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Evening Kirtan with HG Bada Haridas Prabhu

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

When?

Thursday 23 June 2022 – 6pm-9pm

Where?

Kirtan Hall, Sri Krishna Haveli

What?

A disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bada Haridas is known for his inspiring and soulful chants, He has studied and performed Indian devotional music, including Indian classical music and raga since 1975.  He has produced numerous albums. He travels internationally, presenting seminars on Vaisnava songs and devotional practices.

Come & enjoy a summer’s evening of melodious kirtan at the Sri Krishna Haveli.

Radharani’s pop up stall will be making fresh stonebaked pizza’s to purchase from 5pm onwards

Listen to a selection of Kirtans below:

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries.

Evening Kirtan with HH Indradyumna Swami

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

When?

Sunday 26 June 2022 – 6pm onwards

Where?

Kirtan Hall, Sri Krishna Haveli

What?

HH Indradyumna Swami has been a traveling monk and spiritual teacher in the Bhakti Yoga tradition for the last 48 years; he is also an author and photographer. Join us for a evening of joyful kirtan.

Darshan & Kirtan

Darshan of their Lordships will remain open as normal, as well as the regular Sunday Night Kirtans in the Temple Room (7:30pm-9:30pm).

Prasadam (Free Meal)

Served at 6pm, free for everyone.

Disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial India under the British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. He wrote volumes of books reintroducing the pure teachings of Lord Chaitanya at a time when those teachings had practically become lost. He composed hundreds of devotional songs glorifying Krishna to uplift the consciousness of the suffering people of this world. He corresponded with philosophers, theologians, leaders, scholars, and professors of his time and sent books, including The Life and Precepts of Lord Chaitanya, to university libraries in foreign countries, planting the seeds for a worldwide movement of Krishna consciousness. Bhaktivinoda Thakur discovered and excavated the birthplace of Lord Chaitanya. Along with his devoted wife, Bhagavati Devi, he raised ten children, including the illustrious Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, who would become a great spiritual leader in his own time and the spiritual master of ISKCON’s founder-acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Please join us for the Morning Program in the Temple Room, which will include a special class about Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur & Sri Gadhadhara Pandit.

Morning Program & Special Class: 4:30am-8:30am

Pushpanjali & Guru Puja: 8:30am-9:15am

Disappearance of Sri Gadadhara Pandit

Also celebrated on this day is the Disappearance of Sri Gadadhara Pandit. Sri Gadadhara Pandita is among the group known as the Panca-tattva, consisting of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and four of His closest associates. Sri Gadadhara Pandita spent most of his life in Jagannatha Puri worshiping the Tota-Gopinatha Deity, who is still worshiped in Puri. Sri Gadadhara Pandita is considered an incarnation of Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Krishna.

Sannyasa Initiation Ceremony

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

What
Acceptance of sannyasa by Sutapa Das in the presence of HH Jayadvaita Swami, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, HH Indradyumna Swami, HH Dayananda Swami, & HH Atmanivedana Swami

When
Sunday 26 June 2022
10am-1pm

Where
Sri Krishna Haveli

About Sutapa Das
Sutapa Das, a disciple of HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, is a resident monk at ISKCON UK’s headquarters, Bhaktivedanta Manor. He was one of the pioneers of School of Bhakti, a unique centre of spiritual excellence which organises courses, retreats and various cultural events. Sutapa also heads the monastic training programme, leads on national outreach projects, and is a mentor and counsellor for the community at large. He has designed and taught numerous courses on spirituality, lifestyle management, success principles, and devotional practices, and has also authored ten books which bring the ancient wisdom into the modern context. Sutapa has lectured at universities and corporate organisations, and is now a world-traveller, bringing spirituality to the places which need it most!

For over twenty years, Sutapa has studied ancient Sanskrit texts in depth, particularly the Bhagavad-gita, and has a passion to share the insights and worldviews that these texts offer. Originally from London suburbs, he was always attracted to the idea of ’simple living, high thinking.’ In 2002, after graduating from UCL (University College London) with a BSc in Information Management, he adopted full-time monastic life to further his knowledge, deepen his spirituality, and share these timeless principles with the wider society.

About Sannyasa
Anyone who has no other interest but to dedicate his life to the service of the Lord is actually a sannyasi. Such a person always thinks of himself as an eternal servant, dependent on the supreme will of the Lord. As such, whatever he does, he does it for the benefit of the Lord. Whatever action he performs, he performs it as a service to the Lord. (B.g. 9.28 , purport)

Events with HH Kadamba Kanana Swami

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Over the month of June there are several events at Bhaktivedanta Manor with HH Kadamba Kanana Swami. See below for more information

Tuesday 21 June 2022

What: Sadhu Sanga
Where: Temple Room
When: 6pm-9pm

Thursday 23 June 2022

What: Initiations
Where: Sri Krishna Haveli
When: 7:30am-10am

Sunday 26 June 2022

What: Sannyasa Initiation Ceremony: Acceptance of sannyasa by Sutapa Das in the presence of HH Jayadvaita Swami, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, HH Indradyumna Swami, & HH Dayananda Swami
Where: Sri Krishna Haveli
When: 10am-1pm

Thursday 30 June 2022

What: Morning Class
Where: Temple Room
When: 7:30am

Other Events

Sunday 19 June 2022 at ISKCON London (4pm-6pm)

Summerfest 22

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

When?

Saturday 9 July 2022 – 4pm-9:30pm

Where?

Bhaktivedanta Manor

What?

A day of Summer celebrations and festivities, where everyone can participate in the spiritual music of Kirtan, browse the various market stalls, enjoy karma free vegetarian food, and take part in various exciting activities. The highlight of the day will be the Festival of Colours (two sessions), traditionally done to celebrate the arrival of spring and ending of winter, the festival creates a scene filled with bright and vibrant colours, a visual feast for the eyes. No matter your age or beliefs, everyone is welcome to join in the fun of throwing colours, creating a feeling of unity between all.

The market stalls, kirtan, and other activities will be running from 4pm-9:30pm. If you wish to participate in the Festival of Colours (Rang Mela), then a free ticket will be required. 

Please note that there will be colours to purchase on the day for you to use. 

Festival of Colours – Timing: 6pm & 8pm.

Ticket Information

A free ticket will be required if you wish to participate in the Festival of Colours. Please note that there will be colours to purchase on the day for you to use

Tickets will be released: Monday 27 June

FAQ

  • What times will the Festival of Colours take place?
    • 6pm & 8pm
  • Can I bring my own colours?
    • Outside colours will be confiscated and will not be allowed on onsite. 
  • What should I wear?
    • The dry powders supplied may stain hair & clothes, so festival goers are cautioned not to wear their best clothes. To avoid and/or minimise stain, vigorously shake out all dry excess powder before stepping into a shower, or throwing your clothes in the wash. Once the caked dry colours get wet, it is hard to get out. However, if one can shake as much as possible out while dry, there is a good chance of not having coloured hair for the next month.
    • It is recommended to wear a dust mask / bandana / sunglasses to cover areas of your face to avoid powder entering your eyes, mouth and nose.
    • Do not wear contact lenses during the Festival of Colours. 
  • Advice / Rules for the Festival
    • Outside colours will be confiscated and will not be allowed on onsite. Colours will be purchasable on-site.
    • Colours are only to be thrown within designated areas.
    • Once you have colours on you, you will not be allowed in any internal areas of the Temple / Sri Krishna Haveli.
    • Do not throw colours in people’s eyes or mouth. It is even more fun to rub the colours into the hair, back of the neck and cheeks with permission. 
    • Do not throw colours on any passing cars, or on any performers, musicians, employees, market stall holders etc. 
    • Festival goers are advised to think twice before going into the middle of the crowd when the colours are first thrown. If you have not been before or have asthma, being smack in the middle of the crowd will be a challenge. Stay close to the edges, and have a cloth to cover your nose and mouth for the first three minutes.
    • Under no circumstances should small children be in the middle of the crowd, unless high on the shoulders of an adult, and wearing the right protection.
  • Is the Festival of Colours suitable for children?
    • There is no age limit, that is at the discretion of the parents / guardians.
    • Under no circumstances should small children be in the middle of the crowd, unless high on the shoulders of an adult, and wearing the right protection.
  • Will there be parking available?
    • Yes. There will be free parking available upon arrival where you will be guided where to park.
  • Will I be able to book a ticket for the Festival of Colours on the day itself?
    • Only if tickets are still available
  • What happens if it rains?
    • We will only cancel the event if weather conditions do not allows us to park vehicles

Notices

  • Behaviour notice
    • Drugs, alcohol, vaping, and smoking are not permitted on festival grounds.
    • We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone, or to escort anyone off the property for improper conduct.
    • Please do not throw colours close, hard, and directly into the eyes and mouth.
    • Generally be nice to people, and enjoy the festival in a loving spirit. 
  • Health & Safety notice
    • Allergens: The powders are 99% cornstarch, and a very small percentage of people are allergic to corn. If you or your children have ever experienced hives and/or a rash after eating corn products, or working with cornstarch in your kitchen, be careful to fully cover your nose and mouth so as not to ingest any of the powder or do not participate.
    • Fire & Explosion Hazard:  Like all organic and most dry chemicals, as a powder or dust, this product (when mixed with air in critical proportions and in the presence of an ignition source) may present an explosion hazard.  The minimum ignition temperature reported for dry cornstarch, through 200 mesh, is 380°C (716°F).  Avoid open lights, flames, smoking materials, hot coals of any type or welding in the area of the powder
    • We will have First Aid onsite. Toilets and areas to wash hands and faces will also be available

Contact

Please contact info@krishnatemple.com if you have any queries.