THE East London branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) will be hosting a once-off premier of the movie Hare Krishna! at Hemingways Mall on June 1. The movie focuses on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the Vedic spiritual teacher who founded the international Krishna Consciousness movement.
He is also famous for his translation of the holy text the Bhagavad-Gita (Bhagavad-Gita As It Is) which has been translated into more than 60 languages.
ISKON runs a number of programmes in East London such as weekly Bhakti Yoga exercises and Food for Life drives. As a non-sectarian organisation, ISKON welcomes people of all faiths and beliefs.
Krishna Consciousness is an intricate belief system. There are a few core beliefs: Devotees of Krishna believe all beings exist as part of God (Krishna). Because of this, all humanity is family with Krishna as the father figure. Hare Krishnas believe in re-incarnation, where a soul can enter the world in many different bodies after the body’s death.
Second, Krishna Consciousness says that Krishna is all-knowing, omnipresent, and all powerful. He is the sustaining energy of the entire universe and the same god as Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, etc.
For followers of Krishna Consciousness, the Vedas – a collection of holy texts originating from India and estimated to be approximately 3000 to 4000 years old – are believed to contain the Absolute Truth while the Bhagavad-Gita itself, as a literal record of Krishna’s own words, contains the essence of the Vedas.
Those who practice Krishna Consciousness hold devotion, simplicity, and compassion as some of the highest virtues. As a result, one can find ISKON involved in numerous charity projects around the world.
To book your movie ticket, phone 061 495 3341 or 073-861-2626.