Festival season begins with the Women’s Day Tea Party on Friday, 9 August. Women in modern society face many challenges. Duties within the home and at work leave women with little time for themselves. So, we urge all you ladies to take the morning off and spend time with us. We will address challenges women face providing a spiritual outlook on daily activities.
1. Raising God conscious children – spiritual responsibility to our family
2. Vegetarianism – sustaining a healthy body and mind
3. Modern women in spiritual practice
4. Body language for confidence – it’s not what you say, but how you say it
Internationally acclaimed South African-born singer, Shashika Mooruth, will entertain with her melodious bhajans. A special feature of the Vedic fashion show will enlighten guests on the traditional aspects of Vedic fashion by showcasing the different “Samskaaras” (rites of passage in life) through fashion. Guests will also be treated to a relaxing morning of discussions, give-aways and tea and cake. Admission is free though bookings are essential: 084 261 7605. For further information please call Krishangi Radhe Dasi on 083 254 8339.
To usher in the festival season we will be hosting an adhivas ceremony-the ceremony of auspiciousness, on the Ekadasi day, 17 August. This is also the first day of Jhulana-yatra. We will offer twenty-five items (earth, stone, paddy, durva, flowers, fruit, yoghurt, ghee, svastika, sindhura, conch, kajal, gorocana, white mustard seeds, gold, silver, copper, lamp, mirror, fragrant oil, turmeric, cloth, thread, camara, and candana) to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. If you would like to sponsor (sponsorships start at R108) an item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikunja-seva Dasi will be taking out any women who wish to do book distribution. The team will leave the temple at 10am every Saturday. You can call her on 0731766552.
BYS is hosting a student mini-retreat this weekend at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple.
YOUR WEEK AHEAD:
Thursday, 8 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.14 with Jaisacinandana Das at 7.45am
Friday, 9 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.15 with Harinamananda Das at 7.45am
Join the Kirtanuity Team in singing, dancing and feasting at the temple from 5.30pm onwards.
Women’s Day Tea Party
Saturday, 10 August
Sri Vamsidas Babaji Maharaja Disappearance Anniversary
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.16-20 with Ranga Devi Dasi at 7.45am
Ladies Book Distribution Party with Nikunja-seva Dasi at 10am.
Pinetown Civic Hall Janmashtami Celebration with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Sunday, 11 August
Morning class on Caitanya Caritamrita, Madya-lila 1.1.34 with Vibhu Caitanya Das at 7.45am
Snana-yatra (Lord Jagannath’s bathing ceremony) at New Jagannath Puri from 10.30am and class with Swarup Damodar Das.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 3pm. The Advent of Krishna, Part 2 – Vasudeva’s Diplomacy
You can listen to Part 1-Kamsa’s Persecution on Sound Cloud:
Monday, 12 August
Morning class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at 7.45am
Tuesday, 13 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.21 with Swarup Damodar Das at 7.45am
Wednesday, 14 August
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.22 with Saci Kumar Das at 7.45am
As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple