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ISKCON In Danger of Losing 26 2nd Avenue

By: for ISKCON News on Nov. 2, 2011
A few month back, Yadunath Das treasurer of the historical 26 2nd Avenue center in New York turned to the ISKCON community for help to keep Prabhupada’s first western temple up, running and under ISKCON`s care. His reasoning was that this temple is of global concern and the worldwide ISKCON community has a stake in whether or not its bills can be paid.

Since posting his plea, unfortunately, only one devotee has stepped forward to make a monthly donation, which made losing this historical site a distinct possibility.

Yadhunath Das does not give up. "A lot of people are talking about Mukunda Maharaja’s new book, Miracle on 2nd Avenue, he says. Well, another miracle is needed now, 45 years later—one that preserves a big part of ISKCON’s heritage, where it all began, and everyone can be a part of it. Our total expenses are under $2,000 a month."

If you consider becoming a regular monthly sponsor to save 26 2nd Avenue, please contact Yadunath Das at or go to to create a secure subscription via PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.

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