• Candidates for Srila Prabhupada Ashraya

    Srila Prabhupada Ashraya ceremony

    SrilaPrabhupadaAshraya ceremony was held on 13 August 2017. SrilaPrabhupadaAshraya Ceremony is a programme under which devotees firm their commitment towards following the instructions of SrilaPrabhupada in performing Bhakti Yoga in their lives. On this occasion devotees take Ashraya (shelter) of Srila Prabhupada. Ashraya entails committing to follow certain devotional principles like chanting a fixed number of rounds daily, reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, performing worship of Lord Krishna at home among others. By taking Srila Prabhupada Ashraya candidates feel greater seriousness towards their spiritual practices. To help in their devotional endeavours the temple holds this function periodically for devotees who wish to formalize their commitment towards following the instructions of SrilaPrabhupada.

  • Philosophy

    Practicing Yoga In The Present Age

    Today many people are interested in Yoga. To most, yoga is a form of exercise or some sitting postures for keeping the body fit. The real purpose of Yoga, however, is to connect the minute soul to the Supersoul. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the ultimate object of yoga. Hence one of Kṛṣṇa’s names is yogeśvara, the master of yoga. In India, those who are serious about practicing yoga go to a secluded place in the Himalayas where in solitude, they follow a very restrictive process for eating and sleeping. Their strict rules and regulations include brahmacharya or celibacy. Scriptures say, yoga indriya-saṁyama, which means…

  • Philosophy

    Bhagavad-Gita: The Science of Yoga

    Two small children with bloodied faces and vacant eyes sat on a table in a dingy room, too shocked to even cry. They had just become orphans and they did not know it. There would be no mother anymore to fuss over them, no father to demand from. It had not yet dawned on them that death had abruptly snatched away everything of value at the very onset of life. Their future now was loveless foster care, insensitivity and neglect. A child cannot be truly cared for by anyone except his parents for such is the compelling impulse of the word ‘mine’. To the eye not cultured by knowledge of…