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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Canada Rugby Team Visits ISKCON Leicester (UK)

9:47:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

We were sent this neat story from ISKCON News about Canada's Rugby World Cup Team visiting the ISKCON temple in Leicester.  Leicester is a city and in the East Midlands of England.  Check out the story below or at the link here:

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Canada Rugby World Cup Team Visit ISKCON Leicester
By: Nimai Suchak ISKCON News on Oct. 3, 2015

The Canada Rugby World Cup Team attended the ISKCON Leicester Kirtan Fest this Sunday 27th September. 

The Canadian Team, who are in the UK for the World Cup tournament, were walking through Leicester’s City Centre, when they heard the sound of kirtan coming from the magnificent temple. Ananda Monet was leading a beautiful kirtan, and they were warmly welcomed by Leicester’s Bhakta Ash. 

Still in their red training tops, the rugby stars enquired about the festival, the significance of the Hare Krishna mahamantra, and about the ISKCON Centre in Leicester. In his usual, friendly way, Ash asked them to read and chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra, which they did so happily.

The Canadian Team then met some devotees, and spoke to young 8-year old devotee who also plays rugby in Leicester.

The devotees wished them the best of luck for their upcoming games in the Rugby World Cup.


JMD said...

well done ! Hari Bol

Keshav said...

Agreed! It would be nice to see if they would be interested in coming to the Toronto temple! Of course, we'd have to make sure we cooked enough prasadam! :o)