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  • 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 […]

  • Introducing Our End-of-Life (EOL) Care Team

    The recent loss of devotees in our NRR community has inspired a few of us to revive the End-of-Life (EOL) Care Team under the auspices of Vaishnavas CARE Alachua. It is a service that will be needed more and more as members of our community age and develop terminal illnesses. Our team’s goals are to provide […]

  • How to manage your virus risk

    by David Leonhardt, The New York Times This is a three-step guide to COVID-19 risk minimization. It’s based on a New York Times survey of 700 epidemiologists and experts. 1. There is one behavior you should try to eliminate, without exception: Spending time in a confined space (outside your household) where anyone is unmasked. Don’t […]

  • Career Coaching for Young Professionals

    This year has brought unique challenges in many areas of life, including in particular, economic challenges for students and new professionals. With a rapidly changing work ecosystem, it’s understandable to find ourselves stuck when preparing to make the next step professionally. “How do I best showcase my talents for a professional setting?” or “Why does […]

  • A Hare Krishna Christmas

    This year is an unusual year. One of its many unusual features is that Christmas and Gita Jayanta, the speaking of Bhagavad-Gita (The Song of God), are celebrated on the same day. This is a special opportunity to connect East and West. Click to read full article on Dandavats.com.

  • Pocket Meditations for the New Year…

    Pocket Meditations.As we settle into the rhythm of the New Year here are some pocket meditations to carry with us every day. These small reminders can bring quality to our lives and thus help us feel more alive. As the Joseph Campbell quote goes – “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of […]

  • Guidelines for Quarantining

    CDC ACCEPTED NON-TEST BASED STRATEGY 1) People with mild to moderate illness who are not severely immunocompromised: • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND• At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND • Symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) have improved 2) People […]

  • Christmas Day Debut of Hare Krishna Community Radio

    Christmas Day, December 25, 2020: 6 – 8 a.m., Morning Meditations, including a class by Srila Prabhupada on Christmas Day 1969. 8 – 9 a.m., Christ, Christianity and Peace on Earth, Srila Prabhupada speaks and devotees share on this topic. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., English Gita Jayanti, 18 Devotees read each chapter of Bhagavad-gita, […]

  • BIHS Hosted Cosmography Workshop

    In 1976 Srila Prabhupada instructed the founding members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute “to build a model of the universe that could later be built full size at the future Mayapur Temple and Planetarium complex.” To help broadly facilitate Srila Prabhupada’s directive, the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies (BIHS) based in Gainesville recently hosted its second […]