Govinda Madhava Prabhu left this world on June 9th at his London residence where he had been living since 2005 with his wife Uma Dutt. The news saddens us all the more as he has always been a very devoted Vaishnava to the mission of Srila Prabhupada.
Born in Brazil 44 years ago, Anderson Malta met the devotees in 1990 and participated in cultural programs organized by the Goura Vrindavan community in the Vale da Graúna region there, he met Param Gati Swami who gave him initiation.
On Ram Navami, at ISKCON Juhu, His Grace Payonidhi Das suffered and tragic accident and left this world. Originally from Orissa, he was a loving servant of Lord Jagannatha.m and he was a full-time resident living as a Brahmachari (monk). He was currently serving in ISKCON Kharghar but had traveled to attend the temple's Ram Navami celebration.
It has been in the news that Oscar winning actor, William Hurt, passed away Sunday, March 13th from cancer. What was not reported is that he spent one week in the guest house of our ISKCON Atlanta temple in 2010.
Each and every one of us wants two things in life, to love someone and to be loved by someone. Devotee Care is one such initiative by ISKCON to take care of the devotees and to embed the culture of care in the devotees using different platforms. Their vision and mission is to provide contentment to the devotees both spiritually and materially by looking after their diverse emotional, spiritual, physical, and social needs. The idea behind the project is to make devotees feel valuable and comfortable within the ISKCON society.
As some of you have heard, our dear friend, Chaitanya Jivan Dasa Prabhu, a longtime member of our ISKCON Philadelphia congregation, is at the end-stage of his terminal illness. He is still alert and is as comfortable as possible. Presently, he is unable to eat, drink and is hardly speaking. He is courageously preparing for his end-of-life journey.
Kripamayi Devi Dasi was one of the first Hare Krishna devotees in Thailand. As a young girl, she would pray to Lord Buddha for guidance. Her Buddhist guru one day handed her a piece of paper with the maha-mantra written on it.