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By Radhapriya Chawla 

As most of you are aware, the pandemic continues to rage on and is now engulfing India. The situation is extremely dire and getting worse by the day as the second wave of the pandemic has hit India even harder than the first wave. This predicament is also heavily affecting ISKCON devotee communities in India and around the world.

The ISKCON Governing Body Commission held an emergency meeting on April 30th to determine what ISKCON can do to help. In discussions with ISKCON

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sani1_slideshow.png?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Madhava Smullen

Devotees in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada are doing their part to help their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic by feeding prasadam to essential personnel like hospital staff and sanitation workers.

Home to Sri Sri Radha-Braja Vatsala, Sri Sri Sita Ram Lakshman Hanuman, and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, the ISKCON temple in Thunder Bay is the only temple in Northwestern Ontario. 

Temple president Prem Kishor Das also works as a pathologist specializing in canc

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What follows is an article I wrote which was featured in Padayatra Worldwide magazine:

The image was so vivid—autumn leaves spiralling down from the heights of hardwoods.  Our eyes were widened to the stark reds, oranges, and yellows.  It was captivating.  A magical descent.  Prettier than snow.  Beauty reigned for sure.  We saw it also in the lichen, fungi and mushrooms.  David sees it in the wild ginger.  He forged some for the dhal to be cooked up for later on.  For snacks along the trail,
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Students at Govardhana Academy in Saranagati Village, Canada have produced an elaborate half-hour puppet show film entitled “Oh My God! The Childhood Adventures of Lord Krishna” using puppets made by Jagatarini Dasi and used in classic ISKCON Television puppet shows over forty years ago.

Seventeen children and youth, aged two to eighteen, took three months to complete the movie and worked on every part of the production from set building, special effects, and lighting, to voices, puppeteering,

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By Madhava Smullen 

For the past twenty-five years, ISKCON Youth Ministry’s Manorama Das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe Dasi have taken youth on tours across the US, Canada and Mexico, where they spread Krishna consciousness and get inspired themselves in the process.

Since 2015, they’ve branched out to tour the Caribbean every two years.

“The main reason we decided to switch it up from our regular Mexico winter tour is that devotees starting organizing Rathayatra festivals in the Dominican Rep

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