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Gita Jayanti – ISKCON Birmingham 2014

Gita Jayanti - ISKCON Birmingham 2014

On Sunday 21st December 2014 marks the most auspicious occasion of the appearance of the Bhagavad Gita – the day when Lord Sri Krishna spoke the Supreme Knowledge with His own Lotus mouth in order to deliver suffering souls. On this very special day you are invited to participate in the recitation of all 18 chapters of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Lord Sri Krishna to His dearmost devotee Arjuna. The Bhagavad Gita was spoken to guide the conditioned soul on the path of the spiritual advancement. It is prese

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Srila Prabhupada’s December Book Marathon 2014

Srila Prabhupada's December Book Marathon 2014

 ISKCON Birmingham Book Marathon 2014 "If you want to please me in the best way then distribute my books" - Srila Prabhupada 29 November 2014 - 24 December 2014 "Let us distribute my books far and wide. We stand on our Krishna Conscious philosophy, and because it has the full potency of Krishna Himself, if you all remain sincere there is no limit to the effect it can have upon the world." Prabhupada Letters 1971. If you would like to come and take part in the December Book Marathon to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books to th

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Temple Extension Project

Temple Extension Project

Temple Extension Project - “Building A Better Spiritual Future” Dear Devotees and Friends of Lord Krishna, Please Accept my Humble Obeisances! All Glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada!  Investing in your Spiritual future I hope this message meets you and your family in good health. I’d like to share with you all, the exciting times that are ahead for us all at ISKCON Birmingham. A short while ago, we submitted a planning application to extend our current temple facilities. The application was

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Sunday Feast Program

Sunday Feast Program

Why not come and experience the Nectar of Life at the Hare Krishna Temple, Singing, Dancing, Philosophy and a great Free vegetarian feast. The Sunday Program starts from 2pm with lively Devotional songs, interactive class, worship ceremony and thereafter a delicious vegetarian feast. Please come along with family and friends, we warmly Welcome you to come and taste the highest bliss which we all are hankering for. From 5th January 2014 the Sunday feast program time will change to the following:-   14:00 - 15:00 ~ Kirtan

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Self Discovery Programme

Self Discovery Programme

The Journey of Self Discovery Have you ever wondered? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why I am forced to act against my desires? Who am I? Is there any justice in the world? How to connect with Supreme? Is there life after death? How do these questions really matter? Here is an opportunity for you to Discover Yourself the answers to these mysteries of life, in a warm, welcoming, and peaceful atmosphere. We are excited to invite you to the interactive “SELF DISCOVERY” programmes in the nearby a

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God

God

A Complete Conception of God. What is God Like? Krishna's Form. Krishna's Nature. Krishna's Energies. Krishna's Qualities. Krishna's Activities. Krishna's Relationships. Krishna's Names. Krishna's Home. A Complete Conception of God. Many people have a hard time conceiving that God can be an actual person. But the Vedas tell us that God's unique personal identity is His highest aspect. Here's an analogy to show how God has three main features. Looking at a mountain from a distance, we can make out only its size and shape.

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Founder

Founder

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the Hare Krishna movement. Srila Prabhupada came to the West in 1965 from India to carry out his spiritual masters order to spread Krishna Consciousness throughout the world.  In just twelve years, despite his advanced age, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe fourteen times on lecture tours that took him to six continents.  He is

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ISKCON Philosophy

ISKCON Philosophy

The philosophy of Krishna consciousness is non-sectarian and monotheistic. It may be summarized in the following eight points: 1) By sincerely following an authentic spiritual science, we can become worry-free and achieve a state of pure, unending, blissful consciousness. 2) We are not physical bodies made of matter. Each of us is an eternal soul, part of God, or Krishna. Realizing that we all have one common father in God helps us to see each other as one global united family. 3) Krishna is eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful, a

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Harinam Sankirtan

All Glories to the Harinam Sankirtan of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Harinam is the congregational street chanting of the holy names of Krishna or God, if anyone is interested in performing the Yuga Dharma Harinam Sankirtan in Birmingham, is cordially invited to join with us and assist in this effort to please His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

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Mala Japa Beads

How to Use a Meditation Mala (Japa beads) Bhakti yoga practice includes chanting the Hare Krishna mantra softly to oneself. This is called japa. While chanting, one generally keeps the sacred japa beads in a bead bag to keep them clean and off the floor. One side of the bag is large enough to insert your hand. Your index finger coming out the smaller hole on the other side helps you hold on to the bag. Place your beads in the bag, and you’re ready to go.

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What's wrong with eating meat

What's wrong with eating meat

Please take some time reading this article as you will get some information behind eating meat. Ultimately it’s for your own benefit and benefit for the whole world. Generally people say what’s wrong with eating meat? People might then question, but I am not actually killing the animal but just eating, is that wrong too? Plants and Vegetables are also living being is it not a sin to kill them for food too? Do animals have a soul? What does the Bhagavad Gita Tells us about the food which we eat? What are the Characteristics

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Temple Extension Project – “Building A Better Spiritual Future”

3D Temple ViewI hope this message meets you and your family in good health.

I’d like to share with you all, the exciting times that are ahead for us all at ISKCON Birmingham.

A short while ago, we submitted a planning application to extend our current temple facilities. The application was successful, which now enables us to get the project off the ground. We can confirm that we are hoping to start the extension work from December 2014. Read More

 

Who is Krishna?

Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is an historical person who appeared on this earth in India 5,000 years ago. He stayed on this earth for 125 years and played exactly like a human being, but His activities were unparalleled.

In these Western countries, when someone sees the cover of a book like Krsna, he immediately asks, “Who is Krishna? Who is the girl with Krishna?” etc.

The immediate answer is that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. How is that? Because He conforms in exact detail to descriptions of the Supreme Being, the Godhead. In other words, Krishna is the Godhead because He is all-attractive. Read More.

 

What does the Hare Krishna Mantra mean?

The mantra is a spiritual call to the Lord, meaning,“Oh energy of the Lord, please engage me in the loving service of Lord Krishna.”

Krishna is a name of the Supreme Lord, or God. It means “the all-attractive person.” And “Rama” means “the source of all pleasure.” Each of us, every living entity, seeks pleasure. But we do not know how to seek pleasure perfectly. With a materialistic concept of life, we are frustrated at every step in satisfying our pleasure because we are constantly being told to enjoy through our bodily senses. To enjoy real pleasure, one must first understand that he is not the body but consciousness, or the spirit within. Read More.

 

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