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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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

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.…

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

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…

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 Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

On “Brainwashing” Last October a Queens, New York, grand jury leveled charges of extortion and “imprisonment through brainwashing” against New York ISKCON Temple President Adi-Kesava Swami. In mid-February of this…

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

In a proclamation issued June 23, 1975, Mayor Joseph L. Alioto established July 20 as "Ratha-Yatra Day" in San Francisco. Ratha-Yatra is a large festival sponsored in San Francisco and…

ISKCON News

ISKCON News

Scholars and librarians are falling in love with Prabhupada's books. The libraries of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Swarthmore and dozens of other major universities have placed standing orders for for all…