Dedication

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.

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 Vaishnava  News 

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.

Hare Krsna.

Your servants,
Sudama Dasa
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Pray for His Holiness Candramauli Swami, a dear disciple of Srila Prabhupada.

He has tested positive for COVID-19. Kindly keep him in your prayers! Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

Your Friends at Vaishnavas CARE

 

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!

Hare Krishna.

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. 

Thank you! 

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Palliative care for children:

Planning and Communication

by Elizz Authors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the parent of an ill child, you are in the best position to orient your child’s health care team to his or her preferences, needs and goals. When it comes to providing palliative care for a child, the health care team will need details about your child and your family in order to provide the best possible support for all of you during this difficult time.

By sharing information surrounding end-of-life care, it will help build a collective understanding and establish great communication.

What the palliative care team needs to know

Here is a list of important information that you might want to share with your child’s palliative care team so that they understand you, your child, and your family.

Let your team know about:

  • Your child’s likes/dislikes; what makes him/her happy

  • What your child understands about his/her medical condition

  • The important things for the team to know in talking to you, your child and other family members (e.g. how you and your family best communicate)

  • Some of your hopes and goals regarding your child’s care over the:

    1. Short term (today and for the next few days)

    2. Medium term (next few weeks)

    3. Long term

  • Symptoms that bother your child (e.g.: pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite, difficulty feeding, sleep problems, itching, fatigue, difficulty breathing, etc.)

  • Your biggest concern or fear now and for the immediate future

 

Family involvement in end-of-life care for a child

When you have a terminally ill child, it’s tempting to focus all of your attention and efforts on the palliative care for your child, and shield any other children in the family from the knowledge that their sibling is dying. Most children have the ability to sense that something is wrong, even if they don’t necessarily know the cause behind these feelings.

The importance of family involvement in end-of-life care for a child cannot be understated as it also provides you with support.

Talk to your other children to learn their understanding about their brother or sister’s condition, and give them a chance to ask questions and express their feelings.

Here are other things you might want to discuss as a family:

  • Your concerns about any of your children’s behaviors (e.g. crying, acting out, poor sleep) or interactions (e.g. not wanting to go to school)

  • Age-appropriate ways in which you can help your children be involved in taking care of their sick brother or sister

  • Understanding of your faith, religion, or culture

  • What supports are in place: home housekeeping, home nursing, pharmacy access, respite

  • Your own concerns and hopes

Post palliative care decisions

These are important issues about end-of-life care that you should talk about early before a crisis occurs:

  • Preferences/options about medical care and treatment at end of life

  • Level of resuscitation status in the event of a sudden deterioration (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ventilation, intubation); as well as treatments that should be administered to your child (analgesia, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, transfusions)

  • Advance care planning. Do you prefer care to be administered in your home or in the hospital (or hospice, if available) as your child approaches end of life?

  • What end of life may look like for your child?

It’s never easy to deal with the fact that a child is dying, especially when that child is your own. However, asking the right questions, sharing information about end-of life-care with the health care team and your family, and making early preparations may help prepare you and your family to deal with the emotions that come with this difficult time.

(www.elizz.com)

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.

Thank you!

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? 

Vaishnavas CARE

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! 

Simple"Relaxation Breathing"

 

By Elizz.com

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! 

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