By Madhava Smullen
On May 1st, 2nd and 8th, devotees from all over Brazil and beyond attended the “Art of Caring for Vaishnavas” Zoom webinar by Vaishnavas CARE co-founder Sangita Devi Dasi, which offered training in how to lovingly serve devotees, especially those experiencing terminal illnesses.
Altogether 80 people registered for the course including participants from the North and South of Brazil, several generations, senior devotees, brahmacharis, congregational members, newcomers, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, members of ISKCON Brazil’s national administration (CGB) and medical professionals.
“The seminar covered several topics related to hospice care, such as the stages of grieving, how to help and serve families, symbolic loss, emotional and spiritual pains, and the importance of good communication,” says Ekanistha Radha Devi Dasi, a member of the team responsible for ISKCON Brazil’s Department of Vaishnavas CARE.
“The teachings were far beyond expectations. The topics were gradually introduced and deepened with mastery by Sangita Devi Dasi, leading to discussion of real situations. Thus the theoretical concepts were joined by practical examples of care for vaishnavas who are leaving this world. We are sure that participants now will be able to better assist vaishnavas in their final moments, in addition to being able to support families.”
Read more: https://iskconnews.org/devotees-from-all-over-brazil-take-online-vaishnava-care-seminar,7808/