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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.

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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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Sunday Feast Program

Sunday Feast Program

Temple Under Construction - No Access Allowed Until Further Notice ********OUT OF BOUNDS****** *****STRICTLY NO ACCESS**** We would just like to remind devotees that the Temple is now fully a construction site until further notice. No one is permitted access:everything is strictly out of bounds and unsafe. Anyone seen trying to access the building will be turned away from the Builder and the Team.  The Temple will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation. (This also applies to Sunday Feast programs, pleas

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Krishna Show

Krishna Show

 KRISHNA - A Journey through the life of Krishna -  Hare Krishna. South Indian danseuse and actress Padmashree Shobana’s Krishna – the musical dance drama in English is now coming to London. Reputed event management companies Indianow ( www.indianow.co.uk ) and Vedagram ( www.vedagram.uk) are bringing the show to Watford and central London. Krishna is a magical, dramatic experience based on a few interesting aspects of Krishna’s life, drawing in the mysticism of his being. A team of eighteen including Shobana’s da

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Oxford Summer Kirtan 2015

Finally, it's here! Our Annual Summer Kirtan this year will be an eight hour session, filled with lots of chanting, singing and dancing! Come and join us for a wonderful day, chanting with expert kirtan leaders from all over the world... and of course a scrumptious feast! Don't miss out for what will be our 4th Annual Summer Kirtan in Oxford. For further Info please contact at:- oxchant@gmail.com Hare Krishna

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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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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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Scheduled Programmes

Please take note of the exciting forthcoming programmes presented by ISKCON Birmingham:

Sunday 17th May 2015 – Sunday Feast at Gita Bhavan Temple, B19 1HL. 2-5pm.

Sunday 24th May 2015 – Sunday Feast at Gita Bhavan Temple, B19 1HL. 2-5pm.

Friday 29th May 2015 – Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi (Full Fast) More Info.

Sunday 31st May 2015 – Sunday Feast at Gita Bhavan Temple, B19 1HL. 2-5pm.

Sunday 7th June 2015 – Snan Yatra Festival at Gita Bhavan Temple, B19 1HL. 11am-2pm.

 

ISKCON Birmingham Temple Under Construction

under-constructionWe would just like to remind devotees and the public that the Temple is now fully a construction site until further notice. No one is permitted access, everything is strictly out of bounds and unsafe. Anyone seen trying to access the building will be turned away from the Builder and the Team. The Temple will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Ratha Yatra 2015

The 15th Anniversary of the Birmingham Ratha Yatra Festival 2015 promises to be a spectacular event with a City Centre procession and festival, incorporating all the exoticness, vitality and colour that is in India.Bham Ratha Yatra

Don’t miss the spectacular grand procession of the enormous Jagannatha Chariot at 11am on Sunday 26 July 2015 from Victoria Square to the City Centre and back again, followed by a free festival in Victoria Square (with traditional dance,music and drama, meditation area, market stalls and a free vegetarian feast,). Young and old can expect a great day of spectacle, participation and enjoyment.

The Ratha Yatra festival is perhaps the oldest continuously celebrated spiritual festival in the world.  The chariot of ‘Jagannatha, ‘Balarama’ and ‘Subhadra’ is splendidly decorated each year, and then pulled by crowds through the city streets.  People of all nations and faiths are invited to join in this festival “for the soul”.  Read More

 

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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