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ISKCON Toronto

243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
+1 416 922 5415 www.torontokrishna.com

September 2015

ISKCON Toronto Janmashtami 2015

Saturday 5th September 2015
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the Appearance of Lord Krishna on the eighth day (ashtami) of the waning moon (Krishnapaksha) in the month of Bhadra. Devotees fast till midnight and engage in various services to please the Lord. At midnight, after abhishek, grand aarti is done and then enjoy a sumptuous feast prepared and offered to the Lord with love and devotion. Everyone is welcome!

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December 2015

ISKCON Toronto New Year’s Eve Kirtan 2015

Thursday 31st December 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Friday 1st January 2016 @ 1:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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It’s here already, 2016! We cannot believe how fast it has flown by and yet we are so excited and ready for the new year. With all the past terrorism occurring around world there’s an incredible need for prayer and compassion. We invite you to set the intention to live this new year in self-reflection, compassion, love and desire to serve and see the divine essence in all beings. Come join us this New Year’s eve to pray, to forgive,…

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February 2016

ISKCON Toronto Nityananda Trayodasi 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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Lord Nityananda is the eternal associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu cannot be approached or understood without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, who is the cardinal guru of all the universes and serves as an intermediary between Mahaprabhu and His Devotees. On this day is the appearance day of Nitayananda Prabhu. Festival will start from morning which includes harinaam, abhishek of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Class, aarti and prasadam will be served thereafter. All…

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ISKCON Toronto Mridanga-Drum Course February 2016

Friday 26th February 2016 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 6th March 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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$108

The Toronto Hare Krishna Temple is offering a workshop for students to become well-versed with the mridanga-drum, which is one of the most revered, enjoyed and vintage sounds of Hare Krishna culture. The beginner/intermediate session will happen on the weekend of the 26th, 27th and 28th of February, while the expert sessions will happen on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March. Personalized sessions (1-on-1) will also be available to students during the weekdays between February 29th and March 3rd…

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March 2016

ISKCON Toronto Shiva Ratri 2016

Sunday 13th March 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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Shiva (Lord Shiva) + ratri (night), so Shivaratri means the night of Lord Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva generally observe a strict fast on this day and some go to the extent of a nirjal fast i.e. they do not even have a sip of water. Srimad Bhagavatam (S.B) (12.13.16) states vaisnavanam yatha sambhu i.e. Lord Shiva is the best of the Vaishnavas, the devotee of Lord Krishna, our Gaudiya vaishnavas however worship Lord Shiva on this day in order to receive His blessings…

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ISKCON Toronto Gaur Purnima 2016

Tuesday 22nd March 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself appearing as His own devotee to teach us that we can regain pure love of God simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare Those who witnessed the Lord’s pastimes saw Him dance and chant with ecstatic love for God, the likes of which had never been seen before. Lord Chaitanya encouraged everyone to follow this same process.…

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April 2016

ISKCON Toronto Ram Navami 2016

Friday 15th April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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ISKCON Toronto will celebrate the Appearance of Lord Ramachandra - Rama Navami. Lord Ramachandra is Krishna's avatar who ruled the earth as the ideal king. He appeared more than two million years ago. Under the order of His father, Lord Ramachandra lived in the forest for fourteen years, along with His wife, Sita Devi, and His younger brother, Lakshmana. After the powerful demon Ravana kidnapped His wife, Lord Ramachandra rescued her, with the help of His faithful servant Hanuman, and…

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May 2016

ISKCON Toronto Ratha Yatra Launch Day 2016

Sunday 1st May 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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With warmer weather finally here, the excitement surrounding the 44th Annual Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra) is growing as each day passes! Sunday, May 1, 2016 will mark the official launch of the countdown to this year's festival! The program will begin at 6:00pm and will continue to 9:00pm (extended program). A special feature of the festival will be the chance for all devotees to observe a special fire yajna wherein auspicious mantras are recited and grains are offered into fire!…

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ISKCON Toronto Interfaith Bus Tour May 2016

Sunday 15th May 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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$20

The Toronto Hare Krishna Temple is participating in the first official Toronto Interfaith Sustainability Bus Tour on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  The tour kicks off with a visit to the Hare Krishna Temple.  For more information, click here.  WHERE  A chartered, private bus will visit the following sites: Hare Krishna Temple Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum St. Gabriel's Parish and Eco-Sabbath Program Jaffari Islamic Community Centre Shoresh Jewish Centre and Kavanah Garden This innovative bus tour will explore how…

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ISKCON Toronto Narasimha Chaturdasi 2016

Friday 20th May 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
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On Friday May 20, 2016, ISKCON Toronto will celebrate Narasimha Caturdasi. Lord Narasimhadeva is one of Lord Krishna’s incarnations in the form of half-man and half-lion. Lord Narasimhadeva descended to protect his young devotee Sri Prahlada Maharaja from his torturous father, King Hiranyakashipu. There many prayers to Lord Narasimha that invoke powerful mantras for protection, appealing to the Lord's half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as…

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July 2016

ISKCON Toronto Special Ratha Yatra Mridanga Course July 2016

Saturday 9th July 2016 @ 1:00 pm - Sunday 10th July 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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$31

Due to an outstanding response from our previous mridanga course, the Toronto Hare Krishna temple is proud to announce another training course which will happen on July 9th and 10th. This course will teach karatalas (hand cymbals) to beginner students of mridanga, and mridanga to intermediate and advanced students of mridanga. As an exciting idea, students who attend this course will be able to play their respective instrument(s) during the Ratha-Yatra parade which will happen on the next weekend after…

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ISKCON Toronto Special Sunday Feast Lecture July 2016

Sunday 10th July 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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On Sunday, July 10, 2016, the Toronto Hare Krishna Temple will be welcoming three very special devotees to our weekly Sunday Feast program. Guest of Honor - Subhag Swami, - Dravida Das and - Vaisesika Das! This Sunday will mark the final Sunday Feast before our biggest festival of the year, Ratha-Yatra (Festival of India)! To help set the right mood, we will be having an extended program (the vegetarian feast served after 8:30pm) on that Sunday.  It promises to…

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ISKCON Toronto 12 Hour Kirtan July 2016

Friday 15th July 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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It’s that exciting time of the year again and now is the time for you to book a day off work or take leave from school!  But do you know why?  It is because the 12 Hour Kirtan is back and will be happening on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 10:00am to 10:00pm! We are proud to announce that Toronto Hare Krishna Temple will be welcoming a whole slew of amazing kirtan artists!  Headlining the 12-Hour Kirtan will be B.B.…

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August 2016

ISKCON Toronto ISKCON Disciple Course August 2016

Friday 5th August 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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A few years ago, the leadership of our international Hare Krishna movement instituted the "ISKCON Disciples Course", which is a great overview about several important aspects in one's spiritual life within our Hare Krishna family. This foundational course covers important topics like: The importance of accepting initiation in a disciplic succession Srila Prabhupada's special position How to select a spiritual master Relationships in a multi-guru environment  Parallel lines of authority and more Laxmimoni Devi Dasi will be visiting Toronto for…

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ISKCON Toronto Summer Camp August 2016

Monday 15th August 2016 @ 9:00 am - Friday 19th August 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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$25

We had a wonderful Festival of India this month but the summer fun isn't over yet - join us for the annual Summer Kids Camp, which is happening this year from August 15th - 19th. You can register for any number of days! As always we have lots of fun activities planned out with sumptuous prasadam (vegetarian meals) for all the children. The registration is $25 per day. You can pre-register your child by emailing us at kids@torontokrishna.com or by…

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ISKCON Toronto Balaram Jayanti 2016

Thursday 18th August 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
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Thursday, August 18, 2016 marks the auspicious appearance day (birthday) of Lord Balarama, Lord Krishna's older brother! The Supreme Person appears in innumerable forms to enjoy transcendental relationships. Some of His expansions are tiny, dependent beings, like us, and some are complete and omnipotent beings like Himself.  Balarama, or Baladeva, is Krishna's primary all-powerful expansion.  Lord Balarama symbolizes strength and compassion.  During Krishna's pastimes on earth, Balarama was present as His elder brother. The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes Their amazing activities in…

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ISKCON Toronto Janmashtami 2016

Thursday 25th August 2016 @ 4:30 am - Friday 26th August 2016 @ 12:00 am
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Hare Krishna Temple will be celebrating the biggest birthday party of the year, Lord Krishna's appearance day - Sri Krishna Janmastami! Festivities will start at 4:30am (in the morning) until midnight and will be filled with kirtan, bhajans, discourses and more! The highlight of the evening is the countdown to midnight! The momentum builds as the abhisheka (bathing ceremony) is performed and the Temple is filled with wonderful rocking kirtan, at the stroke of…

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ISKCON Toronto Srila Prabhupada Vyas Puja 2016

Friday 26th August 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada
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The day after celebrations for one of our biggest festivals of the year, Krsna Janmastami, we will be celebrating one of the most important festivals for us as Hare Krishnas - Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja starting at 11am on Friday, August 26, 2016. The Vyasa Puja festival is always held the day after Janmastami and the festival honours the appearance of our spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The program will begin at 11:00am with an abhisheka…

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May 2017

ISKCON Toronto Sankirtan Orientation Seminar with Vaisesika Dasa 2017

Friday 5th May 2017 - Sunday 7th May 2017
ISKCON Toronto, 243 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J6 Canada

Srila Prabhupada’s mission was to write and distribute transcendental books far and wide so that they could change people’s lives. He has quoted that if even 1% of the people who encounter our books become devotees, it will change the entire world. As we are continuing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON, here is an opportunity to learn the art of distributing his books through a dynamic and hands on seminar. We are very happy to announce for the…

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