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, December 22, 2013

"Nach Re Amar Man": A Festival for the Heart (Dec 20- 24th)

12:10:00 AM By Hina S

It has gotten pretty chilly in the last couple of days, but guess who's bringing in a heat wave all the way from Northern California? As most of you must have guessed by now, His Grace Vaisesika Prabhu and Her Grace Nirakula Mataji will be in town next week (Dec 20th to 24th) with a line up of fun-filled events. 

So what is this nāch re āmār man (prounounced näch-ray-ämär-mun), you ask? Since 2009, these beloved disciples of Srila Prabhupada have been making their semi-annual / annual visits to Toronto which are always a beautiful package-deal of fun things: singing, dancing, practical seminars with useful tips on how to bring a change in consciousness, and lessons about how to interact with the environment - the spirit of giving and sharing (Srimad Bhagavatam classes in temple packaged with application outside the temple). In short- its a festival for the heart! Hence, we thought of officially giving their visits this name.

Does this excite you? Here is their tentative schedule:

Friday, December 20th to Tuesday, December 24th: 
7:30 am to 9:00 am DAILY
Special Bhagavatam Classes on the theme 'Preaching is the Essence' which is one of the 4 primary principles that Srila Prabhupada used to quote (Books are the Basis, Purity is the Force, Preaching is the Essence and Utility is the Principle). 
Come out for these very interactive classes as we hear and discuss how sharing enriches our lives!
Note: Sunday Dec 22nd: Harinama Initiation Ceremony for Bhakta Sam (instead of class)

Friday, December 20th:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Finding the Perfect Balance
How can I balance my spiritual practices with my material obligations? Where do I draw the line? Should I really spend time planning my material goals?  Join in for this special Friday night seminar where you will learn the delicate art of balancing spiritual and material priorities. 

Saturday, December 21st
12:00 pm - Honouring Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's Disappearance Day
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Downtown Street Sankirtan with Vaisesika Prabhu
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm - The famous Bhajan Night 

Sunday, December 22nd
6:30 pm to 7:30pm - Sunday Feast Class
8:00 pm to 9:00pm - Kirtan

Please mark these dates and try to make the most of their really special association! Help spread the word and please invite anyone and everyone!

9 comments:

Krsnadasa Kaviraja dasa said...

Is Sam's initiation on Sat DEC 21 or Sun DEC 22? There is some confusion in the "Note" it says it is on "Sun Dec 21". Sunday is not the 21 nor is Dec 21 Sunday.

JMD said...

Hare Krsna
Sam's initiation- says " Sun Dec 21 "

? is it Sunday Dec22 / Sat 21

what time

also another query: Will Vaisesika Prabhu's classes be on live net ?
Thank you

Hare Krsna ys JMD

Mayurdhvajsinh Raol said...

shree shree vaisheshika prabhu and shree mataji ki jai jai jai ,gor premanande luto luto luto ...the love of krishna distribut by his great great great mahatma shree vaisheshika prabhu ............dont be late dont be late dont be late hari hari hare krishna ............

Keshav said...

Hare Krsna! Sam's initiation is on Sunday, December 22nd! Sorry for the typo!

Keshav said...

JMD - yes, all of Vaisesika prabhu's programs are being broadcast on www.mayapur.tv (Toronto channel).

Madhavi said...

Hare Krishna!

Can the mike volume be increased on Mayapur.tv recordings? It is a bit soft.

Same goes for the QnA. Can't hear it very clearly!

THANK YO SO MUCH FOR THIS! I feel like I am right there in Toronto (next to the laptop ;-))

ys,
MMdd
Austin, TX

Keshav said...

Hare Krsna Madhavi! We'll pass the feedback on to the tech team! Sorry about the low audio level!

manish said...

Dear Devotees @ Toronto,
Dandavats, agtsp..

Thank you so much for broadcasting events online..hari hari bol..

Your Servant
Mukharavinda dasa

Keshav said...

You're very welcome!