American University Yoga Club Shuts Down over ‘Cultural Appropriation’

Maya Krishnan wearing a “culturally appropriated” jeans jacket. by Alana Mastrangelo All it took was one student’s complaint to dissolve the Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian Club that had been active on American University’s (AU) campus for the last seven years. AU student, Maya Krishnan, took offense to an event in October, in which the More...

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By VNN Staff On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Kirtan: A New Healing Tool for Veterans?

Some veterans are discovering that kirtan—a form of chanting from India—is helping them cope with conditions such as PTSD, as well as life back home. When you picture a kirtan enthusiast in your mind’s eye, More...

By VNN Staff On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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IPBYS Prison Program

August 05, 2013 (VNN) IPBYS Prison Program Update, August 2013 by Vasanti dasi By the mercy and power of Srila Gurudeva, the IPBYS Prison Program expands and reaches the lives of so many jivas on its own accord. More...

By VNN Staff On Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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Yoga Takeover of New York’s Times Square

June 27, 2013 (VNN) Summer Solstice celebrated with Yoga Takeover of New York’s Times Square via theprovince.com People around the world were up at the crack of dawn on Friday to celebrate the longest day of More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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The History of Lord Jagannātha’s Snana-Yatra

June 23, 2013 (VNN) Śrī Jagannātha Mahā-Bhāva-Prakāśa An  evening lecture by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja, given on the 23rd June 1994, in Towaco, USA.   Today is Snāna-pūrṇimā, the More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, June 16th, 2013
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ShaktiFest 2013

June 16, 2013 (VNN) By Vasanti dasi Over the years, I had heard vaguely about Shaktifest and Bhaktifest, but never quite knew what they were.  This year, by Srila Gurudeva’s inspiration and understanding that More...

By VNN Staff On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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ISKCON’s Self Discovery Programs Celebrated “Festival of Love and Trust”

Houston, May 28, 2013 (VNN) By Ravinder Yerram via Indoamerica News On Saturday, May 18, as Part of “Self Discovery” programs all over the Houston conducted by ISKCON, the Hare Krishna Dham, devotees grand More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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The Name of God: A Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue

Potomac, Maryland – May 26, 2013 (VNN) By Krishna Lila dasi via ISKCON News It’s a topic that one might have expected was studied by this group years ago. But that fact is, only after a decade and a half More...

By VNN Staff On Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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New Vrindaban Rebuilds, Sees Bright Future Ahead

May 12, 2013 (VNN) By Madhava Smullen via ISKCON News New Vrindaban Board Members with Srila Prabhupada in his Palace of Gold Established in 1968 in West Virginia, New Vrindaban was ISKCON’s first rural  More...

By VNN Staff On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Hare Krishna Temple vandalized; 2 men arrested

May 07, 2013 (VNN) by Greg Hamilton via Gainesville.com Two men went into the Hare Krishna Temple in Alachua while a service was going on Saturday morning and began throwing bleach around the temple, saying it More...