Welcome to ISKCON Scarborough - the home of Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha

Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha Ki Jai!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ISKCON Scarborough-We welcome you to Krsna Janmastami and Vyasa Puja celebrations this Friday/Saturday

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Sri Krsna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day on Friday August 19th 2022 and Saturday August 20th 2022 respectively.

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us in these wonderful celebrations on Friday and Saturday.

The Spiritual programs on Friday will start at 5 am with Mangala Arti, followed by Tulasi Arti, Chanting on Maha Mantra, recorded Srimad Bhagavatam  class by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanata Swami Srila Prabhupada followed by amazing Kirtan


Wonderful programs are also arranged on Friday evening from 6 pm until midnight when the Arti will take place

Programs for Saturday –Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day celebrations will be from 6 pm to 9 pm:



Sri Krsna Janmastami

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmastami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shraavan. Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as son of Vasudeva and Devaki.


“As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord says that His appearance, birth, and activities, are all transcendental, and one who understands them factually becomes immediately eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world. “ –Chapter 3: Birth of Lord Krishna, Krishna Book by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.


Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad gita, Chapter 4 text 8 describes the reason of His appearance as follows:

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ

vināśāya caduṣkṛtām

dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya

sambhavāmi yugeyuge

" To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium."



Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja

Vyasa-puja means “worship of Vyasa,” Vyasa being the compiler of the Vedic scriptures and thus the original spiritual master.

Devotees honor Srila Prabhupada - our Param Guru on the spiritual master’s appearance day (a respectful term for “birthday”) because he authentically transmits the teachings of Vyasa.

Although ISKCON has many spiritual masters, or acaryas, Srila Prabhupada, the founder-Acharya, holds a permanent position of special esteem. So just as when he was physically present (1965 through 1977), each year devotees gather on his appearance day to praise him and recall his glories.


With best wishes from,


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ISKCON Scarborough - 10th Annual Jagannath Festival - Saturday - 13th Aug 2022

ISKCON Scarborough's 10th Annual Jagannath Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday -13th Aug 2022 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (McCowan & Steeles).

This grand event is free for everyone and includes a diverse assortment of multicultural activities for the entire family. The focus of this year is to make the stage programs newcomer friendly.

There will be several stage performances as well as tents in the park where attendees can get their face painted beautifully, apply henna to their hands/palms and there will also be several cookbooks & ancient Vedic texts.

The highlight of the event is the distribution of free vegetarian feast/free water for everyone throughout the day starting at 11 am.

Several dignitaries will be taking part in this annual event.

The parade starts inside the Milliken Park at 11 am and the VIP introduction/ inauguration is scheduled to take place at 12 noon.

We kindly request you to spread the message about this event so that everyone can come to Milliken Park on Aug 13th 2022 to partake the blessings of the Lordship.

Stay tuned for further updates


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, March 12, 2022

ISKCON Scarborough - Chitra Kavitvani - The most Amazing work of Rupa Goswami- Presented by HG Dravida das - 13th Mar 2022 - 11 am EST

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Date: 13th Mar 2022

Day: Sunday

Time: 11 am to 12 noon

Topic: "Chitra Kavitvani"

"Picture verses, or Amazing verses" - The Citra-Kavitvani is a collection of 12 amazing verses written by Srila Rupa Goswami. These verses, full of transcendental tongue twisters and playful picture poetry, highlight Rupa Goswami’s genius as a foremost poet among the Gaudiya Vaisnavas.

Presenter: H.G. Dravida das


Link to join the class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09


H.G. Dravida das

A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Dravida dasa joined ISKCON in 1973 and has served as an editor and proof-reader for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for over 45 years. From 1983 to 1989 he was part of the team that completed Srila Prabhupada’s magnum opus: a commentated English translation of India's jewel of Vedic wisdom, the 18,000-verse Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). He also helped produce the revised editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Isopanisad, Krsna Book, Caitanya-Caritamrta, and Teachings of Lord Caitanya, and he is part of the team that produces Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja book every year. In addition to his editing work, he teaches Bhakti Yoga classes at ISKCON’s San Diego temple and other centres in North America.

Throughout all this immersion in transcendental literature, Dravida Dasa developed a love of the Sanskrit language, and especially the elaborate verses of the Bhagavatam and other works of bhakti literature.

His devotion and expertise in chanting form a marvellous combination. He has a been Brahmacari throughout his devotional career.


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

Thursday, March 10, 2022

ISKCON Scarborough - Gaura Purnima celebrations and upcoming temple opening date

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Gaura Purnima Celebrations: All are welcome to visit the temple -COVID protocols will be followed:

March 17th 2022(Thursday): The temple will be open during the following hours:

Please note devotees fast until moonrise on Thursday

5 am to 9 am: Mangala Arti, Tulasi Puja, Guru Puja, Chanting, Class, Main Arti

6 pm to 9 pm: Abhishek on Gaura-NItai Deities,  Kirtan, Class, Main Arti and a vegetarian feast


Temple opening:

From Mar 20th, 2022 (Sunday), the temple will be opening the doors every Sunday from 10.30 am onwards until 1 pm. The regular programs like in-person classes will start from Mar 20th 2022 onwards.

Devotees are required to follow all the mandatory COVID protocols when they visit the temple.

We will be constantly monitoring the evolving COVID protocols and make changes as required.


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

Saturday, March 5, 2022

ISKCON Scarborough - Introduction to the Nectar of Instruction - Upadesamrta - Live class on 6th Mar 2022(Sunday)

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Date: 6th Mar 2022

Day: Sunday

Time: 11 am to 12 noon

Topic: Introduction to the Nectar of Instruction - Upadesamrta

Link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com


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