Madhava Smullen together with his household in Alachua, Florida.
Madhava Smullen is synonymous with ISKCON News. For the final 14 years, he has been the principle storyteller for the worldwide ISKCON Community for the information website.
As a Staff Writer and administrator he began and managed a few of ISKCON New’s social media pages (again when social media had simply turn into a factor!) and has written greater than 2,000 articles over time, chances are high, he could have written a couple of mission or individual you already know!
“I particularly liked writing in-depth, uplifting tales about inspirational folks and initiatives. Some of the folks in ISKCON I’ve written so much about over time who’re inspirational to me embody Krsnanandini Dasi, Visakha Dasi, Kalasamvara Das, Chaturatma Das, Manorama Das, Vaisesika Das, Bhaktimarga Swami, and lots of, many extra,” he mentioned. He continued, “it’s very transferring to speak with devotees who’re all the time joyful and enthusiastic to please Srila Prabhupada it doesn’t matter what they’ve gone by of their lives.”
Some of his hottest articles over time have been: Devotees to Hold First Kirtan in Antarctica (and its follow-up); The Devotee Wears Prada (about devotee style designers); Neurologist’s Study Shows Maha-Mantra Could Help Anxiety, Schizophrenia; Former Hip-Hop Artist Turns No. 1 Book Distributor, and USA’s First Slaughter-Free Dairy Opens at Gita Nagari.
“I liked speaking with devotees from everywhere in the world each week, supporting their efforts by writing about them, and retaining devotees — a few of whom have been in distant corners of the globe — impressed and feeling like they’re a part of a thriving worldwide group,” Madhava mentioned.
“It’s been significant and inspirational working with ISKCON News all these years, and I’m grateful for the expertise.” apart from “he takes time to work on some private writing initiatives,” he mentioned.
Madhava has additionally written for Back to Godhead Magazine, Friends of the BBT, and ISKCON New Vrindaban, to call a number of the different initiatives he has contributed to over time. He is leaving his position at ISKCON News to take time to work on some private writing initiatives.
“Personally, I’m very grateful to Madava for his regular service to the whole ISKCON society for greater than a decade,” mentioned Anuttama das, Editor-in-Chief, GBC member, and Global Director of Communications.
“Those Devotees who have been lucky sufficient to work together with Madava as a journalist know that he’s conscientious, thorough, and all the time a gentleman. He set a excessive normal of reporting. I believe it’s protected to say that ISKCON is way nearer collectively as a worldwide society right this moment due to the arduous work and dedication of Madava Smullen. Every one in every of us at ISKCON News needs him all the very best in his future endeavors. We pray that Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna Will proceed to bless him and his household all the time. Hare Krishna, mentioned Anuttama.”
From all of us at ISKCON News, thanks to your service and dedication to offering fascinating, enjoyable, and heartfelt tales for the ISKCON group for all of those years – you can be missed!