Traveling Solo But Never Alone

Bhaktimarga Swami, “but you can just call me Swami for short”, is a Hare Krishna monk who has about in much in common with the airport-chanting variant as I do with Madonna. He is quiet, plain spoken, introspective and crossing Canada by foot for his third time. It is a pilgrimage for Swami, formerly Jon Peter Vis, but also an escape. “I work with a lot of people in my day to day roll, this is a break.”

Smells evoking civilization

DOWN a flight of stairs and in the heart of town is Govinda, one of Budapest's best kept culinary secrets. Run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Govinda is on a mission to prove that vegetarian cooking can be just as, if not more, exciting and satisfying than meat.

This wonderland of authentic Indian cuisine is a lunch-time haven for people working in and around District V, a quiet and inspiring place for regulars to meet friends for dinner, and, with the Átma center down the hall providing yoga classes and Bhagavad-Gita discussion groups open to all, Govinda also serves as a spiritual pit-stop of sorts for followers of Hare Krishna.

The Budapest Sun Online

Global Culture for a Globalized World

Global Culture means being comfortable with being part of different communities simultaneously.
Global Culture also means choice. A recent study conducted by ReBoot of Jewish-American generational perspectives on the Jewish faith found that the so-called “iPod Generation” valued the ability to be selective about which parts of their faith and other faiths they wished to practice. Global Culture is about having the opportunity to visit the Baha'i Center, the Hare Krishna Community, or First AME Church and taking knowledge from each to create a spirituality that encompasses your entire world.

Moscow Authorities Approve Krishna Temple

The city government in Moscow has agreed to allot land for the construction of a Krishna temple, ending a longstanding controversy over whether Hindus should have a place of worship in the Russian capital, The Hindu newspaper reports.

The paper quoted Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit as saying that the Moscow Mayor had assured her he would allot land for the temple. This promise was also registered in a joint statement issued at the end of Ms. Dixit’s talks with the Mayor.