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Albert Park 3206

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Welcome to Hare Krishna Melbourne

Hare Krishna Melbourne is the centre of the Bhakti Yoga Movement in Melbourne

 

We help people find real happiness and inner fulfilment through mantra meditation, devotional music and service to society. Our movement is based on a profound ancient philosophy that reveals complete solutions to life's eternal problems.

 

 

NEW!

Gopal's Pure Vegetarian Re-opens Monday, June 22

Our hours are Mon-Wed 11am - 7pm, Thurs-Sat 11am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 6pm. If you're in the CBD, drop in and say hello!

 

 

Book Your Deity Darshana at the Temple 

30.6.2020

We are now inviting everyone to attend selected arati ceremonies in a regulated manner. The selected aratis are 12.30 pm, 4 pm (4.30 pm on weekends), 6 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. Each arati runs for around 20 minutes. The maximum number of people permitted per arati is 20.

 

To comply with state government regulations, we must track all our guests, so you must book online. Everyone must register online to be allowed entry (including children). Strictly NO BOOKING, NO ENTRY.

 

We request individuals from the following postcodes - which are under Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59 pm on July 1 - to refrain from booking.

 

3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo

 

Bookings from the above postcodes will be cancelled.

 

You must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Book using your legal name. We must provide this information to the state authorities upon request.
  • You may book a maximum of ONE darshana per day and 3 every 7 days. We want to give the opportunity to receive the Lords’ darshana to as many people as possible. If you do not observe this rule, all your bookings will be cancelled.
  • Bring your Photo ID (photo or soft copy) to verify the identity you used to book.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your darshana time.
  • All visitors must wear face masks. Please bring your face mask with you.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times, and take responsibility for your personal hygiene.
  • No meals will be served at this point in time.
  • Those who are offering rostered services must also book online to attend at public arati/darshana times so that we do not breach the maximum of 20 people allowed. You must also wear a mask: no mask, no entry.

Register for darshana at bit.ly/hk-darshan. Bookings are normally available up to 2 weeks in advance. However, depending on the changing COVID-19 situation, you may only be able to book 3 days in advance.

 

We hope to see you soon.

 

Here are the government guideline for religious institutes.

 

 

 

Hare Krishna Veg/Vegan Food:

30.6.2020

We are now delivering within the City of Port Phillip: free for orders over $50!

 

Get contactless pickups or deliveries of delicious Hare Krishna food on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm till 7:30 pm. 

 

Pick-up from our Melbourne Temple campus at 197 Danks St. Albert Park 4 pm to 7:30 pm. We have hot, uncooked and frozen options.

 

In the Western Suburbs, you can pick up uncooked (chilled) and frozen options at Patel Brothers Supermarket 2/169 Watton St Werribee on Friday or Saturday: 4 pm to 6 pm.

 

Check out our delicious menu at www.harekrishnafood.com.au, then order your meal and pay. Use the discount coupon STORE05 for a 5% discount.

 

You'll need to complete your order and designate where and when you will pick it up by 10am.

 

Receive order status updates via text.

 

To pick up your food at the Temple, observe social distancing and queue (as needed) in the front garden.

 

You can also request a curbside pickup at the Temple.

 

Tell your friends!

 

 

Radhey's Dine-in and Contactless Pickups

Radhey's is opening to diners from 1 June, 11 am to 8 pm (Mon-Sat). You can enjoy our full menu.

 

Please be assured that we're undertaking all necessary measures to provide you with a safe and hygienic environment.

 

Give us a buzz on 03 9077 8858 to make a reservation.

 

Contactless pickups are still available direct from Radhey's Chai Bar

 

If you live or work in the Central Business District or the City of Yarra, you’re right on our doorstep. You can make a contactless pickup at Radhey’s Chai Bar, 336 Brunswick St Fitzroy.

 

Choose from burger, wrap, lasagna, vegan or vegetarian meal deals - all freshly made in-house - or make your personal menu choice. You’ll love Radhey’s desserts and our unique range of chais. Everything is offered with devotion to Lord Krishna and your contribution supports Hare Krishna Melbourne and our outreach projects.

 

Call us direct on 03 9077 8858.

Contactless deliveries are available through Deliveroo, Doordash, Menulog and Uber Eats.

 

 

Hare Krishna Melbourne Food For Life:

Delivering free prasadam takeaways to the needy in the City of Port Phillip during the coronavirus emergency 

Mana Mohana Dasa is heading up the cooking and delivery team. Bhakta Dasa is liaising with the City of Port Phillip (who are backing the project), and he has gained support from Premier Daniel Andrews, Andrew Bond (our Lake Ward member of Council), and Father Bob Maguire.

 

Please share the poster with your contacts in Port Phillip so that anyone in need can reach out to us.

 

 

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Online Darshana During Current Temple Closure To Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

16.3.2020

Join our  live stream worship 3 times a day:
  • Mangala Arati - 4:30am - 5.00am
  • Sringara Arati - 7:00am - 7.30am (daily darshana and Guru Puja kirtana)
  • Sandhya Arati - 7:00pm - 7.30pm
(Melbourne’s LIVE channel will be visible/available only at the above times.)
At 7:30am you can stream Srimad Bhagavatam class (and follow the text). Or you can stream the audio using apps like VLC Media Player, or listen on SoundCloud.

 

 

 

ISKCON Melbourne Statement

Re. State of Emergency Self Isolation Directive for Returning Travellers

20.3.2020

Dear Devotees,

 

Perhaps some of you are unaware that from midnight on Sunday 15 March, everyone entering Australia from overseas has been required to self-isolate for 14 days.

 

People must not leave the premises where they are self-isolating except for the purpose of obtaining medical care or supplies; in any other emergency situation; or in circumstances where it is possible to avoid close contact with other persons. They also cannot allow visitors into their home. The penalty for failing to comply is a fine of up to $20,000.

 

As a Temple, we are following the Government’s directives to limit the spread of coronavirus to protect devotees and members of our wider community.

 

We applaud those who are voluntarily complying with this Victorian State of Emergency directive for returning travellers.

 

If you fail to self-isolate, please be aware that you are potentially endangering the community and may be reported to the police.

 

If you have questions about what you should do if you or your family-member returned from overseas before or after midnight, Sunday March 15, please read these guidelines.

 

 

 

Entry to Melbourne Temple for rostered services

15.3.2020

As you all are aware, to prevent the spread of coronavirus the Temple is closed until further notice from Monday, 16 March. Temple gates (front and back) will be locked at all times. Our managers have finalised how devotees will be given entry to complete their rostered services.

 

Access to Temple 

 

Phone numbers for department heads and some ashram devotees are displayed at the front gate.

Please call any of these numbers for access when you reach the gate. Service rosters are displayed to verify your service.

 

Important 

  1. Entry is only for rostered devotees - not for anyone accompanying them - including family and friends.
  2. Please leave the campus once your service is complete. Ask someone with the gate key to let you out.
  3. All temple programs, including chanting sessions, are for temple residents only.
  4. If you are feeling unwell, you must prioritise informing your department head. 

Considering the seriousness of this situation, we request everyone's co-operation.

 

Praying that you all stay safe and healthy,

Your Servant,
Arjuna Sakha Das (Staff Co-ordinator)

 

 

 

Access to Melbourne Temple restricted until further notice

14.3.2020

 

For the safety and well-being of our friends and supporters, and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the ISKCON community, the ISKCON Melbourne Temple will be closed from Monday, 16 March 2020 to everyone except those performing rostered services.

  1. Temple entry is only open to rostered staff and volunteers, and to resident ashram devotees from Monday, 16 March. 
  1. Saturday and Sunday Feasts, Kirtana nights and the Urban Yoga program will be suspended until further notice. 
  1. Prasadam meals will not be distributed to the public beginning from Monday, 16 March. 
  1. Deity darshana and Bhagavatam classes will be available online.  
  1. Sastra Courses and Children's Programs will be delivered online. Students should contact their teachers for details. 
  1. Bhakti Vriksha groups are encouraged to co-ordinate programs using online facilities. 
  1. Radhey’s Chai Bar is open for dine-in, takeaways and contactless delivery. Gopal's will re-open on June 22. Crossways is closed until we move to another CBD location.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Your servant, Aniruddha Dasa - Temple President