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About Us

“Krishna, who is known as Govinda, is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes.” (Sri Brahma Samhita)

ISKCON of Harrisbug 

ISKCON as an organization has more than 400 temples worldwide. ISKCON of Harrisburg (Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple & Cultural Center) has been serving the Pennsylvania community since 2018.

We are involved in conducting regular community programs and Bhakti-Yoga festivals, youth development programs (including at Rutgers University), systematic presentation and application of Bhagavad-Gita in personal life, and many more!

ISKCON of Harrisburg shares the message of Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradāya with the community of  ISKCON Harrisburg Philosophically, it is based on the Sanskrit texts Bhagavad-gītā and the Bhagavat Purana, or Srimad Bhagavatam. These are the historic texts of the devotional bhakti yoga tradition, which teaches that the ultimate goal for all living beings is to reawaken their love for God, or Lord Krishna, the “all-attractive one”.

The Sunday Festival, Science of Bhakti-Yoga, Krishna Kids Program, Dramas, Dance, Pure Vegetarian Cuisine, Samskaras, Home Gatherings, and Japa Conference are just some of services offered by us.

We aim to make the new temple facility offer a spiritual university for systematic study of Bhakti-Yoga, an educational institution to encourage spiritual and moral values for children and youth, a yoga center to share the art of mantra meditation, and much more!

Our recently acquired temple at 6200, Bedford Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17111 opens its arms to everybody.

We Are Here to Serve You

 

Bhakti Yoga strives to create a spiritual community in the Harrisburg area where we can recharge, reconnect, and rediscover ourselves through the practice of Bhakti Yoga, or yoga of the heart. Join us every week for a full program on Sunday that offers:

❖    Intellectual Discussions on Spirituality, Science of Self-Realization, Conscious Living and Diet

❖    Mantra Meditation

❖    Kirtan, an ancient participatory music experience

❖    Vedic School full of Learning and Devotion.  Spiritual activities for Children that includes teachings based on Vedic scriptures, Mantra recitation, Sanskrit Shlokas, Bhajans, Hindi class, Drawing, Games

❖    And a Sumptuous Vegetarian Feast (Dinner) made with Love!

We are involved in conducting regular community programs and Bhakti-Yoga festivals, youth development programs, systematic presentation and application of Bhagavad-Gita in personal life, and many more!

What We Believe

 

The program aims at gently guiding and encouraging each individual in the group to be in harmony with all areas of life, while fostering close and lasting spiritual relationships and family feeling with each other. We love to share the message of the Bhakti Yoga tradition (Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradāyabased on the Sanskrit texts Bhagavad-gītā and Srimad Bhagavatam and the Bhagavat Purana). These are the historic texts of the devotional bhakti yoga tradition, which teaches that the ultimate goal for all living beings is to reawaken their love for God, or Lord Krishna, the “all-attractive one”.

Our Practices

Deity Worshop

Deities are worshiped with love and devotion on a daily basis, with rigorous offerings of upacaras, bhogas, aratis, and more.The garlands, bhoga (food) offerings, and deity outfits are exceptionally beautiful. The devotees puts special emphasis on the seva puja, the actual worship going on behind the altar doors, like abhisheka, arati, etc

Philosophy

Anyone by sincerely cultivating true spiritual science, can be free from anxiety and come to a state of pure, unending, blissful consciousness in this very lifetime. We offer discourses from sacred scriptures: daily classes on Srimad-Bhagavatam, weekly classes on Bhagavad-gita and special Seminars and Discourses on important topics

Bhajans and Kirtan

Kirtan is the call-and-response form of chanting – it is the congregational singing of spiritually uplifting songs, prayers, or the sacred names of the Supreme Being. It is accompanied with traditional Indian instruments such as the mrdanga (drum) and kartalas (hand cymbals). Kirtan is the most powerful means of meditation to invoke the inner beauty of one’s own identity in relation to the Supreme spirit.

Srila Prabhupada

Click here to find out more about the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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