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, May 27, 2009

Sankirtan Seminar - This Weekend!!!

"The Sankirtana devotees are very dear to Lord Krishna. Because they are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during war time, a farm boy or ordinary clerk who goes to fight for his country on the front, immediately becomes a national hero for his sincere effort. Similarly, Lord Krishna immediately recognizes a preacher of Krishna Consciousness who takes all risks to deliver His message."
(Srila Prabhupada - Letter to Uttamasloka, December 11, 1975)

Today, our lives are decorated with many amazing jewels – loving devotees, the Holy Name of Krishna and most beautiful Deities.  Not long ago, most of us were just lost on the streets of the busy world, preoccupied with our insignificant problems and heading nowhere fast.  


Then one day, perhaps at the corner of some street, someone approached us with a spiritual gift  that would change our lives for forever.  Like windows to the spiritual world, the transcendental literatures translated by Srila Prabhupada have indeed given spirituality to millions of people around the world. In our endeavors to reciprocate with this most precious gift, we find an unparalleled emphasis on sharing the wealth of Krsna Consciousness through process of sharing this knowledge: book distribution!

Contrary to popular belief, distributing Srila Prabhupada's books is not hard and scary . Through proper training and guidance, it can actually become a fun service!  This weekend is your chance to grab the opportunity to start your own journey in the path of sharing Srila Prabhupada's transcendental books. 

Vaisesika das, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, and a veteran book distributor who has inspired devotees all around the world in creating and sustaining book distribution, is coming to Toronto!  Through classroom lectures and on-field training, Vaisesika das will enlighten, encourage and empower us to become the agents of spiritual change by sharing this timeless knowledge.

So whether you are a seasoned veteran, or just an aspiring book distributor, this seminar is for you! Please come, get inspired and inspire others through your desire to share Krsna Consciousness!

The seminar will take place at the Hare Krishna Temple, from May 29th to 30th with timings as follows:
May 29th, 2009 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm (in-class seminar)
May 30th, 2009 - 7:45am to 2:00pm (hit the streets for practical training)

The seminar will have a small cost of $25 to cover student materials and coursework.  To register for this seminar, please fill out the form below (this is the same registration form as the one in the previous blog post; if you already signed up there, we have your registration)!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How old do you have to be to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books?

Keshav said...

No age limits! But if you're a younger one, it might be good to have a parent/guardian with you! :o)

Anonymous said...

no no I was just wondering Keshava prabhu! :) I know someone who might serve in that way.

Keshav said...

Okie dokie!