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  • Safety Protocols for Summer Festivals

      Face masks must be worn on temple property, including by children ages five and older. We will have prasad pre-packed in to-go boxes and request you take it home with you, so that masks can stay on at all times.  If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. On festival days, we encourage everyone to take part in the […]

  • BIHS Summer 2021 Newsletter

    The BIHS has just published its Summer 2021 newsletter featuring several interesting articles on topics including: Purpose of the BIHS, BIHS Acquires a Library, Legacy of Richard L. Thompson Preserved in RLT Archives, Ask A Nerd: What is Dark Energy?, The ISKCON Communications Journal Returns, The Atma Paradigm (Webinar Course), World Logic Day, BI Scholar […]

  • NYT: COVID and the Delta Variant

    The New York Times, in its June 14 The Morning email newsletter, ran an article summarized in the following points: The situation continues to look reassuring for anybody who is vaccinated — but has become more worrisome for anybody who is not, largely because of the Delta variant. 1. Cases are no longer falling, 2. […]

  • CDC Travel Guidelines

    Domestic Travel Recommendations for Unvaccinated People If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19: Before you travel: Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. While you are traveling: Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. Masks are required […]

  • Deep Leap YouTube Series

    Deep Leap, a new Youtube series from Bhaktivedanta College of Radhadesh, Belgium, is responding to the “overwhelming need” amidst ISKCON devotees for applied philosophy, with authentic solutions to modern challenges. The series of short clips will deliver concise messages based on scripture and the examples of saintly persons, that viewers can apply practically in their […]

  • Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination by Devotee Doctors

    [Reprinted from a message sent out via the GBC Strategic Planning Team email news.] Recommendations by medical devotee doctors affiliated with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The undersigned medical doctors who are Krishna devotees affiliated with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) recommend that […]

  • Krishna House Harinama at Depot Park

    Last Saturday, April 3, 2021, some of our ISKCON Alachua community youth and Sandipani Muni Krishna Dasa (of Harinama Ruci) joined the Gainesville Krishna House team for their first Harinama since the start of the pandemic. Weaving through Depot Park, devotees blissfully chanted the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra and danced past groups of fortunate college students, […]

  • The J&J Vaccine Moral Dilemma

    by Mukhya Devi Dasi Some devotees have expressed concerns over reports that the latest COVID vaccine by Johnson & Johnson may contain traces of human fetal tissue from so-called “293 cells,” and they ask if there is bad karma accrued from taking this vaccine to protect themselves from the virus. I reached out to the […]