Several U.S. Temples Close Due to COVID-19, Continued Vigilance Required
Food For All Distributes Over 5,000 Meals a Day Amid Second UK Lockdown
The coronavirus pandemic, which has now claimed over 276,000 lives in the United States, and 1.5 million around the world, continues to be a major health threat. And ISKCON temples have not been immune to the challenge.
In a Pandemic Is There a Secret of Health?
In these tough times, devotee-run charity Food For All is distributing 5,000 packaged prasadam meals a day in London, and about 200 daily each from fourteen other small centers around the country.
A Devotee-Researcher's Perspective on COVID-19: Cures and Cautions
In this unprecedented period in the world’s history where health has been come a constant source of concern, a pure devotee can give us some secrets of health.
Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami Hospitalized, Prayers Requested
The lives of our devotees are too precious, and we must not adapt to any relaxed approaches to this serious health risk.
His Grace Jasomatinandana Prabhu Passes Away
“The doctors had warned us that there was a high probability of Maharaja being paralyzed in the event of a surgery, even if successful,” says Rishi Kumara Das on behalf of Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami’s Health Care Team.
Senior Russian Sannyasi Nitai Chaitanya Goswami Passes Away
On Saturday the 24th of October, 2020 at approximately 5 pm Indian Standard Time, His Grace Jasomatinandana Prabhu left this planet. He had been hospitalized with Covid-19 for nearly two weeks and was in the city of Ahmedabad, India; he passed away today due to cardiac arrest.
As WHO Reports Record One-Day Rise in Global Coronavirus Cases, Devotee Doctor Gives Guidance on Health and Safety
Senior Russian ISKCON sannyasi Nitai Chaitanya Goswami Maharaja was hospitalized on September 25th with COVID-19, and passed away around noon on October 14th in the city of Kursk, Russia. He was 70 years old.
New Vrajamandala, Spain Temporarily Closes Due to COVID-19 Cases
With a second wave expected in the fall and winter, Nila Madhava Das (Dr. Neeraj Verma), a practicing anesthesiologist who was part of the COVID-19 team at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital in Maryland, USA, has also weighed in on how the coronavirus works.
How ISKCON Spanish Fork Has Responded to COVID-19
Temple President Yadunandana Swami writes, “Considering that several devotees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Board of Directors and the Council of Department Leaders have decided to close Nueva Vrajamandala to the public most probably until the end of October."
Senior Russian Sannyasi Nitai Chaitanya Goswami in ICU with COVID-19
The Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork is world-famous for its huge festivals drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the Utah attraction, but COVID-19 changed everything.
Russian Guru and GBC Chaitanya Chandra Charan Das Recovering from COVID-19
Nitai Chaitanya Goswami is one of ISKCON Russia’s first sannyasis and seniormost devotees.
New Vrindaban Endures Through COVID-19, Provides Visitors with Respite in Safe Space
Chaitanya Chandra Charan Prabhu and his wife Gourachandrika Devi are already feeling better and recovering.
On His 75th Birthday, A Documentary Project Launched to Honor Bhakti Charu Swami
More recently New Vrindaban devotees welcomed guests on Labor Day Weekend, from September 5th to 7th. As always, masks, sanitization, and social distancing were in place over the weekend.
Gopal Krishna Goswami Is Progressively Recovering from COVID-19
COVID-19 claims the life of the world renowned spiritual leader but his legacy lives on.
World Holy Name Festival Aims to “Make the World Fortunate”
In the past two weeks, he has been recovering very nicely, now he is back serving on the altar and started to take small speaking engagements.
Hare Krishna Melbourne, Australia, Provides Food Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
From September 17th to 23rd, the ISKCON Kirtan Ministry is holding daily virtual events on its official Facebook page, as well as on ISKCON Desire Tree’s Hare Krishna TV Youtube channel, which reaches 1.2 million subscribers.
Argentina Hosts Latin America’s Biggest Disciples Course Ever Virtually
Melbourne Food for Life distributes meals with contactless delivery to elders, children, students, the unemployed, as well as people who are isolated or in quarantine, and anyone in need.
Gopal Krishna Goswami Is Better, Released From Hospital
So far tens of thousands worldwide have completed the course, which has inspired a family togetherness amongst devotees, as well as a strong dedication to Srila Prabhupada, their gurus, and Lord Chaitanya’s mission.
The Bhaktivedanta Players Adapt and Soldier on During the Pandemic
A few days ago, after a period of repeated fevers, it had been confirmed that Gopal Krishna Goswami tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi — making the worldwide ISKCON community very worried.
Gopal Krishna Goswami Tests Positive for COVID-19: Health Stable, Prayers Requested
The Birth of Lord Krishna was performed for 30 resident devotees who also took part, rather than the traditional cast members. It was of course broadcast live online.
GBC SPT Strategic Planning Support Unit Releases Safe Re-opening Guidelines for Temples Amid COVID-19
Update: Gopal Krishna Goswami's temperature is now normal, as is his blood pressure and pluse rate, while oxygen saturation is at 97%. "This is very encouraging," says Dr. Krishna Priya Das. "However, we need to continue to closely track Maharaja's progress."
Virtual Bhakti Retreat for Spanish Speakers Celebrates Tenth Installment
The Safe Re-opening Guidelines contain safe practices for ISKCON leaders and devotees to use while visiting or doing devotional service at the temple, as well as while doing day-to-day activities such as going to work or the grocery store.
ISKCON Mayapur to Provide Virtual Reality Radhastami Experience
Husband and wife team Prema Rupa Madhava Das and Prema Rupini Madhavi Dasi, who previously organized Bhakti Vriksha programs and “Harinama Party Buses” in their hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, launched the retreat when the pandemic halted those activities.
New Book: The Nectar of Lockdown by Niranjana Swami
An innovative new project promises to bring Mayapur to you – straight into your living room – via an immersive 360 degree Virtual Reality film on Radhastami, August 26th.
In his daily talks in April 2020, Niranjana Swami gives invaluable instructions on keeping Krishna’s holy names prominent in our daily lives and the proper consciousness to develop—not only during the coronavirus lockdown, but also during our continued lockdown in this material world.