Hare Krishna Transformed (New and Alternative Religions) by E. Burke Rochford

By E. Burke Rochford

Most well known for its adherents chanting “Hare Krishna” and dispensing non secular literature at the streets of yankee towns, the Hare Krishna stream was once based in manhattan urban in 1965 via A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. officially often called the foreign Society for Krishna awareness, or ISKCON, it's in line with the Hindu Vedic scriptures and is a Western outgrowth of a well-liked yoga culture which started within the sixteenth century.

In its first iteration ISKCON actively deterred marriage and the , denigrated ladies, and considered the elevating of kids as a distraction from devotees' religious duties. but because the demise of its founder in 1977, there was a becoming women’s rights flow and in addition a hugely publicized baby abuse scandal. so much strikingly, this stream has remodeled into person who now embraces the and is extra accepting of either girls and youngsters, steps taken out of necessity to maintain itself as a non secular stream into the subsequent new release. even as, it truly is now suffering to deal with the results of its fresh outreach into the India-born American Hindu community.

Based on 3 a long time of in-depth learn and player statement, Hare Krishna Transformed explores dramatic alterations during this new spiritual circulation over the process generations from its founding.

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