ISKCON of Guyana Hare Krishna Study Centre
The Temple [was] officially opened on July 11, 2016, commemorating with the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON. On July 11, 1966, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada officially registered his ISKCON in New York. At the time, he had one small storefront on New York’s Lower East-Side, and a handful of students.
Today, there are nearly four hundred ISKCON centers all over the world, and thousands of ISKCON devotees.
ISKCON is behind some prestigious educational institutions, such as Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium, ISKCON charities such as Food for Life and ISKCON Food Relief Foundation have fed millions of needy and starving people all over the world.
Many highly influential people are now ISKCON devotees, and ISKCON itself is well-respected by governments of some countries. In Guyana, ISKCON centers are located on the Essequibo Coast, in Berbice, West Coast, Williamsburg and Georgetown.
Free access to wide variety of academic resources
The temple provides free access to all Vedic literatures, free access to a wide variety of academic resources; provide facilities where religious conferences and meetings can be held, present the rich Vedic heritage of ancient India, and much more.
Meanwhile, the dormitory facilities is primarily for male students who wish to continue to be trained in or practice God consciousness while pursuing or continuing their University studies at the University of Guyana.
In a nutshell, the vision is to create a complete Vedic cultural and spiritual house under one roof with workshops, philosophy lectures, chanting, yoga, meditation, art, music, cuisine, ancient spiritual traditions, personality development, character building, counseling and most of all God consciousness.
Article Source: Devina Samaroo, 2015, http://www.guyanatimesgy.com/2015/01/11/126-5m-hare-krishna-temple-to-be-opened-in-2016/