Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sing & Dance All Day Long - 12 Hour Kirtan Coming on Friday, July 17, 2015!

It’s that exciting time of the year again and now is the time for you to book a day off work or take leave from school!  But do you know why?  It is because the 12 Hour Kirtan is back and will be happening on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 10:00am to 10:00pm!

We are proud to announce that Toronto Hare Krishna Temple will once again be welcoming back sensational kirtaneer Madhava Prabhu to headline the 12-Hour Kirtan!  Joining him will be Agnideva das, Amala Kirtan das, members of the Mayapuris,  as well as many other kirtaneers from all around the world! 

There is no other better way to prepare for the 43rd Annual Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra) than singing and dancing the famous Hare Krsna mantra for 12 straight hours along with other devotees. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to join the 12-Hour Kirtan with us!  We are very delighted and anxiously looking forward to seeing you there.


Please stays tuned for the kirtan schedule and join your favourite kirtaneer singing the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mastering Yoga of Cooking

Join us for a three part cooking series and learn how to prepare quick and healthy meals with devotion. These cooking classes will be facilitated by our very own Shashank Prabhu who is a professional chef and has facilitated several cooking classes!

Dates: Friday June 19th, Friday, June 26th and Friday, July 10th 

Timings: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Part 1: Cutting techniques, Appetizers, Sauces and Soups
Part 2: Entrees
Part 3: Baking

Class Size: 10 people 

Registration: $30 (Some basic equipment will be provided for everybody)

Last Day to Register: June 18th

Since space is limited, at this point we will only accept registrations from devotees who are able to attend all the three classes.

For more information please contact - sparkhi@yahoo.com


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tribute for HG Brahmananda Prabhu this Saturday

As many devotees of our community may be aware, we were saddened to hear that a senior disciple
of Srila Prabhupada, HG Brahmananda prabhu passed away this past Sunday in Vrindavan, India. Our event on Sunday at Yonge-Dundas Square was dedicated to him and the wonderful service he has done over many years.

This Saturday, June 13, 2015, we will be having a memorial program for HG Brahmananda prabhu after the Srimad Bhagavatam class at 8:15am in the temple room. Further, the Sankirtan team will be going out on the streets for harinam (chanting and dancing on the streets) in Hamilton starting at 9:00am. You can contact the Sankirtan team for more details by emailing toronto.sankirtan@gmail.com .

To read a tribute in honour of HG Brahmananda prabhu, please click here .

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ratha-Yatra (Festival of India) Launch Party - Sunday, June 7th

Festival of India Launch Party!
Date: Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square (southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas)
TTC Subway: Dundas Station

To kick off the official countdown to the 43rd Annual Festival of India, a special day-long launch party will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square. The festival will include a cavalcade of activities, attractions and performances, including live art, vegetarian cooking demonstrations, free yoga classes, a South Asian bazaar, delicious food from Govinda’s, henna tattoos, face-painting, dress-in-a-saree booths, and more.

Also, be sure to stay until the evening to participate in an incredible, interactive mantra concert (kirtan) in which ancient sounds from the east will reverberate and grace Toronto’s busiest corner!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Two More Chances to Associate with HG Jananivas Prabhu!

This past weekend, our community was excited to have the entire TOVP team as well as Lord
Nityananda’s shoes and Lord Narasimha’s helmet from Mayapur for a wonderful presentation about the upcoming temple being built there.

The excitement continues as we have two more opportunities to hear from HG Jananivas prabhu starting TODAY - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 starting at 6:30pm. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity as this will most likely be his first and last trip to our community. Please come hear from one of our most senior pujaris (priests) in ISKCON and his many wonderful stories with Sri Sri Radha Madhava.

You can also hear from HG Jananivas prabhu this Thursday, June 4, 2015 for a special morning Srimad Bhagavatam Class starting at 7:30am. 

Please come with your entire family to participate in these two events that are truly, once in a lifetime!

Monday, May 25, 2015

TOVP Presentation with Special Guests - May 31, 2015

Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple is excited to share a “once in a lifetime” transcendental opportunity for you and your family!

Our beloved founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada desired to establish a massive temple and planetarium that depicts the universe as described in the Vedic scriptures in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.  Particularly, he directed that the planetarium be based on the descriptions given in the Srimad Bhagavatam and other Puranas, as well as the Brahma Samhita.

HG Ambarisa Prabhu is the main Chairman of the entire TOVP project and will be visiting Toronto as one of the few temples that he will personally be visiting in North America. Along with him will be HG Jananivas Prabhu, who has not stepped out of India for 45 years, but has now done so. He has brought with him Lord Nityananda’s shoes and Lord Narasimha’s helmet from Mayapur. Together, they are leading a team of devotees on a tour and ISKCON Toronto will be one of their main stops and we will be welcoming them on Sunday, May 31, 2015 for our weekly Sunday Feast.

We humbly invite you and your families and friends to join us and take full advantage to participate and give full support in this “once in a lifetime” opportunity.  Your generous donations will qualify for a valid Canadian income tax receipt.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Welcoming HG Eklavya das - Sunday, May 24th

This week, Toronto's Hare Krishna community is excited to welcome HG Eklavya das!  He will be conducting various programs around the GTA and will be conducting the Sunday Feast this upcoming Sunday, May 24th!

Eklavya Das was born in New York City, USA in 1965. By the time he entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston, in 1982 at the age of 19, he had already learned sixteen different instruments and played in orchestras, jazz big bands, brass quartets and rock bands in prestigious venues like New York Carnegie Hall and the Cool Jazz Festival. In 1987, Eklavya received his degree from Berklee College of Music in Recording Engineering and Production.

Eklavya Das joined ISKCON at the age of 26 in Ireland, Europe. At 27, during a meeting in Spain with his spiritual master, His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaja, he received the instruction to go to India where he remains based today, in Sri Pandharpur Dhama.

He was appointed, by ISKCON’s highest managerial body, the GBC, to join a team of HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja and HH Janananda Goswami Maharaja in promoting World Holy Name Day all over the world. Eklavya is a well known traveling preacher in the world of international ISKCON visiting USA, France, England, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Guyana, Trinidad, Russia, Dubai, Oman, Kuwait, Abu Dabi and Sharjah.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Welcoming HH Bhakti Swarupa Caitanya Swami!

This week, Toronto's Hare Krishna community is excited to welcome HH Bhakti Swarupa Caitanya Swami!  He will be conducting various programs around the GTA and will be conducting the Sunday Feast this upcoming Sunday, May 17th!

HH Bhakti Swarupa Caitanya Swami joined ISKCON in 1979.  From 1984-89, he printed and distributed Srila Prabhupada books underground in Russian language.  He served as the temple president in the first temple in former USSR, Kaunas city.  He also served as the regional secretary for Volga and west Siberia regions, in Russia.  Since 1998, Maharaj has since visited Germany, Canada, the United States, Switzerland , South Africa and in Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia Lithuania.  On February 21st, 2015,  His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja awarded sannyasa to Maharaj.