One Last Festival

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Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. 

I had the pleasure of chatting about book distribution to all the ISKCON South Africa Temple Presidents over the last few days. This year 10 temples committed to increase book distribution by 40% or 50 000 books. Temples have interesting ideas such as the Weekend Warrior Programs and book gift packs, which will be distributed to the congregation during the Sunday programs. Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple has organised a travelling program and book tables at various venues including leading shopping malls. If you would like to join the ladies book distribution party, please contact Rukmini (084 579 1080).

As we say goodbye to 2015, a year in which we experienced load shedding, drought, global terror and our own shortcomings; we look forward to one last major festival in the year (no, it is not the last day of Kartik) – the 2015 Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon (25 November – 25 December). The more the world faces misery and fear, the more I realise that the world can find solutions, peace and real happiness in Srila Prabhupadas books.

This is a special year as we celebrated Srila Prabhupadas 40th Anniversary of his visit to South Africa and one way we can show our gratitude to His Divine Grace is by distributing his books. Srila Prabhupada mentioned several times that book distribution brings him life. Please view this video:

Listed below are the pledges from all the temples, which I think is realistic and achievable. I humbly encourage you to distribute books.

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Happy Sankirtan. Hare Krishna.

On behalf of the ISKCON SA Book Distribution Ministry, 
your servant
Vibhu Caitanya Das
Your Week Ahead
Wednesday, 25 November
Last Night of Kartik
Last Day of Bhisma Pancaka
Festival Schedule
7:00pm Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath in a special purnima outfit
Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Grace Govardhan Das (co-national secretary) 
8:15pm 2015 Srila Prabhupada Book Marathon Launch
8:30pm Damodarastaka and offering of lamps followed by feast
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