Come and Celebrate Lord Balaram appearnace day - August 21st,2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm



A Very Happy Balaram Jayanti To All

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Chant and Be happy!
 
 ISKCON BRAMPTON is cordially inviting you to celebrate one of the very auspicious day of the year.

Program Schedule
11:00 - Tulasi Arati     & Kirtan                                              
11:15 - Guru Arati & Kirtan                                                
11:30 - Aarti & Kirtan                                                                      
11:55 - Sri Nrsingadev Pranama                                          
12:00 -Special Discourse
12:45 -Pushpabhisheka Ceremony
  1:00 - Cloing Kirtan  
  1.30 -  Sanctified Free Vegetarian Feast
Sponsorships:
"If anything is donated to a devotee of lord Visnu in the name of lord Visnu,the charity is said to be pure and the only solution for liberation."
[Hari Bhakti Vilasa,11.64,Skanda Purana]

Sri Balaram Grand Feast.......$351
Sri Balaram Maha Arati..........$151
Pushpabhiseka Ceremony....$251


Please contact Information Desk at the temple.

Volunteering For Festivals:
For service opportunity,please contact Kiran Prabhu.

About Lord Balarama(Fasting till noon)

"If one has no connection with Balarama,even though one is very learned scholar or has taken birth in a very respectable family,these assets will no help him."
[Srila Prabhupada]

Of the three names repeated in the Maha[Great] mantra 'Hare,Krsna and Rama, Rama refers to lord Balarama.So the maha mantra repeated and chanted over two thousand times daily by ISKCON devotees illustrates how important He is in Guadiya tradition.

He is the Original Guru.So the guidance of lord Balarama is not only helpful but essential to reach Krsna.

Following a spiritual life style requires strength to hold off the advances of a world intent on selling you products and life choices you don't need.Strength to aspire the goals of spirit,outside this body of blood n flesh,that we inhabit.Strength to aim for a spiritual destination despite the seeming pleasures of this world.

 Lord Balarama  is central to Srila Prabhupada's advice on making spiritual advancement,as he outlines in  Srimad Bhagavatam:" Jnanasim' the sword of knowledge,is given by Krsna,and one who serves the Guru and Krsna in order to hold the sword of Krsna's instructions ,Balarama  gives one strength.Thus one should accept the sword of knowledge from Krsna and be strong with the mercy of Balarama.We are therefore worshipping Krsna Balarama in Vrndavana."

But don't worry you need not to travel as far as India.If the pressures of this material world are feeling heavy on your shoulders these days,come to ISKCON Brampton to worship and glorify the most glorious Lord Sri Balarama and experience eternal joy and bliss.
 
Maha Clean-up in preparation for Janamastami
On Aug 21st,2016,after the program

We humbly request everyone to stay behind for the pre-Janamastami festivities and help with the cleaning of the temple.

COMING UP AHEAD



Sri Krsna Janamashtami(Fasting till midnight)

Celebration on Thu Aug 25 ,2016 -Open all day!!
(Mangala Arati program @ 5.00am)
Evening Program @ 6.30 pm till Midnight

Sponsor a Kalash
If you and your family would like to participate in the bathing ceremony(Mahabhiseka Ceremony) of lord Krishna,please don't forget to sign-up for a kalash-$108/family.
**We've limited no of Kalash**

 Offerings for Sri Krsna
You are invited to bring vegetarian offerings (no onion, garlic, eggs, vinegar) of food for Krishna.[In brand new aluminium one or two serving sized container]
*Nothing store-bought. Must be fresh and homemade.
*No tasting or sampling. Krishna must be the first to taste your offering.

**Detailed  program will follow shortly**

Appearance of Srila Prabhupada(Fasting till noon)
celebration on Aug 26,2016 (7.30pm-9.30pm)

**Detailed program will follow shortly**

 

 

Sunday Feast program - August 14th,2016 - Vedic Discourse by His Grace Vaisnava prabhu.

About Vaishnava Dasa Prabhu: His Grace Vaishnava Dasa prabhu is of the senior disciple of His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami. Prabhuji and Mataji are constantly serving in various capacities at ISKCON Brampton. Prabhuji and Mataji are both an inspiration for all of us on how to maintain a Krsna Conscious family. 


Program:

11:00am - 11:15am     Tulsi Puja
11:15am - 11:30am     Guru Puja
11:30am - 11:55am     Aarti & Kirtan
11:55am - 12:00pm     Sri Nrsingadeva Prayers                 
12:00pm -  1:00pm      Vedic discourse
 1:00pm -   1:30pm      Closing Kirtan
 1:30pm -   2:00pm      Sanctified Free Vegetarian Feast




Monthly sankirtan Festival(MSF)

“One who has life can preach, and one who preaches gets life.”(Previous Acaryas)

Every member of ISKCON should have the opportunity to make advancement in Krishna consciousness by preaching.We encourage everyone to come out and participate and make Srila Prabhupada happy.

Please contact:
Rasaraj Dasa-rajrushika@yahoo.com/ 647.887.5736(Mississauga and Brampton regions)


COMING UP AHEAD


Fasting For Pavitropana Ekadasi
Fasting.....................on Sat Aug 14,2016
Breakfast.................on Sun Aug 15 ,2016 b/w 6.22am-8.21am


Every fortnight, we observe Ekadasi, a day of prayer and meditation. On this day we fast (or simplify our meals and abstain from grains and beans), and spend extra time reading the scriptures and chanting the auspicious Hare Krishna mantra.By constantly ‘exercising’ our minds through regular japa we can train our senses to push the threshold of contentment.
English audio glorification of all Ekadasis is available here 
  Japathon-Congregational Mantra Meditation
Next meeting on Aug 13 ,2016(5.30am-9.30am) at ISKCON Brampton

The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord and His Energy to give protection to the conditioned soul.japa, when performed with focus and attention, can subdue the agitating effects of one’s mind and senses. The senses, of which the mind is also one, are constantly being stimulated by the external world  - by gross and subtle matter.
If you have not chanted before, and would like to participate in this program, we will be very happy to show how you can do this.
All welcome. We’ll loan you a set of Beads!

IB Vaishnavi Sanga
On  Mon Aug 15,2016(6.30pm-8.30pm) at Govardhan(Toronto)
RSVP by this Sat: satyabhama@torontokrishna.com

The Vaisnavi Sanga hosted by ISKCON Brampton is a special opportunity for ladies to come together for a spiritual getaway in peaceful, intimate surroundings. It is the perfect occasion for an evening filled with amazing association, spiritually surcharged program, and Krishna conscious discussions. It is a place where we will be able to learn from each other and have a safe forum to express our doubts and open our hearts.

Lord Balaram Jayanti(Fasting till Noon)
Celebration on Sun Aug 21,2016(11am-2pm)

 Lord Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nityananda Prabhu with Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

**Detailed program will be posted shortly**


Sri Krishna Janmashtami(Fasting till midnight)
Grand celebration on Thu Aug 25,2016

the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Vrindavan, India, 5 000 years ago. His transcendental appearance day, celebrated every year in August or September, is Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna Janmashtami is the grandest of all Vaishnava festivals.

The grand abhishek (bathing ceremony of the Deity with auspicious substances)  and the midnight arati are highlights of the evening  programme.

We are very grateful for any donation and/or help you can offer. Please contact the temple on how to engage in the Lord’s service for His birthday!

Sponsor a Kalash

If you'd like to participate in the auspicious bathing ceremony of Sri Krishna,please reserve a kalash $108/per family ASAP at front desk or contct Bhagavat Dasa 416.648.3312/backtokrishna@yahoo.ca

Kalash are limited,first come first serve!!


**Detailed program will be posted shortly**
 

ed number of kalashONGOING EVERY SUNDAY


Sunday School

To register,contact us
Email:sundayschool108@gmail.com
Call:647.893.9363

The Sunday School provides fun filled strategies through the medium of music, drama, debates, quizzes and games that present Vedic Culture to children. However the syllabus is also designed to simultaneously teach them to always remember Krishna and never forget Him. School
The Sunday School follows the curriculum provided by the Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture (BCEC).

The Mentorship Program

Please note that registration in the Mentorship System is now a mandatory requirement for all initiation requests at ISKCON Brampton.It

1.Facilitates  and nurtures devotees aspiring for first and second Initiation.    
2.One-on-One personal follow up on a regular basis.
3.Systematic training to devotees in matters of Philosophy, Sadhna, Vaishnava behavior, etiquette, Lifestyle and attitudes.

To find details please click here

Gift Shop

Our boutique is stocked with an excellent range of products, perfect for gifts or as souvenirs of your visit. It offers textiles, jewellery, incense, devotional articles, musical instruments, books, and CDs inspired by Indian culture.We're open on all Sundays and celebrations marked in our annual calendar.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Chant and Be happy


Japathon - Aug 13th,2016 - 5:30am to 9:30am