ISKCON LONDON

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ISKCON LONDON

Radha-Krishna Temple

ISKCON London

ISKCON London

ISKCON Meaning

The letters stand for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Iskcon has at least 500 temples in other cities continents all over the world.

The Open Day will feature, vegetarianism, meditation, music, presentations, questions and answers.

Their website link below

https://www.iskcon-london.org/about

Founder of this Faith A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder of this Faith and shrine area to him at ISKCON LONDON
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Founder of this particular Faith is Acharya, Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, also known as Srila Prabhupada. This faith has a combination of modern ideas and ancient knowledge.

ISKCON Was founded in modern times in 1966 in New York USA. However, Srila Prabhupada spread his knowledge about ancient Bhakti –yoga he broke down into easier forms ways of teaching and spreading spiritual knowledge.  He Wrote” Bhagavad Gita As It Is”, translated into over 70 languages and is one of the largest selling books of this kind. From our visit to the temple, we learnt that this founder was somewhat in his 70s going to different countries, cracked into places in Eastern Europe to spread his knowledge about this faith in times when this was rare to achieve such topics. A pioneer in many respects.

 

Flower Garland decorations inside at ISKON LONDON
Flower Garland decorations at ISKON LONDON

Some of the  causes ISKCON members are interested in

Animal welfare

Vegetarianism

Ecovillage

Newcomers / Events

The Centre holds no strings introductory events for people which can be found on their website. Range from discussions, meditations, music, vegetarian meals, music, male evenings, female evenings,

They hold a Sunday Service

They run Courses from yoga, music, diet and lifestyle to name a few

They run mantra meditation events with music

Govinda’s Vegetarian karma free Restaurant

They have a shop

Books, jewellery, incense, music accessories for meditation, books

 

The centre had a beautifully decorated temple area

Artworks of Krishna, and a realistic looking life-size statue of the founder. Peacock statue was spotted and symbolic appearances in the artworks. Krishna wears a feather in the crown. The eye in the feather, represents 3rd eye wisdom knowledge, beauty. Hypnotising powers to wearers. The antidote to negative energies. Richness happiness in the heart. It is also written that Krishna cleanses the holy feet of Hindu Goddess Radhu with Peacock Feathers Radhu being the romantic interest of Lord Krishna

People at the centre were welcoming and open to explaining their faith, temple and events.

Hare Krishna

These words can be used as a greeting for hello and goodbye. It can also mean “Everything That Exists” The Mantra that may be familiar to some if they heard devotees chanting it. It uses the Sanskrit Language as a nonsectarian call to God, which can be used by people from all backgrounds for spiritual development

Singers Film Stars connection with Krishna  Ideology

A lot of stars seem to convert seek spirituality engage with some of these ancient pearls of wisdom, or use lyrics in their songs inspired by their learning.

George Harrison from the Beatles probably one of the first, in terms of this faith.

Iron Man icon Robert Downy Jnr, is also known to be an ISKCON follower and educated about Krishna Consciousness. High Jackman associated to read the Bhagavad Gita. Boy George made an upbeat song with the words Hare Krishna, this youtube link spreads happiness and is quiet creative.

 

Location Notes

ISKCON LONDON
Radha Krishna Temple
10 Soho Street
London
W1D 3DL
Nearest tube station Tottenham Court Road, So ho street is a side road off of Oxford Street

1 thought on “ISKCON LONDON”

  1. I just want to know if BATSHORIC work is done in ISCON temple in London area. I want to do it for my deceased father. live in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India

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