ISKCON Hawaii, Honolulu
ISKCON, Big Island of Hawaii is an community of devotees who come together on a daily basis from all over the world. We share realizations, glorify the Lord and systematically study the Sastra in light of the deep and profound philosophy of Krishna Consciousness presented by our Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Our first temple broadcast took place on Monday, May 3, 2010. Since then we have recorded over 1,200 lectures and seminars. Since 1969, His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has been distributing the matchless gifts of Krishna Consciousness throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Between 1974 and 1976, His Divine Grace performed that sacred duty especially swiftly here in Hawaii, in his room upstairs.
When you visit the temple room, gift shop, or Prabhupada’s room, now a library filled with his writings, pick up one of his books and taste his devotional ecstasies. They are spiritual windows, enriching our vision of the Lord’s Deity forms in the temple, beheld by His Divine Grace’s own image, “the master at whose feet all masters sit.” If you feel Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual presence at his tirtha, it is not surprising. As the great vaishnava saint Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote: "He reasons ill who tells that vaishnavas die when thou art living still in sound. The vaishnavas die to live and living tries to spread the holy name around."