hours from Sydney, the Society has acquired a new farm, Bhaktivedanta Ashram—136 acres of mandarin orchards, vegetable gardens, and forested hills, near the Colo River. …

Learning to Live in a Cooperative Spirit

Learning to Live in a Cooperative Spirit

The main difference is that Krsna conscious children chant Hare Krsna and worship God throughout the day. As a result, they become relieved of all sorts of psychological problems and…

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…

Vedic cuisine — The Taste of Another World

Vedic cuisine — The Taste of Another World

Delicious, traditional Vedic cuisine was part of the legacy Krsna consciousness brought to Western shores. Eating, like everything else for Krsna devotees, is a part of the complete spiritual experience…

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

Prabhupada’s Palace — “A Beautiful Setting for a Diamond”

As we began to work on Prabhupada's home, it began to take on the shape of a palace. This was not the original conception—the original idea was rather modest.…

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

Prabhupada’s Palace—”It Looks Like Heaven”

We didn't have, any kind of professionally drawn architectural plan. It's not a matter of what inspired the Palace. It's a matter of who inspired the Palace. That was His…

Krsna Consciousness in Historical Perspective

Krsna Consciousness in Historical Perspective

The Krsna consciousness movement is part of an important tradition of devotional faith, the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, which began in the sixteenth century with Sri Caitanya, but which participates in…

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

On “Brainwashing” Last October a Queens, New York, grand jury leveled charges of extortion and “imprisonment through brainwashing” against New York ISKCON Temple President Adi-Kesava Swami. In mid-February of this…

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

In a proclamation issued June 23, 1975, Mayor Joseph L. Alioto established July 20 as "Ratha-Yatra Day" in San Francisco. Ratha-Yatra is a large festival sponsored in San Francisco and…

ISKCON News

ISKCON News

Scholars and librarians are falling in love with Prabhupada's books. The libraries of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Swarthmore and dozens of other major universities have placed standing orders for for all…