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, September 16, 2010

Maha-Mantra Week!

12:26:00 PM By Madhavi , , 1 comment

On September 18, 1965, His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada stepped off the ship Jaladutta onto American soil in Boston. The rest is history!

After Srila Prabhupada came to the US, within 12 years he was able to establish over a hundred temples and inspire thousands of followers and share with them the strength of the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra! Today, ISKCON has grown to a world wide confederation of over 400 centres around the world!

Starting this Friday, Sep 17th, ISKCON centres all over the world will celebrate the arrival of Srila Prabhupada in the West 45 years ago, the day that changed the life trajectory of millions all over the globe. The celebrations this year in ISKCON Toronto will be marked by 15 days of non-stop activity. We encourage you to make the most of this occassion, participate in the numerous activities, help organize them and most importantly - spread the word around!

Daily Highlights:-
* Morning Conference Call readings from Sri Namamrta (book of the month) about the glories of the Holy Name - the perfect way to start your day!

Daily from 7:15-7:25am
Toll-free dial-in: 1-800-617-7801
Conference code: 6833446
(You don't need a security pin. Please press 1 after entering the Conference code)

* Japathon challenge to chant 45,000 rounds collectively
Enter the number of rounds you've chanted daily! Our collective target is to chant 45,000 rounds to celebrate the arrival of Srila Prabhupada in the West 45 years ago!
Click here to log your rounds!

Special events during the Maha-Mantra Week:

* Downtown Street Harinam - Friday evening Kirtan down the streets of Yorkville with Dhira Grahi das and Friends!
Sept 17, Sept 24 and Oct. 1 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

* Sankirtan in Orillia (Beatles Festival) (Pre-Registration Required) - Opportunity to share the holy name at the famous Beatles' Festival in Orillia!
Sept 18 (Sat) - 9:00am - 6:00pm - Pre-Registration is Required

* 64+ Rounds Day - Chance to connect deeper with the holy name by chanting 64+ rounds in association of other devotees every Sunday!
Sept 19 and Sept 26 - 4am onwards

* Srila Prabhupada Movie Nights - Thursday Movie nights about Srila Prabhupada with popcorn and juice!
Sept 23 and Sept 30 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

* Monthly Sankirtan Festival - Chance to share books, the holy name, cookies and a smile with Downtown Toronto!
Sep 25th (Sat) - 9:00am - 2:00pm

* Double Decker Bus Harinama - For the second time in a row, the popular bus harinama is back! Enjoy the chance to do kirtan aboard a double decker bus as we drive around Toronto! With a modest fee of $25 for the upper level and $10 for the lower level, get your tickets fast!
Sept 25th (Sat) - 4:00pm - 8:00pm - Pre Registration is Required - Limited Seating!

* 12-hour Kirtan - An extremely grand way to cap off 15 days of fun and bliss with a 12-hour kirtan at the Hare Krishna Temple!
Oct. 2 (Sat) - 9:00am - 9:00pm

It is going to be busy 15 days but we hope to see you at these events! For more information please feel free to contact:

Radha Mohan das - 416-400-7001
Shyama-Mohini dd - 416-844-2937
Mahasundari Madhavi dd - 647-284-7010

You can also send an email to toronto.sankirtan@gmail.com or info@torontokrishna.com!

1 comments:

Rashmi D said...

Very excited for this week! Esp.for the Japathon Challenge =)
Haribolll!!