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Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

In a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote to me in 1974 or '75, he told me to develop New Vrindaban like Tirupati in south India. But at that time I didn't…

Who Built Prabhupada’s Palace?

Ask anyone who lives near the New Vrindaban farm community, Who built Prabhupada's Palace? and chances are they'll say, "Oh, the Hare Krsnas built it." Ask the devotees, and they'll…

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

Devotee Paints Mural for Civic Center

A 12-foot by 20-foot mural entitled "French Explorers" has been painted by Muralidhara dasa, a devotee at the New Vrindaban farm community, for the Wheeling Civic Center.…

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…

Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School Enrolls 425

Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School Enrolls 425

The Hare Krsna movement has opened a gurukula school that has won a warm response from local parents. More than 425 children have enrolled in Bhaktivedanta Hilltop School and are…

Hare Krsna Farm In New Zealand 1982

Hare Krsna Farm In New Zealand 1982

Land and cows provide the economic basis for a prosperous, happy, healthy life of Krsna consciousness at New Varshan, the Hare Krsna farm near Auckland, New Zealand.…

“I want to know more” — Letters

I want to know more. I am genuinely interested. The devotees were chanting Hare Krishna Hare Rama, and I have never seen people's faces so happy and peaceful.…

Gurukula: Teaching Only About Krsna Makes Sense

Observers of the Krsna Consciousness Society's educational system often admire the joyfulness of the Society's children, but they also sometimes criticize the devotees for teaching "only about Krsna."…

Letters — on Parthenogenetic Reproduction

Fertilization also activates the egg, initiating its development. However, a variety of artificial stimuli, including the prick of a needle—none of which contributes new material or new information to the…

ISKCON GBC Adds New Spiritual Masters…

ISKCON GBC Adds New Spiritual Masters…

This year the GBC gave their blessings to three of Prabhupada's closest disciples to begin accepting disciples. Second, the GBC gave the go-ahead for some two dozen seasoned preachers to…

Hridayananda Appoints Himself to Continue Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam Translation…

Hridayananda Appoints Himself to Continue Prabhupada’s Bhagavatam Translation…

Srila Hridayananda dasa Goswami, thought of putting himself to the challenge. He had never formally studied Sanskrit—but he knew the Sanskrit basics, he had something of a genius for languages,…

Five New Books Published

Five New Books Published

If there's one thing His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada taught his disciples, it was to publish as many books as possible on the science of Krsna consciousness and…

The Father-Son Relationship — Letters

A father is affectionate to his son because there is some relationship of nearness between the son and the father. But that sort of affection in the material world is…

How was Man Made? — Letters

Modern scientists invent many theories about creation, but because material scientists are limited and defective in so many ways, none of their accounts are trustworthy.…

Letters on Back to Godhead Magazine

Your staff should be very proud of your achievements on this magazine. I salute you all for creating something worthwhile to read in this time of violence and madness. I…

Prabhupada’s Palace: “It Sure Beats the White House!”

Prabhupada’s Palace: “It Sure Beats the White House!”

Senator Byrd inquired about the religious background of the New Vrindaban Community, where the Palace is located, and took with him a copy of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. …

Letter on Raja Yoga

I read in Back to Godhead that the practice of Raja Yoga is "unsuitable for the present age." Well, it's not. Just a little of the Raja Yoga practices can…

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

Character formation is one of the main goals of the gurukula system, and it requires that the students have continuous and intimate association with a teacher who instructs them by…

Ravana Killed, Rama Reigns in Washington

Ravana Killed, Rama Reigns in Washington

For the United States this was the first formal installation of a Deity of Rama, an incarnation of Krsna who personifies perfect government leadership.…

South Indian Cast Brahmana Disagrees — Letters

"In the Dvapara-yuga people should worship Lord Visnu only by the regulative principles of the Narada-pancaratra and other such authorized books. In the Age of Kali, however, people should simply…

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