A Monthly e-Magazine by 

Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

                     Issue: 37

                     March 2020
In This Issue
मच्चित्त: सर्वदुर्गाणि मत्प्रसादात्तरिष्यसि |

mach-chittaḥ sarva-durgāṇi mat-prasādāt tariṣhyasi
(Bhagavad Gita - 18, 58)

"If you remember me always, by my grace you will overcome all obstacles and difficulties."
Stay Safe at Home, We Will Bring Service to You!
Dear RKT Family,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, it's our prime social responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the self, families, neighbors, communities, nations, which ultimately leads to strengthening the global health, says H. H. Swami Mukundananda ji.

Swamiji will be having a Zoom session / Google Hangout on March 24th at 6:30 pm on the Coronavirus pandemic.  
Sign up to join the session
To support efforts that are underway to slow the spread of the virus, JKYog has temporarily suspended all events and public gatherings of JKYog members worldwide until further notice. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to observe social distancing, and to take personal responsibility in avoiding gatherings - both small and definitely large. We urge you to be practical about your hygiene & safety, and plan to have an immune-boosting diet regularly. 

It's imperative we remain positive during these unusual and unforeseen times, as positivity is the key to cope with any crisis.
Now, more than ever, is the time to foster positive emotions, as it increases our immunity and enhances both physical and mental health. 

At JKYog, we pursue to inspire and empower you to lead a peaceful, purposeful, and fulfilling life. To continue to do so during these trying times, we have launched new, FREE online programs and enhanced the existing ones that are uplifting and spiritually nourishing. We invite you to take advantage of these programs from the comfort of your home:

We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe & healthy during these tumultuous times. We pray for the fast recovery of those who are impacted. While our temples may be closed and public worship is suspended temporarily, be assured that the light of the Supreme Lord's love shines upon us brightly. Let us take full shelter of the Lord, with the mind fixed upon him.

Hygiene and Safety Tips
As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of COVID-19, we feel it is important to share with you a few tips for you to stay safe, protect yourself, and to prevent spread of the virus:
  • Do NOT shake hands.
  • Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc.
  • Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
  • Open doors with your closed fist or hip; do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially, this is crucial with bathroom and post office/commercial doors. 
  • Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, to wipe your hands, handle, and child seat in grocery carts.
  • Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a higher than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
  • Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.
  • If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain an infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
  • Use surgical masks to prevent touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.
Join us for a Live Discussion with Swami Mukundananda on the topic 
"Dealing with Coronavirus Crisis"

Tuesday, March 24th: 6:30 pm CST

Here is your opportunity to post your question on the pandemic and get questions answered directly from Swamiji! Anyone from around the globe can join the live discussion using laptop, smartphone or tablet. Sign up here to get the zoom link:

Please share this with your friends and family across the globe to enable them to get the divine wisdom on how to cope during these tough times.
Wellness for Life - How to Boost Immunity and Fight Corona Virus?
Today when the world is anxious over Coronavirus and WHO has declared it a pandemic, the one thing of utmost importance is how to boost our immunity, and protect or guard ourselves against it. With some of these dos and don'ts, infections can be avoided. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses common among animals that can get transmuted to humans.

Boost your Immune System
The immune system is a complex web of cell organs and proteins that protect or neutralize the body from hundreds of microbes and bacteria in the atmosphere. Boost the defense mechanism of the body to combat the pathogens like bacterium, virus, flu, and other diseases by five basic natural essential ingredients.

1. Vitamin C

One of the top immune boosters is vitamin C. Deficiency in vitamin C results in a weak immune system and reduces the resistance against certain pathogens. Citrus fruits such as sweet limes, guava, oranges, grapefruit, lemon, papaya and pineapple alon
g with kiwis and berries contain large amounts of vitamin C. But the king of all sources of vitamin C is Indian Gooseberry or Amla with a vitamin C concentration of 600 mg to 1800 mg of ascorbic acid in every 100 g. Fresh amla juice contains 20 times as much vitamin C as is present in orange juice.
2. Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain good health. The best probiotic food is curd (homemade) which has healthy live bacteria very beneficial for people with lactose tolerance. Remember the bacteria gets killed in processed curd. Buttermilk is low in fat and calories and contains important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium, and phosphorus. Healthy bacteria strengthen the digestive system and make the immune system strong. Tempeh is a good substitute for meat or tofu. It is a probiotic-rich grain made from soybeans and a great source of vitamin B12.
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Weekly Temple Events
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Hanuman Chalisa                   - Tuesdays 7:15 pm
Lalita Sahasranamam             - Fridays 6:45 pm
BG Study Circle                       - Saturdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Vishnu Sahasranamam           - Sundays 9:30 am
Weekly Satsang                      - Sundays 10:30 am
Radha Krishna Abhishek        - 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm
Akhand Kirtan                         - 2nd Friday 7 pm to midnight        
Yoga Classes                          - Mondays 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 9:15 am


'Dollar A Day' - Pledge Continuous Support!


Donate a Dollar a Day towards the building and upkeep of the Radha Krishna temple! By donating just $1 everyday,
you'll help this noble cause!

 How many of us have the opportunity and are fortunate enough to build a house for God?

Set up monthly contributions through credit card/debit card by calling: 860-605-3685 or by visiting temple website at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas (click).