ISKCON News is the news agency for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. ISKCON News' mission is to be a reliable, balanced, and timely source of news about, and of interest to the devotees, friends and people interested in ISKCON.
To that end, ISKCON News strives to provide visitors with insightful and thought-provoking news and opinion via quality writing, photographic, audio, and video media. It is with this conviction that such a resource is meant to help to create a more well-informed and connected citizenry within ISKCON, and thus positively impact ISKCON's ability to carry out its mission.
Former GBC Chairman Ramai Swami has suffered a heart attack and was briefly hospitalized. According to current GBC Chairman, Bhakti Caitanya Swami, Ramai Swami underwent a surgical procedure to have a stent placed in his heart, and "He should be out of the hospital tomorrow or the day after." Ramai Swami, who is based in Australia, was GBC Chairman during the 2020-2021 sessions.
Those of us who live on the east coast of the US are nearing the end of the cicada season. They are curious creatures who teach us a few helpful things for our spiritual practice
ISKCON Gurugram was awarded a Certificate of Commitment by the World Book of Records (WBR) to recognize the exceptional services offered by the devotees at ISKCON Gurugram in serving the needy during the Covid pandemic. The award was received by Rambhadra Das, President – ISKCON Gurugram. Rambhadra Das stated that “I dedicate this award to the global ISKCON family, my mentor HH Gopal Krishna Goswami, and Vivo India, Rapido, IOCL, GAIL, PTC and Sudhir Generators and all others who supported and volunteered with us”.
Covering twenty videos in the Memories series, the fifth book runs 520 pages, and contains over 700 anecdotes from 109 disciples.
A new 37-minute documentary entitled “Seeking Shelter: The Life & Legacy of Bhakti Charu Swami” is set to premiere on ISKCON News and Youtube on July 24th, as part of the global celebration on the beloved ISKCON guru’s disappearance day.
Healthy snack company Pure Bliss Organics has had a 75% increase in sales, and plans to expand as well as to hire eight new devotee staff. The company creates its own grain free and sugar free granolas, bars and snack bites, and makes products for other companies.
Food For All has been awarded the Queen's Award for voluntary service, the highest award in charity service.
The Honorable Chief Justice of India, Shri NV Ramana visits ISKCON Tirupati
Study Gita-Chennai is launching Gita Made Easy Course 2021. This course is free of cost and T is available in both English and Tamil
On Saturday, June 5th, ISKCON North America came together to raise awareness and unify devotees and temples as a demonstration of cooperation and love for Srila Prabhupada and our devotees in the affected regions in India.
New paperback editions of Srimad-Bhagavatam: A Comprehensive Guide for Young Readers Cantos 1, 2, and 3 are now available on Amazon.com, along with the just completed Canto 4.
ISKCON New Vrindaban has started its festival season, which runs from May to September, and draws pilgrims, gives inspiration and association to visiting devotees, helps to maintain the temple, and provides engagement and financial support for devotee staff.