News Brief: ISKCON Baroda Vaccine Clinic
GBC EC Issues Official Statement on the COVID Vaccine
In Gujrat, India ISKCON Vadodara aka Baroda has hosted the first ISKCON organized COVID-19 vaccine clinic on April 6th, 2021. The clinic was hosted at the temple’s basement hall, with the first dose of vaccination completed for 160 people during the clinic’s 11am-5 pm hours.
What Devotees Need To Know About the COVID-19 Vaccinations?
The GBC has encouraged devotees for many months to take all precautions necessary to protect their health. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, limiting visitors to temples, providing hand sanitizers, and following government guidelines and mandates.
Krishna CARES Delivers Meals to Parents of Sick Children on Christmas Day
Is COVID-19 real? How do the vaccines work? Are the vaccines safe and effective? Are there sinister motives behind the vaccination? As devotees, are they to depend on medical science, or Krishna? Devotee medical professionals answer these questions on the GBC's Strategic Planning Team's live Facebook event on February 12th.
Two Devotees Share Their Surprisingly Blissful Lockdown Experience
Krishna CARES delivered sixty meals to the Ronald McDonald House charity in Gainesville, Florida this past Christmas Day. The special Christmas meals consisted of creamy Gauranga potatoes, quinoa, butternut squash soup, and salad with dressing.
Prayers Requested After Jayapataka Swami Tests Positive for COVID-19
Although 2020 has been a tough year for us all, some have discovered silver linings amidst the challenges. When ISKCON New Vrindaban, West Virginia went into a two-week lockdown on Thanksgiving Day to keep the community safe, two women from opposite sides of the world found themselves in an unexpected quarantine.
Senior Russian Vaishnava Brahmananda Puri Das Passes Away
H.H. Jayapataka Swami has tested positive for Covid-19 this evening. At the moment he does not have any symptoms but the doctors and the Seva-Committee are having an emergency meeting to decide on a plan of action for treatment and if it is necessary to move Guru Maharaja to a hospital.
Thriving During the Pandemic: The Story of ISKCON Naperville, USA
About two weeks ago, Brahmananda Puri, one of the seniormost Russian-speaking Vaishnavas, was hospitalized with pneumonia as a result of COVID-19.
Several U.S. Temples Close Due to COVID-19, Continued Vigilance Required
The devotees quickly adapted to the new normal, and are now connected and bonded like never before.
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.
COVID-19 claims the life of the world renowned spiritual leader but his legacy lives on.