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  • Taking Care of Your Health During the Pandemic

    By Mukhya Devi Dasi The coronavirus continues to spread. Please don’t neglect your healthcare during the pandemic. Here are some basic things we can do daily to keep our immune and respiratory systems strong as well as ayurvedic advice to build immunity and treat coronavirus. Daily Steam Inhalation Drinking herbal spice tea Exercise daily, including […]

  • ISKCON North America Health Policy

    Dear Temple Presidents and other NA Leaders,  Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.  The COVID crisis is far from over. The number of deaths and new cases remain alarmingly high, hospitals in some areas are at full capacity, and the roll out of the vaccine will take several more months in […]

  • The Big Bang and the Sages – A New Book on the Puranas and Science

    by Siddha Hari Dasa for ISKCON News Bibek Debroy, Chairman of India’s Prime Minister’s Economic Council, has launched Sidharth Chhabra (Siddha Hari Dasa) and Madhavendra Puri Dasa’ upcoming book on the Bhagavata Purana.  Srila Prabhupada frequently asserted that the Puranic accounts are historical facts, although labeled mythology by modern man. In their book, the authors use […]

  • ISKCON Leader Offers Prayer at Presidential Inauguration

    Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON’s Minister of Communications, joined with Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, and representatives of other faith traditions in a Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service in Washington DC that included prayers, readings, hymns and blessings.  “I am honored to be part of this Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Service on behalf of ISKCON and the broader […]

  • Ayurvedic Advice on COVID

    Transcript of a talk given by Dr. Vasant Lad Dear Friends,Wishing you health and wellness at this time.Take care and be well,Vasant Lad and the staff of The Ayurvedic Institute Here is a transcript of Vasant Lad’s talk. Good Day Dear Friends, As we are aware about the coronavirus; it is a worldwide epidemic. People […]

  • Proposed Ayurveda interventions in COVID-19 outbreak and their rationale

    Unexposed asymptomatic group: Common health keeping approaches of Ayurveda including healthy diet, healthy life-style, adequate sleep, physical activity, good conduct, care for retainable and non-retainable urges, and avoidance of disease causing factors (excessive cold and exposure to pollutants). In addition, Chyavanprasha, Brahma Rasayana, Amrit Bhallataka, Sanjeevani vati, Swarna prashan. 2. Exposed asymptomatic (Quarantined): Sanjeevani vati, Chitrakatdi vati, Chyavanprasha, Brahma Rasayana, […]

  • The Eco Teaching Farm

    Akuti Devi Dasi reporting We have been busy at the Eco Teaching Farm the last few years putting the foundational components in place. The cobb entrance, goshala/barn, solar water pump, biogas digester, Vrinda Devi “temple shrine” built using cob and natural techniques, planned gardens and the log cabin are complete. Now comes the daily maintenance […]

  • Book Distribution Marathon Report, Dec. 2020

    by Sri Vrindavana Devi Dasi The 2020 Prabhupada Book marathon has been unique. The collective goal for ISKCON worldwide was to distribute 2 million Bhagavad-gitas. Team ISKCON Alachua (TIA) set a more modest local goal of distributing 1,080 Gitas during the month of December. Despite COVID restrictions, over 100 devotees and their families (see list) participated in […]

  • Vaccine Info & COVID Reference Materials

    Here are documents prepared by devotee doctors, Dr Bakshi and Dr Verma, explaining how the Pfizer vaccine works, that it is does not contain mercury and is suitable for vegetarians, and outlining best practices to keep our families and temples safe during this pandemic. Pfizer Vaccine Ingredients COVID-19 Reference for Temples

  • Book Distribution Marathon Report

    by Sri Vrindavana Devi Dasi The 2020 Prabhupada Book marathon has been unique. The collective goal for ISKCON worldwide was to distribute 2 million Bhagavad-gitas. Team ISKCON Alachua (TIA) set a more modest local goal of distributing 1,080 Gitas during the month of December. Despite COVID restrictions, over 100 devotees and their families (see list […]