• New Book Now Available in Temple Gift Shop

    Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness, a book by Pranada Dasi, has hit the Amazon Hot New Releases list at number one in Indian Eastern Philosophy. The book is available now in the temple gift shop. For more information, click here for the original article on ISKCON News.

  • Top Academic Scholars Appreciate ISKCON in New Short Film

    ISKCON50 Academic Conference at Harvard from Karuna Productions on Vimeo. Original article by Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on Feb. 15, 2018 Please read about this exciting conference of academic scholars held at Harvard University, celebrating the 50th anniversary of ISKCON. The organizers brought together a superlative interfacing of religious scholars and full time devotee monks and […]

  • GoFundMe: Yamaraja Prabhu’s Cancer Treatment

    **To donate, please visit the GoFundMe page here.** The backbone of ISKCON is the unsung heroes, those devotees who dedicate their lives to Krishna’s service with no recognition or material gain in return. And now one of those heroes desperately needs your help. Yamaraja Dasa joined ISKCON in 1971 and took initiation from Srila Prabhupada. […]

  • ISKCON Youth Spend Their Holidays Helping Puerto Rico Temple

    Clearing tree debris Three months after the category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20th, the U.S. territory’s infrastructure is still far from recovered. Only 20 per cent of traffic lights are powered; forty per cent of Puerto Ricans, especially in the countryside, are still without electricity, and many have barely any running […]

  • Fortunate People Project Films 10,000 People Chanting Globally

    Fortunate People, a project started in the UK by Russian devotee Shaktyavesha Avatar Das, began in 2016 as an offering to Srila Prabhupada for ISKCON’s 50thAnniversary. Participating devotees distribute books and then film the recipients chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra for the first time. During the recent Prabhupada Marathon of December 2017, the project reached […]

  • Monthly Sankirtan Festival

    Schedule: 10:15 AM – Meet in the temple room (kirtan) 10:20 AM – Group Bhagavad Gita reading 10:40 AM – Inspirational talk by a sankirtan warrior 10:50 AM – Team formation and departure for Sankirtan in Gainesville 2:00 PM – Picnic lunch prasadam at Park Ave Apartment clubhouse, Gainesville. Sharing of sankirtan realisations REGISTRATION IS […]

  • Baltimore Devotees Spend Holiday Season Giving Books to Hospital Patients

    Devotees gift a happy chaplain a copy of Srila Prabhupada’s one-volume biography ISKCON Baltimore’s Jiva Daya Sankirtana Team has been distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books in many creative ways over the years, including placing them in prison libraries and motels. This year so far, for instance, they have put 500 books in prisons, and 13,000 Bhagavad-gitas […]

  • Sankirtan Seminar with Vaisesika Prabhu

    Fri. Dec 1 6p-8.30p “Goodwill Ambassador” 8.30p Light Prasadam Sat. Dec 2 8-10a “How to distribute a Gita on its own merit” 10-11a Breakfast 11a-2.30p Sankirtan outing w/Vaisesika prabhu 3-4.30p lunch and sharing of sankirtan experiences 6.30-8.30p Gaura arati and bhajans w/Vaisesika prabhu 8.30p Light Prasadam Sunday Dec 3 8-10a How to organise a “Monthly […]

  • Our Other Family Business: TOVP

    From left to right: Amrita, Hrishi, Ambarish, Svaha and Anisha. Vaisesika Prabhu has written about book distribution in “Our Family Business.” Closely connected to it, or inseparable from it, is the manifestation of the TOVP as funds from book distribution around the world directly contribute to the TOVP every year. These two heartfelt desires of […]

  • ISKCON Hosts Interfaith Day of Prayer for Harvey Victims

    Some of the participants of the Houston interfaith prayers.  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and devastation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed Sunday, Sept 3rd as a Day of Prayer in Texas—which happened to coincide with the birth anniversary of Bhaktivinoda Thakur, a 19th century Vaishnava Hindu saint and theologian who envisioned people […]

  • ISKCON’s mega kitchens on National Geographic Channel

      From Description: India’s mega kitchens on Nat Geo channel. In the show, celebrity chef Vikas Khanna introduces some of India’s mega kitchens. Today’s episode features ISKCON Yatra Kitchen. During the auspicious Kartik Maas according to the Hindu calendar, thousands of devotees visit the holy Vrindavan. Iskcon yatra team starts planning for the yatra months […]

  • TOVP Launches “FullDome Mayapur” Project

    The devotees from the TOVP team are developing a project called FullDome. This project will be located on a small piece of land near Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi. Operation FullDome is a way to give any visiting guest to Sri Dham Mayapur an opportunity to experience the most unique immersive spiritual experience in a spiritual town. […]

  • Demystifying Reincarnation – Chaitanya Charan’s Latest Book

    The book’s cover Demystifying Reincarnation is an engaging read that analyzes how one of humanity’s oldest questions – what happens after death? – is most coherently and empoweringly answered through reincarnation. The book has three major sections: scientific, inter-religious and metaphysical. The first section makes the scientific case for reincarnation using evidence and theory: evidence drawn […]

  • Hare Krishna! Film Wins Jury Prize for Best Picture

    ‘Hare Krishna!’ about the achievements and teachings of Srila Prabhupada, won Best Picture at Illuminate Film Festival Documentary film Hare Krishna!, about the life and achievements of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, has won the coveted Jury Prize for Best Picture at Illuminate, the world’s premier conscious film festival. The festival ran from May 31st to […]

  • ISKCON Reaches Out to Muslim Community

    Muslim and Vaishnava scholars gather in D.C. for their most recent dialogue (Anuttama Das and Dr. Saunallah Kirmani are seated together on the far right)  A recent Pew Research Center survey found that Muslims in the United States currently face the most discrimination of any group. The American Civil Liberties Union says that recently “politics […]

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy is Seeking Qualified Candidates

    Bhaktivedanta Academy is seeking qualified candidates who possess an enthusiasm for working with children in a highly collaborative teaching environment. If you are a self-starter who wants to be part of a mission-driven school that provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to apply for positions for the coming school year […]

  • Devotees Invited to Refresh and Renew at Reimagined Festival of Inspiration

    One of the first of the retreat-style festivals currently so popular in ISKCON, Festival of Inspiration, launched in New Vrindaban in 2000, has always offered something a little unique. Now, in its 17th year, with the tagline “Rethink. Refresh. Renew,” FOI is again taking a fresh approach, offering an exciting new inspirational experience based on […]

  • Mark Your Calendars! Next ISKCON Disciples Course in Alachua

    The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. This is a mandatory course for all devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON. (The course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.) The course was […]

  • Teacher Training Course 1 by Krishna Institute

    What: Teacher Training Course One (TTC1) Where: Alachua Learning Academy When: March 17 (evening), 18 & 19 and 24 (evening), 25 & 26 Who: Janaki devi dasi and Madhuri Pura das Interested in inspiring or helping others so their spiritual development and service will increase dramatically? The Krishna Institute (KI) will empower you to do […]

  • New Seating for Our Temple Room

    Tired of looking at ugly mismatched folding chairs in the temple room and not enough seating on high attendance days? We have come up with a solution: We are going to convert the back walls from the corners to the glass doors leading into the lobby into beautiful hand crafted benches with upholstered cushions. There […]

  • ACHARYA Theatrical Distribution

    ACHARYA is a 90 minute documentary film on the life of  Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement. Please support the film’s distribution in theaters by donating through the link below.

  • Devotees Take Srila Prabhupada on Historic Trip to Antarctica

    Kesihanta (left) and Trivikrama with their Hare Krishna mantra banner in Antarctica In a unique offering for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, two devotees have made a preaching trip to Antarctica, the southernmost and coldest continent in the world. The intrepid explorers are Kesihanta Das, a Prabhupada disciple and co-director of ISKCON Alachua’s Save the Cow program, […]

  • Good Time to Catch the Tax Benefits

    2016 is quickly coming to a close. But there’s still time to make a tax deductible financial contribution to ISKCON Alachua. As our temple continues to grow and develop, we have many plans for the years ahead. Giving in charity is good for the soul and gives much benefit to the giver. As Srila Prabhupada […]

  • Gita Jayanti

    On Saturday, December 10, 2016, we observe the most auspicious day of Gita Jayanti, the day commemorating the advent of the Bhagavad-gita. We will continue with tradition and chant all 700 verses of the Gita in the Temple room beginning at 4:00 p.m., and we will finish just in time for Sundara Arati at 6:30 […]

  • Festival of the Holy Name

    The annual Festival of the Holy Name is approaching. There will be special guest kirtaniyas. Experience the maha-mantra and chant at the Festival of the Holy Name! November 25 and 26, 2016 — 10 AM to 10 PM, November 27, 2016 — 10 AM to 1:30 PM (Thanksgiving weekend) At ISKCON New Raman Reti in […]

  • Support North American ISKCON Youth’s annual mission trip to Mexico

    Support our North American ISKCON Youth’s upcoming annual mission trip to Mexico. Thirty-six of our next generation youth and young adult missionaries will be embarking on a 7000-mile journey over the course of their winter break, December 14-January 5, to share the spiritually uplifting message of Krishna consciousness with thousands of people in towns and […]

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day – THIS Thursday, November 3, 2016

    (Fasting until noon) 4:30 a.m.—Mangal Arati 5:00 a.m.—Tulasi Puja 5:30 a.m.—Japa 7:20 a.m.—Guru Puja 7:45 a.m.—Greeting the deities 8:00 a.m.—Remembrances 10:30 a.m.—Bring in 500 preps for Srila Prabhupada’s Maha Prasadam Feast 11:45 a.m.—Pushpanjali 12:00 noon—Arati to Srila Prabhupada and to Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara 12:30 p.m.—Distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s Maha Prasadam 5:30 p.m.—NEW TIME – […]

  • Govardhana Puja and Go Seva Festival

    Join us for the Govardhana Puja and Go Seva Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016, to celebrate Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill. The day’s full schedule will be announced next week. 4:15 p.m. – Arati and Kirtan 5:40 – 6:00 p.m. – Go (Cow) Puja and circumbulate Govardhana Hill 6:30 p.m. – Maha Prasadam Feast Please […]