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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 4 years 25 weeks ago
    I live by the beach. Whenever it's low tide, I chant my rounds up and down the shore. Our beach isn't popular for swimming — no soft sand, only endless dunes of broken seashells, which can easily puncture bare feet. It attracts only locals; dog walkers, shark tooth collectors, and a few fishermen. Except in the coldest or stormiest weather, you'll see half a dozen guys, some as tanned as sun-dried tomatoes, parked there in folding chairs, with coolers full of light beer and bait, shoving PVC...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 4 years 25 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. Recently, we discussed comments that Jon Meacham made in an address to SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. Now, here’s something else from Meacham, the former Newsweek editor,...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 years 25 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox) 43 years ago, from out of the blue a radical change took over me everything else fell away: girlfriend, college, bad habits; giving away my possessions spiritual thirst became my life ancient wisdom informed me the forest my classroom study my heart yearned for truth my prayers to transcend the world I thought, “I must become a monk” Shri Chaitanya answered me thru Prabhupada’s loving disciples the...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 4 years 25 weeks ago
    Author: Radha Dasi
    By the mercy of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and my Guru Maharaja, I received the inspiration to serve the ISKCON Prison Ministry. On Vyasa-puja day, while chanting myjapa, the inspiration came to me to serve in the prison ministry. Interestingly enough, at that time I didn't even know the prison ministry existed. I researched the internet, saw on the web site a request from IPM for volunteer pen pals. I thought this was an easy service, one I would enjoy and could do from the...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 4 years 25 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata dasi
    In May 2012, a Chaplain from El-Paso, Texas, Steven Cottingham, emailed me in the hope of getting some books for the inmates he served. He said, “My name is Steven. I serve in 5 jails, 3 federal prisons, and 2 state prisons and there are people asking for books in each of these institutions. What I do is place books in each institution’s Religious Services library, so it is cost-effective that way. Do you have books we could have?” Of course I was very happy to help him out and...
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