- Many of us will be in Los Angeles for the Chariot Festival.
Talk on De-mystifying Incarnations - by Radhapada das
August 10 - Appearance Celebration of Lord Balarama - Krishna's Older Brother
August 17 - Krishna Fest Celebration - 7:00 pm to Midnight (See Below)
August 24 - Special Visiting Guest - Vraja Lila dasi
Mentor, counselor, world lecturer and expert at conflict resolution.
August 31 - Three Steps at Attaining True Peace - by Jivananda prabhu
In this world we are constantly suffering the pangs of material miseries. Please join us as we discuss how to escape this predicament and achieve real peace in three easy realizations. Audience participation is encouraged.
The Sunday festival starts at 5:30 pm with a musical mantra
meditation. The lecture follows at
6:00 pm and at 6:30 pm an ancient arati ceremony is performed. A sumptuous vegetarian meal ($5)
is served at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! For more information call 792-0630.
August 17 (Sun) - Krishna Fest 2014 - 7:00 pm to Midnight
Free Admission !
According to the Vedic literatures of ancient India, the Supreme Lord is not formless or impersonal... When we speak of Lord Krishna, we speak of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. What this means, essentially, is that the Godhead, the Supreme Truth, the source of everything, is ultimately the supreme individual person.
Janmastami is what could be called Lord Krishna's birthday. But it's not called that, because Krishna never takes birth like an ordinary person. An ordinary person is forced by the laws of nature to take birth. But Krishna's “birth” is a transcendental drama staged by the Lord Himself. In this drama, the Lord allows certain exalted devotees to play the roles of His father and mother, and others appear as His friends and other associates.
Exciting Festival Line Up:
- Live Music with Savitur
- Fire Dance & Acrobats with Cirque Roots
- Indian Dance by Urvashi Dance Troupe
- Free Vegetarian Feast
- Kids' Activities and Fun:
- Jump Slide
- Face Painting
- Pizza and more
- Boat Festival
- Temple Ceremonies
- Continuous Live Music and More
- Volunteers & Sponsors Needed
Detailed Schedule of Events
- 6:45 pm - Bhajans with Bhakta Raj and Musicians on Main Stage
- 7:30 pm - Welcome Address - Sunday School Children's Dance
- 7:35 pm - Sunday School Children's Dance
- 7:50 pm - Phoenix Krishna Kids' Presentation
- 8:10 pm - Urvashi Dance Academy Choreographed & Directed by Kakoli Basu
- 9:00 pm - Savitur Band along with Cirque Roots Fire Dance Extravaganza
- 9:30 pm - Abishekam (Sacred Bathing) in Temple Room for Sponsors
- 10:15 pm - Discourse by Jivananda Prabhu
- 10:45 pm - Boat Festival of Radha & Krishna on the Pond - Offering of Lamps and Deepas
- 11:30 pm - Arati 12 Midnight & Feast served
Aug 18 (Monday) - Appearance Anniversary of the Founder Acharya of ISKCON - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
In 1965, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, known to his followers as Srila Prabhupada, came to America to teach bhakti-yoga. This yoga features the chanting of Hare Krishna as its main spiritual practice, and Srila Prabhupada represents a lineage of spiritual teachers extending back thousands of years.
Before passing away in 1977, Srila Prabhupada wrote more than sixty books, which have been translated into over fifty languages. Please join us in our celebration honoring Srila Prabhupada, which is followed by a feast. There's no charge for this event.
Schedule of Events
- 11:00 am - Homages & Appreciations
- 12:00 noon - Abshikam (i.e. worship of Srila Prabhupada with flower offerings)
- 1:00 pm - Arati (i.e. worship ceremony with lamps, etc.)
- 1:30 pm - Feast is served
- Monday evenings 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner & Kirtan (chanting)
Tuesday evenings 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm - Qi Gong class
Nicolas Guillermo, founder of ImmortalKungFu.com will offer a new class every week that will focus on strength training, chi gong, flexibility and martial arts.
- Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Bhagavad-gita class (transcendental knowledge with discussion)
- Thursday evenings 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Krishna Cove - For Young Adults - discussion, music, dinner and friendship
All events are held in our new media room.
Call 520-792-0630 For more info.
*Food is available after class for $5 a plate.
The library is available for other classes and seminars.
Please call or write to schedule a class or event.
Quote of the Month
Bhagavad-gita As It Is - by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
“Krishna consciousness, however, brings one into spiritual life
even while one is within the jurisdiction of matter, for it is an
arousing of spiritual existence by practice in the material world.
The more one is advanced, the more he is freed from the clutches
- Chapter 5 Text 29 Purport