On the 18th of August Thursday:
The Bhaktivedanta Lives in Sound Society invites you for the most auspicious ceremony of brahminical initiations, conducted on behalf of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada by His Grace Purujit dasa, the officiating acarya (rtvik) of B.L.I.S.S. Ramacandra dasa and Makhancora dasa will receive their Gayatri mantras and sacred threads as a confirmation of their dedication to the mission of Srila Prabhupada to preach the Holy Name of Lord Sri Krsna around the world. This ceremony will be observed for the first time since 1977 in Montreal, on the festival day of Sri Balarama Purnima, the divine appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krsna. Awaiting you are ecstatic chanting, dancing, hearing, abhisek (ceremonial bathing) of Deity of Srila Prabhupada, delicious prasadam (sanctified food) feast and blissful harinam downtown Montreal for the benefit of all who see and hear it. Please don’t miss this golden opportunity to witness a bona-fide Vedic ceremony and experience the sublime taste of Krsna Consciousness.
9.00 – 10.00 lecture and fire sacrifice
10.00 – 11.00 abhisek and Guru-puja
11.00 – 12.00 lecture on Sri Balarama’s appearance
18.00 back in the temple: kirtan, reading of Krsna book and more prasadam