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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough- HG Devakinandan Das will be giving a class coming Friday

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

HG Devakinandan Das is a senior disciple of HH Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaj. Prabhu took up Krsna Consciousness, through the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, in Singapore in 1983, and met His Holiness in 1989

Prabhu is a lawyer by profession. Despite his busy work schedule, Prabhu puts aside 4 to 5 months every year in travelling and spreading KC.

He oversees the temple projects in ISKCON Dwaraka and ISKCON Rajkot.

Prabhu is also an expert preacher of Srimad Bhagavatam and a wonderful Kirtan leader, inspired many persons in Krishna Consciousness.

He is part of GBC's Strategic Planning Committee by engaging in various devotional projects such as the Affiliate Development and Devotee Care programmes

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7


Email Address:


iskconscarborough@hotmail.com


website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - HG Kratu Prabhu will be giving a special class coming Friday

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

His Grace Kratu Prabhu - a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada will be gracing us with his presence coming Friday- 11th May 2018.
The program starts at 6.45 pm sharp!

Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.34
Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman effulgence in complete liberation. For living entities who are destined to give up the body and die, association with pure devotees is the highest benediction.

Bio data of HG Kratu prabhu:
Kratu Prabhu was born in aristocratic Gujarati Gaudiya Vasihnava family on July 5, 1944. His father was an ardent vaishnava and his mother persistently chanted 16 rounds of Hare Krishna maha-mantra. His wife Her Grace Amrita Devi Dasi is also an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada.

During high schooling years, he became president of the students union and went on to receive a bachelor degree in engineering from the M.S. University, Baroda. He also achieved a Masters degree in Engineering from St. Louis University, Missouri USA.

His first exposure to ISKCON happened in 1970, at St. Louis. He later joined full-time in 1974, in Toronto. He met his Guru, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada in 1976, from whom he received a direct order for preaching Krishna consciousness. He and his wife were initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1977 in Toronto, Canada.

While in West, he worked as a professional engineer for five years in Toronto In Chicago he worked for Chicago temple as director of congregational preaching. He then became temple President of Vancouver temple in 1987. In 1993, he moved to Baroda, Gujarat and conducted college and school preaching. He also started a book distribution program by Bullock Cart for every town and village. In 1997, he became temple President of ISKCON, Delhi and continued house and pandal preaching programs.


In 2002, he became an initiating Spiritual Master in ISKCON and is ever since vigorously traveling and preaching all over the world.

A warm invitation goes out to you and your family to join us coming Friday.

With best wishes from,


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, April 29, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - upcoming seminar by HG Chaitanya Charan prabhu on 5th May 2018



Hare Krsna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

We are extremely happy to inform you that HG Chaitanya Charan das will be conducting a seminar at ISKCON Scarborough coming Saturday.


Seminar details:


Facilitator: HG Chaitanya Charan das

Topic: Reincarnation, ghosts and gods

Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Location: 3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Prasadam: 9 pm

Admission: free

Chairs will be rented on that day for devotees to comfortably sit and participate in the seminar


If devotees feel inspired to donate towards the expenses for that day, please do so and tax receipts will be given.

We humbly welcome you, your family & friends to ISKCON Scarborough on May 5th to immensely benefit from this enlivening seminar.

Several of Prabhu's books will also be available at ISKCON Scarborough on that day.


About HG Chaitanya Charan das:


Chaitanya Charan is a monk and spiritual author.

He has done his Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Pune. He subsequently served as a software engineer in a prominent multinational software corporation. He also secured 2350 out of 2400 in GRE, gaining the top rank in Maharashtra.

Seeing the prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction, and overall misdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he felt inspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita under the aegis of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna consciousness).

He is a member of ISKCON’s leading intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council, and is the associate-editor of ISKCON’s global magazine, Back to Godhead.

He is the author of the world’s only Gita-daily feature, wherein he writes daily a 300-word inspirational reflection on a verse from the Bhagavad- Gita. Till now he has written over seventeen hundred Gita meditations that are posted on www.gitadaily.com and are read through daily feeds by thousands from all over the world.

He also answers questions by seekers on his site www.thespiritualscientist.com, where his over three thousand five hundred audio answers and several hundred articles are available.

He travels all over the world from Australia to America, giving talks on spiritual subjects in temples, universities, and companies.

His articles have been published in many national newspapers including Indian Express, Economic Times and Times of India in the Speaking Tree column.

His writings in English have been translated into several foreign languages including German, Chinese and Romanian and several Indian languages including Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, and Marathi.


He is the author of several books including the following:
  • ENERGY – Your Sutra for Positive Thinking
  • Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 1
  • Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 2
  • Recession – Adversity or Opportunity?
  • Why do we need a temple?
  • Frequently Unanswered Questions
  • Idol Worship or Ideal Worship?
  • The Gita for Daily Enrichment
  • Oh My God! Re-answering the Questions
  • My Little Bhakti Companion
  • Timeless Insights on Today’s Issues
  • 10 Leadership Sutras from Bhagavad-gita
  • GK for PK!
  • Prabhupada: The moments that made the movement
  • The Eye to see the I: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita
  • Belong: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
Website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, April 22, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - Grand Appearance day celebrations of Lord Narasimhadev - Sunday- April 29th 2018



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Narasimha Caturdasi is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev, a direct incarnation of the Lord in His half-man, half-lion form. Lord Narasimhadev appeared to protect his dear most devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, whose demonic father, Hiranyakasipu was a powerful atheist and enemy of the Lord.

Lord Narasimhadev is Krishna Himself, appearing especially in this form to reciprocate with our desire to remove all the obstacles in our devotional service.

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.8: The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Narasimhadev, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon like desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world”.


The actual Narasimha Caturdasi falls on 28th April 2018 (Saturday) and on this day, devotees fast until dusk.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will celebrate the Narasimha Caturdasi in a grand manner on 29th April 2018 (Sunday)

The schedule for 29th April 2018 (Sunday) is as follows:
10.15 am - Tulasi Arti
10.30 am - Guru Puja
10.45 am to 11.15 am - Swati Natchatra Abhishek
11.15 am to 12.15 pm - Class on the divine appearance & pastimes of Lord Narasimhadev
12.15 pm to 12.45 pm - Arti & Kirtan
12.45 pm - One round of group chanting
1 pm - Free vegetarian feast

Benedictions for hearing Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes: Narada Muni to Maharaj Yudhisthira
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.46:


One who hears and chants this narration (Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes) about the omnipotence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, is certainly liberated from material bondage without fail.


Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.47:


Anyone who with great attention hears this narration concerning the activities of Prahlada Maharaja, the killing of Hiranyakasipu, and the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narasimhadeva, surely reaches the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.

We humbly welcome you, your family, friends, and relatives to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the celebrations and partake the unlimited blessings of Lord Narasimhadev


With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Monday, March 19, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - Sri Rama Navami celebrations coming Sunday - 25th Mar 2018



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon.

This year we celebrate the festival on March 25, 2018.

Sri Ramachandra appeared as the son of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, who hailed from the dynasty of Maharaja Ikshvaku (also known as Raghu vamsha). Dasharatha had three wives: Kaushalya, Kaikeyi, and Sumitra, but he had no children. On the advice of Maharishi Vashishtha, the king performed a Putra Kameshti Yajna. As a result, the three wives conceived sons. Kaushalya gave birth to Rama and Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata. Sumitra gave birth to the twins: Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana. A summarized version of the Ramayana as narrated by Sukadeva Goswami to Parikshit Maharaja is included in the ninth canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana).

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Sri Rama Navami in a grand manner on the same day – March 25th (Sunday) from 10.30 am onwards.

The program schedule is as follows:
10.30 am: Tulasi Puja
10.40 am: Guru Puja
10.50 am to 11.15 am: Special Abhishek on the Lordship
11.15 am to 12 noon: A Special class on the Glories of Lord Sri Ramachandra
12 noon to 12.30 pm: Arti
12.30 pm: Temple announcements
12.40 pm: Group chanting of one round of Maha Mantra
1 pm: Free vegetarian prasadam


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima celebrations- Friday- March 2nd 2018 (Friday)



Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Friday - March 2nd, 2018 at ISKCON Scarborough.

The actual appearance day falls on Thursday- March 1st, 2018 - On this auspicious day, all devotees fast until moon rise.


Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon" signifying that:

1) Lord Caitanya was “born” during a full moon, and

2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.


Who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu:

Lord Caitanya is Lord Krsna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee.

He accepted the mood and golden complexion of Srimati Radharani, His consort and greatest worshiper.

Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka Vrindavan to the world.


Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakura (Caitanya Mangal) & Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm this.


If we are to understand Shri Krishna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.


Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, colour and creed.


CC Adi 14.1:
“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Friday starting at 6.15 PM.

The schedule for 2nd March 2018 (Friday) is as follows:

6.15 PM to 6.30 PM - Tulasi Arti

6.30 PM to 7 PM - Maha Abhishek (bathing ceremony of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai)

7 PM to 8 PM - Class on Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu

8 PM to 8.30 PM - Arati

8.30 PM to 8.45 PM - 1 round group chanting of Hare Krishna Maha mantra

8.45 PM - free vegetarian feast


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough – Special 2-hour kirtan followed by seminar on "Peace in adversity"



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

On Saturday 13th Jan 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough, we will be having a grand kirtan by HG Ajamil das and other kirtaneers in memory of and towards the onward spiritual journey of Kiran prabhu (Srimathi mathaji's son) who left his body recently. This 2 hour kirtan will be followed by a wonderful seminar by HG Sankarshan das Adhikari on the topic of "Peace in Adversity".

This will be the 7th seminar conducted by HG Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu at ISKCON Scarborough:


2012- Nectar of Devotion, 2013- Present day Paramahamsa, 2014- Stop worrying, start living, 2015- Bhagavad Gita is for everyone, 2016- Progress in Krsna Consciousness, 2017- Karma, Destiny, Free will and reincarnation

The schedule for coming Saturday 13th Jan 2018 is follows:

8 am - 10 am: Kirtan by HG Ajamil das and other ISKCON Scarborough devotees
9 am - 10.30 am: Free breakfast prasadam
10.30 am - 11.45 am: "Peace in Adversity" seminar - 1st session
11.45 am - 12 noon: Short break
12 noon - 1.30 pm: "Peace in Adversity" seminar – Final session
1.30: Lunch prasadam

We invite you, your family and your friends to take part in the programs coming Saturday at ISKCON Scarborough.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com


website:
www.iskconscarborough.org
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