ISKCON Of Washington DC

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  • ISKCON Of Washington DC

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a world-wide movement dedicated to the philosophy and practice of Bhakti Yoga. It is managed by a Governing Body Commission (GBC) that ensures the standards and guidelines of the organization are followed. There are over 400 temples and centers throughout the world.ISKCON of Washington DC, located in Potomac, opened its doors to the public in 1975. their founder, Srila Prabhupada, visited in 1976. The main building, a beautiful temple, is home to a very special Deity of Krishna. It is ISKCON’s first Krishna Deity in America. The Deity is called Madan Mohan, and is the center of the community here.

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    ISKCON of DC sits on 12 acres of beautiful forested land. Along with the Temple, there is a Cultural Hall, a creek meandering through the property, where they grow flowers and vegetables and lovingly take care of their cows.At ISKCON of DC they strive to act in harmony with nature and Mother Earth. They believe in a culture of respect, not just amongst humans, but towards animals, plants, and all of God’s creation. Their electricity is 100% wind powered, they recycle, and grow flowers that are used in the temple. In addition to their vegetarian diet (no meat, fish, or eggs), they care for their cow as a way to express their protest against the unnecessary slaughter of millions of animals for food (one of the biggest contributors to the world’s environmental crisis today.)

    They hope to increase their green initiatives this year by planting edible herbs and berries in their forest reserve, increasing their flower and vegetable garden, and rejuvenating the creek that runs through the property.

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