WSN December 2013 – Wow! Another year better than the last one: over 8 million books distributed! The highest total since 1995!

By Vijaya das

Look what New Delhi did: 641,898 book points! And look what Juhu did: 453,396 book points! Incredible. And Mayapur: 325,423 book points. And look what the simple temple, Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath in Chowpatti, did: 309,661 book points–amazing. All of these temples increased by 999% above their monthly average. I think the book distributors in these temples were in samadhi, especially Madhusundara Prabhu in New Delhi who did 31,410 book points. He should be in the book distributors hall of fame if such a hall ever manifests. Continue reading

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa recites MLK’s ‘Drum Major Instinct’ at the Apollo (2 min video)

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa is a monk, lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain for Columbia University and New York University and the Interfaith chaplain at Union Theological Seminary where courses on Hindu scriptures. He has spoken at a recent TEDx conference and was featured in the NPR piece “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk.” He appeared in the PBS Documentary on the Bhagavad Gita, as well as The New York Times. He is also a regular contributor for the Huffington Post. His life is chronicled in his autobiography: Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine. — Read more ›

Krishna Fest in Baroda (Album 367 photos)

Indradyumna Swami: Last night we had an unfortunate accident on our festival tour. One of our devotees, Lal Krsna das, slipped from a balcony and fell two stories to the ground. He broke both hands and an ankle and is presently undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. The good news is that there are no serious internal or head injuries. The doctors say he is out of danger and will make a full recovery. Please everyone keep him in your prayers. — Read more ›

Bhakti Charu Swami’s Research of Shastras and Udayananda’s letter to him

By Udayananda Dasa

I recently received an email from one of our Godbrother’s. It was a copy of some excerpts from a talk you gave on November 14, 2013 regarding “The Glorious Position of Srila Prabhupada”. The paper was seven printed pages long and gave amazing vijnana realizations of the appearance and pastimes of Srila Prabhupada supported by appropriate shastras. This was very clear, relevant and accurate forecasting of HDG by the shastras themselves. Continue reading