In the bustling city of Jos, Nigeria, amidst the diverse trimmings of cultures and religions, Salika Das stands as a beacon of interfaith harmony and peacebuilding. As a disciple of Bhakti Tirtha Swami and the temple president at ISKCON Jos for the past 25 years, Salika's journey has been marked by unwavering dedication to Srila Prabhupada's mission of spreading Krishna consciousness and fostering understanding among different faith traditions.
Eight and a half years ago, Sharana Prada Das came to Mayapur following his spiritual journey in the 1990s when he first discovered the philosophy he yearned for in Srila Prabhupada's "Teachings Of Lord Chaitanya." His relentless dedication in Mayapur has helped transform the Russian-speaking community into a vibrant cultural center.
Krishna Gana Das, the culinary pilgrim whose journey across Australia echoes the spiritual rhythms of devotion, embarked on a unique odyssey that not only defined his path but enriched the lives of those touched with his unwavering commitment to Krishna consciousness. From his days at ISKCON New Govardhan in beautiful eastern Australia to his food truck adventures where he joined music festivals across the country, Krishna Gana's story is a tapestry woven with the threads of prasadam, sincere service, and authentic spiritual connections.
Hoofprint Media is a family-owned and operated multimedia design company based in the United States, specializing in web design, graphic design, photography, and film. Over the years, Hoofprint Media has significantly contributed to the impact and success of ISKCON temples, devotional projects, and devotee-operated businesses worldwide. What sets Hoofprint Media apart is its unwavering commitment to excellence. Their team of skilled designers and developers is dedicated to employing top-notch tools and equipment to elevate their expertise and provide enhanced services to their clients. Bhismadeva Dasa, the founder, has offered us interesting insights into his background and the inspiration behind establishing this remarkable initiative.
Hari Mohan Dasa (Mohan Ashtakala), an editor and publisher of a community newspaper in Denver, Colorado, for thirteen years, has written an amazing historical fiction titled "Sadhu." The book has received immense appreciation from authors and devotees. It explores the spiritual journey of Lord Chaitanya's elder brother, as well as the historical and social intricacies of Medieval India.
Manukanya Devi Dasi, the trailblazing African woman and the first female Temple President at WuSA House in South Africa, has a captivating spiritual journey that transcends cultural and gender boundaries. Her story unfolds with a childhood fascination for the saree, inspired by the Hare Krishna devotees she encountered at the age of nine. This initial attraction led her to the temple, where she discovered a profound philosophy that resonated deeply with her.
In the quaint villages and bustling towns of Norfolk, a retired couple, Shyamlal Prabhu and Danakeli Mataji, have embarked on a remarkable 175,000-mile book distribution journey in the last seven years, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of the local community. This initiative, driven by their deep devotion to Srila Prabhupada's mission and guided by the instruction of their spiritual mentor, serves as a shining example of dedicated service within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) community.
Arjundas Adhikari (Andrew Horn), author, impresario, and Indian theatre expert, shares with The London Economic what it was like serving as a Hare Krsna monk for 20+ years and how it has shaped his artistic pursuits. Arjundas gives an inside look at early temple life, his art business, writing project, and more.
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Recently, Amala Kirtan Das was honored for 15 years of presence and active participation at the Nova Gokula Kirtan Fest in Brazil. The honor was given on November 2023 by Vaikuntha Murti Das. Since 2008, he has been performing beautiful kirtans and contributing in many ways to the success of the Kirtan Fest.