Kirtan is an active musical meditation that gives peace, brings happiness, and elevates ones consciousness to a higher level. The Krishna House hosts a 12 hour kirtan every semester, and the next one is coming up on October, 25th from 10:00am-10:00pm. We will be serving a free lunch and dinner to all the guests. So, please come out and join us for a few minutes or for the whole day.Krishna House is located one block west of Krispy Kreme at 214 NW 14th Street.
Come join us for our annual Ratha Yatra celebration and a free spaghetti lunch after the parade.
Ratha Yatra is a chariot festival that originates in Jagannatha Puri on the east coast of India and dates back for thousands of years. In this extraordinary event, Lord Krishna in his merciful deity form of "Jagannatha"(Lord of the universe) is pulled on a decorative chariot along with the deity forms of his brother, Balarama and his sister, Subhadra. The three deities are pulled through the streets so everyone regardless of their background, nationality, or social status, can have the great fortune of seeing them.
This ancient festival celebrates Krishna's return to Vrindaban, and was brought to the west by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, and is now celebrated in hundreds of cities all over the world. It is said that just by pulling the rope of the chariot, or by observing this festival, one automatically makes advancement in spiritual life. Therefore, we invite you all to come out and participate in this celebration.
We will serve a free spaghetti lunch after the parade at Sweetwater Park, 405 SE 2nd Avenue, just behind the main library and two blocks south.
What could be better than enjoying a tasty, nutritious Krishna Lunch with your friends at the Plaza on a crisp, sunny fall day?
This fall Krishna Lunch will be served Monday through Friday, every day classes are scheduled at UF, from 11:00 AM through 1:30 PM. You can also enjoy Krishna Lunch at the Krishna House from noon through 3:00 PM on those days.
Specifically, Krishna Lunch will be served every day this semester except:
Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1)
Homecoming (Friday, Oct. 17)
Veterans Day (Tuesday, Nov. 11)
Krishna Lunch will be served on the Plaza during Reading Days (Dec. 11&12) and at Krishna House only December 15-17.
The Beatles were taught meditation by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s.
We are all Hare Krishnas now, meditation goes mainstream
Sunday Independent: Brendan O'Connor 9/29/2014
Gradually they are coming out of the woodwork. And suddenly it seems that half the people I know are secretly meditating. They range from casual transcendental meditators to practically full-blown Buddhists or Hare Krishnas.
And the strange thing is that these are not hippies or crusties or drop-outs or people living alternative lifestyles on an ashram-inspired commune near Sligo. Just regular blokes, a few of them quite senior in what they do. There are thrusting business types and entrepreneurs and generally pretty serious people. These are not people who go for reiki or acupuncture or any of the other usual trappings of the "I'm not religious but I am a very spiritual person" lifestyle. They are fairly practical people. And meditation is just one of their tools, a technology for modern living.
The voters have spoken! Of the five weekly menus Krishna Lunch dishes out, our online poll indicates the Monday menu is the least favorite, so we’re going to temporarily replace the current Monday menu with an alternative and invite every friend of Krishna Lunch to choose between the two.
The current Monday menu includes rice, lentil soup, spinach and tofu veggie. The alternative Monday menu will feature spinach kichari, a balanced and nourishing main course known as “Indian comfort food.” Kitchari is a tasty and hearty dish, easy to digest, not too spicy, modest in calories and complete in carbs, protein, fiber and vitamins. Kitchari is such an excellent food we feel it’s worth a try at Krishna Lunch.
Our kitchari will be served with tomato chutney to add spice and potato crisps to add texture. The rest of the menu will the same, including dressed salad, halava dessert and herbal tea or lemonade.
On March 22, 2014 1,200 students at UF’s Festival of Colors lunched on kitchari, many for the first time. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Still, many people love our current Monday menu, so you please help us decide. Try Kitchari on two upcoming Mondays, compare it to the Monday lunches we’ve been serving, and tell us which you prefer by entering your vote in the poll on the homepage of this site.
Monday, April 7: Kitchari (online poll voting begins at Krishnalunch.com)
Monday, April 14: Kitchari (online poll voting continues)
Monday, April 21 and onward: Whatever the voters decide
Your friends at Krishna Lunch