Hungary for Enlightenment
Jul05

Hungary for Enlightenment

by Madhava Smullen In the 1970s, when devotees first printedBhagavad-gita As It Is, The Perfection of Yoga, and Sri Isopanisad in Hungarian, it was hard to see Hungary as a country where Krishna consciousness might flourish. Communism had reigned since 1949, and with its power still formidable, devotees had to keep their spiritual activities under the radar. But in 1986, when the Austrian border opened up, Krishna...

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Krishna Fest FM

Hare Krishna, dear devotees! I was distributing books in Hamilton, New Zealand, early one sunny morning. I do not normally have much success distributing to middle-aged people, but after a few nice exchanges with younger people I approached a thoughtful-looking middle-aged gentleman with a beard. He was very keen to see the Bhagavad-gita, explaining that he considered himself a Buddhist and had always been interested in spiritual...

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Translators in Training
Jul03

Translators in Training

by Madhava Smullen In a small town where Krishna once protected his devotees with the holy Govardhana Hill, a major part of the future of Vaishnava culture and learning has been born. Srimad Bhagavat Vidyapitham, ISKCON’s version of the traditionalvidyapitham Sanskrit language school, focuses its work around the cream of all Vedic literature, Srimad Bhagavatam. Gopiparanadhana Dasa, a BBT Sanskrit editor and translator...

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A New December Marathon Opportunity
Jul03

A New December Marathon Opportunity

By Pancharatna dasa Srila Prabhupada’s December marathon is now in full swing and devotees everywhere are looking for opportunities to serve Lord Chaitanya’s mission and please Srila Prabhupada by distributing transcendental literature. We invite you to participate in a very special way by joining Friends of the BBT. As a member you help Srila Prabhupada’s book distribution mission by supporting its foundation...

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Prabhupada Marathon Arrives
Jul03

Prabhupada Marathon Arrives

December is here, bringing with it cold and crisp weather, and for most people, Christmas trees and presents. But devotees are bundling up warm, shouldering their book bags, and heading out on the streets to deliver presents that do what no X-Box or shiny new bike can for its owners, deliver them from disease, old age and death. International Sankirtana Minister Vijaya Dasa encourages everyone to do whatever he can this Prabhupada...

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