Week Ahead 10-16 March 2023

Dear Friends

On Thursday, 9th March at 12:06pm (IST), under the gaze of Śrī Giriraja, in the holy land of Śrī Vṛndāvana dhāma, in the loving company of his spiritual master and the vaisnavas, with a resounding kirtan party, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami departed from this material realm.

Here is an excerpt from a letter by the GBC to the Vaisnava Community:
Kadamba Kanana Swami was an indomitable force, overcoming inconceivable challenges to further the mission of Srila Prabhupada. No matter what the obstacle, Maharaja forged ahead with his deep conviction, his uplifting classes, and his world famous kirtans. At the same time, Maharaja possessed a sharp intelligence with which he served Srila Prabhupada’s mission as a manager and advisor on ISKCON’s most important projects, from Vrindavan to Mayapur to New York City, helping hundreds of devotees to optimize their own offering of service. It is rare indeed to find such a multifaceted personality who is simultaneously deeply thoughtful, managerially astute, fixed in sadhana and sastric study, exemplary in every anga of bhakti, and loved by so many. The GBC shall be eternally indebted to Maharaja for his innumerable services to ISKCON.

Watch the recording of the Samadhi Ceremony here

Memorial Ceremony
Saturday • 11 March • 4:30am CAT
Hosted at ISKCON Krishna Balaram Temple
Watch live here

Here at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, the Love Feast on Sunday will be served in honour of His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami. Details of our main program in celebration of Kadamba Kanana Maharaja’s life and service will be shared in the coming days.

Week Ahead

Friday 10 March
Westville Nama-hatta @6pm
Devotional Service & Devotee Association
By His Grace Doyal Caitanya Das
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
RSVP via WhatsApp on 076 549 5474 (Paramatma Das)

Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm
An Evening with Srila Prabhupada
Please join us in hearing from our beloved Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Devotees are invited to prepare a maximum two-minute appreciation/glorification of Srila Prabhupada that you can read.
Venue: Kendra Hall
RSVP via WhatsApp on 083 453 3026 (Bhakta Shravan)

Saturday 11 March
Transcendental Diaries @7:30am
By His Grace Raghunath Bhatta Das

Sunday 12 March
Nectar of Devotion @7:30pm
By Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi

Love Feast @11am
Fulfilling Lord Caitanya’s Desire
With His Grace Jaisacinandana Das

Tuesday 14 March
Unit 9/11 Nama-hatta @6:45pm
Ekadasi – The Science & Benefits
By His Grace Doyal Caitanya Das
Venue: Crossmoor Secondary School
56 Golden Poppy Crescent, Chatsworth

Wednesday 15 March
Sri Srivas Pandit’s Appearance Anniversary


ISKCON Disciple Course (IDC)
Facilitated by His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
This course is designed for all devotees who want to better understand the relationship between guru and disciple, especially those seeking first and second initiations. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Course Dates: 18-21 March
March 18th (Sat): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
March 19th (Sun): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
March 20th (Mon): 18h30 to 19h30 SAST
March 21st (Tues public holiday): 10h00 to 13h00 SAST
Register here
Course fee: R225 (SA) For any enquiries, please email education.bcais@gmail.com

Sri Rama Naumi Festival Sponsorships
You may select your sponsorship via the link at the end of this email or alternatively in person, with Ishara at the book counter on Sundays from 11:00am-1:00pm. You can also WhatsApp 063 297 4398. Note: All 2023 deity festival sponsorships are open and available here.

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 will assist you at Radhanath’s Gifts on Wednesdays.

How to Connect to the Temple?
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