ISKCON Boston Temple Temporarily Closed for 3 weeks
The health and well-being of our temple residents and community is our top priority.
Given the uncertain and contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, we believe that the prudent course of action is to minimize the risk of exposure by temporarily closing the temple for all darshan and arati timings and cancelling all public programs, including Sunday and Wednesday feast programs. Effective immediately, the temple will be closed for the next three weeks. We encourage devotees to take darshan of our deities through the Deity Darshan whatsapp group.
Devotees who have temple services may continue to come to the temple. Please note, however, if you are not feeling well and/or have flu-like symptoms, you are requested to stay at home per our prior communication. Rest assured, services will continue without interruption.
Over the next three weeks, we will continue to assess the situation. As additional information is released by Federal and State authorities, we will be in a better position to determine if we can reopen the temple to the public.
As devotees, it is our prime duty to take care of our health and the material bodies that Krishna has awarded to us. In the absence of good health, we cannot serve Him or each other as community members. It is also our responsibility to ensure that we do not put others at risk in the process of devotional service.
During this time we urge you to stay calm and safe and engage in chanting and praying. With that in mind, each member of our community remains in our thoughts and prayers.
Note: Public programs include Wednesday and Sunday Feasts, Saturday night kirtans, yoga classes, harinaam and book distribution, and all children’s programs (Sunday School, Vidya Ashram).