Exploring Faith Series- Hinduism
A Day in the Life of a Hare Krishna
Made famous in the 1960s and 70s, the Hare Krishna tradition is a religious movement which is officially known as International Society of Khrishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava branch, a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic and Hindu cultural traditions that dated back thousand years. ISKCON follows the teachings of God, Lord Sri Krishna, as revealed in the sacred Vedas, including Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
This interactive discussion and dialogue will cover the essential practices in the daily life of Hare Krishna practitioners, highlighting several processes of devotional service which brings lasting happiness and peace in the society by reviving our loving relationships with God and spirit.
Kevala-Bhakti Dasa was raised in a household infused with the teachings and practice of the Vaisnava line of Hinduism. He has been a lifelong practitioner of the Hare Krishna faith which espouses the practice of bhakti-yoga - the yoga of devotional love to God. For the past 10 years, he has served as Chairperson for the annual Festival of India, an annual two-day festival in Toronto which presents the ancient, spiritual culture of India in a contemporary, family-friendly fashion. Kevala-Bhakti also serves as one of the leaders of Toronto’s vibrant Hare Khrishna community, conducts regular outreach to Toronto’s vast yoga scene, and teaches classes on the ancient teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita.