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Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render some extra hours of seva (service).

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Date: 27th November 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

 

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render an extra 50 hours of seva.

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

The following Bhakti seva days are scheduled for 2016
29th May 2016
26th June 2016
31st July 2016
4th September 2016
25th September 2016
23rd October 2016
27th November 2016

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Seva Day at the Manor

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

On the 7th October Bhaktivedanta Manor played host to a group of 24 young City professionals from all over the corporate sphere to get involved in some Corporate Social Responsibility of a different kind. The likes of Barclays Capital, Network Rail and Ernst & Young each had employee representatives who had given up their Sunday to cook a specially prepared 3 course meal, which was personally delivered and distributed by the cooks to various homeless shelters in and around Watford.

Working on behalf of the charity Food for All, the volunteers spent the morning cooking a kidney bean and potato curry, lentil soup, Indian breads, salad, a fresh fruit juice and a sweet dish for 200 people.

This year the Temple partnered with the Watford New Hope Trust who services the homeless and vulnerable people from nine different locations in Watford. These include: six houses and hostels; five support services; and three development services.

Bijal Majithia, project leader, commented: “The project has facilitated a nice exchange where the people serving are from very different environments to those who they have served.

“We hope and will endeavor to get more people involved in such wonderful initiatives in future, and build strong and positive relationships across as many areas of society as possible.”

Indeed, this project is one of many different, equally worthy causes where people from all over the world take part in this wonderful initiative known as Sewa Day. Sewa is a universal concept, which involves performing an act of kindness without expectation of reward. It is performed selflessly and without ulterior motive.

On Seva Day, thousands of people across the world come together to perform Sewa and experience the joy of giving in its truest sense. Food For Life for Seva Day will be specifically taking place in London and Hong Kong.

Food For life is a charity set up to cook fresh meals and distributes them to the homeless communities. The Temple has been involved with Sewa Day since its inauguration in 2010.

Roshni Thakrar, the youngest joint coordinator and fellow team leader for London said ‘‘getting involved in Seva Day is a humbling experience-making a real tangible difference to people and spreading some of the goodness that the Temple has to offer is something really special and we have a great team dedicated to the cause’’.

Each project that is organised is based on at least one of the guiding principles below:

1.      Help relieve hardship / poverty

2.      Bring a little joy…to others

3.      Help the environment

In total 200 plates of pure vegetarian Prasad (sanctified food offered to the deities) was distributed and fed a lot of hungry stomachs.

Janmashtami Volunteers Fayre

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

We are currently looking for new volunteers to help out for this year’s Janmashtami festival, which this year falls on Friday 10th and Sunday 12th August. It is volunteers that make this festival happen- – the largest festival of its kind outside of India. There are many ways you can help and if you didn’t take part last year please come along to the fayre where you can find out what opportunities are available, meet others and register.

We don’t just need help on the festival days either, there is plenty of service required between now and then! So why not take advantage of this special opportunity to serve Lord Krishna?

Day: Friday 13th July 2012

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Where: Bhaktivedanta Manor’s prasad room

For more information, write to Krsna Purna devi dasi:  kp@krishnatemple.com

Janmashtami

Bhaktivedanta Manor’s spectacular Janmashtami festival is expected to attract over 60,000 pilgrims to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna on earth 5000 years ago. The festival will demonstrate the spiritual variety of India’s ancient Vedic culture in all its glory.

On arrival, visitors will walk through the New Gokul farm complex, Europe’s largest cow protection project, as they make their way to the colourful festival site. At the site, the main marquee will stage cultural dances and musical extravaganzas. Over 50,000 pilgrims will also eagerly queue in anticipation to greet Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda, the temple Deities, in the Manor’s exquisitely decorated shrine. Even the queue itself will be a spiritual experience, as it makes its way along a flowered walk-way around the Manor’s lake, with pilgrims admiring the illuminated displays of Krishna’s pastimes.

Throughout the day, kitchen staff will be working solidly, preparing no less than 40,000 plates of prasadam (sacred vegetarian food) that will be distributed freely to all pilgrims. A dedicated children’s area will feature a mini ‘main marquee’ where children will perform carefully prepared shows and dances. An array of stalls and exhibits will display spiritual art and literature, while there will also be themed marquees providing lifestyle tips, such as a cruelty-free diet and a reduced environmental footprint.