Srila Prabhupada once said that the love a mother has for her child is the closest thing to real love in the material world. We can meditate on the Supreme Lord Krishna’s mother, Yasoda:
“There is another description of mother Yasoda in a devotee’s prayer: ‘Let me be given protection by mother Yasoda, whose curly hairs are bound with thread, whose hair is very brightly beautified by the vermilion placed in the part and whose bodily frame derides all her ornaments. Her eyes are always engaged in seeing the face of Krishna, and thus they are always filled with tears. Her complexion, which resembles the bluish lotus flower, is enhanced in beauty by her dressing herself with many colorful garments. Let her merciful glance fall on all of us so that we may be protected from the clutches of maya and smoothly progress in our devotional service!'” Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 33
Mothers Day is on Sunday and we encourage you to honour your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and the mother figures in your lives. May Mother Yasoda bless us all with love for her beautiful son, Krishna.
Please note that the Sunday Programme has been moved to Winter timings and will now begin at 3pm.
Every year ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) meet in Mayapur, India, to discuss the many facets of ISKCON; from resolving issues, strategising for the further, to reporting from all temples across the world. You can view the GBC 2013 Resolutions and the paper, “Harmonizing Lines of Authority” on our website www.iskcondurban.net by simply clicking on the “GBC News” tab.
Weekenders Programme For Boys
If you are over 18 and would love to experience temple life, then this is for you.
From Friday, 5pm to Sunday until after Love Feast. Activities include harinama, book distribution, learning Vaishnava etiquette with Saci Kumar Das, and different temple services. Of course there will be loads of prasada. Spend a weekend of good clean fun with us. Contact Pyari Mohan Das 0836026008 or you can leave a message for him at the temple reception and he will get back to you. Boys under 18 are welcome to spend the day with us.
Your Week Ahead
Wednesday, 8 May
Special evening programme with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami at 7pm
Slide show of ISKCON World Headquarters, The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Thursday, 9 May
Appearance anniversary of Sri Gadadhara Pandit
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.14 with Rama Govinda Swami at 7.45am
Lotus Park Nama-hatta with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 7pm
Friday, 10 May
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.15 with Rama Govinda Swami at 7.45am
Arena Park Nama-hatta with Rama Govinda Swami at 7pm
Saturday, 11 May
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.16 with Rama Govinda Swami at 7.45am
Thornville Goshala Festival with Rama Govinda Swami at 11am
Sunday, 12 May
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 3pm
ISKCON Ladysmith Love Feast with Rama Govinda Swami at 4pm
Monday, 13 May
Morning class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Estcourt Nama-hatta with Rama Govinda Swami at 6.30pm
Tuesday, 14 May
New Castle Nama-hatta with Rama Govinda Swami at 6.30pm
Please note you can see the full Nama-hatta list and contact details on the temple website www.iskcondurban.net, click on the “Contact Us” tab.
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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