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Thursday, April 13, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Kirtan by HG Dhiragrahi das



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

Kirtan is a practice of meditation through music and mantra.

We invite all the devotees to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday (14th April 2017) at 7 pm to come and engage in the ancient spiritual practice of kirtan, that has been passed down since time immemorial.


The sublime 1-hour kirtan will be led by HG Dhiragrahi das.

Sumptuous prasadam (sanctified free food) will be served after the program.


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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Rama Navami celebrations coming Friday

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

The appearance day of Lord Ramacandra (also known as Rama Navami) falls on Tuesday - 4th April 2017. Devotees of the Lord fast until sunset (7.48 PM) on this day.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Rama Navami in a grand manner coming Friday. The program starts at 6.30 pm sharp with Tulasi arti followed by a grand Abhishek on the Lordship and a class on the Glories of Lord Ramacandra.

A free vegetarian feast will be served after our program.

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is the appearance day of Lord Rama. Navami means nine, Lord Rama appeared on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra. His name was Ramacandra, Prince of Ayodhya.

Lord Ramacandra appeared in the Sun Dynasty, as the son of King Dasharatha, in the line of King Ikshvaku, the first ruler of Earth. Lord Rama was the darling of His father and mother, Queen Kaushalya, as well as the hero of all Ayodhya, the capital of what was then a single world kingdom.

Rama had all the admirable qualities of leadership, even from earliest youth. He possessed all physical strength, beauty, religious wisdom, fame for prowess with weapons, royal wealth, and complete renunciation.


Inseparable from Rama was Lakshmana, His younger brother. Together, the two brothers appeared on Earth to vanquish the almost invincible King Ravana and his host of Rakshasa warriors.

Here is a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1968 describing how one should celebrate Ram Navami:

“So far the Advent Day of Lord Ramacandra, it should be celebrated as Lord Caitanya's Birthday was done. Fasting up to evening, and then take prasadam, and chant Hare Krishna whole day, and be engaged in reading and chanting off and on, chant for some time, then read for some time, then again have Kirtana and so on, throughout the day. If you have not got a Ramayana, then you can read Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam that is all right”.


We welcome you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday

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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima Festival- Sunday March 12th 2017

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 Sunday - March 12th, 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honored through an interactive joint presentation that will include narration, bhajan, and dance by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura-Shakti Kirtan group and Syamesvari respectively.

Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon," signifying that:
1) Lord Caitanya appeared 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 Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakur (Caitanya Mangal) & Shri Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm that Lord Caitanya is Krshna 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.
If we are to understand Shri Krsna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, color, 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 Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

Please note: Devotees fast until moon rise on this day. However, Ekadasi prasadam will be served for anyone with health issues.

The schedule of program on March 12th 2017
10.15 am to 10.40 am - Tulasi & Guru Puja
10.40 am to 11 am - Abhisheka (bathing ceremony) will be performed on Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
11 am to 12 noon - Special presentation
12 noon to 12.30 pm - Arti
12.30 pm to 12.45 pm - Group chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
12.45 pm – Ekadasi Prasadam

There are wonderful opportunities on this auspicious day to sponsor the Deity dress, flowers, abhisheka, and prasadam.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Sunday



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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima Festival- Sunday March 12th 2017



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 Sunday - March 12th, 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honored through an interactive joint presentation that will include narration, bhajan, and dance by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura-Shakti Kirtan group and Syamesvari respectively.

Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon," signifying that:
1) Lord Caitanya appeared 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 Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakur (Caitanya Mangal) & Shri Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm that Lord Caitanya is Krshna 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.
If we are to understand Shri Krsna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, color, 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 Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

Please note: Devotees fast until moon rise on this day. However, Ekadasi prasadam will be served for anyone with health issues.

The schedule of program on March 12th 2017
10.15 am to 10.40 am - Tulasi & Guru Puja
10.40 am to 11 am - Abhisheka (bathing ceremony) will be performed on Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
11 am to 12 noon - Special presentation
12 noon to 12.30 pm - Arti
12.30 pm to 12.45 pm - Group chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
12.45 pm – Ekadasi Prasadam

There are wonderful opportunities on this auspicious day to sponsor the Deity dress, flowers, abhisheka, and prasadam.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Sunday



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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day Celebrations - Friday- 10th Feb 2017‏

Hare Krishna!


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


The appearance day of Sri Nithyananda Prabhu will be celebrated with pomp and gaiety at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday - 10th February 2017.

The actual appearance day falls on Wednesday - 8th Feb 2017 where we fast until noon.

Sri Nityananda Prabhu, whose name literally means, “eternally blissful”, appeared around 1474 AD in the village of Ekachakra, near Mayapur, West Bengal.

He is the eternal companion of Lord Caitanya and both are worshiped together as are Krishna and Balaram. In the same way that Lord Balaram is considered the original spiritual master, so is Sri Nityananda.

Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna, but Sri Nityananda, however, is even more merciful and compassionate than Lord Caitanya.

No service is too small to go unnoticed by Sri Nityananda, and no sinner too bad not to qualify for his benedictions. Sri Nityananda gives the mercy to understand and approach Lord Caitanya, who in turn gives the mercy to approach Srimati Radharani, who blesses us with love of Krishna. So the worship of Sri Nityananda is most important to Gaudiya Vaishnavas seeking the mercy of Radha-Krishna.


Please come to celebrate with us the Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday

Program on Feb 10th 2017 - Friday

6.30 pm to 6.45 pm - Tulasi puja
6.45 pm to 7.15 pm - Grand Abhishek will be performed on Gaura Nitai deities
7.15 pm to 8.00 pm - Class on the pastimes of Lord Nithyananda
8.00 pm to 8.30 pm - Arti
8.30 pm to 8.45 pm - 1 round of chanting Hare Krishna Maha mantra
9 pm - Free Vegetarian feast(Prasadam)

With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough

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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Upcoming seminar “Karma, destiny, free will, and reincarnation”



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

We are very happy to inform you that the Seminar titled “Karma, destiny, free will, and reincarnation” is confirmed to be held at ISKCON Scarborough on Saturday - 14th Jan 2017.

You will get the answers to the following questions and much more when you attend the seminar on 14th Jan 2017:

  • Is Karma real or does anything happen by chance? 
  • If Karma is real what role does free will play? 
  • If one's Karmic reaction is to meet with an accident, can prayers change the impending reaction? 
  • Is reincarnation real and what is the evidence? 
  • If reincarnation is real can we control the birth we want or is it predestined for us? 

World renowned teacher, author of several books, and personal mentor and guide to tens of thousands in over 100 countries, His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari explores and makes knowledge from the ancient Vedic scriptures relevant to us in modern times.


Together with his wife and teaching partner, Her Grace Vishnupriya Devi Dasi, travelling the globe multiple times every year, he brings the purity of an ancient tradition, but makes it easily accessible and applicable, and lays out a clear process to escape the clutches of karmic bondage.


Sharing the deepest spiritual insights and practices through his famous Ultimate Self Realization Course (www.ultimateselfrealization.com), a combination of email education (see www.joincourse.com), live classes over the Internet, and in-person live classes, seminars, workshops, all delivered lovingly as a service to humanity, without any barriers of fees or commercial exchanges. For an archive of his teachings, see www.sda-archives.com.


HG Sriman Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu has conducted 5 fascinating seminars at ISKCON Scarborough in the past which had changed many devotee’s lives:
  • Nectar of Devotion - 2012 
  • Present day Paramahamsa - 2013 
  • Stop worrying- start living - 2014 
  • Bhagavad Gita is for everyone - 2015 
  • Progress in Krsnsa consciousness - 2016 

Here are the details about the upcoming seminar:


Facilitator: HG Sriman Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu
When: Saturday, 14th January 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Where: ISKCON Scarborough - 3500 McNicoll Drive. Unit #3. Toronto, Ontario , M1V4C7 , Canada
Cost: Free to attend
Prasadam: Sumptuous free breakfast & lunch prasadam (sanctified food) will be served after the seminar.


Please take a moment to complete the simple registration by clicking the link below.This will assist us in serving you better on the day of the seminar.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karma-destiny-free-will-and-reincarnation-tickets-30592766789

We warmly welcome you to join us at ISKCON Scarborough on January 14th 2017 for this wonderful seminar.


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

Email Address: 
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website: 
www.iskconscarborough.com

Thursday, January 5, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Upcoming seminar “Karma, destiny, free will, and reincarnation”


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

We are very happy to inform you that the Seminar titled “Karma, destiny, free will, and reincarnation” is confirmed to be held at ISKCON Scarborough on Saturday - 14th Jan 2017.

You will get the answers to the following questions and much more when you attend the seminar on 14th Jan 2017:

  • Is Karma real or does anything happen by chance? 
  • If Karma is real what role does free will play? 
  • If one's Karmic reaction is to meet with an accident, can prayers change the impending reaction? 
  • Is reincarnation real and what is the evidence? 
  • If reincarnation is real can we control the birth we want or is it predestined for us? 

World renowned teacher, author of several books, and personal mentor and guide to tens of thousands in over 100 countries, His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari explores and makes knowledge from the ancient Vedic scriptures relevant to us in modern times.


Together with his wife and teaching partner, Her Grace Vishnupriya Devi Dasi, travelling the globe multiple times every year, he brings the purity of an ancient tradition, but makes it easily accessible and applicable, and lays out a clear process to escape the clutches of karmic bondage.


Sharing the deepest spiritual insights and practices through his famous Ultimate Self Realization Course (www.ultimateselfrealization.com), a combination of email education (see www.joincourse.com), live classes over the Internet, and in-person live classes, seminars, workshops, all delivered lovingly as a service to humanity, without any barriers of fees or commercial exchanges. For an archive of his teachings, see www.sda-archives.com.


HG Sriman Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu has conducted 5 fascinating seminars at ISKCON Scarborough in the past which had changed many devotee’s lives:
  • Nectar of Devotion - 2012 
  • Present day Paramahamsa - 2013 
  • Stop worrying- start living - 2014 
  • Bhagavad Gita is for everyone - 2015 
  • Progress in Krsnsa consciousness - 2016 

Here are the details about the upcoming seminar:


Facilitator: HG Sriman Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu
When: Saturday, 14th January 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Where: ISKCON Scarborough - 3500 McNicoll Drive. Unit #3. Toronto, Ontario , M1V4C7 , Canada
Cost: Free to attend
Prasadam: Sumptuous free breakfast & lunch prasadam (sanctified food) will be served after the seminar.


Please take a moment to complete the simple registration by clicking the link below.This will assist us in serving you better on the day of the seminar.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karma-destiny-free-will-and-reincarnation-tickets-30592766789

We warmly welcome you to join us at ISKCON Scarborough on January 14th 2017 for this wonderful seminar.


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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Here are some youtube links to the seminars conducted by HG Sriman Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu at ISKCON Scarborough :




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