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, December 16, 2015

Vaisesika das and Nirakula devi dasi - Dec 19-22, 2015

11:59:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

*** UPDATE - Most events and programs will be broadcast live at - stay tuned for more details! ***

Toronto's Hare Krishna community is very excited to once again be welcoming Vaisesika das and Nirakula devi dasi to our community from Dec 19th to 22nd!  Their visit will be punctuated by a whirlwind four days of seminars, classes, and book distribution!  The official schedule is as follows:

Srimad Bhagavatam Classes - Three-Part Workshop
Saturday Dec 19th, Monday, Dec 21 and Tuesday, Dec 22nd
7:45am to 9:00am (Followed by Breakfast)
Theme - Watering the Bhakti Creeper - Sravanadi Jal
Through a series of exclusively picked mantras from Srimad Bhagvatam, the text which is considered to be the ripened fruit of spiritual knowledge, Vaisesika Dasa will explain the process of nurturing the 'Bhakti Creeper' that can carry us from material to spiritual existence while still in this body. As an added bonus, Vaisesika Dasa has encouraged attendees to prepare questions in advance and send them to him! Click here to email your questions.

Initiation Ceremony
Sunday, December 21st - 7:30am
Everyone is welcome to join in a special "initiation ceremony".  After having served in ISKCON for sometime, a stage comes in one's Krishna conscious journey at which a devotee develops a desire to seek shelter of an ISKCON approved initiating guru to achieve formal initiation.  There will be a very nice initiation ceremony taking place on Sunday morning, wherein Vaisesika das will be formally accepting several disciples. (Learn More About the Initiation Process)

Sankirtan - Hitting the Streets with Spiritual Knowledge
Saturday, December 19th - 11am-2pm
All devotees are welcome to join Vaisesika dasa as we collectively hit the streets with our beloved spiritual books with the goal of sharing our beautiful spiritual heritage with the public. Stay tuned for more information!

A Night of Kirtan with Vaisesika dasa
Saturday, December 19th - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
You won't want to miss this opportunity to dive deeper into melodious kirtan with Vaisesika dasa. We will explore some of the beautiful chants of our Vaisnava tradition and the mood will certainly be sweet. Join us for what will surely be a very special evening!

Sunday Feast with Vaisesika dasa
Sunday, December 20th - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Our weekly Sunday extravaganza will include a special class by Vaisesika dasa. Toss in some amazing kirtan and mouth-watering vegetarian feast and your Sunday should be booked!

Gita Jayanti with Vaisesika dasa
Monday, December 21st - 6:00pm onwards
This year for Gita Jayanti, join us as we read the entire Gita (approximately 700 verses) over a two and a half hour span lead by  Vaisesika Dasa.

Tuesday Sanga
Tuesday December 22nd 6:30-8:30pm
A special edition of the weekly tuesday sanga, an interactive discussion with Vaisesika dasa on the theme 'Sankirtan is Life'.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait..this is amazing!

Shraddha-devi Dasi said...

Action packed week!! Jaya!

Keshav said...

Yes, it's going to be a lot of fun! We wish all the ISV devotees could fly up to Toronto to attend! :)

Of course, the broadcast will help! ;-) Hare Krsna!

Your Servant,