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  • Knowledge

    We make ancient Vedic wisdom relevant for modern times. Life becomes a lot easier to navigate with a hint of spirituality and a dash of loving relationships. Join a study group near you or over Skype and brighten your life with the torch of knowledge.

  • Lifestyle

    Our philosophy is practical and is applicable in every aspect of our lives, whether it is work, food, recreation or mediation.  We learn to live in harmony with the laws of nature and extend that knowledge to others through our various outreach activities.

  • Service

    True happiness comes when our desire to love and be loved is fulfilled. To develop love for God and cultivate loving relationships with all living entities is the basis of Bhakti Yoga. So we invite you to come and learn more about this process of selfless loving service.

  • ISKCON Chicago KishoreKishori

  • Deity Worship

    Sri Sri Kishore Kishori are the worshipable deities of ISKCON Chicago Temple depicting Radha and Krishna’s adolescent years in their earthly pastimes 5000 years ago.

  • Temple Schedule

    (4 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm)


    • Mangala Arati: 4:30am – 4:55am
    • Sringara Arati: 7:00am – 7:25am
    • Dhupa Arati: 8:45am – 8:55am
    • Raja Bhoga Arati: 12:30pm – 12:55pm
    • Dhupa Arati: 4:00pm – 4:10pm
    • Sandhya Arati: 6:00pm – 6:25pm
    • Sayana Arati: 7:15pm – 7:25pm

    Sundays

    • Sandya Arati 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Sponsor Aratis
  • Inside the Hare Krishna Temple…

    • 100K

      Plates served

    • 33K+

      Books distributed

    • 100+

      Volunteers

    Jewels of ISKCON Chicago

    This is a weekly initiative to recognize devotees who make up such an integral piece of the community in Chicago, but oftentimes perform their service behind the scenes year after year.

     

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    This week meet Ark & Greg Madej!!!

    In 1996 HH Candramouli Swami and two devotees made a presentation for a religious studies class at Oakton Community College. After attending that program, Ark was very excited and took his younger brother Greg with him. Greg came for the first time while he was still in junior high school and really liked the temple experience. After that they would come for festivals and then gradually Sunday after Sunday for the Sunday program.

    Ark Prabhu was inspired by his friend Umesh who encouraged him to come every Sunday and practice chanting. Ark and his wife also have two young children. Their son Nitai charms everyone at the temple with his love for kirtan! Ark Prabhu hopes to teach others he meets by his example. His wife also makes prasadam at home which he distributes along with books on yoga and vegetarianism at work. Since both brothers work in the health industry, they try to share Krishna Consciousness at work through prasadam and book distribution.

    Inspired by the devotees and their humble service, Greg Prabhu felt like he wanted to be a part of it. He’s been part of the prasadam serve out team for many years now and also uses his creative abilities to design promotional material for the temple.