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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in United Kingdom


Iskcon Coventry
Shree Shree Radha Krishna
Cultural Centre
Kingfield Road,
Radford, Coventry

02476 552 822


Daily Programme

Temple opening times
Monday - Friday
Mangal Arti
Shringar Arti
Gaura Arti
Shyan Arti
  04:30 - 09:00 AM
  07:30 AM
  07:30 PM
  08:30 PM
Saturday Mangal Arti
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday Feast
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM


HG Pankajanghri Prabhu in Coventry 23 & 24th June 2014

We are grateful have 2 days of association with HG Pankajanghri Prabhu (disciple of Srila Prabhupada) who was personally trained by Srila Prabhupada in Deity Worship!          HG Pankajanghri Prabhu has served in Sri Dham Mayapur since 1971a nd his twin brother HG Jananivas Prabhu have become the world famous exemplary 'Pujari brothers'.              For nearly forty years, they have been serving the Deities in Mayapur with steady dedication as instructed by Srila Prabhupada. Pankajanghri Prabhu is also on the Mayapur community’s Management Board and a facilitator at Mayapur Academy, an institution commited to brahminical training.           Known for his friendly dealings and great sense of humor, Pankajanghri Prabhu enchants devotees with his incredible accounts of Lord Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s very personal dealings with Their devotees in Mayapur. 


Information for Rathayatra London 15 June 2014.

Meet at 7:45am, the meeting point is outside Coventry Swimming Centre, Fairfax Street, Coventry CV1 5RY.

Coaches will depart 8am. Please be on time to ensure timely departure.

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to bring your own "child seat" where required.


Please join us an inspiring class by HG Gaur Gopal Das.
HG Gaura Gopal prabhu is a disciple of HH Radhanath Swami. Based in ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, India, HG Gaura Gopal prabhu has lectured extensively throughout India, including the top educational and business institutions.
His vast knowledge of Srila Prabhupada’s books has seen him preach not only throughout India but Europe as well. His talks enable people to understand Srila Prabhupada’s books in a digestable, enlivening and practical way. This Saturday with prasadam thereafter.

Sacinandana Nitaicand Chandan Darshan 2014

Lord Jagannatha gave direct instructions to King Indradyumna to perform Candana yatra festival -Smearing the body of the Lord with ointments is an act of devotion, and the best of ointments is sandalwood paste. Since the month of Vaisakha is very hot in India, the cooling effect of the sandalwood is very pleasing to the body of the Lord. on Sunday 4th May at ISKCON Coventry Sri Sri Sacinandana Nitaicand were smeared with Chandan giving Their beautiful Darshan to all who came to the temple
Sunday Feast
Sunday Love Feast Every Sundays 6-9:30pm (Bhagavad Gita Philosophy, Q & A's, Bal Gopal Club for children, Kirtans, Arati & free vegetarian feast!)

Personal Puja Ceremonies

The temple Brahmins are well versed and trained in performing specialised yagya ceremonies for new homes, birthday celebrations and other occasions as well as perform samskara ceremonies on the birth of a new child and other events throughout its life. (£25 per puja) Please speak to Vidura Das or pujari department for more information. 
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Exams
  • New Home
  • Business

Mantra Meditation

Explanation by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare [Hah-ray; Krish-na; Rahm-ah] is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness.
As living spiritual souls, we are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now adulterated by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in which we are now living, is called maya, or illusion. Maya means "that which is not."

And what is this illusion? The illusion is that we are all trying to be lords of material nature, while actually we are under the grip of her stringent laws. When a servant artificially tries to imitate the all-powerful master, he is said to be in illusion. We are trying to exploit the resources of material nature, but actually we are becoming more and more entangled in her complexities. Therefore, although we are engaged in a hard struggle to conquer nature, we are ever more dependent on her. This illusory struggle against material nature can be stopped at once by revival of our eternal Krsna consciousness.

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare is the transcendental process for reviving this original, pure consciousness. By chanting this transcendental vibration, we can cleanse away all misgivings within our hearts. The basic principle of all such misgivings is the false consciousness that I am the lord of all I survey.

Krsna consciousness is not an artificial imposition on the mind. This consciousness is the original, natural energy, of the living entity. When we hear this transcendental vibration, this consciousness is revived. This simplest method of meditation is recommended for this age. By practical experience also, one can perceive that by chanting this maha-mantra, or the Great Chanting for Deliverance, one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy coming through from the spiritual stratum.

In the material concept of life we are busy in the matter of sense gratification, as if we were in the lower, animal stage. A little elevated from this status of sense gratification, one is engaged in mental speculation for the purpose of getting out of the material clutches. A little elevated from this speculative status, when one is intelligent enough, one tries to find out the supreme cause of all causes-within and without. And when one is factually on the plane of spiritual understanding, surpassing the stages of sense, mind, and intelligence, he is then on the transcendental plane. This chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra is enacted from the spiritual platform, and thus this sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of consciousness-namely sensual, mental, and intellectual. There is no need, therefore, to understand the language of the mantra, nor is there any need for mental speculation nor any intellectual adjustment for chanting this maha-mantra. It is automatic, coming from the spiritual platform, and as such, anyone can take part in the chanting without any previous qualification. In a more advanced stage, of course, one is not expected to commit offenses on the grounds of spiritual understanding.

But there is no doubt that chanting takes one immediately to the spiritual platform, and one shows the first symptom of this in the urge to dance along with the chanting of the mantra. We have seen this practically. Even a child can take part in the chanting and dancing. Of course, for one who is too entangled in material life, it takes a little more time, but even such a materially engrossed man is raised to the spiritual platform very quickly. When the mantra is chanted by a pure devotee of the Lord in love, it has the greatest efficacy on hearers, and as such this chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can be achieved.

The word Hara is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme pleasure," and Hara is the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the Lord helps us to reach the Lord.

The material energy, called maya, is also one of the multi-energies of the Lord. And we, the living entities, are the marginal energy of the Lord. The living entities are described as superior to material energy. When the superior energy is in contact with the inferior energy, an incompatible situation arises; but when the superior marginal energy is in contact with the superior energy, Hara, it is established in its happy, normal condition.

These three words, namely Hare, Krsna, and Rama, are the transcendental seeds of the maha-mantra. The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord and His energy to give protection to the conditioned soul. This chanting is exactly like the genuine cry of a child for its mother. Mother Hara helps the devotee achieve the Supreme Father's grace, and the Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants this mantra sincerely.

No other means of spiritual realization is as effective in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy as the chanting of the maha-mantra:

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna,
Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama Hare Hare.

 Our Deities

Prayers mean a lot to a devotee. Spontaneous prayers spring from the heart and are often the ones which get answered in the most wonderful way. Such an experience is very personal to the devotee and is difficult to share with others. Normally prayers are said for the sick, the poor and the needy, but at times they are said for purely spiritual reasons. The latter prayers are divine in nature and enhance the love and devotional service of the devotee. Prayers sung in the holy dham during pilgrimage appear to be more spiritual than at home or at the local temple.

Who Am I

One of the most asked questions in ones adulthood could be "Who am I?" Many, at the cross-roads of ones life, in order to find ones identity and the purpose of life, sincerely seeks for the ultimate goal of life. One could call that moment of searching as the beginning of 'self-realisation'. In Vedanta Sutra the technical term for that is 'Athato Brahma Jigyasa' - 'Now one must enquire about the purpose of life!'
Animals are conditioned to eating, sleeping, mating and fearing. Most animals are four legged creatures and if the humans merely perform the same habits then they are also just like animals but with two legs. Being sophisticated at eating, sleeping, mating and fearing doesn't qualify one as a cultured person. It is simply an up-grade of animalistic way of life.
Actually, human life is meant for making enquiry or being inquisitive about ones existence. After getting the right direction then one is to progress intellectually and practically to achieve a mind set which fulfils the mission of human birth.
Ones happiness and distress is dependant upon being accepted by ones society and peers. However, if one is a free spirit and behaves and thinks differently to the society's norms then one is considered an oddity and is seen as a failure. Generally, success is measured by how much wealth, education or good looks one has and if one has none of these one is considered a failure. But real success in human life is to understand its purpose and then applying the principles learnt.
What do the Vedic scriptures say about our real identity? In the Bhagavad Gita this topic is dealt with right away in the second chapter and is called Sankhya Yoga, i.e. analytical study of our true identity. Chapter 2.13 says, "As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change."
Here we are presented with two facts; one is the temporary nature of the body and the second is the eternal nature of the soul or our true identity.
This is the basis of re-incarnation. Later in the Gita, the gross body is designated as a vehicle for the soul. Normally people do accept the existence of the soul but they feel that inside our body is a soul. As if to say, that we are the body and within us is a soul which is driving us. On the contrary, the real understanding should be that we are the soul and we have a temporary gross body which will die, but the soul will never die.
The above might make sense but one may inquire, what about the existence of mind and intelligence. That is also covered in Gita and in the seventh chapter fourth verse where it says, Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego - all together these eight constitute my separated material energies.
We can then come to the conclusion that the gross body is made up of earth, water, fire, air and ether; the subtle body is made up of mind, intelligence and false ego; and finally the soul is eternal and spiritual. Therefore the inference is that a living entity is an eternal soul, which has a covering of a subtle body made up of mind, intelligence and false ego and finally it has a covering of a gross body made up of earth, water, fire, air and ether.
Each of the three main layers has its particular nature and functioning. To understand each layer's nature and then to employ them individually or harmoniously collectively for the day to day activities is called true religion or dharma. This has been presented very simply as an introduction but a serious reader should get a copy of Bhagavad Gita as it is, translated by, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. By reading the Bhagavad Gita As It Is one would realise the universal principle behind 'Who am I?'.


If one observes ones own span of life, one would realise that one has transformed from birth to childhood; from childhood to boyhood; from boyhood to manhood; from manhood to old age and after old age there is death waiting for us. In one sense, one is reincarnating from birth to childhood and then to boyhood, etc. So although one is experiencing a gradual change of the body, yet one is feeling that they are the same individual throughout the passage of ones life. Ones relatives are still identifying with that same person throughout ones life. Hence, even though the body is changing drastically ones identity remains with the same individual throughout this inevitable change. This individuality remains even when one after quitting the present body gets their next material body.
In the ancient Vedic scripture, Lord Krishna explains in the beginning of the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 13;
‘As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.’
In the same scriptures it is stated that there are 8,400,000 species of life. So an individual soul passes through all of these species and finally comes to the human platform to realise its original spiritual identity which one cannot comprehend in other species of life. Lower species do not question life, they just get on with it and simply eat, sleep, mate and defend. Only the humans question, challenge and transform their surroundings to suit their needs and comforts. The turning point comes when one enquires, ‘Athato brahma jigyasa?’, ‘What is the purpose of life?
When one looks at the past family photo album one cannot help but admire the pictures of ones transformation from birth through youth to the present age. Similarly, one should admire the transformation of ones material existence from a one-celled Amoeba to the great human being one has become. Sometimes in our dreams we re-live details of experiences of our previous life like, flying or falling or being chased by some creatures or swimming just like a fish. It makes us wonder how come in our dreams we know so many vivid details of such amazing experiences. Reincarnation is a possible answer. There are individuals who have realised and verbally shared their previous existence via the past life regression techniques. They have shared these experiences on live television to prove the existence of reincarnation. It is a fact that more and more people are accepting the reincarnation presented in the Vedic scriptures.
In the scriptures it is revealed that whatever one desires and deserves at the time of death that is what one gets as the next body to enjoy or suffer.
In Bhagavad Gita Ch 8, verse 6, it is stated;
‘Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kunti, that state he will attain without fail
One of my favourite views is that if one goes to bed feeling stupid, that is how one wakes up, i.e. feeling stupid. Nothing is going to happen to ones intelligence during sleep. Upon waking, one might be less tired and feel fresher but one remains the same at the intellectual level after sleep. So really, it is what appropriate actions one takes
during ones period of awake which will bring change to ones intellect i.e. via knowledge and not otherwise i.e. via deep sleep. Similarly, if ones mindset and actions remain the same in their present span of life, ones next body will also be similar to the existing one. Death cannot upgrade their intelligence if nothing was done about it during their life. In contrast, if with the influence of spiritual knowledge and devotional process one changes ones actions and mindset now, then in the future one will be awarded a better material body or even a spiritual body which will qualify one to enter the spiritual world.
In Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 8 verse 5, it is stated;
‘And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.’
Then Lord Krishna states in Ch 8, verse 15;
‘After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.’
Now, that is the aim of reincarnation. If you don’t succeed at first you are, by the mercy of the Lord, given another chance to strike a relationship with Lord Krishna to change your situation and make the difference at the time of death, never to be born again in this material world which is temporary and full of misery.
However, if one becomes Krishna Conscious in this life, it does not really matter whether one is in the material world or spiritual. One is under the protection of the Supreme Lord carrying on with devotional service to the all merciful Lord, Lord Krishna. So please reincarnate from material existence to a spiritual life of love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Shree Krishna.

Bal Gopal Club

The Bal Gopal Club was initiated in 2009 where children from the ages of 5 -12 years get together every Sunday during Sunday program and learn Krishna Conscious activities through drama, play, music, stories, writing, poetry, cooking, deity worship, vaishnava etiquette and day summer trips. We have 4 teachers namely Prema Manjari Devi Dasi, Vidura Rani Devi Dasi, Anuragi Devi Dasi and Kamala Mata ji whom on a weekly basis take various activities with the children. If you would like your child to join in the Bal Gopal Club please contact one of the devotees at the temple, runs every Sunday 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Bhakti Vriksha

ISKCON Coventry introduces "Bhakti vriksha (BV) course" which is currently being held at different locations in houses of devotees, 2 hours a week for 9 weeks, BV is offering training in Krishna consciousness through flexible & interactive Satsang,
BV provides focus on Individual members, upward growth for all, versatile – open to all religions, cultures & age groups, It generates sense of belonging, fosters good relations, works in small groups of devotees, and offers personal 1-2-1 spiritual counselling & care.
ISKCON Coventry is holding 5 groups every week listed below. If you would like to join a bhakti vriksha please contact Vidura Das on 0777 326 5809.
Gaura Mandal : Mondays Servant Leader Patita Pavan Das/Avtar Prabhu
Nitai Mandal : Tuesdays Servant Leader Nandarai Das & Nanda Rani Dd
Advaita Mandal : Tuesdays Servant Leader Pranava Das & Satya Mataji
Gadadhar Mandal : Wednesdays Servant Leader Gurusevak Das, Anuragi Dd & Bhakta Hitesh 
Srivas Mandal : Wednesdays Servant Leader Vidura Das & Vidura Rani Dd Coventry
“This is a wonderful programme for making spiritual advancement by all – the ones conducting it and the ones attending it. It is very interactive, structured and carefully thought out, As a devotee of some thirty years, just to go through the training conducted by Gurusevak and then running the first session at my house a few days later was exciting and very rewarding for me, then imagine the joy of those who were participating. Everyone involved realises they are benefiting and making real progress. I recommend it to anyone.  So if you’re not already part of it then join a BK group immediately and don’t miss out ! ”

Mataji’s Satsangs

Every month the Mataji’s of the temple arrange satsang at various homes and at the temple where they discuss Krishna Katha and read from Bhagavad Gita & Caitanya Caritamrita. They share realisations, perform kirtans and then honour prasadam together. Thereafter some of the Mataji’s sleep over at the temple and perform  mangal arti service from waking the Lordships, performing mangala arti, making bhoga offerings, dressing the Deities and shringar arti. These mata ji satsanga’s has brought the devotees closer together in sharing new experiences and helping one another in their sadhana and spiritual life.
Some of the ladies from the matajis satsang perform at Janamashtami festival.


William Shakespeare writes in the famous play Hamlet 3/1;
“To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
and by opposing end them?”

If one uses the above deliberation dramatised in the play Hamlet by opposing the present day slaughter houses which are employing cruel ways in rearing animals for food, one will be compelled to become vegetarian by exercising ones compassion for all animals being mistreated and killed and offered on a plate as murder. Compassion should be employed for all living beings and not just humans as is the practice since long. Sir Paul McCartney has exposed the cruelty of meat industry on www.meat.org. By seeing the clear evidence on the DVD, one feels ashamed to call oneself a human being. One does not need a lot of intelligence to realise the extreme cruelty employed by the industry for maximising profits and in the process sacrifice kindness.
So, in the context of Shakespeare’s above stanza, the question in the noble mind really should be ‘To eat, or not to eat meat?’ There are so many angles one can answer this question. One of the qualities of a spiritual person is to be merciful. One should not deliberately cause pain to others. So clearly, killing animals for food fits in the category of cruelty. Therefore, if one is spiritually inclined, one should refrain from eating meat.
One could argue that plants are living as well, so why eat them? It is a good question and deserves a valid answer. Taking the example of our bodies, there are parts of our bodies which are highly conscious i.e. highly sensitive to pain and yet there are other parts which are insensitive to pain. The obvious two are the hair and finger and toe nails. One can cut them and not feel pain as they are considered to have covered consciousness. Similarly, the fruits and vegetables fit in this category. By cutting or cooking vegetables pain is not experienced by them. One might present the argument that if an animal dies a natural death, can one eat their flesh. Fair enough, there is no pain involved, so one could consume it. However, is one prepared to risk ones health by eating flesh when one doesn’t know the cause of the animal’s death
From a health point of view, if one compares a fruit and a piece of meat, one would realise immediately the superiority of natural fruits. If one leaves an apple and a chicken leg on a table for a few days and then return to make a choice, would one feel safe picking up the chicken leg and eating it or feel safe with the apple. The obvious answer would be the apple. Nature has a way to preserve natural food contributing to our good health.
If one looks from regeneration point of view, after eating the apple if one throws the apple core unto the ground, eventually an apple plant would grow from the apple seeds. However, that won’t be the case after finishing a chicken leg and throwing it on the ground as nothing will grow from it.
rom a farming point of view, by farming fruits, vegetables and grains the farmers can feed more of the world population as opposed to producing meat. Already, there are predictions by the food experts that in decades to come majority of the world would be forced to become vegetarians in order to survive. Check out the footage on the internet, ‘Scientists say the world must become vegetarian.’ In forty years time the world population will increase by two billion. To grow grains for cultivating animals for meat takes five times more consumption of water than offering those grains straight to the humans. The planet’s sweet water is in short supply already and millions are starving presently and this problem would become acute progressively unless the world becomes vegetarian.
These days more and more vegetarian restaurants are opening throughout the world to attract customers who are health conscious and also others who are becoming vegetarians due to spiritual reasons. So no one should complain that if they become vegetarian what would they eat. There are many great recipes for vegetarian cuisine these days that each day one could have different dishes everyday without repeating a recipe for weeks.
One final point on this topic, Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita, Ch 9 verse 26;
‘If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.’
It is not sufficient to become a vegetarian because that might not be a karma-free diet. Karma means a resultant reaction of our actions such as consuming even vegetables. So for a karma-free diet, one must cook the vegetables with love and then offer it to Lord Krishna first and then honour that offering. That in Sanskrit is called ‘Prashaadam’ meaning that which gives long life. So when you offer the vegetable preparation to Lord Krishna, the Lord will consume your Karma which was incurred whilst preparing and cooking the vegetables. One offers to the Lord what he has recommended as fruit, vegetables, etc. Fruits and vegetables are considered foods in the mode of goodness which are conducive for our spiritual growth, the main purpose of our human birth.


Birthdays, anniversaries & celebrations

Experienced cooks of the temple can help you celebrate your memorable events with a sumptuous freshly baked cake or other sweets alongside!
We can cater to your needs!
All that you do is choose any type of cake or sweet and we will bake it fresh for the occasion!
You are also welcome to celebrate occasions at the will cook the prasadam feast for you, all you need to do is choose your menu, sponsor the prasad, invite your friends and family and enjoy the day!

Yagyas & Samskaras

The temple Brahmins are well versed and trained in performing specialised yagya ceremonies for new homes, birthday celebrations and other occasions as well as perform samskara ceremonies on the birth of a new child and other events throughout its life.


It is a common practice in today's Vaisnava culture to introduce the four regulative principles as part of the initial introduction to Krsna Consciousness: no meat eating, no intoxication, no illicit sex and no gambling. The introduction of these regulative principles is often done without much explanation, as many consider the "four regs" to be fairly simple, cut-and-dried. In some respects, however, that is not the case. There are many gray areas surrounding these four regulative principles that have led to a host of speculative interpretations as to exactly what they entail.
First and foremost, one should keep in mind that these principles have been introduced by the Sampradaya Acarya, Srila Prabhupada, and the disciplic succession that he represents, as being the topmost position. It is the absolute authority's responsibility to present the ultimate principles. And, it is the responsibility of us conditioned souls who are aspiring to achieve Krsna Consciousness to strive to come up to these standards, knowing full well the benefits and the repercussions of either following or not.
Although these regulative principles are presented as the standard, it is up to the disciple who commits or vows to follow the principles to follow them according to his or her realizations. As a society or a culture, it is practically impossible to determine whether someone is actually following the principles and what their motivations for doing so are. Therefore, it is a personal affair, and should remain so. It's been my experience that there has been far too great a 'witch hunt' mentality surrounding whether or not someone is following or not following the four regulative principles. This has led to paranoia, pretension and deception. One of the greatest ramifications of this is that individuals, and even groups, have attempted to misinterpret or misrepresent the absolute authority's position on these principles so they can break them without encountering guilt or social stigma. It's far better to simply be honest with oneself, and to avoid both making a show of following them, or stating that you're following them when you're not.
There are four pillars upon which human society rests. These pillars are: mercy, truthfulness, austerity and cleanliness. Everyone appreciates these qualities. By following the four regulative principles, we support these pillars and free ourselves from miseries and from causing pain to others. Along with chanting Hare Krishna, following these principles form the basis of Krishna conscious practice.
1. No eating meat, fish, or eggs. Killing animals destroys the quality of mercy. One turns one's body into a graveyard by consuming dead animals. These foods are saturated with the modes of passion and ignorance and therefore cannot be offered to the Lord. A person who eats these foods participates in a conspiracy of violence against helpless animals and thus curtails his spiritual progress.
2. No gambling. Truthfulness is destroyed by gambling. This is quite obvious. Gambling turns a person into a liar, a cheat. Gambling invariably puts one into anxiety and fuels greed, envy, and anger.
3. No use of intoxicants. We know many arguments against the use of intoxicants. It is not a very difficult thing to understand because anyone with a sane mind will accept that taking intoxicants is physically, mentally and spiritually detrimental. It destroys the principle of austerity because the reason people take to drugs is that they want to avoid their suffering in the material world- they do not want to face that austerity. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as any drink or food containing caffeine, cloud the mind, over-stimulate the senses, and make it impossible to follow the principles of bhakti-yoga.
4. No illicit sex. Cleanliness is destroyed by illicit sex. This is sex outside of marriage or any sex for any purpose other than procreation. Sex for pleasure compels one to identify with the body and prevents one from understanding Krsna consciousness. The scriptures teach that sex is the most powerful force binding us to the material world. Anyone serious about advancing in Krsna consciousness should therefore abstain from or regulate sexual activity according to the scriptures. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krsna says that sexual union for conceiving a child to be raised in God consciousness is an act of devotion to Him.
By following these principles, you are not repressing yourself, but are elevating yourself to a superior platform. By chanting Hare Krishna, one gets a higher taste and you leave material desires behind according to the level of your realization.

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Child Protection Team

Our Child Protection Team (CPT) in the temple consists of Prema Manjari Devi Dasi, Vidura Rani Devi Dasi & Anuragi Devi Dasi, & who can offer guidance to parents and other community members for responding to reported child abuse. The CPT is a focal point. When there is suspicion of child abuse, community members know they can speak to the devotees of the Child Protection Team. There is no confusion about where to go and what to do.
Child Protection Teams are required by GBC resolution. In 1990, the GBC resolved, “The local governing authority of each ISKCON school or community is responsible to appoint two or three devotees to investigate and follow up on all expected or confirmed cases of child abuse."  

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