Thursday, 21 February 2019

Week Ahead 21-27 February


Dear Friends
The Week Ahead
Saturday 23 February 
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's Appearance Anniversary @12pm
Fast until midday. 
Monthly Sankirtan Festival 8:30am-12pm
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 24 February
Love Feast @11am
How I Came To Krishna Consciousness
by His Grace Gopa Kumar Das
Remember: Govinda's Waffles & Ice-cream Sundays! 
Save the Date
Saturday 2 March
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Sunday 3 March
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:58-10:01
Sunday Love Feast @11am
with His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami
Monday 4 March 
Maha Shivaratri Festival @7pm
with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das















Wednesday 6 March
The Family Spirit Seminar
To register for this course, please contact Radhika Jivana
on 064 851 6282 or rjd.bcs@gmail.com 








Friday 8 March
Disciples Course with Swarup Damodar Das begins.
To register for this course, please contact Viren on 082 857 1310 or viren108@hotmail.com or click on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyROhn1t5duD48gqd_dv55_fcX08mVJ_hOecnsCnSxzHuT6w/viewform 
Saturday 9 March 
Bhakti Theatre @4pm
Special guest performer His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
Tickets will be available at Radhanath's Gifts and Manilal Ratanjee from Friday 22 February.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Week Ahead 14-20 February 2019

Dear Friends
 
Lord Nityananda Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities on this most auspicious day. Sponsorships begin at R1008. Please contact Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.

Week Ahead
 
Friday 15 February
Mid South Coast Nama-hatta presents
A Journey to Self Discovery Festival
Sezela Country Club, 1 Club Road
5:30pm
Contact Rohvaj 083 299 4075 or Sean 076 679 9439
 
Saturday 16 February
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Fast until midday in honour of Lord Varahadev and Lord Nityananda.

Lord Nityananda Harinam Festival in Pietermaritzburg @9:30am
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Begins at the Sri Vishnu Temple, into Church Street and ends at Freedom Square. You can look forward to music, dance, drama, meditation, books and more. Contact Rasamrita 072 600 2276 or ramola.naidu@yahoo.com
A bus service will be provided from SSRRT to Pietermaritzburg
Departure: 8:15am
Return: after the event
Book your seat through Surabhi Kunje 071 770 6800
Sunday 17 February
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:37-09:59
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Varahadev
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Nityananda
(Midday fast is done on Saturday 16 February)
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7:15am Morning Class by His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das
8:00am Deity Greeting
 
Festival will continue at 11am.
Festival class with be given by His Grace Sri Hari Das
 
Note:
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg festival with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami.
New Jagannath Puri Temple festival with His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami.
 
Save the Date
 
Saturday 23 February 
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's Appearance Anniversary @12pm
Fast until midday.
Monthly Sankirtan Festival 8:30am-12pm
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
 
Saturday 9 March 
Bhakti Theatre @4pm
Special guest performer His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Week Ahead 7-13 February 2019

Dear Friends
 
Check out the latest edition of Hare Krishna News for a detailed look at the 2018 report and 2019 highlights. Link on the side panel of the home page. We hope you will feel inspired by the report. 
 
Gaur Gopal Das, "'If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.' – Confucius. Investing in our children today is creating a bright future for the world tomorrow." The Bhaktivedanta College is hosting orientation and registration on Sunday 10 February at 11am in the College Room. 
 
Are you an artist?
Would you like to offer your talents in Hare Krishna News? We are looking for cover art illustrators, graphic artist, etc. to draw an original of Lord Jagannath for the next issue. Kindly email Rasa-sthali: rasasthali@iskcondurban.net by Monday 11 February.
 
Bhakti Theatre Call for Talent
Have a dynamic Krishna consciousness experience in Bhakti Theatre. We are looking for aspiring performing artists. Talents can include drama, dance, martial arts, music, and singing. Regrettably no under 12s. WhatsApp Rukmini 084 579 1080
 
Week Ahead
 
Saturday 9 February
1st Women's Forum for 2019 @3pm
What to expect:
2019 gratitude jar
Discussion on the Glories of the Golden Avatar
Skit: Gaura-Nitai
Wellness Tips - The Natural Way
Prasad will be served
RSVP essential: 031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 562 3606
 
Kirtanuity kicks off with Embracing Friendships @4:30pm
Srila Prabhupada's Room
For more info WhatsApp 071 973 3013
 
Sunday 10 February
SSRRT Community Ista Gosti @11am
Discuss and share ideas to help the Temple reach the 2019 goals, provide feedback on the 2018 report. 
 
BCEC Children's Classes Orientation & Registration @11am
 
Tuesday 12 February
Appearance Anniversary of Sri Advaita Acharya
Fast until midday. 
Festival at 11am
Evening class at 6:30pm followed by light prasad.
 
Save the Date
 
Friday 15 February
Mid South Coast Nama-hatta presents
A Journey to Self Discovery Festival
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Sezela Country Club, 1 Club Road
5:30pm
Contact Rohvaj 083 299 4075 or Sean 076 679 9439
 
Saturday 16 February
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes. 
Fast until midday in honour of Lord Varahadev and Lord Nityananda.
 
Lord Nityananda Harinam Festival in Pietermaritzburg @9:30am
with Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Begins at the Sri Vishnu Temple, into Church Street and ends at Freedom Square.
You can look forward to music, dance, drama, meditation, books and more.
Contact Rasamrita 072 600 2276 or ramola.naidu@yahoo.com
 
Sunday 17 February
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Varahadev
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Nityananda
(Midday fast is done on Saturday 16 February)
Festival will begin at 11am
 
And lastly...
Are you or someone you know on UKZN Howard and Westville campuses?
Join Bhakti Yoga Society
Howard College (UKZN)
Tuesday - Yoga and Meditation, 12:20
Thursday - Yoga Lifestyle, 12:20
 
Westville Campus (UKZN)
Wednesday - Yoga and Meditation 12:20
Thursday - Yoga Lifestyle, 12:20
 
Contact us
Facebook: Bhakti Yoga Society Durban
bysfresh@gmail.com or WhatsApp 074 629 1122

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Week Ahead 31 January – 6 February 2019

Dear Friends

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to the 11am Love Feast, we will continue with the new timing.

Week Ahead

Thursday 31 January
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains beans and legumes.

Friday 1 February
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:24-09:54


Sunday 3 February
Bhaktivedanta College of Education & Culture 2018 Graduation @11am

Wednesday 6 February
Remembering Srila Prabhupada @7pm
with His Grace Kshudy Das
Light prasad will be served after the program.











Saturday 9 February
1st Women’s Forum for 2019
What to expect:
2019 gratitude jar
Discussion on the Glories of the Golden Avatar
Skit: Gaura-Nitai
Wellness Tips – The Natural Way
Prasad will be served
RSVP essential: 031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 562 3606

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Week Ahead 24-30 January 2019

Dear Friends
 
Kindly note: We are continuing to host the Love Feast every Sunday @11am during the month of January.
 
Get your copy of Hare Krishna! The Movie at Radhanath's Gifts. DVDs are R250 each and BluRays are R280 each.
 
Week Ahead
 
Saturday 26 January
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
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 27 January
Love Feast at 11am 
with His Grace Smita Krishna Das
 
Introduction to ISKCON @11:15am
with His Grace Balaram Das 
This 90min seminar will focus on ISKCON as an institution, its Founder, and its basic philosophy and practice.
Register via temple@iskcondurban.net or call 031 403 3328.
 
Save The Date
 
The Bhaktivedanta College of Education & Culture 
invite you to the 2018 Graduation Ceremony
Sunday 3 February
 
1st Women's Forum for 2019
Saturday 9 February
What to expect:
2019 gratitude jar
Discussion on the Glories of the Golden Avatar
Skit: Gaura-Nitai
Wellness Tips - The Natural Way
Prasad will be served
RSVP essential: 031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 562 3606

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Week Ahead 17-23 January 2019

Dear Friends
 
ISKCON Disciples Course
with His Grace Ramvijay Das
This course is compulsory for all initiation candidates.
19th, 20th, 26th & 27th January
Venue: New Jagannath Puri Temple Hall
9am-4pm
Cost: R200 pp. Includes prasada and course manual. Concessions are available.
Contact: Merumala merumaladd.kks@gmail.com or 0836760844
 
Kindly note: We are continuing to host the Love Feast every Sunday @11am during the month of January.
 
Get your copy of Hare Krishna! The Movie at Radhanath's Gifts. DVDs are R250 each and BluRays are R280 each. 
 
2019 Calendars
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple has three 2019 calendar options: Single- page Wall Calendar (R15), 4-page Wall Calendar (R30) and desktop calendar (R30).
 
Week Ahead
 
Thursday 17 January
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains beans and legumes.
 
Friday 18 January
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:12-09:48
 
Sunday 20 January
Chandan Yatra & 2018 Prabhupada Marathon Awards @11am
 
Wednesday 23 January
Bhagavad-gita Class @6pm
UKZN Hindu Centre Auditorium. Supper will be served. 

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Hare Krishna & Welcome to 2019!

Dear Friends
 
We trust you have had a great start to 2019. We kick off the year by focusing on our community with a picnic at the Goshala on Saturday. A Temple is only as good as its community and this gathering is to celebrate our achievements and honour everyone who has contributed to the Temple's success. More details in the Week Ahead. 
 
We are also busy working on our 2019 event calendar and will share as soon as it is ready.  
 
More great news! Hare Krishna! The Movie DVDs and BluRay have arrived from the US. DVDs are R250 each and BluRays are R280 each. They are available at Radhanath's Gifts. 
 
Kindly note: We are continuing to host the Love Feast every Sunday @11am during the month of January. 
 
2019 Calendars
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple has three 2019 calendar options: Single- page Wall Calendar (R15), 4-page Wall Calendar (R30) and desktop calendar (R30).
 
Week Ahead
 
Saturday 12 January
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Community Picnic
Sri Krishna Goshala
1pm-4pm
This is a bring-and-share event. And we will be serving breyani as well. 
The event includes sack races, potato & spoon race, tractor rides, kirtan, and more. 
A bus will depart from SSRRT at 12pm and depart from the Goshala at 4pm. Book your seat at the Book Table. 

 
Sunday 13 January
Love Feast @11am
with His Grace Kshudy Das
 
Thursday 17 January
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains beans and legumes.
 
Friday 18 January
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:12-09:48
 
Save the Date
 
Chandan Yatra & Book Marathon Awards
Sunday 20 January @11am