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.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Celebrating Lord Ramacandra in a Big Way... All the Way to Sunday!

2:42:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , , , , No comments

*** UPDATE - The Conference Calls Now Also Have a Toll-Free Number. Please call either 1-888-535-3378 or (416) 900-1162 ***

The Toronto Hare Krishna Centre is excited to announce that festivities surrounding Lord Ramacandra's Appearance will be celebrated in grand fashion! Lord Rama is the incarnation of Lord Krishna as the perfect monarch. He enacted His lila, or pastime, of killing the evil king Ravana and establishing virtue, by personal example, throughout His kingdom. The epic story of His transcendental adventures is told in the scripture Ramayana in which one reads of His unfailing devotion to His wife Sita and Their affectionate dealings with Lord Rama's many family members, particularly His devoted Brother, Laksmana.

Festivities began last night with a grand festival at the temple and will continue this upcoming Sunday, March 28th but we have decided that why let the days go by without celebrating Lord Ramacandra's appearance?!? So, as a new initiative, we will be hosting telephone conference-calls on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings! Each call will focus on a different personality from the Ramayana and also feature a practical take-home message that can help us in our Krishna consciousness. We are excited to announce that we have some very special guests who will be facilitating these calls! The details are as follows:

Laksmana and Hanumana - Duty & Service in Krishna Consciousness
Hosted by Mahatma das
Thursday, March 25, 2010
7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Number: 416-900-1162
Access Code: 360-232-914

Mahatma Das, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, is the founder of Touchstone Training, a company that facilitates workshops, retreats and online courses on spiritual self development. He personally facilitates courses on forgiveness, meditation, prayer, vows, kirtan and bhakti. He is also well known for his music, having produced six soothing mantra meditation CD’s.

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Sita Devi - The Strengths of Bonds in Relationships
Hosted by Krsnanandini dasi
Friday, March 26, 2010
7:00pm to 8:00pm ES
Number: 416-900-1162
Access Code: 360-232-914

Krsnanandini devi dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, is a member of the Grhastha Vision Team and is also a Co-Director of Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute (www.dzfi.org), a non-profit agency dedicated to strengthening families, couples and individuals with healthy relationship skills based on universal spiritual principles. Krsnanandini holds degrees in Education and Sociology and has co-authored several magazine and newspaper articles about healthy families, parenting, relationships and marriage.

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Earth Hour Special - Meditating on Lord Rama
Saturday, March 27, 2010
8:30pm to 9:30pm EST
Number: 416-900-1162
Access Code: 360-232-914

Join us during the international Earth Hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm as we meditate on Lord Ramacandra. We encourage you to gather with the family, turn off the lights, light some candles and call in to the conference call to hear about Lord Ramacandra!

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