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Toxic Waste: Stopping It at Its Source

Russell Bliss sprayed oil mixed with dioxin on dusty horse arenas, dirt roads, and farms at twenty-two sites in Missouri. His purpose was twofold: to control the dust and to…

My Heart Melted in the Kirtan — Letters

I visited the temple. They had kirtana going and within a matter of minutes my heart swelled with ecstasy and tears rolled down my cheeks. That was a turning point…

Australian Prime Minister Praises Devotees

Australian Prime Minister Praises Devotees

A meeting with the acting prime minister and the opening of a long-awaited bridge highlighted a recent festival at the Hare Krsna farm community here.…

OX Power

OX Power

He stands five feet high, eight feet long, and weighs three hundred pounds more than a ton. His name is Bharata, after a pure devotee of Lord Krsna, but because…

Govinda’s Restaurant Opens in Tirupati

Govinda’s Restaurant Opens in Tirupati

In Tirupati, along the seven-mile-long mountain path to the temple of Lord Venkatesvara (a form of Lord Krsna), pilgrims stop for rest and refreshment at the newly opened Govinda's Restaurant.…

Supporting Science — Letters

Prabhupada argues science is not scientific because it is upheld by belief rather than fact. The justification he cites is that science cannot prove that life originates from chemicals. Yet…

New Vrindavan — Parts & Parcels

New Vrindavan — Parts & Parcels

New Hare Krishna centers are constantly being opened in order to fulfill Lord Chaitanya's prophecy that Hare Krishna will someday be sung in every village and town throughout the world.…

The Vancouver Show Hosts Hare Krsna Guru

The Vancouver Show Hosts Hare Krsna Guru

I travel around the world preaching the message of Bhagavad-gita. I encourage people to take advantage of the human form of life and achieve liberation from the cycle of repeated…

Krishna Consciousness in Canada

Krishna Consciousness in Canada

As in all Hare Krsna temples, the devotees in Canada begin the day at 4:30 in the morning with a formal arati ceremony. Accompanying themselves on drums and hand cymbals,…

Devotees are “Too Good”? — Letters

I think the Hare Krsnas (along with the members of most other religions) are in danger of falling into the "virtue trap." How "good" should a person be? …

“THE BOOK” — Book Review

THE BOOK purports to be a reinterpretation of Vedanta, one of the ancient Scriptures of India. This is necessarily like re-writing The Bible, and it wouldn't be possible not to…

BTG: You Won’t See it on the Streets Anymore…

The big change is that no longer will we be a magazine you see now and then or pick up when you meet a devotee on the street. At least…

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

West Gets First Lord Nrsimhadeva Deity

Now, for the first time outside India, a Deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva has been formally installed in a temple—the temple at Nava-Jiyada-Nrsimha-Ksetra, the Hare Krsna farm deep in the Bavarian…

On Rabbi Kushner’s book again… – Letters

After reading Ravindra-svarupa dasa's article on Rabbi Kushner's book Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, one really begins to wonder how someone who's supposed to have some religious responsibility…

A New FATE in Detroit

A New FATE in Detroit

The First American Transcendental Experience (FATE), an elaborate multimedia diorama museum, includes six beautifully detailed dioramas illustrating pastimes of Krsna taken from the Srimad-Bhagavatam.…

On Jesus Christ — Letters

In the October issue of BTG, the "Yoga Dictionary" made a careless definition of Christ. It was stated, "The Bible speaks of Jesus Christ as the son of God, and…

SIDDHARTHA, a novel by Hermann Hesse — Book Review

SIDDHARTHA could only have been written by a European scholar, and even though the setting is India, however every line and page seems to crackle with European Heaven, European Hell,…

The Meaning of the Mantra – Letters

Arthur Avalon [a writer on yoga] places as: Ram the mantra of the Manipura cakra (around the navel) and Ha . . . Ksa . . . for the petals…

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Hare Krsna Leaders Meet India’s President

Recently the president of India, His Excellency Sri Giani Zail Singh, cordially received three leaders of the Hare Krsna movement. They gave President Singh a set of Srila Prabhupada's books.…

London Chariot Festival

London Chariot Festival

Last summer, thousands of tourists sightseeing in the center of this city may have been more than a little surprised to see a forty-foot-high, gaily decorated chariot being pulled around…