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, October 28, 2009

"Halloween Sankirtan" this Saturday!

11:15:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , 5 comments

It's the end of another month and the fifth Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF) is around the corner! "Sankirtan" involves sharing our beautiful spiritual tradition of bhakti-yoga with the public through outdoor book distribution and chanting.

The GTA Sankirtan Team is very happy to invite everyone to the "Halloween Special MSF" this coming Saturday, October 31st (a.k.a Sankirtan Saturday). One of the highlights of this MSF will be a special training session faciliated by HG Sankarshan das Adhikari, starting 9:00am at the Hare Krishna temple.

The atmosphere will be surcharged with Halloween spirits and, keeping with the theme, MSF volunteers will hit the streets sharing "transcendental treats" of prasadam (sweets offered to Krishna) and spiritual books. In addition, teams of devotees will also visit select residential areas to share these treats reversing the age-old tradition of "trick or treating"!

There are many ways in which you can be a part of the MSF, and it's certainly not restricted to just distributing books. You can hand out flyers and sweets, or just sing your way to ecstasy as the chanting party rocks the streets of Toronto! You could also help prepare or pack the sweets or assist with other logistics. This is indeed a golden chance to participate in a type of spiritual service that is so dear to Srila Prabhupada!

Please click here to sign up for the MSF and don't hesitate to contact us with any comments or questions at


Rishi said...

Love the idea, I think I heard you mention this before at a Sunday Feast, I was secretly waiting for this post :)

What are the jobs I can volunteer for (along side taking pictures), and what time does the evening start?

Keshav said...

It actually is a day time activity. Please feel free to email the organizers at and they can get you some more information.

Mahasundari Madhavi dasi said...

=) You can join us on the streets giving out yummy cookies to people wishing them a happy halloween or join in the kirtan that will be going on! Lots of things happen during a Sankirtan!

Rishi said...

Oh Okay, I emailed them.

Hopefully I can help at the temple before hand and be part at the kirtan afterwards!

great idea again guys

Keshav said...

Great!!! We're sure you'll enjoy the experience!