Tuesday, November, 25th will be our last day of serving Krishna Lunch for the rest of the month. So, we invite all of you to come out and have lunch with us before leaving to celebrate Thanksgiving with all of your loved ones.
December, 10th will be the last day of Krishna Lunch on campus. However, we will be serving Krishna Lunch at the Krishna House from 12:00-3:00pm during reading days the 11th and 12th, and during finals week the 15th-19th.
We look forward to serving all of you!
For the past six years, the Krishna House has been running a unique and fun program called the Bhakti Academy that teaches students how to apply the teachings of the ancient Vedas into their daily lives. Every semester we have 25-30 live-in residents at Krishna House, some of whom come from different parts of the world to take part in the Bhakti Academy. Many Krishna House residents are full-time students at UF or Santa Fe College, while others have taken time out of their regular lives to completely immerse themselves in Bhakti Yoga.
Bhakti Yoga is the science of reawakening our relationship with God through loving devotional service. Students of the Bhakti Academy participate in mantra meditation, kirtan (musical meditation), serving Krishna Lunch and philosophical classes based on Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other books translated by the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The current Bhakti Academy director, Syamala Kishori, says, "I am very grateful to be able to facilitate the learning and experience of students in the Bhakti Academy program. It's so enlivening to witness a variety of people deepen their spiritual lives and master the art of balancing their spiritual practice and material responsibilities. I especially enjoy coming up with group activities that create a lasting friendship between the residents of Krishna House. We are always happy to have people visit and join us for our programs and outings."
My name is Kalki Das, I am a full time Hare Krishna monk who has dedicated my life for the pursuit of uplifting spiritual consciousness within myself and also within the world. Seeing the great effect of meditation and understanding the power of knowledge, I have dedicated my youth to the distribution of books that help one understand their spiritual identity. At most the institutions of education around the world give detailed information on material knowledge, which can be compared, to a car. They tell you about the different shapes, colors, sizes and speeds but give no information on the driver, which is the soul. I distribute such books as Science of Self Realization, Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and many others books that are written by my spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. These books provide information about who we really are, and our journey of self discovery. Every question we have can be answered properly provided we approach a bona fide authority that has practical realization and understanding of such knowledge. I have applied these teachings which have helped me to feel more satisfied and happy in my life.
For everyone at Shands, Krishna Lunch is now delivering to the park on Newell Drive across from the Brain Institute from 11:30-1:00pm, Monday-Friday (first come, first served). To order your plate, please text (352) 575-6082. Be sure to include your name, the number of plates that you would like, and if you would like regular or vegan. Texting beforehand helps us ensure that we bring enough for everyone. The menu is the same as Krishna Lunch on the Plaza of Americas, and we ask for a five dollar donation to cover the cost of a plate and drink. No longer do you have to walk to the Plaza of Americas, we are now coming to you!
Our delivery man, Cayman will be situated in front of a tree or under the pavilion if it rains.
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.