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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A "Snap"-shot of Our Hare Krishna Community

1:18:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) No comments

At any given point in time, particularly on weekends and festivals, Toronto's Hare Krishna temple is bustling with activity and energy. A quick glimpse can give us a snapshot of what our burgeoning community is all about!

Marcus, a friendly contributer from Snap Downtown Toronto, a free monthly newspaper, recently ventured to our temple and captured a few memorable moments, including a surprise birthday party and a recent incredible theatrical production.

Snap Downtown Toronto is published and distributed through "exit news racks" at all key retail stores in the downtown core. Below you can see the heart-warming "snapped" moments (Courtesy of Snap Downtown Toronto):

A Surprise Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Taruni Toskoboynik! Held at the Krishna Temple on Avenue Road, the party was a surprise for me as well. I had a feeling to bring my camera, even though I believed I was only there to enjoy the lovely vegetarian dinner. After I introduced myself, I was taken to a room to await the birthday girl's entrance. Her surprise greeting filled the temple to overflowing with love and joy. A life full of many beautiful surprises is certainly one worth living. Thank you everyone. Gratitude all around!

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Krishna Play
The drama of The 8th boy- a story about the appearance of the Shri Krishna (Supreme Personality of the Godhead. Heavens!) on the Earth about 5 million years ago. I found it to be a very colorful play that was quite enlightening, and certainly enjoyable to the hundreds that turned out to watch at the Krishna Temple on Ave. Rd. All this followed by a delicious vegetarian meal! How fabulous is that! It was such a beautiful and heartfelt presentation that it seemed more like a professional theatre performance than 'amateurs' having fun! Shows what's possible when you love what you do.

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