Srila Prabhupada founded ISKCON in July of 1966. There are seven purposes of ISKCON:
1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna (God), as it is revealed in the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
3. To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus developing the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna)
4. To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God, as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Practices and Principles
In addition to daily chanting and meditation, ISKCON Members practice their faith by attending regular worship services, studying scriptures, sharing sanctified vegetarian meals and fostering fellowship among other Krishna devotees. Members also practice four “Principles of Religion” : Compassion, Truthfulness, Cleanliness and Austerity. To uphold these Principles, and to focus the mind and senses on their spiritual pursuits, Practitioners follow for basic rules of conduct. They are strict vegetarians, not eating meat, fish and eggs. They also abstain from gambling and illicit sex, and do not smoke, drink, or take drugs.
The ISKCON-Nairobi Sri Sri Radha Bankebihari Temple has wholeheartedly invested in serving and sharing our resources with the Nairobi Community for nearly 50 years.
There are also more than 10 ISKCON centres across the country including our national headquarters in Nairobi. Find a Centre Near You.
Daily, we offer a variety of activities and services to our community.