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.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sharing Krishna Consciousness - The Toronto Sankirtan Story!

11:03:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , , 2 comments

"Sankirtan" is the art of sharing one's bhakti (Krishna consciousness) by hitting the streets and being a friendly ambassador of goodwill. With books of spiritual wisdom, sometimes the most incredible and inspiring encounters can occur that can deliver a wonderful spiritual message to people you just meet on the street.

Toronto's Hare Krishna community has always had steadfast "sankirtan devotees", but a spiritual explosion of sharing took place in 2009 after a visit by Vaisesika das, a spirited devotee who's larger-than-life personality captured the imaginations of Toronto devotees.

More and more devotees became inspired to head out on "sankirtan". When time came for the annual December marathon, wherein Hare Krishna centres around the world focus even more on sharing books, a goal of distributing 2,010 books was set (over three times the amount distributed over the previous years' marathons).

Inspiration was abound and incredible things happened! This video tells the Toronto Sankirtan Story!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow!great video and the track,too!!!

Keshav said...

Hari Bol! We're glad you enjoyed the video!