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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Book Club: Teachings of Lord Caitanya

7:37:00 PM By RG

The Toronto Hare Krishna Book Club is starting the new year with a great book called 'Teachings of Lord Caitanya'. It consists of 360 pages so if you read just 12 pages a day, you can complete the book in a month.

Here is a nice synopsis of the book:

"Lord Caitanya chanted, danced, wept in ecstacy and flooded the world with waves of prema-bhakti. Lord Caitanya is famous for His contribution of love, but His excellence as a philosopher is less well-known. However Lord Caitanya's teachings not only had a profound effect on Indian society 500 years ago, but are even now rapidly spreading throughout the world.

Srila Prabhupada, a great acarya in the disciplic succession from Lord Caitanya, herein reveals the philosophical truths behind the chanting of God's names, the essential conclusions on which Lord Caitanya's ecstasy of Krsna Consciousness is based. Read how Lord Caitanya debated with and defeated the most erudite religious thinkers of his time, established His own philosophy of acintya bhedabheda tatva (simultaneous oneness and difference), gloried the opulence and sweetness of Krsna, and revelade the ultimate pinnacle of spiritual exchange, the loving affairs of Radha and Krsna."

The objective of the book club is to facilitate and encourage readings from the wonderful philosophy of Krishna consciousness. We encourage you to participate! We will be sending out daily quotes from the book to those who register. To register for the book club, email

Happy reading!