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ISKCON Newcastle (Hindu) Temple

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Philosophy at ISKCON Newcastle
Dear Kirtida
Thank you for the wonderful year 8 visit to your Hindu Temple. They absolutely loved it! Some said that it was the best trip they had ever been. Others keep asking me when they can go back for another visit! They loved all the activities and they found the food delicious and they really enjoyed the talk too. It is very rewarding for me as their teacher to see them enjoy learning in a more dynamic environment such as this. Far too much of the classroom based learning is really very dull, no matter how hard we try!
With many thanks from my heart for everything you and the volunteers did for us that day and hope to see you again,
Best wishes
(Bellingham Middle School)

A group of Y9, 10 and 11 philosophy students were lucky enough to spend the day at the ISKCON Hindu Temple discussing matters of philosophy and ethics with the Brahmin Priest, Kirtida Devi. Students had the opportunity to question Kirtida about all manner of topics – including reincarnation, miracles, evil, abortion and animal rights. This face to face interaction with a representative of a faith community not only enriched their own understanding of these challenging topics but also provided invaluable support for their GCSE studies.

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Opportunities available

As representatives of ISKCON Educational Services, we offer the following services to schools:

Temple visits or providing a guest visitor to your school

  • Discussions on Vedic (Hindu) culture and Philosophy. Thought provoking, stimulating even challenging! Clear explanations of a wide range of subjects including: brahman, atma, karma, reincarnation, moksha, samskaras (birth, marriage, etc.), caste system, ISKCON (history, development & lifestyle), puja, Deities, prashad etc. Presentations appropriately pitched with games and teaching aids for lower secondary pupils and stimulating philosophical debate for older students. Social issues, morality & ethics. Question and answer sessions at the end.
  • Demonstration of the traditional arati ceremony, worship as practiced by Hindus.
  • Playing of Indian musical instruments.
  • Workshops: e.g. dressing up, making garlands, mock weddings etc.
  • Prashad: traditional vegetarian lunch (temple only) or sample of food.
  • Temple shop offering a variety of souvenirs and artefacts for both students and teachers.
  • Assemblies. Lively and relevant talks on topic or theme of your choice.


INSET/Initial Teacher Training

  • Please contact us for more details (see below)

Service Charges

ISKCON Educational Services aims to both support your teaching and maintain our own work in religious, moral & multicultural education. In certain circumstances, we can make concessions, e.g. when the RE budget is very low or when we are visiting a distant school and the travel expenses are unusually high. Please feel free to discuss these matters with us.

All charges are subject to VAT@ 20%

Visits to the temple

  • Without lunch                  £3.20 – £5.00    per head depending on details
  • With vegetarian lunch     £6.00 – £8.00    per head depending on details

Visits to your school

  • £55 per hour
    • Travel expenses: by car: 60p/mile
    • Or by public transport: refund of tickets etc.

      All charges are subject to VAT@ 20%


Service charges

Travel expenses: by car; 60p/mile or by public transport: refund of tickets etc.

All charges are subject to VAT@ 20%

Please make all cheques payable to ISKCON.

We offer one month for settling payment, but prefer to do so on the day.

Getting in Touch

If you are interested, then please contact:

Kirtida Dasi
ISKCON (Newcastle)
304 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 07931769494