News & Announcements
Deity Worship Seminar – 25-28.09.2015
Dear Devotees and Friends. Hare Krishna. We are very happy to announce the upcoming seminar on Deity Worship and invite you all to attend. It is a great opportunity to learn and deepen your knowledge and experience with Arca Vigraha – the Deity form of the Lord. Srila Prabhupada: “He has agreed to be seen […]
Sri Radhastami – appearance of Srimati Radharani. September 20th and 21st
Srimati Radharani according to Srila Prabhupada Adapted from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada given on Radhastami, the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, on September 18, 1969, in London: What is the position of Srimati Radharani? We should try to understand this today and offer our obeisances to Radharani. “Radhe vrndavanesvari:” tapta-kanchana-gaurangi radhe vrndavanesvari vrsabhanu-sute devi […]
Janmashtami weekend UPDATE
Unfortunately, HG Kurma Prabhu has come down with sickness and will not be visiting for Janmashtami or Srila Prabhupada’s appearance celebrations. We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to him.
Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day, Sunday 6th September
Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Saturday 5th September
Srila Prabhupada on Janmastami “One has to learn how Krishna takes birth. It is not an ordinary birth. Had it been an ordinary birth, then why should we observe the Janmashtami ceremony? It is Divine, Transcendental” “We observe Janmashtami annually, but Janmashtami is ongoing at every moment. In the vast expanse of multiple universes, each […]
Lord Balarama’s appearance day. Sunday 30th August
Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 5.5 eka-i svarupa donhe, bhinna-matra kaya adya kaya-vyuha, krishna-lilara sahaya SYNONYMS eka-i — one; svarupa — identity; donhe — both of Them; bhinna-matra kaya — only two different bodies; adya — original; kaya-vyuha — quadruple expansions; krishna-lilara — in the pastimes of Lord Krishna; sahaya — assistance. TRANSLATION These two are […]
ISKCON Founder Acarya
ISKCON's founder Acarya (leader) is His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who appeared in 1896 in Calcutta, India.
He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent devotional scholar and the founder of sixty-four branches of Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes), liked this educated young man and convinced him to dedicate his life to teaching Vedic knowledge in the Western world.
Srila Prabhupada became his student, and eleven years later (1933) at Allahabad, he became his formally initiated disciple.
Srila Prabhupada left us a veritable library of Vedic philosophy and culture. Highly respected by scholars for their authority, depth, and clarity, his books are used at colleges and universities around the world.
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes his works in over 50 languages.
The following institutions provide educational opportunities for people of all ages interested in systematically studying the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. Some offer degrees.
Srila Prabhupada Videos and Teachings