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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…

Mayor Praises Vancouver Ratha-yatra

Mayor Praises Vancouver Ratha-yatra

The Ratha-yatra Festival of the Chariots, celebrated here annually for the last five years by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has apparently won the hearts of British Columbia's officialdom.…

Ascendance to the Personal World of Krsna

Ascendance to the Personal World of Krsna

"Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods, those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings, and those who worship Me will live…

ISKCON Rural Development

ISKCON Rural Development

What they do essentially is take a failing farm and make it work. The unique part is that they do it without spending any money. …

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.…

Hare Krsna Among the Eskimos

Hare Krsna Among the Eskimos

Two women recently traveled 850 miles from Edmonton to this lonely outpost in Canada's Northwest Territories to spread the message of Krsna consciousness.…

Letters — What a happy family you seem to be!

I have known and loved Sri Krishna's devotees for many years, and though I am a Buddhist and not a member of ISKCON, I am in close touch, what a…

100,000 Attend Ratha-yatra in L.A.

100,000 Attend Ratha-yatra in L.A.

This summer a record 100,000 people took part in the fifth annual Hare Krsna Ratha-yatra Festival of the Chariots at Venice Beach, California—the largest such festival in the Western Hemisphere.…

Letters — Is Hare Krishna a destructive cult?

In Washington, D.C., on August 20th, a call-in radio show hosted Jean Merritt, who says that the Hare Krsna movement is a "destructive cult" with dubious religious status whose members…

Hare Krishna—Now a Dictionary Word

Hare Krishna—Now a Dictionary Word

Hare Krishna is now a dictionary word: "Hare Krishna. A religious sect based on Vedic scriptures, whose followers engage in joyful congregational chanting of God's name: founded in the U.S.…