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More Than Meals: Solving the Food Shortage Some people take a quick glance at the Krsna consciousness movement and conclude that its members are not working to solve humanity’s day-to-day…

Notes from the Editor

India and America: the Lame and the Blind and the Ties That Bind This year we have witnessed a strengthening of diplomatic ties between India and America. And as the…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) India’s Desai Confers with ISKCON Leaders In March three members of ISKCON’s governing board met with…

The Vedic Observer

Houston: The Roofs Not All That’s Sliding by Jayadvaita Svami A short time back I spent a few days in Houston, Texas, and while there I visited a friend who…

Srila Prabhupada Departs in Vrindavan 1977

At 7:20 p.m. on November 14, 1977, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada departed from this world. At the time, he was in his quarters at the Krsna-Balarama temple…

A Farm in France

A Farm in France

New Mayapur has had instant appeal, here the atmosphere is so peaceful and alive that spiritual living comes naturally. At a place like this, people can feel themselves becoming spiritually…

ISKCON News: Kidnapped Devotee’s Ordeal Ends

ISKCON News: Kidnapped Devotee’s Ordeal Ends

Professional "deprogrammers" forcibly abducted her. For five days they threatened her with physical torture, confiscated her prayer beads, and derided the Bhagavad-gita. On the sixth day she escaped.…

Letters to the Editor — Opening an all-faiths University

We believe that the greatest common mode of religion which is the most potent uniting force can be found in the Bhagavat Geeta and a conference may be held on…

Dedication on Srila Prabhupada’s Passing Away in November 1977

While it is natural for us to be sorrowful that Srila Prabhupada has passed away, we can know for sure that he will never pass away, for he is "living…

ISKCON News: Farm in Florida

ISKCON News: Farm in Florida

Even the residents of South Honda have never heard of the Jobaticaba tree or the star apple tree. Yet there they are, right on an 8.5-acre estate that fifty devotees…

A Spirited New Theater

A Spirited New Theater

Sudama Svami recalled theater had come up at his first meeting with Prabhupada, "I love to sing and dance.' "Very good. You can go all over the world and present…

ISKCON News: Professor Eulogizes Bhagavad-gita As It Is

ISKCON News: Professor Eulogizes Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Concepts of the self, duty, personal attainment, and self-reliance—all facets of a world germane to Emerson and Thoreau and their contemporaries—now become clear in this rich edition.…

ISKCON News: Krishna Takes the Cake

ISKCON News: Krishna Takes the Cake

The event climaxed with a special gift to Lord Krishna: a half-ton cake shaped like an ancient Indian palace, complete with domes and balconies, colored lights, nectar-showering fountains, and gingerbread…

Devotees of ISKCON’s St. Louis Temple

Devotees of ISKCON’s St. Louis Temple

Devotees outside the St. Louis center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 1976.…

Gurukula: School for the Soul

if a student has a strong character and a good working understanding of Krishna consciousness, he can apply his Krishna consciousness to whatever he does in life and be an…

ISKCON News: ISKCON at the United Nations

ISKCON News: ISKCON at the United Nations

ISKCON's outdoor tent-exhibit, entitled "Simple Living, High Thinking," drew rousing applause from thousands of visitors. Considerable praise went to ISKCON's plans for a model city in Mayapura, India.…

ISKCON Portland Hare Krishna Temple Devotees

ISKCON Portland Hare Krishna Temple Devotees

Find out more about Krishna consciousness in this issue of BACK TO GODHEAD magazine.…

An Age-old Tradition Comes to the Western World

An Age-old Tradition Comes to the Western World

For thousands of years devotees in India have known that we can personally see and serve the Lord in His Deity form. Now, to the Western mind this idea may…

ISKCON News: Prabhupada Begins Tour

ISKCON News: Prabhupada Begins Tour

On June 1, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada stepped from a plane at Los Angeles International Airport and began his summer tour of the United States. …

Krishna Consciousness: The Spirit of '76!

Krishna Consciousness: The Spirit of '76!

You see them in almost every big city in the United States: devotees of Krishna singing the holy names of God (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare…