Hare Krishna and Welcome to ISKCON Birmingham website. Please browse through the links which provides all the information about the temple and the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness. The Multimedia link offers wide range of Audios, Video’s, Kirtans, Lectures and much more. To find out more about our up coming events and festivals in Birmingham please visit the festival’s page. If you require any further details or information then please contact us via the contacts page.
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 n
Every Sunday is a mini-festival at all Hare Krishna temples and gatherings worldwide. With delicious multi-course vegetarian meals, music and spiritual discussion (and occasionally, dance and drama), guests can experience the world’s oldest cultural tradition. The programme provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the lifestyle and culture of those who practice bhakti-yoga.
The Founder-Acarya of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada, started the “Sunday Love Feast” in 1966. He would personally invite guests a
A Complete Conception of God.
What is God Like?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Please take note of the exciting forthcoming programmes presented by ISKCON Birmingham:
With joyous hearts, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be celebrating Nrsimha Caturdasi on Friday 17th May 2019 from 18:30 – 21:30 at the Bhakti Yoga Centre (12 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AA).
Nrsimha Caturdasi marks the divine appearance day of Sri Nrsimhadeva, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna. Lord Nrsimha descended to protect His devotee Sri Prahlada Maharaja from the atheistic king Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada’s father. As stated in the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord appears with two purposes; to give protection to His devotees and to kill the demons. This festival is one of remembrance of the Lord as the protector of His devotees and the remover of all obstacles and difficulties on the path of devotion to the Lord.
You’re invited to this wonderful festival, where along with many others, you will have the opportunity to:
– Immerse in the blissful experience of hearing and chanting the sublime Hare Krishnamahamantra
– Witness a gloriouspushpa-abhishek and offering of arati
– Honour a delicious vegetarian feast prepared for the pleasure of Sri Nrsimhadev
Birmingham Hare Krishna Festival – Thursday 30th May 2019
At the Birmingham Hare Krishna Festival you can expect a warm welcome to relax in a calm atmosphere, enjoy meditative music, spiritual dance, theatre or film and experience the intriguing philosophy and culture associated with ancient India.
A delicious vegetarian feast is served and there is opportunity for discussion. A small market offers fascinating books, incense & many colourful items. Whether the food, music, wisdom or meditation, we hope everyone finds something to enhance their path towards peace and happiness.
Date: Thursday 30th May 2019
Time: 7pm till 10pm
Venue: Bhakti Yoga Centre, 12 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AA
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.
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.