ISKCON Member Teaches Bhagavad-gita to British Parliament

ISKCON devotee Kripamoya Dasa made history this December 12 when he spoke at the British Houses of Parliament wearing Vaishnava robes and sacred tilak markings.

His speech at the House of Commons launched Caring for Hindu Patients, a guide to assist health care professionals in caring for the religious and cultural needs of their patients. The book was conceived and compiled by ISKCON member Dr. Divyesh Thakrar, and contains editorial contributions from ISKCON priest Rasamandala Das and other devotees.

As the book launch fell on Gita-Jayanti, the day when Bhagavad-gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna five thousand years ago, Kripamoya took the opportunity to discuss the holy book’s message. Member of Parliament Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Health, and a distinguished audience of doctors and other professionals listened attentively.