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The Nature of Raganuga
by Niscala dasi
Posted January 30, 2008

In "Progressive Bhakti - Part One," Srila prabhu wrote that in my previous article (When's the Time for Raganuga, Anyway?), Srila Prabhupada "tended to avoid discussion of 'higher topics,' and raganuga-bhakti in particular."

In that article I never suggested that Srila Prabhupada avoided topics of raganuga. To the contrary, I was suggesting that he did speak on such things, but we never realized they were raganuga topics. The example I gave of the spontaneous service of the King's servant in risking disobeying his rules to save him is actually the same topic as that of Radharani and the rasa dance. (Click here for the full article)



Miami Bhajan Band
by Lalita Madhava d.d.
Posted January 29, 2008

Years ago we had a home-made cassette of the Miami Bhajan Band. I don't remember much about it, except that there was a devotee reciting a poem about Lord Jagannatha. Does anyone have or know where we can get a copy of this recording? lalita.madhava.dd@gmail.com



4th Ratha Yatha Panama 2008
by ISKCONPANAMA.COM
Posted January 28, 2008

FESTIVAL OF INDIA COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES A GRAND EVENT FOR THE YEAR 2008

"4TH ANNUAL RATHA YATRA FESTIVAL"

THE MOST MAGNIFICIENT CHARIOT (TEMPLE ON WHEELS) WILL DRIVE THROUGH THE STREETS OF EL DORADO - COME AND EXPERIENCE THIS AMAZING BLISS OF PULLING THE RATH OF THE LORD!!!

THE PROCESSION STARTS FROM EDISSON PLAZA AT 1:00P.M. SHARP ALL THE WAY TO THE HINDU TEMPLE OF TUMBA MUERTO ON THE 5TH OF APRIL 2008 (Click here for the full article)



Sri Sri Nitai Mayapur-Chandra Lead the Harinam Party in Mayapur
by Ila devi dasi
Posted January 27, 2008


"The sankirtana pastimes of the Lord are unique, never before, in any other incarnation, were such pastimes ever revealed. As the kirtana picked up gusto, the Lord's joy also increased. The devotees were carried in waves of sublime joy.

The Lord and husband of the Goddess of Fortune was dancing on the streets of Navadvipa and anyone who saw Him became free from all sorrows. Soon it was dusk, but the devotees were perfectly engrossed in the kirtana, oblivious of the material realm. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
New Cable Channel for HKTV

by Pandava vijaya das
Posted January 26, 2008


The cable company in Dallas -Comcast was sold to Time Warner and the new company changed all the channels- It put up better cables allowing more cable channels. The Cable channel for Hare Krishna TV/Whole Life Experience was moved to Channel 96. This channel is easier to access and we doubled the number of viewers of our weekly Tv show-Every Wednesday 8:30pm. (Click here for the full article)



Memorial for My Son Prthu
by Lalita dasi
Posted January 21, 2008


In January, 2005, at tender age of 19, my son, Prthu was taken away to a better place. This material world is the cause of so much suffering, I am so thankful to all the devotees who have shown their support and help to ease the pain of his passing.

There will be bhajans and prasadam at the Alachua temple wednesday evening

1/23/08 (Click here for the full article)



Prasadam Sales Positions
by Ratna Radhika dasi
Posted January 20, 2008

Friendly and enthusiastic devotees needed for different sales positions for a prasadam business in Texas. The business is located ten minutes away from Radha Kalachandji's temple with beautiful deities, a large, warm community, gurukula, restaurant, and many other facilities.

  1. Full-time position offered for office phone sales. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

    Duties include: calling customers, contacting stores and working with distributors and brokers. Training will be provided.

(Click here for the full article)



Krsna the Padayatra Ox
by Kurma Rupa das
Posted January 17, 2008

Our majestic padayatra ox Krsna was diagnosed with horn cancer a month ago. At 21-years of age he slowed down and stopped eating and then laid down for five days. Yesterday morning Mukunda Datta, Head Pujari of Sri Sri Krsna Balarama Mandir sent him the garland of Gauranga Mahaprabhu.

At 6:00 pm Sanak Sanatana who puchased Krsna when he was three years old and accompanied him on Padayatra for eight years offered him the garland of Sri Sri Krsna Balarama and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.

Then at 6:40 pm he rose his head high, opened his mouth, exited his body and gently lowered his head. (Click here for the full article)



Contact Details
by Sarvamangala dasi
Posted January 16, 2008

Does anyone have contact details (email if poss) for Narayani Prabhu (Srila Prabhupada's). Please contact insideoutetc@austcoms.net.



Eco Friendly Dinnerware
by Lilasuka dasi
Posted January 15, 2008

Two years ago a devotee got the idea to create a way for ISKCON to be able to serve prasada with dinnerware that respect Mother Bhumi, is safer to eat from and is in line with our philosophy. The plates, cups and bowls are made from sugar cane fiber and utensils are made from vegetable starch. They are completely compostable and have proven to attract a lot more souls to Krsna consciousness, while saving the landfills and water systems from the waste of toxic one time use products that do not break down. In addition to the GBC deciding to ban styrofoam in ISKCON nearly 15 years ago, (Click here for the full article)



Devotional Items for Sale
by Nila Madhava das
Posted January 11, 2008

Over 200 books including:

  • Letters from Srila Prabhupada (all 5 volumes)
  • (complete set of Satsvarupa das Goswami up to about 2004)
  • Srimad Bhagavatam set (Singapore edition - little black books) + cantos 10-12
  • One volume Cc. with Bengali
  • One volume SB

  • Misc. devotional clothes (for a male)
  • Gamshas
  • Arati set

(Click here for the full article)



Shyamasundar Prabhu Update
by Malati devi dasi
Posted January 10, 2008

Dear Devotees: My grateful obeisance's to one and all, particularly those good saintly souls who responded to my e-mail last August. As many may now know, HG Shyamasundar Prabhu underwent a liver transplant via the "living-donor" route. In this type of operation, the donor is a healthy compatible person who donates 60% of their liver to the other. In each instance, the pieces of liver regenerate to full size, the only organ in the human body which is able to do so. It is a fairly recent procedure, as operations go, but has been greatly successful and by-passes the long wait for some one else to die before one, gbc receives an organ. Thirty five devotees from around the world came forward, but it turned out that the "perfect match" (Click here for the full article)



Care for Cows January, 2008
by Kurma Rupa das
Posted January 9, 2008

Our January 2008 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.

(careforcows.org/downloads/newsletters_0).

In this special edition of 48 pages (5MB) we present:

  1. A Vedic perspective of animal euthanasia.

  2. A report on the atrocity committed by the RSPCA at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

  3. An overview of the residents we admitted during 2007.

  4. An overview of the cows who left us in 2007.

  5. An overview of cows who successfully recuperated in 2007.

(Click here for the full article)



ISKCON Hawaii Winter Festival
by ISKCON Hawaii
Posted January 8, 2008

JANUARY 13 - 21, 2008
New Navadvipa Dham-Honolulu, Hawaii

Come one, come all and join in the celebrations and festivities

  • Vishaka and Yadubara Prabhus premier #6 in the Srila Prabhupada DVD series.
  • Sruta Kirti Prabhu shares Prabhupada Nectar Pastimes.
  • Vaishasika Prabhu presents book distribution for the new year.
  • Bhajans, Kirtans, Maha Harinam Sankirtan in world famous Waikiki Beach.
  • Tour the Island with Jai Sri dd and visit the special places Srila Prabhupada walked.
  • Picnic after!
  • And much, much more.

Call: 808-772-1810 or email: Sruto@yahoo.com
For details or more information.



Rental in Alachua
by Gadi (das) ACBSP (Mayapur - IN)
Posted January 7, 2008

We would like to rent out our home all or half, in High Springs, next to Alachua. It is 10 min from the temple, has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large kitchen, on 4+ acres. Nice deck, porch and workshop, garden area, you can even use my tiller. It should be ready for move-in by Mid March or earlier. Please contact Gadi or Sranti at 386 454 4588 or 352 871 3900. or email gadi@pamho.net. Very quiet neighborhood.



When's the Time for Raganuga, Anyway?
by Niscala dasi
Posted January 6, 2008

In Srila Prabhupada's books we see a stress on the need for following sadhana bhakti- up to a point- and then rejecting rules and regulations in favor of the spontaneous loving platform. The difficulty is knowing exactly when to make the transition, and again Srila Prabhupada's books have the answer- when one is pure, free from material desires. But this presents another problem- devotees never think themselves pure, or advanced. So does this mean that by definition, devotees never approach raganuga? That cannot be right as the implication of this would render meaningless much of Srila Prabhupada's teachings and that of the line of acaryas before him. How can one approach raganuga while still maintaining the vaisnava standard of humility? (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Vrindavan Gurukula Students Complete a Dandavat Parikrama

by AnandaV
Posted January 1, 2008


Last week, fifteen students from Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School completed a dandavat parikrama on the Vrindavan parikrama path. Rather than walking, they circumambulated Vrindavan by offering prostrations on the ground, falling like a stick (the meaning of dandavat) again and again, until the entire path was traversed.

Grade 8 students completed this difficult challenge along the 11 km path. It was not an easy task - physically, emotionally, or spiritually. It was performed as a concluding activity to their Gurukula education and in preparation for their entering High school, where more maturity and independent responsibility is needed. (Click here for the full article)



  Accordion for Sale
by Krishna das
Posted January 30, 2008

I have an accordion for sale. It has 33 keys and 6 sets of reeds. It's marleid green, slightly used and has a great sound, especially for harinam. If you are interested,email me at: govinda-1@hotmail.com



Tulsi Seeds Wanted
by Vaisnava das
Posted January 29, 2008

I want to request all the devotees out there, if they can provide me with genuine Tulsi seeds, since I want to plant and serve Them. I did buy Tulsi seeds from internet twice, but only after they grew up, I found they were not real Tulsis but "pseudo holy basil".

So it would be great if some devotees can provide me with the seeds, as then there would be no doubt about their authenticity. I would obviously provide with the postage costs for your kindness.

I am living in Germany at the moment and can be contacted at vaisnava.das@gmail.com



Devotee House for Sale in Alachua, Florida
by Krishna Vallabha
Posted January 28, 2008

Cozy Victorian Style Cottage just 2 miles from the Alachua Hare Krsna Temple and the New Raman Reti Gurukul Montessori school. 3 bedroom 2 baths. Built in 1947. Approximately 1360 square feet (heated and cooled). Original wood high ceilings and ceiling fans. Central electric heat and cool. Two beautiful original fireplaces. Wooden floors. Newly added full insulation. ADT full house alarm system. (Click here for the full article)



BGIS Applications Accepted
by Ananda Vrindavan dasi
Posted January 27, 2008

Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School, Vrindavan is now accepting student applications for the school year 2008-2009, which begins March 26th 2008. Application forms may be downloaded from our website at www.bgis.org or by writing to us at bgis@pamho.net.



Mardi Gras Lodging
by Ananda Dasi
Posted January 26, 2008

Nice Victorian House available in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Feb 1-5

2.5 bedroom Victorian Home in Mid-city New Orleans Available during Mardi Gras

Near the temple, the parade routes and the French Quarter and just off the trolley line

$401 for 4 nights Feb 1 @ 6 pm to Feb 5 @ 6 pm

Pls contact Ananda dd at mindcoach108@yahoo.com.



Deity Dresses And Jewelry for Sale
by Louise Jones
Posted January 23, 2008

These items are new, never used. Some items were removed from packages for purpose of taking photos.

There are two sets of Radha Krishna clothing. Both sets include dhoti, kurta, chaddar for Krishna and skirt, blouse, veil for Radha.

One set is a beautiful forest green with zari borders in gold and colored thread. The fabric has little swiss dots in gold metallic color. (Click here for the full article)



Thanks From Uruguay
by Sevananda Hari das
Posted January 20, 2008


Thanks to all the devotees that wrote to us blessing us and wanting to know more about the project here in Uruguay. Our plan is to rent a place that cost 500 dollars per month, and we are going to pay that each month selling prasadam , books and incense stick in the front of the place. We are receiving beautiful murtis from India of lord Gauranga and Nityananda after Gaura Purnima. The only problem we have is that to make the rent contract we need to make a bank deposit of 3000 dollars, what means 6 months of rent, and we donĀ“t have all that money. (Click here for the full article)



Mother Looking for Devotee Son: Frank De Fuster
by Grantharaja dasa
Posted January 17, 2008

I was in a shop in Mumbai yesterday, and a respectable looking man by the name of Thierry asked me whether I knew of a devotee by the name of Frank De Fuster, a citizen of Belgium. He is a relative of this devotee, and he said that his aging mother would like to hear from him. He cannot clearly remember the devotee's spiritual name, but it is something like Narakata Das. He was last heard from when he was staying in Calcutta twenty year ago! I promised Thierry that I would put a message on a few websites. If anyone has any information, please send me an email at ganderson[@]bvinst.edu.



January Special
by Aprakrita dasa
Posted January 16, 2008


Bhaktivedanta VedaBase 2003.1

This offer is valid for two weeks only.

"I received a substantial donation and I would like to share a part of this donation to help devotees around the world to get the VedaBase at a very reasonable price."

For more information please visit this page: www.gitagita.com/en/pub/vedabase.html



In the News:
Free Lunch Reduces School Drop-Out Rate

by Kavitha Srinivasa, livemint.com
Posted January 15, 2008


[image: Scrumptious: A mid-day meal at the RBNMS Cantonment Thirukulathar School in Bangalore, which is one of 4,500 schools across five states where the Akshay Patra Foundation is operating the scheme. (Photo: Gopinath Nair/ Mint)]

Bangalore: Seven-year-old Prakash tries not to miss school because of his favourite period: lunch hour.

Then, the class II student of RBNMS Cantonment Thirukulathar School, a government-aided Tamil medium school in Bangalore, gets to tuck into a meal of rice, sambhar (vegetable stew) and a cup of plain yogurt. (Click here for the full article)



New Memories Release
by Siddhanta das
Posted January 11, 2008


Illumination Television is proud to announce the completion of "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" Part 48. This DVD contains the anecdotes of Balai dasi, Madhusudana das, Kusa dasi, Nara-Narayan das, Jaya Gauranga das and Hamsavatar das. Learn whether Balarama dances with the gopis; find out the priorities Srila Prabhupada listed for his disciples to engage in; and know how Srila Prabhupada responded to the question if someone thinks of His Divine Grace at the time of death whether they go back to Godhead as well as thinking of Krsna, (Click here for the full article)



Bhakti Prashadam Channel
by Achyuta Krishna Dasa
Posted January 10, 2008

For the purpose of promoting prashadam cooking and distribution we humbly present the BHAKTI Prashadam Channel.

Please watch our three recent prashadam cooking movies:

Roasted Egg-plant Click Here

Colorful Cabbage sbnmcd.org/vdm/Colorful%20Cabbage.wmv

(Click here for the full article)



New Bhajan Internet Radio
by Jananivasa das
Posted January 9, 2008

Welcome to the new internet-radio station broadcasting around the clock!

www.kirtanaradio.com

You can constantly hear your favorite bhajans and kirtans performed by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami, His Holiness Niranjana Swami, His Holiness Sivarama Swami, His Grace Vayasaki Prabhu, His Grace Sri Prahlada Prabhu - as well as many other devotees' chanting which makes your heart melting.

You are welcome to offer your recordings and share the nectar of the Holy Names with others!



Racism Posing As Vedic Tradition
by Shiva das
Posted January 8, 2008

Some priests of the Jagannath Temple in Puri have been vocal recently in their condemnation of ISKCON holding Rathayatras on days not traditionally reserved for Rathayatra. They have complained to various government officials and tried to make them force ISKCON to cancel those Rathayatras. They have also started a campaign of condemnation of ISKCON over some undergarments being sold which display various Vedic deities on them. They do not complain that ISKCON is selling the undergarments; the complaint is that ISKCON isn't trying to stop merchants from selling the undergarments. (Click here for the full article)



The Japa Room
by Rasa Rasika dasa
Posted January 7, 2008


Coming soon to the internet is a new and unique concept to improve your chanting....The Japa Room is a realtime discussion group that will be meeting once every week.

The process for improvement is set out in 10 stages - a new stage will be discussed every week using a realtime audio chatroom that is easily downloadable and free to use.

The Japa Room is set to start on Sunday 20th January 2008 at 12.30pm GMT- please express your interest by sending an email to me: rasa108@gmail.com

www.japaroom.com



  New Bhagavatam Set for Sale
by Cici
Posted January 30, 2008

I have a brand new set of Srimad Bhagavatams (purchased from North America BBT) that I am offering for $150. It is the full sized edition and goes through the 12th Canto. I am only willing to accept PayPal as payment.

Please contact me at cici49@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing the books and have a PayPal account.



Progressive Bhakti
by Srila Dasa
Posted January 29, 2008

Whoever comes in contact with Krsna consciousness in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Prabhupada and our Vaisnava Acaryas is very fortunate. I therefore applaud all of my readers who are attracted to that rarest of all treasures, the goal of all goals, Krsna prema. While we welcome any discussion where someone genuinely seeks to comprehend devotional topics (bhakti-tattva), inevitably issues will arise that beg our further attention. (Click here for the full article)



Prayer Request for Jahnavi Dasi
by Varnadi das and Yamuna devi dasi
Posted January 28, 2008


Jahnavi (Jennifer Haggard) of Alachua, daughter of Pavitra dd (ACBSP) and former director of Children of Krishna, has been in Shands Hospital in Gainesville since January 14th.

We are asking for the prayers and support from all her friends and well-wishers.

In the past couple of months Jahnavi has experienced several burns due to severe neuropathy, a symptom of her diabetes. Because of the neuropathy she has very little or no feeling in most of her extremities and it is therefore easily possible to get hurt without knowing. She had been in the hospital about two months earlier for an operation on one such burn and during that time the wound got infected with MRSA, a medication-resistant bacterium that is getting increasingly more common. (Click here for the full article)



Hare Krsna Bumper Stickers
by Candramukhi dasi
Posted January 27, 2008

Will you place a bumper sticker on your car that reads, "Chant Hare Krsna & Be Happy!"?

If so, please email your address to me at queenodisk@aol.com and you will receive one. Please indicate special colors.

Gaura-Haribol!



Practicing Krishna Consciousness At Home
by Padmapani das
Posted January 26, 2008


Since the vast majority of our readers are coming to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna Consciousness for the first time through Internet searches, and without access to devotee association or a nearby Hare Krishna temple, many people have inquired about how they can set up an altar in their homes and start practicing Krishna Consciousness at their own pace.

The first and foremost principle of Krishna Consciousness is chanting the Hare Krishna mantra:

"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare"

This mantra is a prayer to the Supreme Lord which means: (Click here for the full article)



Special Lecture
by NY ISKCON
Posted January 23, 2008

Please join us for a special lecture on an important topic related to Krishna Consciousness:

"Necessity for Action in Krishna Consciousness" Understanding the full value of devotional service.

Given by: Bhuta-Bhavana Das (London, England)

Wednesday January 23, 2008

at 7:30pm

(followed by Prasadam) (Click here for the full article)



More Books for Sale
by Bhaktin Heather
Posted January 20, 2008

I'm reposting some of the books posted previously and I've also got some new ones.

Brand new full sized set of Srimad Bhagavatams-$170 + $25 shipping/handling

Vrndavana, Radha Kunda, Govardhana Hill Color Guides (Good condition, hard cover)-$12 for the set + $3.50 shipping/handling

Set of small light blue Krsna Books (new, hard cover)-$8 + $3 shipping/handling

BG Interactive CD Rom (Good condition)-$2 + $1.50 shipping/handling (Click here for the full article)



Calling All Preachers
by Lalita Madhava d.d., Krishna-darshan d.d., Radha-ramana dasa
Posted January 17, 2008

Mature, liberal-minded Vaishnavas are needed to help open (or contribute funds toward opening) a center in gorgeous, progressive and highly-intellectual Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro is a beautiful and amazing town on the Connecticut River in southern Vermont just north of the Massachusetts border. Down-to-earth yet ultra-sophisticated, it has a huge alternative community of vegetarians, spiritualists and natural healers who practice, of all places, at the local hospital! Just to give an idea of how ready for and receptive to Krishna consciousness this town is, one of the featured events on January 2008's "First Friday Gallery Walk" downtown was a presentation of vintage 1920's and 1930's Krishna Calendar Art by a gallery specializing in Indian art and antiques! (Click here for the full article)



Murari Sevaka News
by John Aquila
Posted January 16, 2008


Murari Sevaka Farm's 2007 accomplishments! After years of quiet, Murari Sevaka farm is experiencing a revival. A small group of dedicated devotees has brought the Deity worship to a very nice standard along with vibrant festivals and as a result we have hundreds of people visiting the farm again. Murari Sevaka is a beautiful place in the mountains of middle Tennessee, an ideal place for a family vacation. We have simple accomodations and we welcome everyone. Call to arrange for your visit! 931-759-6888 Please check out our newsletter and website at www.IskconMurari.com.



Home in Vrindavan Wanted
by Manjubhassini dasi
Posted January 15, 2008

A devotee couple seeking to buy, a one bedroom or a studio in the MVT complex in Vrindaban. Please contact Krsnananda & Manjubhassini at : manjubhassini@hotmail.com.



Free Altar
by Achyuta Radhika dd
Posted January 11, 2008


We have a Free small Altar to give away to any devotee who would be able to pick it from our home in Long Island, NY. Find picture attached. We now have a bigger altar and feel this altar could be helping to another person's service. Please contact achyuta.deb@gmail.com.



ISKCON Child Protection Office Appoints New Assistant Director
by Tamohara das
Posted January 10, 2008

The ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mahavishnupriya devi dasi as Assistant Director. Her main services to the CPO will be investigating cases of child abuse, and managing the adjudication process of CPO cases.

Mahavishnupriya prabhu brings years of valuable experience to this service. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist with more than 20 years experience dealing with child abuse and domestic violence. She worked many years for the U.S. Navy as a case manager working with difficult cases of abuse. (Click here for the full article)



"Healing the Planet" Workshops Planned
by Nava Kisora das
Posted January 9, 2008

Followers of the late Bhakta Tirtha Goswami in Washington, D.C. are planning a number of workshops open to the public and intended to "empower the individual, the family and the community".

Everyone is invited to participate in uplifting and memorable workshops such as "Healthier Mind, Body and Spirit in 24 Hours", "Focus on the Family", "Exploring the Healing Energies of Essential Oils" and "Love and Relationships".

The afternoon includes a delicious, free, vegetarian meal and live musical entertainment. (Click here for the full article)



Uruguay Devotees Plan Preaching Centre
by Sevananda Hari das
Posted January 8, 2008

Since 1997 there has been no temple in Uruguay. The local secretary HH Gunagrahi das Goswami has given his blessings to open a new place to satisfy ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada. A local group of devotees has begun to work and has chosen a place ideal for restarting the preaching. We need your help to rent the place and to get what is needed to preach so that ISKCON can return to Uruguay.

How to help: We need laksmi.

(Click here for the full article)



Gita Jayanti
by Narayani dasi
Posted January 7, 2008


The Bhagavad-Gita, or The Song of God, is one of the oldest and most poetic scriptures in the world. Like other holy books, it is filled with the knowledge society needs in order to live a God conscious and moral life. There are 700 slokas, or verses, describing everything from the nature of this material world to what the ultimate goal of life is: developing pure love for God (Krsna). Every December, devotees of Krishna across the globe celebrate Gita Jayanti, the day the Lord spoke the Bhagavad-Gita to His disciple and dear most friend, Arjuna. (Click here for the full article)



ISKCON and the Hare Krishna Movement: An Analysis of the Hare Krishna Movement in the UK
by Ratimanjari d.d.
Posted January 6, 2008

A group of A-level students recently put the following question to me as part of its Religious Studies programme on Hinduism. They wanted to know about the development of the Hare Krishna movement, the reasons for its popularity, the role of ISKCON, and how the Hare Krishna movement has transformed over the years. These questions form the basis of this short article.

It was interesting that the students, and obviously their teacher, made a distinction between ISKCON and the Hare Krishna movement. As little as a decade ago ISKCON was the sole and undisputed proponent of bhakti, self-realisation, etc. That the students and their teacher made a distinction between ISKCON and the Hare Krishna Movement is significant because today the field has changed and expanded considerably. (Click here for the full article)



Radio Krishna Turns It Up a Notch
by Caru das
Posted January 1, 2008


Last Sunday evening listeners of Utah's Internet Radio Krishna were delighted to see for the first time titles and artists displayed by their various media players. Indeed, the list of artists and titles extends to almost 14,000, possibly the largest selection of Krishna audio on the planet.

There have been many devoted listeners since Radio Krishna went to the internet four years ago. However, until yesterday, we hadn't the technology to satisfy their curiosity about the titles of the songs and the artists. With the recent purchase of a PC server for $ 1,500.00 and with the technical expertise of Balarama Das, the curiosity of listerners will no longer go unsatisfied. (Click here for the full article)



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