One Spirit Fest: Event Highlights & How You Can Help

Dear Friends

What is the One Spirit Fest?
This free one-day festival on Saturday 24 September on the Bay of Plenty Lawns aims to share a platform with local artists and performers to promote Srila Prabhupada’s message of inclusivity and is geared to people who are not familiar with bhakti-yoga. It is an ISKCON Durban initiative and partially sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture.

What’s happening at the Fest?
We aim to interlace in the stage, stalls, and ethos; kirtan, mantra as a meditational practice, sanctified food, and short, relevant presentations based on the principles of Bhagavad-gita. Overall, this is a fun family orientated festival with variety and spice.

One Spirit Concert 12pm-5pm
The Fire-born Princess
Performed at the Durban Playhouse 2018 Community Arts Festival
Kwazi Ndlangisa
Winner of Voices Poetry Slam, KZN Young Achiever, and Original Material Awards
Sound Mind Africa
RNB Gospel
The Rubbish Orchestra and The Blue Shongololo
By Makhayise Productions

Other Artists
Aden Hinds • Julian Wenn • Conversation of Drums • Gegelagele – A Musical Hari Kirtan • Jerusalema – A Fusion Dance

One Spirit Tree 8am-5pm
Celebrate our unified spirit by adding your palm print on the One Spirit Tree

Heritage Peace Parade 10am-12pm
Dress in your heritage finery, join the sacred sound parade and raise the city’s vibration.

Flea Market 8am-5pm
Support local entrepreneurs, creatives, and artists. Browse through our market while enjoying delicious vegan and vegetarian food

Sacred Sound & Yoga 8am-10am
Experience a rejuvenating morning with sound bowls, hatha-yoga, and mantra meditation.

…and free sanctified vegan meals will be served courtesy of Food For Life South Africa.

How Can You Help?
• Follow, share, like, comment & react to all social media posts and stories.
• Share the festival info via your WhatsApp community groups. Please be mindful not to duplicate information on your community group. Instead, share specific attractions at the event with the same group. Use the Eventbrite page as a resource, the links to social media are there . Links to those pages are at the bottom of this email.
• Send personal invites via email, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp.
• Keep in focus the festival’s vision and mission and share with your discretion.

Week Ahead

Saturday 17 September
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the USA
Morning Class @7:30am

Transcendental Dairies, Chapter 1 – 28 November 1975
with Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi

Srila Prabhupada Memorial Festival & Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami @9am
Special Guests: His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, His Holiness Lokanath Swami and His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami
New Jagannath Puri Temple

Sunday 18 September
Morning Class @7:30am

Sri Isopanishad, Mantra 5 – The Inconceivable Potencies of the Lord
with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami

Love Feast @11am
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the USA

with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Wednesday 21 September
i – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes.

Thursday 22 September
Break Fast 05:45 – 09:47


ISKCON Disciples Course 2022
Facilitated by His Grace Medhavi Das (ACBSP)
via Zoom
Register here
Note: registration closes on Sunday 18 September

COVID Protocol at the Temple
1. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, kindly stay at home.
2. You are not required to wear a mask, however, you are welcome to exercise personal choice in this matter.

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

Govinda’s Dining
Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 10am – 2pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays.
Function Booking for the Dining Area
1. Maximum 30 people
2. Booking to be placed five days in advance
3. Please take note of our dining times.
4. To discuss details, please get in touch with the temple.

How to Connect to the Temple?
031 403 3328 • •