In 1965 an elderly saintly monk journeyed from India to America to begin a spiritual revolution, giving spiritual wisdom to a world dissatisfied with a life of materialism.
It was 50 years ago, on 12th July 1966, that ISKCON’s Founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada incorporated his international spiritual movement that continues to dynamically flourish world-wide.
To celebrate this milestone, ISKCON centres worldwide are holding various events and a hardcopy magazine has been published for international distribution to the general public.
Please visit www.ISKCON50.org to find out more on local 50th celebratory events.
ISKCON has come a long way in the last 50 years with 602 temples, 54 schools, 65 farming communities and thousands of members worldwide.
It is truly an international society which encompasses all ethnicities.
ISKCON Australia will be marking the 50th Anniversary with an event at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday August 20, 2016.
The dazzling line-up for the Opera House event includes-
-world-renowned travelling monk and published author Radhanath Swami (www.radhanathswami.com )
-Mukunda Goswami-published author and spiritual leader (http://youtu.be/ebEXVW88beM and http://youtu.be/ZXbbTQNgY90 )
-Natya-Shakti-a dance troupe portraying the ancient Odissi dance that was originally only performed in the Jagannath temple in Orissa, India
-an item from the students at Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula (www.krishnaschool.org )
-a performance from Bhakti Without Borders, 2016 Grammy Nominee album.
-Mahaprabhu Drama troupe
-and much more