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  • Don't Hike Alone

    "Who is going to come looking for you when you get into a tough spot? Who has permission to ask you questions about your moral boundaries? Who in your life has permission to tell you that it’s time to take a break before you crash?"

  • Four Principles of Community Building

    How interesting that community building starts with our own internal work. How we show up, how we set our minds, how we hold radical responsibility, and how we value those around us.

  • ISKCON-London Organizes First International Community Retreat to India

    The first ever ISKCON-London India Retreat was organised by Champakalata Priya devi dasi and Bhaktin Aartee who led around 12 devotees on this beautiful journey in March 2019. 

  • ISKCON Australia’s First Community Services Conference

    Presenters at the conference were devotees who are developing Vaishnava community welfare services including mentoring, counseling, mental health support, youth support, widows support, palliative care and caring for the sick, women’s support, social justice and more. The conference was attended by just under 100 devotees.

  • Let’s Talk About ISKCON’s Generations – Which One Are You?

    In ISKCON today, we typically call everyone who joined the movement “the first generation.” We call all the children of those who joined “second generation,” no matter their age, and all their children “third generation.” But now the gurukuli pioneers have come forward to say that continuing to use the term to describe everyone across a thirty-year timespan is confusing and problematic.

  • More Devotees, Happy Devotees: The Seven Stages of ISKCON Membership

    A person is attracted to the notion of bhakti after hearing about it, examines the concepts involved, tests it by meeting others who have adopted it and then experiments with the daily practises. After finding some satisfaction the person then moves toward ‘advocacy’ of bhakti.

  • We Believe - A Video by ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry

    The ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) has been actively helping devotee communities around the world for the past twenty years by providing necessary resources for the furthering of Srila Prabhupada's vision. Due to this service many congregations have grown in numbers and in quality. Thousands of devotees and newcomers have benefited.

  • ISKCON One Family - Part One

    Outstanding success is achieved through remarkable results and it is rarely, if ever, achieved by the individual alone. It happens through support, guidance, advice, willingness, corporation and commitment of others, beside the individual’s own contribution.

  • Silent Tears of Remorse
    We sometimes think of ourselves as being good adjudicators of who is serious in Krishna consciousness, and who is not. Who is pure, or not. Expecting that “More people will leave Krishna consciousness than stay,” we easily become proud of being one of the “privileged few” to remain.
  • Expecting Too Much From Sunday
    Sunday is a time for preaching. Serious preaching. Preaching with an edge. Preaching that looks sinners in the eye and says, "God loves you, now get it right." Preaching that looks the complacent in the eye and says, "God loves you, now get outside yourself."