Thursday, 19 July 2018

Week Ahead 19 - 25 July 2018

Dear Friends
 
Hare Krishna – The Movie DVDs Available Soon
Due to contractual constraints, the DVD is R330. You may pre-order by sending an email to temple@iskcondurban.net with "Hare Krishna Movie DVD pre-order" in the subject line.  
 
Your Week Ahead

Saturday 21 July
Padayatra in Shallcross @9:30am

This 1,5km downhill walk starts at the block of flats on Peak Street and ends at the park next to the Temple in Shallcross.

Sunday 22 July
Love Feast @3pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Monday 23 July
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
 
Tuesday 24 July
Ekadasi Break Fast: 06:46 - 10:17
 
Dates to Note
   
Friday 27 July
Srila Sanatana Goswami's Disappearance Anniversary
Guru Purnima
First Month of Chaturmasya 
– Fast from green leafy vegetables for month.

 
Saturday 28 July 
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Festival Lineup:
10:00am Orientation
10:30am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Sharing of experiences and reading of scores
 
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Lokanath Swami @3pm
 
Sunday 29 July
Disappearance Anniversary of His Holiness Krishnadas Swami
Festival begins @3pm

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Week Ahead 12 - 18 July 2018

Dear Friends
 
His Grace Gauranga Das left earlier this week. You can view/download his talks and interviews:
 
Love Feast and Srimad Bhagavatam Class at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple: https://soundcloud.com/durbankrishna/sets/gauranga-das
Leadership & Community Building Workshop:
https://youtu.be/FSgngxfi408
Kirtanuity's Medicine for the Mind:
https://www.facebook.com/kirtanuity/videos/1851515821554164/
Bhakti Theatre's Eco Warrior Interview:
https://www.facebook.com/bhaktitheatre/videos/1427769134033716/
 
Hare Krishna - The Movie DVDs Available Soon
Due to contractual constraints, the DVD is R330. You may pre-order by sending an email temple@iskcondurban.net with "Hare Krishna Movie DVD pre-order" in the subject line.
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Friday 13 July
Sri Gadadhar Pandit's Disappearance Anniversary
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Disappearance Anniversary
Fast until noon.
Special Class by His Grace Swarup Damodar Das @7:45am
Festival will begin at 11:30am
 
Saturday 14 July
New Jagannath Puri Temple's Winter Festival @4pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Sunday 15 July
Love Feast @3pm
Class By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
 
Wednesday 18 July
Be A Sage Book Club

Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 15 with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das.
This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm with a feast.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
 
Dates to Note
 
Saturday 21 July 
Padayatra in Shallcross @9:30am
This 1,5km downhill walk starts at the block of flats on Peak Street and ends at the park next to the Temple in Shallcross.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Week Ahead 5 - 11 July

Dear {NAME} {SURNAME}
 
Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF) Celebrated its 2nd Anniversary!
The MSF takes place once a month, on a Saturday for just a few hours. Since the inception of the MSF, 8198 books have been distributed.
 
His Grace Gauranga Das Visits Durban
Gauranga Das is His Holiness Radhanath Swami's leading disciple. He will be presenting a leadership workshop to help us become better leaders and give us tools to build a stronger and more committed community.
 
What's New @Govinda's Pizzeria?
Ramachandra Special – with spinach & feta. 
The pizzeria is open every Weekend: 
Fridays 5pm - 8pm
Saturdays 4pm - 9pm
Sundays 11am - 3pm
 
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Friday 6 July
Kirtanuity Night @7pm
Medicine for the Mind with Gauranga Das
Please register via: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7iQ_thE1jUZT-CSdc4uubQiwBMndb8I4vhMEP84KEap_Xaw/viewform
 
Saturday 7 July
Leadership & Community Building Workshop
with Gauranga Das
10am - 3:30pm
Kindly register via the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffZhUo7XgTCvZ-FnVrdtm-2MBvfsGZzyuIOLCcI3a9NrMthw/viewform?ts=5b2a20a6&edit_request
 
Park Rynie Winter Campfire @4pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Venue: Park Rynie Campsite
Contact: Ramesvara Das 083 975 1780
 
 
Bhakti Theatre's Winter Musical @5pm
Bhakti Theatre celebrates its 3rd anniversary! 
Lineup includes:
2 Dramas – Draupadi, The Fire-born Princess & Transcend, The Musical; Afternoon Ragas with Balu; Heartstrings by Nkhosinathi; Yoga Pranam Display by Leela, Drum Beats with Pranav, and an interview with Eco Warrior Gauranga Das.
The show begins at 5pm sharp, so come in early, grab a seat, order your meal and get comfortable for an evening of spiritual entertainment.
You may want to bring blankets and cushions as the afternoons are chilly. BYS (Bhakti Yoga Society) Cafe will be providing light meals, snacks, and drinks. Note that Govinda's Pizzeria will be open.
Entry is by donation. All proceeds go to the theatre and the university cultivation programme. Kindly give generously.
 
Sunday 8 July
Srivas Pandit's Disappearance Anniversary
Gauranga Das will speak at the Love Feasts at
New Jagannath Puri Temple @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @3pm
 
Monday 9 July
Ekadasi – Fast from grains, beans & legumes
 
Tuesday 10 July
Ekadasi Break Fast 06:51 - 10:18
 
Dates to Note
 
Krishna’s Kids Winter Retreat at the SSRRT
10-12 July

9am – 1pm
Cost: R175 for the 3 days including activities and meals
Concession available for siblings.
A wonderful way to spend the school holidays
Booking essential: 083 666 8915
 
Friday 13 July
Sri Gadadhar Pandit's Disappearance Anniversary
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Disappearance Anniversary
Fast until midday
Festival at noon.
   
Saturday 14 July 
New Jagannath Puri Temple's Winter Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Week Ahead 28 June – 4 July

Dear Friends 

Your Week Ahead
 
Friday 29 June
Kirtanuity – Bhajan Night @7pm
In Srila Prabhupada's Rooms
Light prasad will be served.
For more info: 071 973 3013
 
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
Themes of Srimad Bhagavatam
Class by His Grace Krishna Caran Das
 
Saturday 30 June
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
We celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of this festival!
Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Festival Lineup:
10:00am Orientation
10:30am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Sharing of experiences and reading of scores
 
Sunday 1 July
Love Feast @3pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
Dates to Note
 
His Grace Gauranga Das Visits Durban
Gauranga Das is His Holiness Radhanath Swami's leading disciple. He will be presenting a leadership workshop to help us become better leaders and give us tools to build a stronger and more committed community. 
 
Friday 6 July
Kirtanuity Night @7pm
Medicine for the Mind with Gauranga Das
 
Saturday 7 July
Leadership & Community Building Workshop
with Gauranga Das
10am - 3:30pm
 
Park Rynie Winter Campfire @4pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Venue: Park Rynie Campsite
Contact: Ramesvara Das 083 975 1780
 
 
Bhakti Theatre's Winter Musical @5pm
Bhakti Theatre celebrates its 3rd anniversary! 
The show begins at 5pm sharp, so come in early, grab a seat, order your meal and get comfortable for a fun evening of spiritual entertainment.
You may want to bring blankets and cushions as the afternoons are getting chilly. BYS (Bhakti Yoga Society) Cafe will be providing light meals, snacks, and drinks. Note that Govinda's Pizzeria will be open.
Entry is by donation. All proceeds go to the theatre and the university cultivation programme. Kindly give generously.
 
Sunday 8 July
Gauranga Das will speak at the Love Feasts at
New Jagannath Puri Temple @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @3pm
 
Krishna’s Kids Winter Retreat at the SSRRT
10-13 July

9am – 1pm
Cost: R175 for the 3 days including activities and meals
Concession available for siblings.
A wonderful way to spend the school holidays
Booking essential: 083 666 8915

   
14 July 
New Jagannath Puri Temple's Winter Festival
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Week Ahead 21 - 27 June

Dear Friends
 
We have an event-packed holiday with a community building seminar, a kids' retreat, Bhakti Theatre, a winter festival, and a campfire at the beach. Details below.
 
There are just four days left to submit your Vyasa-puja offering to Srila Prabhupada. Take advantage of this opportunity and express your heartfelt appreciation for the Founder/Acarya of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness. Submit your offering online: www.prabhupada.co.za
Deadline: Sunday 24 June 2018
 
Your Week Ahead
 
Sunday 24 June
Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
You are invited to spend the day at the temple hearing and chanting. 
Love Feast @3pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami 
 
Monday 25 June
Ekadasi break fast: 06:51 - 10:16
Panihati Chida Dahi Festival
7:00am Special class and Panihati Chida Dahi breakfast feast.
For catering purposes kindly register: temple@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328
 
Wednesday 27 June
Be A Sage Book Club
Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 15 with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das.
This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm with a feast.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
 
Saturday 30 June
Monthly Sankirtan Festival

Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Festival Lineup:
10:00am Orientation
10:30am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Sharing of experiences and reading of scores

 
We look forward to seeing you at the temple.

Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

Date to Note
 
6 July
Kirtanuity Nite @7pm
with His Grace Gauranga Das

7 July
Community Building Seminar 
with Gauranga Das 
New Jagannath Puri Temple
9am – 3pm
Park Rynie Winter Campfire @4pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Venue: Park Rynie Campsite
contact: Ramesvara Das 083 975 1780
Bhakti Theatre's Winter Musical Extravaganza @5pm
Our first musical drama: Transcend written and directed by Rukmini Devi Dasi & Girisha Naicker. Bhakti Theatre also celebrates their 3rd anniversary.
The show begins at 5pm sharp, so come in early, grab a seat, order your meal and get comfortable for a musical evening of spiritual entertainment.
You may want to bring blankets and cushions as the afternoons are getting chilly. BYS (Bhakti Yoga Society) will be providing our light meals, snacks, and drinks. Note that Govinda's Pizzeria will be open. Entry is by donation. All proceeds go to the theatre and the university cultivation programme.
 
8 July
Gauranga Das will give the Love Feast talks at
New Jaganath Puri Temple @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @3pm
 
Krishna’s Kids Winter Retreat at the SSRRT
10-13 July
9am – 1pm
Cost: R175 for the 3 days including activities and meals
Concession available for siblings.
A wonderful way to spend the school holidays
Booking essential: 083 666 8915

14 July
New Jagannath Puri Temple's Winter Festival @4pm
with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
 
The Heart of a Vaishnava Retreat
facilitated by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Date: 21-24 September 2018 
Venue: Alpine Heath Resort, Drakensberg
Registrations close on the 30th of June 2018
For further information contact:‭ 083 636 5302‬
bcaisretreat2018@gmail.com

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Week Ahead 14 - 20 June 2018

Dear Friends

Sri Vyasa-puja Offering Submissions Extended
The BBT has graciously extended the deadline. Take advantage of this opportunity and express your heartfelt appreciation for the Founder/Acarya of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness. Submit your offering online: www.prabhupada.co.za
Deadline: Sunday 24 June 2018

Govinda’s New Trading Times
Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 6:30pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am – 5pm
Govinda’s Pizzeria Trading Times
Fridays 5pm – 8pm
Saturdays 4pm – 9pm
Sundays 11am – 3pm

Your Week Ahead

Thursday 14 June
Sea Cow Lake Nama-Hatta @7pm
Class by His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
Newlands Nama-hatta @7pm 
Class by His Grace Rathim Krishna Das

Friday 15 June
Clare Estate Nama-Hatta @7pm
Class by Rama Govinda Swami
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by Rathim Krishna Das

Saturday 16 June
Kirtanuity Youth Day Festival
Activities include maha harinam, picnic, and games.
You need to register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWTWt3aezFLkbPzica3rL8Jw68e2QP-pLJutf9r0QN4Kuj7w/viewform

Sunday 17 June
Fathers’ Day Buffet @ The Goshala
Bookings are essential: info@goshala.co.za | 084 258 1121 | 033 251 6110
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Love Feast @11am
with Rathim Krishna Das
Rama Govinda Swami will speak at the Love Feast at
New Jagannath Puri Temple @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @3pm

Monday 18 June
Redcliff Nama-Hatta @7pm

Class by Rama Govinda Swami

Tuesday 19 June
Umkomaas Nama-Hatta @7pm

Class by Rama Govinda Swami

Bhagavad-gita Evenings
Lectures on the Bhagavad-gita are held in the temple room of the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple weekly from Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Be sure and bring your copy of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is. If you do not have a copy, you can purchase one from the Book Table. The lectures will be live-streamed on Mayapur TV.

We look forward to seeing you at the temple.
Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Dates to Note
Monday 25 June
Paniati Cida Dahi Utsava

6-8 July
His Grace Gauranga Das Visits Durban

7 July
Bhakti Theatre’s Winter Musical Extravaganza 

14 July 
New Jagannath Puri Temple’s Winter Festival
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Week Ahead 7 - 13 June

Dear Friends
 
There are just nine days left to submit your Vyasa-puja offering to Srila Prabhupada. Take advantage of this opportunity and express your heartfelt appreciation for the Founder/Acarya of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness. Submit your offering online: www.prabhupada.co.za
Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018
 
Govinda's New Trading Times
Monday – Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am - 5pm
Govinda's Pizzeria Trading Times
Fridays 5pm - 8pm
Saturdays 4pm - 9pm
Sundays 11am - 3pm

Your Week Ahead
 
Thursday 7 June
Arena Park Nama-hatta @ 7pm
Class by His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @7pm 
Class by His Grace Rathim Krishna Das
 
Friday 8 June
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
La Mercy Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by Rama Govinda Swami
Durban Central Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by Rathim Krishna Das
 
Saturday 9 June
Sankirtan Saturday @11am
in affiliation with Food For Life
Bangladesh Market
Unit 3, Chatsworth
Women's Forum @3pm
Yoga Class with Leela
This is a one-hour class. Please dress comfortably and bring along a yoga mat.
Also Glories of Purushottama Maas & Offering of Lamps, Mantra Meditation, and Prasad.
RSVP: Call 031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 526 360
 
Sunday 10 June
Ekadasi - Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Rathim Krishna Das will speak at the Love Feast at
New Jagannath Puri Temple @11am and
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple @3pm
 
Monday 11 June
Ekadasi break fast: 06:47 - 10:12
Redcliff Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by Rathim Krishna Das
 
Tuesday 12 June 
Tongaat Nama-hatta @7pm
Class by Rathim Krishna Das
 
Wednesday 13 June
Last Day of Purushottama Maas Festival @7pm
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Class by Rathim Krishna Das
 
We look forward to seeing you at the temple.

Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

Date to Note
 
Saturday 16 June
Kirtanuity Youth Day Festival 

Bhagavad-gita Evenings
Lectures on the Bhagavad-gita are held in the temple room of the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple weekly from Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Be sure and bring your copy of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is. If you do not have a copy, you can purchase one from the Book Table. The lectures will be live-streamed on Mayapur TV.