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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes 500 major centres, temples and rural communities, nearly 100 affiliated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of namahattas or local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide. In over 50 years, ISKCON has expanded widely since its founding by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, also known as Srila Prabhupada, in New York City in 1966.

Srila Prabhupada has drawn appreciation from scholars and religious leaders alike for his remarkable achievement in presenting India's Vaishnava spiritual culture in an authentic and relevant manner to contemporary Western and worldwide audiences.

Members of ISKCON practice bhakti-yoga in their homes and ISKCON centres and temples. They also promote bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, through festivals, the performing arts, seminars, public chanting, and distribution of authentic spiritual literature. ISKCON members have also opened colleges, eco-villages, hospitals, schools and other institutions as a practical application of the path of devotional yoga. They have also led free food distribution projects.

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COVERAGE

Monday, 25 November 2019

On November 24th, the UK ISKCON devotees celebrated their 50th Anniversary in grandeur at the famous Apollo Theater in downtown London. The show brought together performing arts from East and West, theatrical acrobatics, live music and sacred song, immersive mantra choir experience, award-winning dance and incredible 3D visuals.

Saturday, 09 November 2019

Fifty years ago, in 1969, three couples – Mukunda and Janaki, Gurudas and Yamuna, and Shyamasundara and Malati – were inspired by Srila Prabhupada to start the first ISKCON center in London.

Thursday, 03 October 2019

The annual ISKCON-London Volunteers Dinner honours all the devotees who have offered service during the past 12 months. For 2019, being the Golden Anniversary, all devotees who had offered service to Sri-Sri Radha-Londonisvara over the last 50 years were invited. The assembled guests were therefore blessed with the association of many Srila Prabhupada disciples and senior sevaks.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

On September 15th, brahmacharis from the Radha Krishna Temple in London celebrated the 50th anniversary of ISKCON UK by recreating The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover and sharing the photos throughout social media.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Yoga Magazine in the UK has published a ten-page feature article in its June issue, written by ISKCON devotees, on the life and spiritual legacy of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada.

Monday, 08 July 2019

Matins, attended in Civic State by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Ruth Bush, and Councillors of the City of Westminster, was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Friday, 14 June 2019

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.

Monday, 10 June 2019

As ISKCON UK anniversaries come thick and fast, Govinda's Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, snapping up a steady flow of awards and celebrity endorsements and changing more than a few lives along the way.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Food For Life London, which has been feeding hot vegetarian meals to the homeless since 1994, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its first ever "Walk Against Hunger."

Saturday, 25 May 2019

ISKCON-London’s Radha-Krishna Temple is celebrating the 50th installation anniversary of its presiding Deities Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara this year with a series of events and creative projects.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

ISKCON-London’s Radha-Krishna Temple is celebrating the 50th installation anniversary of its presiding Deities Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara this year with a series of events and creative projects.

Friday, 24 May 2019

The Radha-Krishna Temple in London is celebrating its 50thanniversary, and the 50th anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, with several exciting events this year.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

It has been claimed that veganism went mainstream in 2018, but for many cultures - in London and globally - it has been the dominant dietary preference for a long time.

Monday, 18 March 2019

In 1944, on the auspicious appearance day of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada started the English magazine, Back to Godhead.

75 years later, and during the 50th Golden Anniversary year of the incorporation of ISKCON UK, it is a great honour that the unique story of ISKCON-London - the first ISKCON centre in the UK (opened in 1969) - is shared with the world in this international publication - a publication that Srila Prabhupada later referred to as the beginning of his spiritual life.

Friday, 15 March 2019

The New York Times Style Magazine’s first digital cover story, published on February 14th, features Hare Krishna devotees from ISKCON’s Radha-Krishna Temple chanting on the streets of London.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Srila Prabhupada considered London one of the most important cities in the world for spreading Krishna consciousness. This December marks fifty years since the opening of ISKCON's first temple in London and the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Londonishvara. London plays an important part in ISKCON’s incredible history.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

A bold fashion statement amidst familiar faces - The New York Times Style Magazine's first digital cover story features our monks chanting on the streets of London, and model Maisie Dunlop. The photograph is part of a series showcasing classic British fashion, paying homage to Savile Row.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Soho is a brilliant part of the city, and a must for anyone visiting or living in the Capital. Bordering the areas of Leicester square and China Town, Soho is situated in the heart of London.

Monday, 04 February 2019

Veganism has got to be the most hipster diet going. And since a plant-based diet is animal-friendly, nutritious and healthy, we can't really argue with it. With Veganuary firmly behind us, some might need new inspiration to keep their vegan spark alive. And old-school vegan veterans probably gave up trying to dine out long ago. So for those who need a little helping hand, here is a list of the best places to grab a vegan meal, whether it be a fine dining dinner or a bucket of popcorn 'chicken' on the go.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

With increasing homelessness in the UK, charities such as Food For Life' are becoming more relevant, coming forward to feed the rough sleepers across the country's capital. The number of people officially recorded as homeless and sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to 4,751 in 2017, but charities estimate the true figure has been more than double.

 
 
 
 
 
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