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Monday, February 28, 2011

Vaisesika Prabhu's seminar from Dallas

It always brings a smile to hear from Vaisesika Prabhu!

Enjoy this really nice sankirtan seminar facilitated by Vaisesika Prabhu in Dallas

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Srila Prabhupada on Sankirtan

"Sankirtana is our life and soul, and if we execute this transcendental business in all earnestness, then there will be no difficulty in any way. We should not pray to Krishna anything except to ask to engage in His service. If we are engaged in His service then automatically everything will be revealed."

- Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Harer Nama, February 11, 1970

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ceto Darpan Marjanam - Monthly Temple Cleanup!

CDM (Ceto Darpanam Marjana) is the project that entails organized cleaning of the temple as a group.

Which group, you may be wondering?

Well, this time around, the maha clean-up will feature a special group of Bhakti Vriksha devotees, led by HG Rupanuga das. They will be joining all of us as we get ready to make our temple room shine! A warm invitation goes out to all of you to attend as we encourage you to join these amazing devotees during the clean-up.

Afterwards, we will all sit down over pizza, made by the new "Pizza King" of ISKCON Toronto - Jaya Caitanya, and will able to hear the experiences of Bhakti Vriksha devotees! Everyone is welcome to ask any questions to our dear Rupanuga prabhu who will be there for you!

The schedule will be as follows:
7:00pm to 9:00pm - Maha clean-up of the temple room
9:00pm to 9:30pm - Special pizza party and nectar-filled conversations

Here is a quote by Srila Prabnhupada, that hopefully will inspire you:
"Everything within the temple should be kept very, very neat and clean. And the more you keep the temple neat and clean, you will be neat and clean within your heart. And then your understanding will be very easy. We cannot understand Krsna because our heart is piled up with many garbages. That we have to cleanse."
-- Srila Prabhupada Melbourne, May 22, 1975

Please come out and bring your family and friends for this unforgettable experience!

Last month we also celebrated our 1st Anniversary of CDM. Here is a video prepared by Keshav Prabhu, that captures all the cleaning fun we had!

Nityananda Special - Monthly Sankirtan Festival Sat, Feb 19th

This coming saturday, Feb 19th, marks our 21st Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF).

To celebrate the appearance day of Lord Nityananda, our goal is to have 5 teams going out to distribute 108 books, one for each name of Lord Gauranga chanted by Lord Nityananda.

Please come along, there is more service for you than you can think of! Help pack books, prepare prasad for distribution, drive devotees, chant along the harinama party or distribute books.

Please email toronto.sankirtan@gmail.com for more information.

4:30am Mangal Arti, Japa
7:45am Bhagavatam Class
9:15-10:00 am Building the Mood - Training & Goals
11:00am-2:00pm Street Sankirtan
2:00pm Maha-Harinama
2:30pm Lunch Prasad at the temple

Please dress WARMER than you think you'll need to (it's still cold - bring gloves and caps along).

Friday, February 11, 2011

2010 Marathon Flashback

Its been over a month since Prabhupada Marathon 2010 concluded but we are still feeling the after effects of the marathon! It was indeed a special time so we thought of sharing the video prepared by Keshav Prabhu for the Devotee Appreciation Day on January 8th.

Hope this brings back some wonderful memories and inspires us for a more special 2011!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Join CHAD - CHapter A Day!

One of the three goals of the Toronto Sankirtan Team in 2011 is to encourage "Strict and Sincere Sadhana" amongst the team members. Towards this goal, our first initiative is CHAD! CHAD is a worldwide alliance of devotees who chant at least one chapter of the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is every day. 

“And I declare that he who studies this sacred conversation of ours worships Me by his intelligence.” (B.G. 18.70)

Please join us!

Here’s how to join CHAD:

1. Make a vow to *chant at least one chapter of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is every day.
2. Register your name at the CHAD googlegroup for support and inspiration CHAD_toronto@googlegroups.com (Optional).

*Chanting at least one chapter means chanting all the Sanskrit slokas within one chapter; or chanting all the English in an entire chapter; or chanting both the Sanskrit and English in within one chapter.

Inspired by our Sankirtan guide and Mentor Vaisesika Prabhu, we launched this initiative on Sat-tila Ekadasi. In Vaisesika Prabhu's words, the benefits of joining CHAD:

1. You’ll feel impetus to chant Gita everyday knowing that others are doing it with you.
2. You’ll gain superior strength and knowledge in devotional service by reciting and hearing the divine conversation between Krsna and Arjuna.
3. You’ll be cleared of offences you’ve committed in worshiping the Deity.
4. You’ll automatically learn multiple Bhagavad-Gita verses through repetition. (“Repetition is the mother of learning.”)
5. You’ll develop skill in citing important slokas as evidence from Bhagavad-Gita.
6. You’ll awaken a sweet relationship with Krsna Who reveals Himself to those who daily chant the Bhagavad-Gita.

For more information - toronto.sankirtan@gmail.com