Advancing Peace & Global Well-Being
Many leading scholars have emphasized the authenticity of ISKCON. Diana Ek, professor of comparative religious studies and Indian studies at Harvard University, describes the movement as “A tradition that has a respected place in the religious life of humankind.” In the 1980s. AL Basham, one of the world’s leading authorities on the history and culture of India, about ISKCON : It arose near Zilch in just twenty years and became known throughout the West. I think this could be the sign of the day and the decisive fact in the history of the Western world.
Members in Over 120 Nations
What is ISKCON ?
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organization. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in NewYork City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Its core beliefs are based on the Vedic scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavata Purana, and the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, which has had adherents in India since the late 15th century and American and European devotees since the early 1900s.
Services provided include ombudsman services, conflict mediation services, and self-help tools. The ISKCON Domestic Abuse Coalition's mission is "to raise awareness of [domestic abuse] within ISKCON and provide valuable resources for victims, leadership and the community at large.
ISKCON members practice bhakti yoga at home and also pray in temples. They also promote bhakti yoga or Krishna consciousness through festivals, humanistic disciplines, yoga workshops, public chants, and thus the distribution of public literature. ISKCON members have also opened hospitals, schools, colleges, eco-villages, free food projects and other institutions to practice the devotional yoga path.