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ISKCON in Hamburg, Germany 1969

ISKCON in Hamburg, Germany 1969

Krishna Consciousness came to Hamburg in October, 1968. Two Americans and one native German formed the team for the first center in Central Europe.…

What is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)?

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was formed in 1966 by Prabhupada A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who came from India on the order of his Spiritual Master to preach love…

ISKCON Boston 1969 in Photos

ISKCON Boston 1969 in Photos

This process is especially recommended for self-realization in this age. By performance of Samkirtan, one can achieve the perfection of human life, and the process is so simple that anyone…

ISKCON New York City in Photos 1969

ISKCON New York City in Photos 1969

In this Age of Kali spiritual life is difficult. Handicapped by short life span, poor memory, and political turmoil, few if any can take up the path of self-realization by…

ISKCON London 1969 in Photos

ISKCON London 1969 in Photos

ISKCON London 1969 in Photos. Kirtans at Albert Hall, St. Pancras Hall, Oxford, the "Middle Earth Round House" and the "Art Lab", Interview with the BBC.…

New Temple for ISKCON Vancouver

New Temple for ISKCON Vancouver

After five years of patient effort and a heroic last-minute marathon, the devotees of the ISKCON center in Vancouver have completed building an ornate Vedic-style temple for their worshipable Deities,…

The Auto Industry: Going Nowhere Fast

The Auto Industry: Going Nowhere Fast

The 170 million motor vehicles registered in the United States pump 80 million tons of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbons into the air annually.…

Everything Belongs to Krishna? — Letters

In "The Vedic Observer" section of your October issue you say that since everything belongs to the Supreme Person, we're thieves if we claim anything belongs to us. Does that…

Boston Weddings

Boston Weddings

Accepting a wife is also considered renunciation, because the student is voluntarily sacrificing his tendency toward unrestricted sex life for a program of regulated restraint to develop his spiritual consciousness.…

Teachings of Lord Caitanya — Book Review

TEACHINGS OF LORD CHAITANYA begins with the Lord's instructions to Rupa Goswami. "The science of devotional service is just like a great ocean and it is not possible to show…

Krishna Consciousness in Hawaii

Krishna Consciousness in Hawaii is currently established at 51-576 Kam Highway in Kaaawa (just before the Crouching Lion Inn). Classes are at 7 a. m. daily and at 7 p.m.…

Beatle John Lennon With Montreal Devotees

"I found out what being famous was like. It's a drag responsibility. I spent a long time looking; meditation in India and all that. It was all okay, you know,…

Pope John Paul II Gets Krishna Books

Pope John Paul II Gets Krishna Books

At the Vatican recently, Pope John Paul II received from Kirtiraja dasa Polish editions of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Said the…

Do I have to Live in a Temple to be a Devotee? — Letters

Do I have to be initiated and live at a temple in order to become a pure devotee, in order to see Krsna face to face and become His eternal…

Stay High Forever — No More Coming Down

DROP OUT of movements employing artificially induced states of self-realization and expanded consciousness. Such methods only lead to spiritual laziness and chaos. End all bringdowns, flip out and stay for…

Los Angeles Sankirtan

An example of spreading Krishna Consciousness is found in the activities of the devotees at the Los Angeles Radha Krishna Temple, who are engaged in a full program of Sankirtan…

Los Angeles Chariot Festival Draws 250,000

Los Angeles Chariot Festival Draws 250,000

Following a religious tradition observed for thousands of years in Jagannatha Puri, India, the devotees of the Hare Krsna temple here celebrated their seventh annual Ratha-yatra Chariot Festival recently.…

Rainmakers, Big and Small

Rainmakers, Big and Small

During a bad drought in California a few years ago, one scientifically-minded politician proposed towing in icebergs from the Arctic. In the meantime rain mercifully came.…

On Deprogramming — Letters

I was advised to have my daughter deprogrammed. I read up on deprogramming and its ramifications. I also felt my daughter had and has freedom of choice, freedom of religious…

If the Hare Krsna Movement Is a Cult, I’m Out of a Job!

If the Hare Krsna Movement Is a Cult, I’m Out of a Job!

Sometimes people accuse the Hare Krsna movement of being a new cult. We find that both sad and humorous down at the Journal of Vedic Heritage. That's the monthly newspaper…