It is with deep regret we inform you that His Grace Bimal Prasad Prabhu passed away last night his home in Adelaide, Australia. Devotees at the temple were chanting in front of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath at that moment and were thus fortunate to connect with him on the spiritual plane. His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami said about him, “He was one of the founding fathers of the South African yatra. I met him first when I arrived at our then temple in Cato Ridge, near Durban. He was always the most jovial and friendly devotee, and was a dependable friend to me. We went through a lot together. Through it all he remained fixed in devotional service and a mood of surrender to Srila Prabhupada. So now he’s moving on. [When I spoke to him on the phone earlier] I asked him to put in a good word for us when he meets Krishna.”
We will be hosting a memorial for him tomorrow, which is also the appearance anniversary of Advaita Acharya. Sri Advaita Acharya is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu whose fervent pleas blessed the world with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s footprints.
The Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture courses begin from the 12th February. Please the the attached 2014 Prospectus for the courses on offer. This year the College offers exciting short courses to help integrate spiritual values with our modern lifestyle. You are warmly invited to the 2013 Graduation ceremony on Sunday.
On Friday we welcome His Holiness Bhakti Visvambara Madhava Maharaja, who will be with us until Tuesday.
Wednesday, 5 February
Third Day Memorial for Sangita Madhava Mataji at 7pm
Thursday, 6 February
Appearance Anniversary of Sri Advaita Acharya and Memorial of His Grace Bimal Prasad Prabhu
Fast until noon for Sri Advaita Acharya
Special evening programme with Bhakti Caitanya Swami at 7pm.
Sunday, 9 February
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Morning Class with Bhakti Visvambara Madhava Maharaja at 7.45am.
New Jagannath Puri Temple Sunday Love Feast with Bhakti Visvambara Madhava Maharaja at 11am.
Special Sunday Love Feast at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple – The Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture 2013 Graduation at 4pm
Graduating students are requested to sign in by 3pm.
Look out for the 2014 Prospectus and Graduation list.
Monday, 10 February
Fast from grain, beans and legumes
Fast until noon for Lord Varaha
Tuesday, 11 February
Appearance Day of Lord Varaha
Wednesday, 12 February
Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda
Fast until noon
Finally the Jan/Feb Hare Krishna News can be viewed/downloaded at www.iskcondurban.net
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
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