To: Gengis Khan
I was suprised to see how many Hindu missionary centers the Krishna Consciousness folks have in the USA: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Gainesville, Houston, New York, and several others. They also have missionary headquarters all over Europe.
I have no idea if they are active in Greece. Why don't you go the (very attractive) ISKCON website
and ask them?
posted on 02/08/2007 7:58:11 AM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
(What does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God)
To: Mrs. Don-o
As I said "I am considering ISKCON only for example." ISKCON isnt really mainstream Hinduism. ISKCON is more of a re-packaging of Hinduism for the western world and was founded by a person called Sri Prabhupada in the US in the 70's. It quickly turned into a fad in the 70's and thats how it gained instant popularity (it wasn't always about understanding or acceptance of Hinduism but for many it was more of a fashion trend).
Just like Rajaneesh's "Osho", ISKCON came to India from the US not the other way round. And except for its association with Hinduism it has little to do with India. I was considering the case of ISKCON because outside of India its among the only few most visible Hindu organizations.
To: Mrs. Don-o
"They also have missionary headquarters all over Europe."
I am not sure they are "headquarters". Outside the United Kingdom most of those are actually listed as "rural communities", "restaurants" or just some obscure contact details. BTW I dont belong to ISKCON.
To: Mrs. Don-o; BullDog108
BullDog108 can actually tell us more about ISKCON.
Pinging you BullDog108.
To: Mrs. Don-o; Gengis Khan
Yes, ISKCON has a center in Greece. ISKCON has also branched off into many different sects, there is much disagreement since the Founder/Acharya Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada died in 1976. There are also many other Gaudiya Vaisnava (the actual formal name of the Hare Krishna religion) temples thruout the Western world.
I'm travelling to Kolkata next week for their annual festival.
posted on 02/09/2007 12:53:05 AM PST
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