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.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Flashback Photo - 1984

3:29:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , 5 comments

This edition of ISKCON Toronto's Flashback Photos features a very special local sannyasi (monk) receiving his "sannyasa initiation" (spiritual vows). It shouldn't be too hard to guess who this is, but we still encourage comments for those who would like to venture a guess!

Initiation involves a sincere spiritualist taking to specific vows and also taking instruction from a spiritual master. Sannyasa initiation (an advanced stage of initiation) is a right of passage that very few special souls take on and it involves one leading a renounced life of spiritual study, sharing and meditation!

(Photo Courtesy of Radha Krishna devi dasi)

5 comments:

PRAGMA said...

H.H. Bhaktimarga Swami.

Anonymous said...

Our beloved HH Bhaktimarga Swami on receiving sanyasa from HH Gopal Krishna Maharaj:)

Keshav said...

Correct!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha!
Maharaja was so skinny!
-Kalpavriksha dd

Keshav said...

:o)