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250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

250,000 attend ISKCON Janmastami Festivals

Recently, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness held a three-day festival in 115 cities worldwide. The celebration honored Janmastami (the day Lord Krsna made His advent in this world) and…

For God or Guinness

For God or Guinness

Brace yourself: we're in for it again. Here they come—more and more of 'em, and getting more scary all the time. Nuclear weapons. What to do?…

President of Zanzibar Welcomes an ISKCON Guru

President of Zanzibar Welcomes an ISKCON Guru

When the group arrived at the Zanzibar airport, members of Parliament, national television correspondents, and leading citizens welcomed Navayogendra Swami.…

Evolution — Fossil Funding

Evolution — Fossil Funding

Despite almost one hundred years of research in evolution, paleoanthropologists have not given us a clear understanding of man and his origins.…

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Soviet Hare Krishnas Seek Religious Freedom

Moscow—Members of the Hare Krishna sect said Monday that despite an easing of restrictions on political dissent, Soviet authorities are still detaining followers in prisons and psychiatric hospitals.…

Notes from the Editor

“Did Shakespeare Know the Lord?” Joseph Gallagher, a liberal clergyman serving in Baltimore, is the author of Diary of a City Priest. In his chronicle for 1979 he noted, “One…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day Relief Short-Lived by Dvarakadisa-devi dasi Nancy Wexler is a forty-one-year old neuropsychologist who, having witnessed her mother’s agonizing battle with fatal Huntington’s…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bolivia’s President Receives Books Bolivia’s president, Dr. Victor Paz Eastenssoro, received some of Srila Prabhupada’s books…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Italians Gain Spiritual Perspective on Animal Rights Florence, Italy—Animal-rights activists recently met at ISKCON’s Villa Vrndavana…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Transcendental Commentary on the Issues of the Day The Intellectual Animal by Rupanuga dasa Eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. These propensities are common to the animal, including the human animal.…

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Krsna’s Garlands Grace Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II bows slightly to receive a garland worn earlier by the Krsna Deity at London's ISKCON center. Making the presentation is eight ·year-old Bhaktimati dasi.…

How Much Are You Worth? — The Vedic Observer

If we analyze our bodies we'll find nothing more than a barrelful of water and five or six dollars' worth of chemicals. Yet if we meditate on our selves—who…

ISKCON Free Clinic

ISKCON Free Clinic

The Minister for Health and Family Welfare in Maharashtra state, presided at the inaugural ceremonies for ISKCONs new free clinic and dispensary, the Bhaktivedanta Institute.…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

In July ISKCON devotees paid a visit to R. Premadasa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. They presented Mr. Premadasa with several books about the philosophy of Krsna consciousness, including Bhagavad-gita…

Hare Krishna Food Relief in Kenya

Hare Krishna Food Relief in Kenya

ISKCON Food Relief workers are providing meals for thousands. The food is called prasada, "the Lord's mercy," since it is offered to Lord Krsna. A team of volunteers works adjacent…

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…

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…

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.…

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