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With proper guidance, anyone can turn ordinary food into a spiritual substance.

The phenomenon of something changing from material to spiritual is an extraordinary one, but it is something we as devotees are involved in daily—often several times a day. It happens when prasadam (unoffered food) becoming prasadam, or food sanctified by the Lord.

When I was a new devotee in Montreal, we arranged a program that was to be given on campus at McGill University. The leaflet adverti

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All yogis are careful about what they eat…or at least they should be. Food is not only connected to our physical well being but also our karmic footprint. In general, we tend to be rather neglectful of karma, nature’s law of action and reaction. As humans, we imagine ourselves above the law, different from nature, and somehow immune to its rules.
But indeed, every single thing we do, every move we make, is not without its impact on our lives – now and in the future. Eating is an obvious and eas

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By Amy Fallon for

For many devotees, the journey involving Krishna consciousness often begins with food.

“If you come here and you’re hungry, we’ll feed you – no problem,” says Ajita Cozzi, 57, the director of New Govardhana, a lush 400-hectare site that is Australia’s
largest Hare Krishna farm. It’s located in the village of Eungella in northern NSW.

Followers of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), founded in 1966, sometimes referred to their
movement as th

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By Thomas Weber / Gainesville Sun

Hare Krishna community delivers free meals to health care workers and other hungry people around Gainesville.

Krishna Lunch has been a staple at the University of Florida (UF) for nearly 40 years but, like many things, coronavirus brought the daily campus tradition to a swift halt. Now, the meals are being distributed to other hungry folk.

Since March 30, Gainesville’s Krishna House has provided over 4,000 free meals to health care workers through their “Health

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SP Bureau
In times of unprecedented crisis ISKCON has evolved as an institution which is serving poor people by distributing food, providing spiritual strength through online sessions to fight the fear of coronavirus and also educating villagers of Nabadwip, the importance of maintaining social distancing and washing hands repeatedly. The devotees are also advising the people to follow the directives of the Government strictly. The devotees of ISKCON Mayapur have been distributing food relief u

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In this coronavirus emergency, the Italian government has declared the country lockdown and people are experiencing serious difficulties just to get food.
People who made a choice of life based on farming and engaging in self-sufficiency, in this condition find themselves in an advantageous situation.
Gunagrahi das and Rukmini devi dasi say “We live in our farm Cintamani Dhan in central Italy and we have been engaging for almost 30 years in organic farming and self- sufficiency. We try to satis

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By Madhava Smullen 

With India in a 21-day Coronavirus lockdown, ISKCON temples have stepped up to feed the needy in cooperation with the Indian government, distributing over one million plates of prasad so far. 

The government began with a quarantine in 79 districts across India recognized as COVID-19 hotspots, before officially locking down the entire nation – 1.3 billion people – on March 23rd in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

As in many other parts of the world, people have been

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By Madhava Smullen

Hare Krishna charity Food for All has been given government approval to serve free vegetarian meals to London’s homeless people during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has particularly affected London’s most vulnerable. Many services for homeless people have shut down. Schools have also closed, meaning the nearly 1.3 million children who receive free school meals because they come from low income families will be going hungry.

“Almost all the charities

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The government recommended people to go into isolation except essential workers. Our Prasad distribution services now fits into the essential work category, health risk is there but we are following government advice and have a robust health strategy in place.

Almost all the charities have closed down in London due to the government’s lock down policy, thus creating a vacuum in many essential services, and as time goes, there is a serious danger of food shortage and people lacking the resources

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