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, December 30, 2009

The Definitive "Hare Krishna New Year's" Guide!

5:40:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , , , , , , No comments

That time of year is here again! Time to ring in the new year with the best "spiritual party" Toronto has ever seen. The ISKCON Toronto Blog presents your definitive guide to spending New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with the Hare Krishnas!

New Year's Eve - December 31, 2009:
  • During the course of the day, the third annual Bhajan-Prasadam Festival will be taking place in the temple beginning at 12:00pm until 10:30pm.

  • The program will consist of kirtan and bhajans throughout the day broken up by wonderful vegetarian prasadam (sanctified vegetarian feasts)!

  • Come night time, dress yourself in layers, double socks and a warm winter coat (click here for latest weather forecast) as we all head out for the annual maha-harinama (outdoor ecstatic kirtan and chanting) at Toronto's biggest New Years Eve Party at City Hall.

  • We will leave the temple at aproximately 10:30pm and return around 2:30am.

  • Using the Map Below: Our route will begin from the temple (A). We will all walk to the Rosedale Subway Station (B) and then take the subway down to Queen Station (C). We will then proceed on foot to Old City Hall (D) where will conduct our harinama (outdoor ecstatic chanting). After midnight, we will then walk towards Yonge-Dundas Square (E) and then take the subway back to the temple from Dundas station (F)!

New Years Day - January 1st, 2009

On New Year's Day, the temple will begin to buzz with activity as preparations begin for the evening Prabhupada Festival. The program will begin at 6:00pm and will feature kirtan, presentations, a drama and a vegetarian feast (prasadam)

We hope to see everyone for all the festivities. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. The ISKCON Toronto Blog and the Hare Krishna Temple would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy new year!