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  • 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 […]

  • Links to Recent Articles and Other Newsletters

    Krishna House Harinama at Depot Park (March 2021) The J&J Vaccine Moral Dilemma (by Mukhya D.D.) Why I decided that getting vaccinated .. was the right choice for me (by Indradyumna Swami) The GBC Urges Devotees to Take All Precautions Taking Care of Your Health (by Mukhya D.D.) ISKCON North America Health Policy Kirtan Ministry […]

  • Trouble Receiving This Newsletter?

    You probably have a friend or family member who’s been wondering why they haven’t been receiving these newsletter emails, even though they remember getting them years ago. Chances are it’s been filed into the Promotions tab of their Gmail account, or, worse, found its way into the Spam folder. Help us help your loved ones […]

  • Online Bhakti Shastri Course

    Join an online Bhakti Shastri course taught by Mayapur Institute, starting May 29, 2021, from 7 PM IST / 8:30 AM ET. Visit www.mayapurinstitute.org to register. Books: Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Sri Isopanishad, Nectar of Instruction & Nectar of Devotion. Language: English. Class Duration: 2 Hours per Session. Class Schedule: Every Saturday & Sundays (2 […]

  • Weekly Resilience Drop-in Group

    Feeling overwhelmed by challenges, problems, or adversities in your life? The Resilience group is a place that enables you to work through challenges and get back to life stronger and wiser. Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via Zoom, facilitated by Rambhoru Dasi ACBSP, a certified Professional Chaplain and Crisis Counselor. Participation is confidential. For Zoom […]

  • Summary of Pandemic Protocols

    In recent months we have been seeing escalating numbers of COVID virus spread. It is the responsibility of every devotee to know the risks, to wear a mask and social distance even within your home if you are getting together with other families. Here are our guidelines for testing and quarantining, if you have come into contact […]