Live ISKCON Disciple Course in English

The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. Designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON, the course is also recommended for leaders, preachers councilors and educators in ISKCON. The course was developed under the direction …

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Merciful Narasimhadeva

One time, I also felt surrendered unto You at least for a few minutes. That was during the big flood in 1987. While offering You puja, standing waist-deep in water, a big, frightening snake swam in the temple, passing behind You. It stopped about five feet in front of me, finding its exit blocked. After …

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Preaching Is The Essence

“…we are certain that new ideas will arise as devotees become more and more determined to spread Krsna consciousness. The different kinds of preaching are like links in a chain. Books are the basis; preaching is the essence. To pull people out of material suffering, we need a strong chain of different kinds of connected …

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5 Tips For Parents – Archana Siddhi Devi Dasi

2nd TIP – Validate your child’s feelings Sometimes we become upset hearing our children express strong negative feelings about themselves or others. If a child says, “I hate myself,” we may reply, “You don’t really feel like that,” or “That isn’t true.” Children who frequently have their feelings denied lose confidence in their ability to …

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5 Tips For Parents

-ARCHANA-SIDDHI DEVI DASI — 1st Tip – Use discipline, not punishment Discipline teaches; punishment hurts. When our children need to be corrected, choose a consequence that will teach them and increase their self-esteem rather than hurt them. Hitting does little to positively instruct children. Instead, it teaches them that it is okay to hit others …

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Lord Narasimhadev’s Mercy Even On Non-devotees

The mercy of Lord Narasimhadev at Mayapur is famous and I have an interesting story in brief. I know a couple Ashok Ghosh and his wife Shila Ghosh from Kolkata, who married twelve years ago. Four years before when I met them, they shared their worries with me. Like other childless couples, who undertake treatments …

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Nectar Of Congregational Preaching

The potential of householders to spread Lord Caitanya’s supremely auspicious movement is unlimited. Congregational preachers must simply be convinced in the efficacy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s wonderful command: bolo Krsna (“always chant the name of Krsna!”), bhajo Krsna (“cause the flower of the holy name to blossom into the expanding petals of Krsna’s form, qualities, …

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