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8498753293?profile=RESIZE_400xBy Govindanandini dasi

Due to my son’s disability, I remained a stay-home mother for many years, though I studied Srila Prabhupada’s books and served the Sunday School at ISKCON of Central NJ for about 15 years. I learned so much about the selfless work in devotion during these formative years of my life. About 8 years back, I began to do another service that trained me further in empathic and compassionate work – ISKCON prison ministry service for corresponding with prison inmates about Krishna

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By Madhava Smullen

When Ghanashyam Das first began his chaplaincy service in New York City, little did he know that he would end up on the frontlines of a global pandemic, risking his own health every day to provide spiritual and emotional support for patients dying of Coronavirus.

Ghanashyam, now 42, joined ISKCON in 2000 at 26 2nd Avenue in New York, the movement’s first ever temple. Later, he moved to the Bhakti Center in Manhattan, where he lived as a monk for eleven years, and where his

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