We hope that each of you, along with your loved ones are in good health and doing as well as possible during these challenging times. As per our Arizona government’s recommendations, we have stopped our regular public programs and festivals so that we can do our part in addressing the Coronavirus outbreak. We certainly miss being able to come together with all of you and hope that we are able to reopen soon and once again attend our sweet and transcendental spiritual programs.
During this time, the temple devotees have continued to care for your temple, including maintaining the regular worship and service to Srila Prabhupada and our beloved Deities – Sri Sri Radha-Madhava Hari, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, and Sri Srinathiji Gopal. The devotees start their services at around 4:00 in the morning and take rest at around 9:30 at night. The services include dressing the Deities and preparing offerings for Their Lordships, cleaning the temple, kitchen, and temple grounds, offering scheduled Aratis, giving and attending devotional classes, and performing kirtan. According to their capacity, and as time allows, the resident devotees also actively look for ways to connect with all of you through different platforms. Please see our Facebook page, Twitter, Web Page, etc. for updates on how to access the temple programs online, to take darshan of our beautiful Deities, or to be able to view and listen to engaging discourses about Krishna consciousness.
At this time, even though you won’t be able to physically attend the temple programs, we recommend that you continue to chant Krishna’s sweet holy names, read and hear about Krishna, and take shelter of Krishna. We also know that many of you may be affected by loss of income, but if you are financially ok at this time, there is another way you can serve Krishna. Since our temple is maintained largely by the kind donations from our community, you can still contribute to help our temple by making a donation online or by using the donation options below. We are making this humble appeal, so that we can ensure that our temple can keep up with the services noted above and also meet our other operational costs until the Governor of Arizona and the State’s health officials deem it is safe to reopen.
Our monthly expenses are approximately $15000 per month. This includes utilities, telephone, altar supplies, insurance, devotee allowances, bhoga items, flowers, repairs, HOA fees, etc. Any donation towards this would be appreciated.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Make a check payable to ISKCON Phoenix, and mail to:
ISKCON of Phoenix,
100 S Weber Dr,
Chandler, AZ 85226
You can donate by Paypal -button located at the top right corner of our website’s homepage- You can use a credit card without a Paypal account.
All contributions are tax deductible
For questions, please contact:
Premadhatri devi dasi @ 480 720 2030 or Damodar das @ 480 577 3084 or Email Premadhatri devi dasi at firstname.lastname@example.org