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ISKCON Birmingham would like to personally invite you to one of the biggest festival of the Year! Gaura Purnima!! We are very fortunate that it is on a Sunday so we can make this festival even bigger and better!!!
The schedule SUNDAY 16TH MARCH!
4.30am- Mangal Aarti
7.00am – Deity greeting and Guru puja
8am-10am – Gaura Lila Kirtan: Mahaprabhu dances at the Rathayatra festival by HG Nitai Kirtan Prabhu 11am-1pm
It is with great pleasure that we can announce the date for our annual Birmingham 24 Hour Kirtan 2014, which will be held on Saturday 10th May to Sunday 11th May 2014. This is the 15th anniversary of the appearance day of our Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Deities and having reached a milestone, we are exclusively celebrating this event at: Radha Swami Rasila Satsang Centre, Wharf Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5HS.
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Message from the Temple President >>
Rathayatra is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness biggest street festival.
It features huge, wooden chariot pulled by hand in a grand procession.
All the way through there is melodious singing, chanting and dancing to rhythmical drums and cymbals.
The procession ends with a stage show, a festival and delicious vegetarian prasadam feast.
The 14th Anniversary of the Birmingham Ratha Yatra Festival 2014 promises to be a spectacular event with a City Centre procession and festival, incorporating all the exoticness,
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
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
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. Your cooperation in any way will please the Lord as this was the desire of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to spread his name in every town and village.
Lord Chaitanya stressed that th
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.
Before we start to chant the Hare Krishna Mantra 108 times on the beads we
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
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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O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any creature. — Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita As It Is 2.30