The Week Ahead

Week Ahead

Dear Friends,

We started the holidays with loads of events for students, from the Kids Winter Retreat to the BYS Retreat for university students. Some learners are spending the day helping around the temple. Well done to all those who choose to dedicate some of their holiday to devotional activities.

Eco Nursery

The Nandagram Eco Nursery, located at the bottom end of the Radha Radhanath Temple property, will open this Saturday, 6 July. You will find a variety of indigenous and exotic ground covers, ferns, palms, herbs, shrubs, creepers, grasses, succulents, roses, fruit trees and flowering trees at competitive prices. Entrance via the security gate opposite the Post Office. Contact Mayapur Candra Das 072 605 7165 or

Submission of Vyasa-puja homages to Srila Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is on the 25th July 2013. Send to For enquiries please contact Haridev Das at the same address or call 039 978 3000.

Your Week Ahead

Thursday, 4 July

Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.725 with His Holiness Rama Govinda Swami at 7.45am

BYS Winter Retreat 4-7 July
Following the success of last year, Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple is again hosting the national Bhakti Yoga Society Retreat. 50 students from tertiary institutions across South Africa will arrive today.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Many of the students choosing to spend their time educating themselves about the nature of spirit come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We appeal to you to sponsor a student.
Contact Rukmini Dasi 084 579 1080/
Day passes are available to tertiary institution students only.

Friday, 5 July
Break fast: 06.51-10.17
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.26 at 7.45am

Saturday, 6 July
Morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.27 at 7.45am
The temple travelling sankirtan party will join the Cape Town and Bloemfontein devotees for the Festival of Chariots in Grahamstown at 12pm. Contact Vraj Krishna Das 084 032 5210

Sunday, 7 July
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Disappearance Anniversary

Fast until noon
Morning class on Caitanya Caritamrita at 7.45am
New Jagannath Puri Love Feast at 11am with Swarup Damodar Das
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Love Feast at 3pm. The Avadhuta’s 24 Gurus-Part 2
The Travelling Sankirtan Party will join the East London devotees for the Festival of Chariots in East London at 11.30am. Contact Karin 083 626 2267

Monday, 8 July
Morning class by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at 7.45am

Tuesday, 9 July
Special Evening Programme celebrating Gundica Marjana (Lord Caitanya’s cleaning of the Gundica Temple)

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
6.30-7pm: Class by Vibhu Caitanya Das
7-8.30pm: Clean floors, windows, tiles, etc. Everyone is invited. Please bring unused/new brooms, mops, cloth, buckets, etc.
8.30pm: light prasada

Wednesday, 10 July
Jagannatha Puri Ratha-yatra
Srila Svarupa Damodara and Srila Sivananda Sena’s Disappearance Anniversary

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