Good Morning Soho

At six a.m. yesterday I embarked on a half-day adventure. I was picked up from Aldenham and driven to the Downtown Temple in Soho Street, a forty-five minute expedition down the motorway.

soho:

The temple, near one of the busiest thoroughfares in central London, has enjoyed the same location for the last thirty years, along with it’s adjoining Govinda’s Restaurant.

Govinda's Soho:

I posed for a quick photo opportunity before going upstairs to give a brief morning reading from my biographical/historical work ‘The Great Transcendental Adventure’.

Kurma Soho:

The 5-storey temple building’s inner-sanctum is gorgeous, replete with classic Jaipur-style architecture.

Soho Temple:

At one end of the main temple area is an appropriate shrine for the great personality who inspired all of this, Srila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada in Soho:

The ‘cynosure for the eyes’ is the central altar housing the beautiful and graceful Murti forms of Radha and Krishna, the Divine Couple.

Radha Krishna Soho:

…along with the ever smiling Baladeva, Subhadra and Jagannatha.

Jagannatha Soho:

After a hearty breakfast I was whisked back to home base to prepare for the final of my three afternoon cookery classes.

These dal poories were just one of nine delightful courses.

Dal poories:

A group shot in our spacious cooking tent rounded out an all-but-perfect day, marred only by the early-afternoon news of yet another quartet of suicide bombing attempts in central London, exploding not long after I departed the city centre.

manor group shot:
Posted by Kurma on 22/7/05; 3:13:48 PM from the Travel dept.

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