- 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.
Sunday SangaEvery 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 ...
GodA 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 ...
FounderHis 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 ...
ISKCON PhilosophyThe 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 ...
Harinam SankirtanAll 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 ...
Mala Japa BeadsHow 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 ...
Please take note of the exciting forthcoming programmes presented by ISKCON Birmingham:
*Birmingham Ratha Yatra – Festival of Chariots* – Sunday 9th July
Procession | Mantra Meditation | Kirtan Yoga | Vedic Seminars | Market Stalls | Free Vegetarian Food
Date: Sunday 9th July 2023
Procession start time: 12pm
Meeting at the top of New Street by Victoria Square
Stage Show start time: 2pm – 5pm at Centenary Sqaure
(Opposite the Birmingham Central Library)
Sunday Programs are currently taking place three times each month at the Great Barr venue from 11am till 2pm. Please note that at the end of each month the program takes place at the Solihull venue from 12.30pm till 4.30pm.
Great Barr Venue (Three times each month)
Great Barr War Memorial Hall
Corner of Chapel Lane
Solihull Venue (end of each month)
Shelly Farm Community Centre
Sunday Programme team
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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