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Yogesvara dasa is a 24-year-old American now living at the ISKCON center in Paris, France. He has studied at the University of Wisconsin and the Sorbonne. He and his wife play important roles in preparing Krishna conscious books and magazines for publication In French and other European languages.

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Krishna-Balaram Temple in Vrindavan

Apart from the hundreds of European and American devotees who come to visit Krsna-Balarama tourists constantly fill the guesthouse and vegetarian restaurant, which are considered Vrndavana's finest. …

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

My landlord is a descendant of the Rothschilds, that complex genealogy of European aristocrats who have been accused of everything short of cannibalism, including the takeover of the world by…

Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold in the Hills of West Virginia

Just around a bend in the road in the West Virginia panhandle, stands Prabhupada's Palace of Gold, a handcrafted seven-years-in-the-making miracle of inlaid marble walls and floors, stained-glass windows, crystal…

Jean Claude Halliche — A Spiritual Presence at 3M

Jean Claude Halliche — A Spiritual Presence at 3M

I've become less concerned with gaining wealth, honor, and position for myself. My task now is to use what I've achieved for Krsna's service and to work toward perfecting my…

Pain: The Truth Doesn’t Hurt

Devotees of Krsna recognize pain as a symptom of embodied life, nature's way of signaling us that since we are eternal beings our presence in a fragile material body is…

Hare Krsna Land—Bombay

Hare Krsna Land—Bombay

Hare Krsna Land receives two to three thousand guests daily, ten times that many on Sundays, and as many as 100,000 for its major festivals.…

The Arts and Krishna

The Arts and Krishna

When I met devotees of Lord Krsna for the first time, in 1969, I still believed that art could change the world without recourse to transcendent realities. …

Marco Ferrini — Italian Master Designer

Marco Ferrini — Italian Master Designer

At the end of each day, after trading in his Gucci suit for a simple cotton dhoti, Marco spends the evening hours chanting Hare Krsna on beads, reading Bhagavad-gita, and…

Radio Krishna in Sweden

Radio Krishna in Sweden

Our lines are jammed from midnight to 6 A.M. An important reason for the show's success is that we touch on real issues and give practical solutions. We go into…

Industrialist with a Mission — Hare Krishna People

Industrialist with a Mission — Hare Krishna People

Srila Prabhupada's message to the world was not one of artificial renunciation but of devotion. Whatever you may be—family man, businessman, professional—add Krsna to your life and be happy. Business,…

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

People — Anne Schaufuss becomes Hare Krishna

A million dollars and three dozen magazine covers later, Anne had wealth, fame, and apartments in most European capital cities. Anne Schaufuss had everything. Except, maybe, happiness. …

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

Artisans of a Spiritual Order

1980-09-03Real craftsmanship is, above all else, a spiritual exercise." A mass of spinning clay turns between his fingers. The clay gradually grows into a slender urn that curves and tapers…

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

Surgery and Spirituality — Samika Rsi, M.D.

The other doctors never call him Samika Rsi dasa. Most of them don't even know he is an initiated devotee of Lord Krsna. In the hospital—St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale, Pennsylvania—he…

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…

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

He was the consummate student, disciplined, industrious. Eventually my friend Ralph, in his search for meaning, committed suicide at the age of sixteen. No one was less surprised than me.…

Primal Origins

Primal Origins

Vedic references tend toward the Big Bang theory, which suggests that at a certain time well in the future the process will reverse itself, and the universe will turn in…

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

Discovering the Transcendental Taste

From cow's milk, says Srila Prabhupada, you get butter and so many other things, and you can add fruit, vegetables, and grains to make hundreds and thousands of preparations--that is…

Spreading the Holy Life Around

Spreading the Holy Life Around

We are five in the van and the hardy mood of spiritual pioneering predominates. There is a distinct sense of mission. We travel to the remotest corners of France to…