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June 2020

An Ayurvedic View of Coronavirus

Posted By Nandini Radhika Dasi,
15/06/2020 12:29 PM
During this coronavirus emergency, respiratory disease has cost many lives worldwide and the rest of us are in lockdown. Since the virus affects breathing, day to day activities can be totally disrupted. COVID-19 infection causes impairment in the respiratory function due to the accumulation of mucus and inflammation of lung tissue. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, coronavirus is related to Svas roga.   Coronavirus causes severe inflammation of lung tissue: bronchitis. Bronchitis...

Everyone Loves Prasadam

Posted By Mana-mohana Dasa,
15/06/2020 11:14 AM
Just about everyone loves prasadam, don’t you think? ISKCON is world-famous for prasadam distribution. Up until the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Melbourne Temple’s Food For Life was distributing 5-6,000 plates of free prasadam every week. Our Temple also served prasadam through Crossways and Gopal’s in Melbourne’s CBD and Radhey’s Chai Bar in Fitzroy.   I’ve been serving as Hare Krishna Melbourne’s Catering Manager for the past few years. The...

A letter from Vrindavana during COVID-19

Posted By Kasturika Dasi,
15/06/2020 11:04 AM
Kasturika Dasi served as a brahmacarini in Melbourne. For a long time, she was our Receptionist, so you may remember her love of people and the pleasure she took in introducing visitors to Krishna consciousness. Kasturika joined Hare Krishna Melbourne as a student, but - like many international students today – she was forced to return to India. She writes about the COVID-19 emergency from her current home in Sri Vrindavana Dhama.   It was sometime in 2008 when I first entered 197...

Battling COVID-19: Prasadam Distribution in the West

Posted By Sri Rama Dasa Adhikari,
15/06/2020 10:44 AM
Hi! Thank you so much for yesterday’s food. It was really tasty and filling. Tasting so many fresh vegetables after so long reminded me of my mom’s cooking. Being alone here, it’s like a dream receiving beans and all those veggies together. With the semester coming to an end and exams approaching, your food boxes are a great help! (Kaushika – CBD.)   The global coronavirus crisis has deeply impacted our everyday lives.  Many householders lost their jobs and...