Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. (Counseling, Assistance, Resource, and Education for the Terminally ill & Those in Need) is dedicated to
ISKCON Founder-Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who exemplified how to live one's life in Krsna consciousness, and in the end, taught us how to leave this temporary world of birth and death.
It is in his honor that we seek to give care and comfort
to those who wish to follow in his sublime footsteps.
Bhakta Juan Pablo Roldán, a Police Officer and Member of ISKCON Buenos Aires,
Died in the line of Duty.
Please Pray for His Soul's Journey Back to Godhead.
Please accept our obeisances. All glories to our Founder-Acarya, Srila Prabhupada.
We are sorry to report that Bhakta Juan Pablo Roldán, a member of our community, has departed from this world bravely doing his duty. He was part of the mounted police force where he served as an Inspector.
Yesterday, in an unfortunate circumstance during a clash with a criminal, Bhakta Juan Prabhu gave up his life by protecting others. That's why today we wish to honor his courage and thank him for his inspirational association these past years.
Bhakta Juan performed several services for the ISKCON Buenos Aires temple such as bringing the vegetables to the temple every week, giving donations, and always helping however he could. He especially liked chanting in kirtan very much and always participated in the Harinama (street chanting). He was very happy being with the devotees. All of us who knew him as a very nice person and true to his values.
Today the whole country is grieving as we lost a great person and a great Vaishnava.
Please pray with us to Lord Krsna to protect him and guide him to his next auspicious destination, on the way to our true, eternal home.
Our sincere condolences to his entire family. We are at your disposal.
We ask everyone to keep Bhakta Juan in your daily prayers. Please pray for his family as well.
Any inquiries, please contact us.
Vrindavan Viharini Devi Dasi
Nitai Gaurananda Dasa
ISKCON Temple Commission Buenos Aires Mandir
Please Pray for Nitai Chaitanya Maharaja of Ukraine Who Has Covid
Dear Devotees, Please say a prayer for Nitai Chaitanya Maharaja of Ukraine, Lithuania, and Russia. He's in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with Coronavirus. He's lost 75% of his lung capacity. His condition is serious. Doctors are saying the outcome is unpredictable.
Please keep Maharaja in your prayers. Thank you.
Health UPDATE & Fundraiser for HH Varsana SwamI In New Vrindavan (U.S.)
His Grace Vamsi Madhava Das, Pujari at ISKCON Vrindavan, Passed Away
His Grace Vamsi Madhava Das Prabhu (Dadu) of Vrindavan, passed away at 11.15 p.m. IST, on Monday, at KD Medical Hospital. Lung disease, septicemia and finally, "Multiple Organ Failure"is the cause of his death. He was engaged in the Deity service department as Pujari (Priest) for many years. Vamsi Prabhu’s body was bought back to Vrindavan for the final rites on Tuesday morning.
Vamsi Madhava Prabhu was a well-loved figure amongst devotees, characterized for his love and dedication for his Guru Maharaja. He was particularly known for his simplicity and loving nature for all.
Vamsi Madhava Das entered Nityalila (eternal pastimes) of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar in the auspicious Purushottam month, Dwadasi day, at Sri Vrindavan dhama.
Devotees are requested to kindly pray for HG Vamsi Madhava Prabhu so that he attains the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundara
HEALTH UPDATE: His Holiness Varsana Swami has left the hospital and is now back in his home in New Vrindavan under the care of his disciples.
PLEASE continue to pray for Maharaja to quickly recover so he can return to his much-loved devotional service to Srila Prabhupada in New Vrindavan.
If you are able, kindly go to the following link to contribute to the GoFundMe Fundraiser sponsored by his dedicated disciples to care for their Guru Maharaja's healthcare.
Thank you very much!
Prayer Request for Lilananda Das,
Who Passed Away from a Sudden Heart Attack in Perugia, Italy
We are sorry to report that yesterday afternoon around 6 p.m. or so, our dear Lilananda Das Prabhu of Gualdo Tadino, Perugia, Italy, passed away due to a sudden heart attack. Please pray that he was recalled to the eternal home of our beloved Lord Sri Krishna.
Let's raise our prayers and sing to our beloved and benevolent Lord to welcome him in His caring and loving embrace. Thank you!
We invite you to watch a "surprise" visit from His Grace Dhira Das Prabhu (ACBSP) who is now out of the hospital and back in his home recovering from his severe heart attack and surgery! He surprises NIranjana Swami during a Srimad-Bhagavatam class on Zoom! (2 mins/35 seconds)
Ramchandra Das Passed Away Due to Covid-19
His Grace Ramchandra Das, who was 35 years old, left his body due to complications caused by the Covid-19 virus, at Varanasi in the hospital, around 10 AM IST, earlier today.
He was last serving at ISKCON Bhuj, Kutch District, Gujarat, India. Please pray for this soul.
Please Pray for these Vaishnavas.
Kindly Pray for everyone who is suffering with Covid-19 worldwide.
Articles & Quotes
What Grief Has Taught Me About Empathy and Supporting Others
by: Andie Huff
(Video: 7:56 minutes)
While grieving the death of her mother, this young woman eloquently describes what she has learned through her experience and how to support others going through similar struggles while grieving a deep loss. Please watch...
Are you Living with a Chronic Illness?
You are NOT Alone!
For all Caregivers, Everywhere,
From all of us at Vaishnavas CARE.
Srila Prabhupada Said...
On August 7, 1975, Srila Prabhupada said in Toronto,
"In my absence, you read my books. What I talk, I have written in the books. You can associate with me by reading my books."
For Those Who Are Grieving a Loss...
Do you ever feel like this?
Grief Support Group
Are you a Vaishnava who is grieving a loss of a friend or loved one? Are you seeking a Grief Support Group specifically for Devotees of Lord Krishna?
Please visit our Vaishnavas CARE Facebook Page and join our exclusive, Virtual, Private, Closed Grief Support Group. It is important to express your feelings of loss within a group of like-minded people who can relate to you and your expressions of grief. Currently, we have 115 members.
Kindly visit our "Vaishnavas CARE" Facebook page to register for our Online "Grief Support Group" especially for Devotees of Lord Krishna.
Co-facilitators for this one-of-a-kind support group for Vaishnavas are Janaki Devi Dasi, a Master's Degreed Social Worker/Counselor with decades of experience in this field and Kamala Radha Devi Dasi who will be pursuing a career as an End-of-Life Doula. We appreciate both of them for stepping forward to facilitate this much-needed Support Group. Presently, we have 115 Vaishnava members from around the world.
Srila Prabhupada told his disciples that when we take one step closer to Lord Krishna, He sees our sincerity and takes a thousand steps towards us.
In the service of Srila Prabhupada and the Lord, we are here to assist you during your time of loss and grief. If you choose to join us in our "Safe and Private Space," we look forward to seeing you there. Kindly register for our Online "Vaishnavas CARE Grief Support Group" on Facebook. If you prefer one-on-one Grief Counseling by phone with our Licensed, Professional Social Worker/Counselor, Janaki Devi Dasi, please write to us by clicking on the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of this HOME page. Thank you!
This ‘square breathing’ technique (also referred to as "box breathing" or "relaxation breathing") is powerful. Don’t let its simplicity fool you.
This breathing technique can put you in a calm and more centered state of mind in less than 10 minutes.
Square breathing in 5 steps:
Find a quiet place where you can sit with no distractions for 10 minutes or so.
STEP 1: Breathe in through your nose to a count of four (1, 2, 3, 4).
STEP 2: Pause/hold your breath to a count of four (1, 2, 3, 4).
STEP 3: Exhale through your mouth to a count of four (1, 2, 3, 4).
STEP 4: Pause/hold your breath to a count of, yes, four (1, 2, 3, 4).
STEP 5: Repeat steps 1-4 at least 3 times.
When we are anxious, our breathing rate usually increases, and we take shorter, more shallow breaths. The opposite happens when we are relaxed. This box breathing slows down our breathing and we trick our brain into thinking we are relaxed. When we are relaxed, all those wonderful relaxation neuro-chemicals are released.
Please let us know how this works for you!