Questions and Answers

Here are some key terms and concepts of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
WHO IS KRISHNA?
Krishna means ``the all attractive one.`` it is a standard term for the divine in the sanskrit language.
WHAT IS BHAKTI?
Bhakti can be translated into english as 'devotional service towards Krishna.'
WHAT IS KIRTAN?
One of the primary practices of the bhakti tradition is kirtan, or the chanting of krishna's divine names.
WHO AM I?
We are the soul, or the conscious life force within our bodies, yet we are different from our bodies.
WHAT IS THE GITA?
Bhagavad-gita is the essence of vedic knowledge and one of the most important books in vedic literature.
WHAT IS BHAKTI YOGA?
Mantra meditation is one of the key practices of a bhakti yogi. This is done through japa and kirtan.

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Arati (Worship) Schedule
5:00 a.m. Mangala Arati
8:00 a.m. Darshan Arati
11:30 a.m. Raja Bhoga Arati
5:00 p.m. Upala Bhoga Arati
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8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (till 7:15 p.m. on Sunday)

Bhagavad Gita Class
Friday 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Prasadam (Dinner) served after class

Sunday Feast
5:15 p.m. Bhajans (Sacred Chanting)
6:00 p.m. Spiritual Discourse
6:45 p.m. Arati and Kirtan
7:15 p.m. Prasadam (Dinner)

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: "One should learn how to associate with the devotees of the Lord by gathering with them to chant the glories of the Lord. This process is most purifying. As devotees thus develop their loving friendship, they feel mutual happiness and satisfaction and by thus encouraging one another they are able to give up material sense gratification, which is the cause of all suffering."

Srimad Bhagavatam, 11.03.30.,