Devout followers of the Hare Krishna tradition are used to the idea of enthusiastically celebrating their spirituality through chanting, dancing and feasting! The feasting is such an important part of our tradition, that we have become known as the "kitchen religion"!
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, June 2, 2009
Now every fortnight, we observe Ekadasi, a day of prayer and meditation. On this day we fast (or simplify our meals and abstain from grains and beans), and spend extra time reading the scriptures and chanting the auspicious Hare Krishna mantra.
Once a year, we honour Pandava-Nirjala Ekadasi wherein, on this auspicious day, devotees do a complete fast from all food, even from water! Tomorrow is Pandava-Nirjala Ekadasi - stomachs beware!!!
To help encourage many of our ISKCON Toronto Blog followers during their Nirjala Ekadasi fast, we will be posting a chat window tomorrow so that devotees can stay in touch with each other and encourage each other as we observe this day of complete fast!
The chat window will be launched at 12:00am EST!