Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Week Ahead 6-14 November 2018

Dear Friends
Kartik Festivals Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities during this most auspicious month. Sponsorships for Diwali and Govardhan Puja festivals are open. Sponsorships begin at R508. Please contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.

Your Week Ahead
Wednesday 7 November
Diwali

Special Evening Class @6:15pm by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
The Temple will be decorated with clay lamps.
Thursday 8 November
Govardhan Puja – Festival with Bhakti Caitanya Swami

9:30am Kirtan
10:00am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Abhishek (Bathing Ceremony)
10:30am Govardhan Parikrama with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12:30pm Raj-bhoga Arati & Govardhan Parikrama
1:00pm Feast
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps
Festival continues at New Jagannath Puri Temple @5pm
Sunday 11 November
Disappearance Anniversary of His Divine Grace
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Fast until midday.
3:00pm Kirtan & Bhoga Offering (in Srila Prabhupada’s room)
3:15pm Senior Devotees Talks – includes His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami, His Grace Ramanujacharya Das & others
5:00pm Puspa-puja, Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja & Kirtan
5:30pm Feast
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:15pm Srila Prabhupada Arati & Singing of “je nail prema dhana”
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps
Kartik Highlights
Thursday 15 November

Gopastami
Monday 19 November
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Srila Gaura Kishora Das Babaji Maharaja’s Disappearance Anniversary
Fast until noon. Festival will begin at 11am
Bhisma Panchaka
19-23 November 
Friday 23 November
Kartik Purnima – Last night of Kartik
Save the Date
The Prabhupada Book Marathon

24 November – 24 December
Bhagavata Katha – Sri Krishna Svarupa Cintana
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami

7 December 6:30pm-8pm
8 December 4:30pm-6:30pm
9 December 4:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Week Ahead 1-7 November

Dear Friends
 
Kartik Festival goes to the people!
The Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Festival Truck tours Chatsworth every evening giving residents the opportunity to offer a lamp to Lord Damodara from their doorstep. On Saturday 3 November, devotees will be hosting festivals at the Scottburgh Mall on the South Coast and at our local Pick ’n Pay Centre here in Chatsworth.

Kartik Festivals Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities during this most auspicious month. Sponsorships for Diwali and Govardhan Puja festivals are open. Sponsorships begin at R508. Please contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.

Your Week Ahead

Thursday 1 November
Appearance Anniversary of Sri Radha Kunda – Sri Bahulastami

6:15pm Class by His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps
8:00pm Sri Radha Kunda Arati & Kirtan

 
Friday 2 November
Kendra Nama-hatta celebrates Kartik @7pm


Saturday 3 November
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Initiation Ceremony by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

6:00pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
8:00pm Initiation Ceremony
8:30pm Offering of Lamps

Sunday 4 November
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:18-09:26
Love Feast @3pm

6:00pm Japa Club
7:00pm Gaura-arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps

 
Wednesday 7 November
Diwali – Evening Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

The Temple will be decorated with clay lamps.

 
Thursday 8 November
Govardhan Puja - Festival with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

9:30am Kirtan
10:00am Sri Giriraj Govardhan Abhishek (Bathing Ceremony)
10:30am Govardhan Parikrama with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
12:30pm Raj-bhoga Arati & Govardhan Parikrama
1:00pm Feast
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps

 
Festival continues at New Jagannath Puri Temple @5:45pm

Kartik Highlights
Sunday 11 November
Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Anniversary
Friday 23 November
Kartik Purnima – Last night of Kartik

 
Save the Date
The Prabhupada Book Marathon
23 November - 24 December

 
Bhagavata Katha
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami
7-9 December


Thursday, 25 October 2018

Week Ahead 24-31 October 2018

Dear Friends

The Month of Damodar or Kartik is an invitation to dive deep into the ocean of devotional practice. There are numerous devotions that you can add to your spiritual practice: offer a lamp every day, read a Chapter of Bhagavad-gita (CHAD) every day, join the japa club every Sunday at 6pm. Note the evening schedule during the month of Kartik:
6:15pm Class
7:00pm Gaura-arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps

Your Week Ahead

Friday 26 October
Kendra Nama-hatta celebrates Kartik @7pm

Saturday 27 October
The Kartik Monthly Sankirtan Festival 
The Monthly Sankirtan Festival is a great way to experience the joy of living and sharing bhakti-yoga—with extra benefits during Kartik! Try your hand at introducing someone to Krishna consciousness in quality company, quality conversation, and have a phenomenal experience. Register: temple@iskcondurban.net
Kirtanuity — The Bliss of Kartik @4pm
Venue: Srila Prabhupada’s Room
Registration essential: https://goo.gl/forms/3PuRQ57Ha1hFoddv2

Sunday 28 October
Love Feast @3pm
6:00pm Japa Club
7:00pm Gaura-arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Damodarastaka & Offering of Lamps

Save the Date

Kartik Highlights

Thursday 1 November
The Appearance of Sri Radha Kunda

Wednesday 7 November
Diwali – Evening Class by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Thursday 8 November
Govardhan Puja – Festival with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Sunday 11 November
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Anniversary

Friday 23 November
Kartik Purnima – Last night of Kartik

Bhagavata Katha
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami
7-9 December

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Week Ahead 18-24 October 2018

Dear Friends
 
Kartik Milk Drink
The auspicious month of Kartik begins on Wednesday 24 October. Render your first devotions by sponsoring the evening milk drink. Cost R508. Contact Arjunacarya: arjunacarya.das@gmail.com or book at the Book Table. 
 
1st Night of Kartik Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R508. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.
 
There will be a class every evening during Kartik from 6:15pm.
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Saturday 20 October
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Women's Forum – Ekadasi Cooking Demo & Cancer Awareness @3pm
RSVP essential: 031 403 3328 (o/h) or WhatsApp 083 254 8339 
 
Sunday 21 October
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:11-09:31
33rd Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath @3pm 
Festival includes a Boat Festival and the Deities will be dressed in a new outfit. 
Disappearance Anniversary of:
Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami,
Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami &
Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
 
Wednesday 24 October
1st Night of Kartik 
Festival will begin @7pm
4th Month of Chaturmasya begins – fast from urad dhal.
 
Save the Date
 
Bhagavata Katha
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami
7-9 December


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Week Ahead 10-17 October 2018

Dear Friends
  
His Holiness Jayadavaita Swami arrived on Tuesday. He will be giving the Srimad Bhagavatam class every morning until Friday.
 
The auspicious month of Kartik begins on Wednesday 24 October. Render your first devotions by sponsoring the evening milk drink. Cost R508. Contact Arjunacarya: arjunacarya.das@gmail.com or book at the Book Table. 
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Wednesday 10 October
Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta Class @6:30pm
with Jayadvaita Swami 
 
Thursday 11 October
Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta Class @6:30pm

with Jayadvaita Swami 
 
Friday 12 October
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg @7pm
with Jayadvaita Swami
(Kindly note: Kendra Nama-hatta is canceled this Friday)
 
Saturday 13 October
Book Distribution Workshop @9am
with Jayadvaita Swami
RSVP: Krishna Baladev 082 551 8047
 
Bhakti Theatre's The Fire-born Princess @2pm
@The Playhouse Company's Community Arts Festival 
For festival details: https://www.facebook.com/DurbanPlayhouse/
 
Sunday 14 October
Jayadvaita Swami will give the talks at the
New Jagannath Puri Love Feast @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple@3pm
 
Save the Date
 
Kartik Begins
Wednesday 24 October
 
Bhagavata Katha
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami
7-9 December

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Week Ahead 4-10 October 2018

Dear Friends
 
His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami will be visiting from Tuesday 9 October until Monday 15 October. 
 
The auspicious month of Kartik begins on Wednesday 24 October. Render your first devotions by sponsoring the evening milk drink. Cost R508. Contact Arjunacarya: arjunacarya.das@gmail.com or book at the Book Table. 
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Thursday 4 October
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @6:30pm
with His Holiness Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062

Sri Sri Doyal Nitai-Gaurahari Temple (ISKCON PMB) @7pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Contact Nityananda Pran 084 524 6754
 
Friday 5 October
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Stanger Nama-hatta @7pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Hare Krishna Das 082 829 3880

 
Saturday 6 October
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:28-09:39
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
New Jaganath Puri Temple @5pm
Special guests: His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami and His Holiness Ram Govinda Swami
 
Sunday 7 October
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast @3pm
with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
 
Monday 8 October
Redcliff Nama-hatta @7pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Gopal 079 803 0234
 
Tuesday 9 October
Tongaat Nama-hatta @6:30pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Dinasarana 072 445 4988
 
Dates to Note
 
Friday 12 October
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
with Jayadvaita Swami
 
Saturday 13 October
Book Distribution Workshop @9am
with Jayadvaita Swami
RSVP: Krishna Baladev 082 551 8047
 
Bhakti Theatre's The Fire-born Princess @2pm
@The Playhouse Company's Community Arts Festival 
For festival details: https://www.facebook.com/DurbanPlayhouse/
 
Sunday 14 October
Jayadvaita Swami will give the talks at the
New Jagannath Puri Love Feast @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple@3pm
 
Bhagavata Katha
with His Holiness Lokanath Swami
7-9 December

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Week Ahead 27 September – 3 October

Dear Friends
 
Bhakti Theatre joins The Playhouse Company’s 2018 Community Arts Festival
 
"The Fire-born Princess” has been selected to be part of The Playhouse Company’s 2018 Community Arts Festival (CAF). There were 60 applicants of which 18 were chosen to feature at the festival this year. The festival runs from 5-20 October. All the shows are free but booking is essential. The Fire-born Princess will be staged on Saturday 13 October @2pm. If you would like to reserve a seat, kindly Whatsapp Rukmini 084 579 1080 or email rasasthali@iskcondurban.net with your name and surname.  
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Thursday 27 September
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @6:30pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Contact Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062
 
Newlands Nama-hatta @7pm
with His Holiness Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Rohininandan 072 472 2736
 
Friday 28 September
LaMercy Nama-hatta @7pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Mahaprasad 081 517 8995
 
Saturday 29 September
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
Join the family business this Saturday. The Monthly Sankirtan Festival is a great way to experience the joy of living and sharing bhakti-yoga. Try your hand at introducing someone to Krishna consciousness in quality company, quality conversation, and have a phenomenal experience.
register: temple@iskcondurban.net
 
Sunday 30 September
Sri Sri Doyal Nitai-Gaurahari Temple 1st Anniversary @9am
corner of Olympia Way & Bombay Road
Don't miss this wonderful celebration with Ram Govinda Swami. Festival includes a Pushpa Abhishek (flower bathing ceremony) and the Deities will be dressed in a flower outfit. 
Need a lift? Take advantage of the bus service:
Depart for ISKCON PMB: 8am from SSRRT
Depart for SSRRT: 2pm from ISKCON PMB
Contact Nityananda Pran 084 524 6754
 
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast @3pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Monday 1 October
Srila Prabhupada's arrival in the United States
Merebank Nama-hatta @7pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Panchamrita 084 441 5647
 
Tuesday 2 October
Umkomaas Nama-hatta @6:30pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Amit 084 466 9920
 
Dates to Note
 
Thursday 4 October
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @6:30pm
with Ram Govinda Swami
Contact Doyal Caitanya 083 557 1062
 
Friday 5 October
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans, and legumes
 
Saturday 6 October
Ekadasi Break Fast: 05:28-09:39
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami 
New Jagannath Puri Temple @5pm