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.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spend Your Long Weekend with Us!

Whenever there is a long weekend on the calendar, you can almost surely expect three days packed with lots of fun activities at the Hare Krishna Temple! This upcoming weekend carries on this fun tradition and we hope you can join us for some of the many activities scheduled to take place.

The weekend will kick off with a special youth morning program on Saturday, May 16, 2009. All youth are invited to come out for a very sweet and intimate experience at the temple, early in the morning while most of Toronto is still asleep! The youth morning program will be extra special as youth from ISKCON Montreal will be joining us! The morning program consists of arati, japa time, an interactive Srimad Bhagavatam class by HG Brhat Mrdanga das, kirtan, and of course breakfast. The morning program begins early in the morning, at 4:30am!

Saturday will also feature a special food for life initiative! Devotees will gather in the temple in the morning and will cook hot vegetarian meals (prasadam) and then hit the streets to distribute them to the homeless of Toronto. There will also be an exciting harinama (chanting on the streets) taking place afterwards so be ready for some fun!

On Sunday, devotees from ISKCON Toronto as well as the visiting devotees from Montreal will be participating in the 17th Annual Astaprahar: 24-hour non-stop chanting of the maha mantra at the Bharat Sevashram Sangha: 2107 Codlin Crescent (Albion & Steeles) Toronton ON. Phone: (416) 679-0967. The program begins at 9:00am and the kirtan will be kicked off by Bhaktimarga Swami of ISKCON Toronto at 10:00am and will continue till 10:00am on Monday.

This week's Sunday Feast will have some special treats and will feature a class by HG Brhat Mrdanga das, a graduation ceremony for the recently completed Bhakti Sastri program and a special drama being presented by the youth of ISKCON Montreal!

On Monday, Victoria day, all devotees are invited to come out and join the youth for the first Seva day of summer! On Seva days, devotees get together and help clean the temple. The Seva day this Monday will begin at 2 pm. For more information about Seva day, please contact psenatoronto@gmail.com.

So with all that is happening this weekend, a warm and friendly invitation goes out to one and all to spend your long weekend with the Hare Krishna Temple!

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