Jun 24, 2018

Bhopal: MIM to help school dropout, poor youth with job opportunities

Free Press India
Jun 23, 2018

Girish Verma, chairman of Maharishi Institute of Management (MIM)

Bhopal: Girish Verma, chairman of Maharishi Institute of Management (MIM) Group said, Maharishi Group of Educational Institutions wants to help increase employment opportunities for school dropout and economically backward youth. Chancellor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavdiyalaya Verma was interacting with media here on Friday.

“Maharishi Group is collaborating with number of institutions of high repute to design and offer short term, full time under graduate and PG programmes which will allow skill development in financial market, health sector and many other fields, where opportunity for employability is very high,” said Verma.

The courses will be made available through Maharishi Institute of Management, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya Madhya Pradesh, Maharishi University of Management and Technology Chhattisgarh and 98 Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools country wide, informed Verma.

MIM executive vice president VSP Rao said, “ Maharishi Shiksha Sansthan Groups launching skill based, career focused, job ready courses, in MIM’s four locations –Bhopal, Indore, Benglore and Greater Noida from academic year—2018-2019. These course will be offered in collaboration with reputed institutions such as National Stock Exchange Academy, Multi Commodity Exchange, ACADGILD and AIRA Sociocare, which have developed the content after exhaustive discussions with prestigious recruiters and leading corporate houses from all over the Country.”

Col. TPS Kandra, Director Maharishi Centre for Educational Excellence Bhopal informed that at present MCEE, Bhopal offers BA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Com(CA), BA BEd, BPEd, PG Diploma in Yogic Science affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal and approved by NCTE/AICTE. MCA is approved by AICTE and affiliated to RGPV Bhopal.


Jun 23, 2018

Unification Church not affiliated with Sanctuary Church

Nancy Jubb

The Morning Call

June 21, 2018

The author of a recent letter to the editor may be surprised to know that the Unification Church is very alarmed by Sean Moon's breakaway group, Sanctuary Church. It should be stated for the record that we are not one in the same, nor have we ever been.

I am a second-generation practicing-Unificationist, having been born, raised and even married by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Weapons have never been a part of my religious beliefs or practices. Our faith focuses primarily on uniting people beyond religion and culture. I believe that my very existence as a half-Korean and half-American person reflects the merging of both Eastern and Western cultures.

Nancy Jubb

The writer is communications director of Family Federation USA/Unification Church.


Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate

By Kathleen D. Vohs and Andrew C. Hafenbrack
NY Times
Dr. Vohs and Dr. Hafenbrack are behavioral scientists.
June 14, 2018

Mindfulness meditation, a Buddhism-inspired practice in which you focus your mind entirely on the current moment, has been widely embraced for its instrumental benefits — especially in the business world. Companies like Apple, Google and Nike provide meditation rooms that encourage brief sessions during the workday. Chief executives publicly extol its benefits. And no wonder: The practical payoff of mindfulness is backed by dozens of studies linking it to job satisfaction, rational thinking and emotional resilience.

But on the face of it, mindfulness might seem counterproductive in a workplace setting. A central technique of mindfulness meditation, after all, is to accept things as they are. Yet companies want their employees to be motivated. And the very notion of motivation — striving to obtain a more desirable future — implies some degree of discontentment with the present, which seems at odds with a psychological exercise that instills equanimity and a sense of calm.
To test this hunch, we recently conducted five studies, involving hundreds of people, to see whether there was a tension between mindfulness and motivation. As we report in a forthcoming article in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, we found strong evidence that meditation is demotivating.
Some of the participants in our studies were trained in a few of the most common mindfulness meditation techniques. They were instructed by a professional meditation coach to focus on their breathing or mentally scan their bodies for physical sensations, being gently reminded throughout that there was no right or wrong way to do the exercise.

Other participants were led through a different exercise. Some were encouraged to let their thoughts wander; some were instructed to read the news or write about recent activities they had done.

Then we gave everyone a task to do. The tasks were similar to everyday workplace jobs: editing business memos, entering text into a computer and so on. Before embarking on the tasks, the participants were asked about their motivation: How much effort and time would they put into the assignment? Did they feel like doing it?
Among those who had meditated, motivation levels were lower on average. Those people didn’t feel as much like working on the assignments, nor did they want to spend as much time or effort to complete them. Meditation was correlated with reduced thoughts about the future and greater feelings of calm and serenity — states seemingly not conducive to wanting to tackle a work project.

Then we tracked everyone’s actual performance on the tasks. Here we found that on average, having meditated neither benefited nor detracted from a participant’s quality of work. This was bad news for proponents of meditation in the workplace: After all, previous studies have found that meditation increases mental focus, suggesting that those in our studies who performed the mindfulness exercise should have performed better on the tasks. Their lower levels of motivation, however, seemed to cancel out that benefit.

Mindfulness is perhaps akin to a mental nap. Napping, too, is associated with feeling calm, refreshed and less harried. Then again, who wakes up from a nap eager to organize some files?

By some accounts, motivation is just as important as intelligence and personality when it comes to an individual’s success, and has the advantage of being largely under an individual’s control. Companies benefit, too, when workers are motivated: A 2013 worldwide survey by Gallup found that companies with more engaged employees outperform other companies in growth and productivity.
Management theorists and organizational leaders often think about motivation in terms of financial incentives. So as part of our research, we studied whether offering a financial bonus for outstanding performance would overcome the demotivating effect of mindfulness: It did not. While the promise of material rewards will always be a useful tool for motivating employees, it is no substitute for internal motivation.
Mindfulness might be unhelpful for dealing with difficult assignments at work, but it may be exactly what is called for in other contexts. There is no denying that mindfulness can be beneficial, bringing about calm and acceptance. Once you’ve reached a peak level of acceptance, however, you’re not going to be motivated to work harder.

Kathleen D. Vohs is a professor of marketing at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Andrew C. Hafenbrack is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics.


Jun 20, 2018

She says she was 5 when another Jehovah's Witness raped her. The religion's leaders call such accounts 'false stories'

David Gambacorta

Philadelphia Inquirer 

JUNE 20, 2018

Chessa Manion says she was raped by a 14-year-old Jehovah’s Witness. She is among a growing number of ex-Witnesses speaking out about abuse and cover-ups within the organization.

Stephen Lett is 69, bald, and round-faced, with eyes that sometimes spring open to dramatic effect while he’s talking — if you can manage to get an audience with him.

For much of the last two decades, Lett has been a member of the small governing body that runs Jehovah’s Witnesses and sets the course for the denomination’s followers at more than a dozen congregations in the Philadelphia area, and thousands more around the world. Lett and the seven other men on this committee maintain quiet profiles, their voices usually absent from media coverage about the Witnesses’ widespread child sex-abuse problems.
But in the spring of 2015, Lett unexpectedly starred in a 10-minute video that was posted on the Witnesses’ website, an appearance that coincided with a spate of stories about abuse allegations and cover-ups published by Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Dressed in a dark suit, he grew animated as he urged followers to stay united by “rejecting false stories.”

“As an example, think about the apostate-driven lies and dishonesties that Jehovah’s organization is permissive toward pedophiles,” Lett said. “I mean, that is ridiculous, isn’t it? If anyone takes action against someone who would threaten our young ones, and takes action to protect our young ones, it is Jehovah’s organization.”

With just a few sentences, Lett dismissed the criticism that has been levied against the Witnesses by authorities, victims and attorneys from Australia to Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.

A Kentucky woman named Chessa Manion argues that her own experience shows that the opposite is true — that top Witnesses leaders know the organization’s child molestation issues run deep, yet refrain from addressing them. Many other victims have made this same claim, too.

But the 29-year-old ex-Witness — who recently appeared at a rally in Harrisburg calling for lawmakers to strengthen laws protecting child sex-abuse survivors — is a little different. She has a letter from Stephen Lett to back her up.

‘Tell Mommy what happened’

Manion’s story began in the early 1990s, when her family moved from the Chicago area to Havana, a small town of about 3,600 people near the Illinois River. Her parents, Tim and Lisa, were Witnesses with a special connection to the top of the organization: Tim said he’d been recruited by Lett when he was a young man and happened to buy a Chevrolet Corvair from Lett at an old barn lot nearby.

As Manion and his wife finished moving into their new house on a leafy block lined with Victorian homes, another family of Witnesses they knew well invited their then-5-year-old daughter, Chessa, to a sleepover at their house. They promised to bring her back the next morning for service at the Kingdom Hall.

“When they showed up at the meeting,” Chessa Manion said, “I ran to my mom and put my arms around her, and wouldn’t let go. I was just staring at her. She could tell something was wrong.”

Her mother questioned her over lunch. Had she gotten in trouble at the sleepover? Yelled at, maybe, by one of the adults?
No, Chessa told her — something had happened with the other family’s then-14-year-old son.
“Tell Mommy exactly what happened,” her mother said.
At her mom’s urging, Chessa used one of her stuffed animals to show what the teen did to her. Lisa Manion believed her daughter had been raped.

The Manions took their daughter to a doctor, who confirmed their fears. “We felt paralyzed,” Lisa said. He also warned them that he was required by law to report the incident to Illinois authorities. He gave them seven days to contact police on their own.
Chessa said her dad and the father of the teen who abused her met at a Kingdom Hall, along with the boy, who after several hours of questioning confessed. The next step seemed obvious: Tim Manion needed to go to the police.
But matters like this are more complicated than they first seem within the religion. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, the Witnesses’ nonprofit corporation, warned elders in a 1989 memo, for example, to be careful about sharing confidential information that could serve as fodder for a lawsuit. Elders were instructed to never allow an officer to search a Kingdom Hall or any other area where secret records were stored. Those who received reports about child sex abuse were expected to simply contact the Watchtower’s legal department.
The religion also relied on a policy that required abuse victims to produce two eyewitnesses who could corroborate their claims before elders would consider taking action.

Lisa Manion, who is still a Witness, said some congregation members discouraged them from reporting the crime.

“There were friends of both families that felt if we would just make peace with this and each other that we wouldn’t have to go to the authorities,” she said in a recent interview. “However, we had brothers from Chicago telling us, ‘Jehovah will protect his own name. You do what you have to do to take care of your daughter.’ ”

Before the seven-day deadline, Tim Manion contacted the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and reported the attack. He was then referred to the county state’s attorney.

His daughter still doesn’t understand what happened next.

‘I was not comfortable’

Alan Tucker had prosecuted dozens of violent crimes as the Mason County State’s Attorney by the time Chessa Manion’s case reached his desk. But this one stuck with him over the ensuing decades.
Tucker, who is now an Illinois Circuit Court judge, said in a recent interview that a sheriff took a statement from the 14-year-old boy, who “admitted to having sexual intercourse with Ms. Manion. But the parents of each of the children downplayed the incident, trying to portray it as children being exploratory. They did not want to pursue charges.”

He puzzled over what he described as the Manions’ reluctance to see their daughter’s abuser prosecuted. “I know they were from a nontraditional religion,” he said. “I laid out the options as to how we could proceed and allowed them, for the most part, to direct me on how they wished to go.”

Lisa Manion disputed Tucker’s recollection. “We did not downplay anything,” she said. “We wanted to make sure that the word ‘rape’ was used as a description of what happened. … We only wanted to protect Chessa.”

She said they were advised by Tucker that their daughter might have to undergo additional examinations and testify in court against the teen. They worried the experience would traumatize her a second time. “He steered Tim out of pursuing a court case,” Lisa Manion said.

Instead of taking the case to court, Tucker said he arranged a no-contact agreement that prohibited the teen from interacting with Chessa or other small children. Both received counseling, but the teen was not required to complete a sex offender evaluation.

Had the case been successfully prosecuted, Tucker said, the teen could have ended up on probation until he was 21 and been registered as a sex offender.

Tucker said that he kept a copy of the case files in his personal records because he worried that the teen might reoffend. He dug out the files after being contacted by the Inquirer and Daily News.

“Since you called me,” he said, “it’s really bothered me.”
Manion said her parents faced pressure from Witnesses elders who urged them to “speak more delicately” and not use the word rape when discussing what she had experienced. Her father called the Watchtower’s headquarters in Brooklyn and described how she’d been abused at a sleepover, she recounted, only to be chided by an official who said, “Well, Brother Manion, do you see how you contributed to this?” (Her father did not respond to a request for comment.)
The fallout from the rape spread through the family like a disease. Shortly after her father reported the incident to police, he shared Chessa’s ordeal with her grandparents and aunts and uncles at a family gathering in the Ozarks in Missouri.

“It was a very bad night,” said Debbie Manion Ford, her aunt. “A horrible night.”

Chessa Manion hugs State Rep. Mark Rozzi (D., Berks) minutes after a rally calling for the elimination of Pennsylvania’s statutes of limitations in child sex abuse cases.

As the family absorbed the awful news, their horror turned to outrage. Chessa’s father was the only member of the family who was a Witness, and his relatives had long been skeptical of the organization.
“We were like, ‘How can you stay in this?’ ” Ford said. “Tim just said, ‘Well, the Witnesses are going to take care of this.’ But they tried to bury it.”

Not long afterward, Chessa Manion said, she found herself with her parents at the home of her abuser and his family. “I was made to hug him,” she said, “because the elders told our families that we needed to keep the peace.”

She paused to underscore the horror of the scene: “I hugged my rapist after he raped me.”
The experience took a terrible toll on the little girl, Ford said. “Chessa got really dark.”

The family tried to leave the trauma behind by moving to another congregation 1,400 miles away in Arizona.

“My parents received a lot of opposition, even though I was only 5,” Chessa said. “I was marked as ‘dirty.’ ”

She dropped out of school at 14 and became a pioneer, a Witness who spends more than 70 hours a month on missionary work. “I tried to be a good example and show that my dedication to Jehovah would not waver,” she said. “But I didn’t get any psychological counseling. My PTSD became very bad.”

As she grew older, Manion became disillusioned with the religion. She’d never gotten a GED because she’d been so influenced by Witnesses rhetoric about the end of the world being nearly at hand. She got married at 20, and when the relationship faltered, other Witnesses encouraged her to become more submissive.
Manion learned that her abuser, meanwhile, still attended services and was still around children. But he never faced criminal charges, a fact that gnawed at her.

“I had no closure or validation,” she said. “It was like the whole thing floated away.”

When told about Manion’s despair, Tucker, the judge, grew quiet. “I would feel the same way if I was her,” he said.

 ‘Wicked mistreatment’

In 2002, after Tim Manion saw a Dateline special about child abuse and Jehovah’s Witnesses, he contacted his old acquaintance Stephen Lett. Much had changed in the decades since they first met; Lett had ascended to the top of the Watchtower while Manion and his family were haunted by their memories of his daughter’s rape.
“It destroyed my brother and his wife and Chessa’s life,” Debbie Manion Ford said. “They could never get past it.”
In an anguished, five-page letter, Tim Manion told Lett about his daughter’s ordeal, and how their family was rejected by other Witnesses who had learned about it. “Most of the people we have told over the years have shunned us,” he wrote, according to a copy his daughter shared. “Some even thought and said openly to others that we must have done something to deserve this.”
Manion appealed to Lett to rethink the Witnesses’ approach to child sex-abuse allegations, including the two-witness rule. Elders were ill-equipped to handle crimes as serious as rape and sexual assault, he wrote. He argued that such matters be reported directly to law enforcement. “THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS SITUATION!” he wrote.
Governing body members like Lett rarely communicate directly with rank-and-file followers.

Chessa Manion on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol.

But on June 4, 2002, Lett wrote back. “While it was painful to read about the terrible ordeal that you and Lisa and Chessa had to go through,” he wrote, “it was so good to hear how you have stayed close to Jehovah and have endured faithfully.”
Lett referred to Chessa’s rape as a “wicked mistreatment,” but didn’t address any of the urgent points Manion raised. Lett quoted Scripture and bid his old friend well. Thirteen years later, in the 2015 video, Lett’s words were far different. He confidently denounced the abuse allegations that dogged the organization as “apostate-driven lies.”
And as recently as last year, Watchtower leaders said they would continue to rely on the two-witness rule.
Lett did not respond to an e-mailed request for comment. A Watchtower spokesperson declined to participate in an interview, but sent an overview of the organization’s policies, which state that victims and parents have a right to report sexual abuse to law enforcement. “Elders do not criticize anyone who chooses to make such a report,” it reads in part. Another line notes that someone who is guilty of child molestation can remain in a congregation if they’re repentant, but restrictions will be placed on their activities.
Chessa Manion, meanwhile, is trying to pursue the closure she felt she was long ago denied.
Illinois recently eliminated the statute of limitations for child sex abuse survivors to come forward and report crimes they say were committed against them. But the state’s previous statutes — which would apply to her 1994 case, according to a spokeswoman from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office — gave victims up until their 38th birthday to file a report with police. Manion hopes she can have a voice in what happens next, unlike when she was a little girl and an ordinary sleepover turned into a life-altering nightmare.
“People in that religion are taught to remain silent,” she said. “And that’s what needs to change.”


Jonestown and Peoples Temple

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CESNUR. “Scholars Present Request to Declassify Jonestown Documents.” 18 November 1998.

Csuk, Brian, The Jonestown, Guyana Tragedy: Primary Source Materials from the U.S. Department of State (archived at the Internet’s Wayback Machine).

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National Public Radio;

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National; and

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National (alternate listing).

A 2015 reflection by NPR producers and staff who worked on “Father Cares” appears here. The link also includes the program in streaming in download formats.

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Jun 19, 2018

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Yamamoto, Isamu. Hare Krishna, Guide to cults and new religions Downers Grove IL: Intervarsity Press, 91-102, 1983.
Zaidmandvir, N., Sharot, S. The Response of Israeli Society to New Religious Movements: ISKCON & Teshuvah, Journal: Scientific Study of Religion, 31,3, 279-295, 1992.
Zaidman-Dvir, Nurit. When the Deities are asleep: processes of change in the HK Temple, Thesis Temple University, 1994.
Zaretsky, Irving, Mark P. Leone. Religious Movements in Contemporary America, Princeton: Princeton Univ Pr, 1974.
A guide to cults and new religions, InterVarsity Press, 215, 1983.
A request to the media - please don't lump us in, ISKCON, Office of Public Affairs, 1980.

Items Without Authors:  

About Krishna Consciousness, Palm beach Post, E1, August 8, 1996.
Airport Proselytizers Return, with New Tack, Wall Street Journal, B1,2, March 20, 1990.
Annual Chariot Festival, The new Straits Times, 11, January 2, 1999.
Celebrating Krishna's Appearance, The New Straits Times, 17, August 30, 1997.
Charter School Applicant Rejected, St. Petersburg Times, B5, May 7, 1999.
Child Abuse at Krishna Boarding Schools is Detailed, Star-Tribune of the Twin Cities, A11, October 10, 1998.
Christian Groups Join Effort to Upset Judgment against Krishnas, Los Angeles Times, F15,4, April 21, 1990.
Correction, Washington Post, A3,6, May 30, 1990.
Court considers animal sacrifice, airport witnessing, Christianity Today, P.46-47, April 27, 1992.
Cult Admits Child Abuse, Evening Mail; Mirror, 3, October 10, 1998.
Divine passions: The social construction of emotion in India, University of CA, 312, 1990.
Don't judge all Muslims by actions of terrorist sect, Denver Post, B9,1, September 30, 1993.
Don't Let Airports Bar the First Amendment, USA Today, A12,1, March 26, 1992.
Ex-Hare Kirshna Leader Gets 20-year sentence, Associated Press, A23,1, August 29, 1996.
Ex-Hare Krishna Leader Gets 20 year sentence, New York Times, A23,1, August 29, 1996.
Former head of BIL Investment Company Refused Bail in Sydney Court, Waikato Times, 8, August 5, 1997.
Group to Hand Out Free Food, Life & Times, 2, October 17, 1997.
Hare Krishna, World Wide Web link: www.iskcon.org/hkindex/.
Hare Krishna, World Wide Web link: www.geopages.com/Tokyo/1148/.
Hare Krishna Festival Today, The New Straits Times, 2, August 28, 1997.
Hare Krishna Gets 30, New York Times, A16,4, June 21, 1991.
Hare Krishna groups in California are under intense police scrutiny following disclosures that they have been stockpiling weapons, Christianity Today, 24, 66, July , 1980.
Hare Krishna leader Tied to Murder Plot, Washington Post, D1,2, May 26, 1990.
 parents were often unaware of the abuse because they were traveling and soliciting donations for their guru's books, in airports and on the street, leaving their children in the care of HK monks and young devotees who had no training in educating children and often resented the task, the report says. Hare Krishna Reveals Abuse of Members' Children; Sect's boarding schools lacked competent staffs, Baltimore Sun, A5, October 9, 1998.
Hare Krishna Troubles, The Christian Century, P 738, August 17, 1983.
Hare Krishna World, Hare Krishna Movement, 1997.
Hare Krishna: The Complete Picture, World Wide Web link: www.shamantaka.org.
Hare Krishnas Admit Widespread Abuse of Children, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3, October 10, 1998.
Hare Krishnas Celebrate legalization in Moscow, Atlanta Constitution, E1,5, August 13, 1990.
Hare Krishnas denied charter school, Florida Times-Union, A1, May 17, 1999.
Hare Krishnas Fight Judgment, Washington Post, B6,2, March 10, 1990.
Heffron v ISKCON.
Heffron v. iskcon, Houston law Review, 325-38, 1982.
,US Supreme Court. Heffron, Secretary & manager of the Minn. State Agricultural Society Board of Managers, et al v. ISKCON, S.N., 1981.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, World Wide Web link: www.webcom.com/~ara/col/cooks/BIO/prab.html.
 International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Garland Publ, NY, 1990.
Is There Hope for the Court, Denver Post, B6,1, March 26, 1992.
US Supreme Court. ISKCON vs. Lee, S.N., 1992.
Kremlin Oks Krishnas, The Providence Journal, D7, November 7, 1998.
Krishna Consciousness and others, Institute for  Vaishnave, 1986.
Krishna Consciousness in the West, Buckness University Press, 295, 1989.
Krishna Consciousness is the Genuine Indian Culture, Gopal Krishna Das Adhikari, 198?.
Krishna Journal Details Sex Abuse, Times Union - Albany, NY, A3, October 9, 1998.
Krishnas Admit Abuse at US, India Boarding Schools, The Palm Beach Post, A3, October 9, 1998.
Krishnas Confirm Pattern of Abuse, Cincinnati Enquirer, A3, October 10, 1998.
Krishnas Confirm Students' Abuse, Florida Times-Union, A11, October 10, 1998.
Krishnas Open Temple in India, Rocky Mountain News, A28, June 20, 1995.
Krishnas Reveal Details of Child Abuse, Salt Lake Tribune, C1, October 10, 1998.
Krishnas Say Fire is Type of Harassment, Saturday State Times/Leetown, MS, BS5, July 12, 1997.
Labour of Love for spiritual Guru, The New Straits Times, 3, August 11, 1997.
Misguiding Lights?, Beacon Hill Press, 132, 1991.
More Free Meals for Poor & Needy, Main/Lifestyle, 2, October 4, 1997.
Muscovites Don't Dance in street at Krishnas' First Legal Message, Boston Globe, 7,4, August 13, 1990.
Pancaratra-Pradipa, ISKCON GBC Press, 1994.
Pardoned Life Convict Weds ISKCON bride, ITAR-TASS News Wire, November 19, 1997.
Public Forum, Journal: Creighton Law Review, 26,4, 1265, 1993.
Religious Leader Convicted of US Charges, New York Times, A6,3, March 30, 1991.
Report Details Child Abuse at Hare Krishna Schools, Las Vegas Review-Journal, A9, October 10, 1998.
Revealing the inadequacy of the public forum doctring: ISKCON v. Lee, Journal:Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 16,1, 269, 1993.
San Francisco Festival Pays tribute to Krishna, San Francisco Chronicle, A19,1, August 12, 1996.
Sects and new religious movements, J. Rylands University Library, 240, 1988.
Society Raises Funds for Free Food Scheme, Life & Times, 2, June 20, 1995.
State Krishnas Back in Favor: Community to be accepted by religion, Charleston Daily Mail, B5, July 14, 1998.
Supreme Court Lets Stand Taxation of Krishna Literature, San Francisco Chronicle, A11,2, February 20, 1991.
Tatastha Sakti Tatttva, Giri, 1990.
The Chicago South Side Hare Krishna Community Herald, S.N.
The Hare Krishna People, ITV (ISKCON TV Network), 1974.
The Nectar of Book Distribution, BBT Sankirtan Books, 1993.
The Radha Krishna Temple in London, Apple Records.
The Science of self-realization, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1977.
The Spiritual Frontier. New Vrindavana, a country ashram of the ISKCON, ITV - Video, 1976.
US Sect Admits Abusing Children, Belfast Newsletter, 9, October 10, 1998.
US Supreme Court. Walter Lee, v ISKCON, 1992.
Vaisnavi: Women and the worship of Krishna, Motilal Banarsidass, 1996.
Vigil by Krishnas Protests Award, New York Times, A15,1, April 9, 1990.
Vouchers Aid Cults, Ad Suggest, Pinellas Times, 2, October 19, 1998.
Vyas Puja: The most blessed event, ISKCON Press, 1970.
Wholesome Meals for Vegetarians, The New Straits Times, 21, August 8, 1997.
Woman Studies How Mothers Act in Varied Cultures, The Augusta Chronicle, C13, January 21, 1999.