As many of us already know, Japan was struck by earhquakes and tsunamis a few days back. During our Sunday program this evening, a special moment was taken out of the program to chant for all the souls affected by this disaster. We encourage devotees in our community to send your heartfelt prayers to all those affected by the recent events. Below, is an excerpt from ISKCON News:
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, March 13, 2011
Historic Earthquake and Tsunami Hits Japan
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northeast Japan spawned a ferocious tsunami that's caused massive destruction; flattening whole cities, starting raging fires, and killing hundreds. Nearly 88,000 people are reported missing, according to the official Kyodo news agency.
"The Tokyo ISKCON Center and Govinda`s Restaurant did not get impacted - says Sanjay Krishnacandra Das, Tokyo Krishna-devotee - apart from some cracks on the walls, there was no substantial damage."
The 30 temple resident devotees are safe, they make sure to watch for the emergency evacuation instruction in case of a violent after-shock.
ISKCON News will keep readers updated about the situation Japan.