Week Ahead 27 January – 3 February 2023

Dear Friends

This weekend kicks off our 2023 festivals, with Sri Advaita Acharya’s appearance anniversary on Saturday and Chandan Yatra on Sunday. We look forward to spending quality time together as a community.

Deity Festival Sponsorships
There are still a few sponsorships available for Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day. Contact Ishara or Bhavna 063 297 4398

Chandan Yatra Seva
Just two days left to render intimate service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath. We have two stations set up in the Temple and you are welcome to come by anytime.

Srimad Bhagavatam Study Guide for Children
Create true generational wealth by gifting your children the wealth of Srimad Bhagavatam. Give them the privilege of learning character, critical thinking, compassion, and how to interact with people, other living entities, nature, and the Lord, from the personalities in Srimad Bhagavatam.
Study Guides for Cantos 1-5 are available on pre-order. R1600 for the set with the option of a payment plan over four months.
Contact the Book Office: 082 806 1646 • 076 587 9558 • sankirtanoffice.dbn@gmail.com

Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE)
VIHE invites the ISKCON Durban community members to join the upcoming online courses:
Bhakti-pravesa (Feb 2 – Apr 6, 2023)
If you have newly come into contact with Krsna consciousness and wish to understand its philosophy and practices, then this course is the perfect one for you! The Bhakti-pravesa course will provide you with core foundational knowledge about Krsna and both the scientific and historical roots of the Krsna Consciousness Movement, spread worldwide by the efforts of ISKCON’s founder, Srila Prabhupada. The course will allow you to enter into the practice of bhakti-yoga through a systematic introduction to the lifestyle of a devotee, so you may flourish naturally from the beginning of your spiritual journey.
For more information click here.

Week Ahead

Friday 27 January
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm

Kendra Hall
Mantra Meditation & Guided Breathing (Pranayama) Workshop
RSVP: Shravan 083 453 3026

Saturday 28 January
Appearance Anniversary of Sri Advaita Acharya

Fast until midday.
Morning Class @7:30am
Transcendental Diaries, Chapters 7 & 8
by His Grace Bhakta Nischay

Sri Advaita Acharya Festival
10:00am Harinam Sankirtan – starts and ends at the Temple
11:30am Kirtan in the Temple
11:45am Special Class by His Grace Ksudhi Das (ACBSP)
12:30pm Raj Bhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Break Fast Prasad Lunch

Sunday 29 January
Chandan Yatra

7:00am Guru-puja to Srila Prabhupada
7:15am Nectar of Devotion Class, Chapter One
by His Grace Jaisacinanda Das
8:00am Chandan Yatra Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath

Love Feast @11am
Enthusiasm, Determination & Patience

with His Grace Smita Krishna Das

Tuesday 31 January
Srimad Bhagavatam Class @7:30am
with His Grace Kshudi Das (ACBSP)

Wednesday 1 February
– Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.
Fast until noon for Lord Varahadev

Thursday 2 February
Lord Varahadev’s Appearance Anniversary

Ekadasi Break Fast 05:25 – 09:54

Friday 3 February
Sri Nityananda Trayodasi: Lord Nityananda’s Appearance

Fast until midday.
Midday Festival
10:00am Harinam – starts and ends at the Temple
11:30am Class by His Grace Kshudi Das (ACBSP)
12:20pm Raj Bhoga Arati & Kirtan
1:00pm Break Fast Feast

Evening Festival
5:30pm Feast
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Lord Nityananda’s Madness for the Mantra
7:40pm Lord Nityananda’s Chant Party – Get Caught in the Waves of the Mantra Orchestra!

Save the Date

ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry and The Child Protection Office (SA)
Invites ladies to an afternoon with Her Grace Aruddha Devi Dasi
The Power of the Vedic Women in A Modern Age
Saturday 11 February

2:30pm – 5:00pm
RSVP essential: Vaishnava Priya via WhatsApp only – 078 442 8080


Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm
Note: Govinda’s is now open on Wednesdays. The Temple Receptionist can assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on weekdays between 8am-4pm.

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 • temple@iskcondurban.net • iskcondurban.net