Week Ahead 15-21 July 2022

Dear Friends

Festival Season Begins
Devotees are already hard at work preparing for the three-day Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival from 18-20 August. You can look forward to dance, bhajans, Krishna-katha, a mantra park, Krishna Kids birthday party, Govinda’s snack bar, live cultural entertainment, movies and drama, campfire kirtan, fruit & flower offerings, and free sumptuous meals. More details will be shared in the coming weeks. Staging a festival of this magnitude requires resources. Please come forward to offer your assistance by either volunteering your time, sponsoring ingredients/festival utilities, and/or direct donations. Festivals are special opportunities to attract more mercy. Kindly contact Rupa Vilasa at 072 613 2197.

Festival Sponsorships for Services and Offerings to the Deities
Contact Satyarani at 063 297 4398 (WhatsApp only) or takecareofkrishna@gmail.com

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Maha-Abhishek
Contact Bhakti Katha at 061 464 5327 (WhatsApp only) or psdgbhakti@gmail.com or book online.

Sound Bath
BYS warmly invites you to a relaxed Saturday (23 July) afternoon with music, snacks, and soulful conversations on unlocking one’s potential to achieve a successful and fulfilling life. Book via WhatsApp 074 629 1122

VIHE Holy Name Retreat & Govardhana Retreat 2022
We are pleased to share that the annual VIHE retreats with His Holiness Sacinandana Svami and His Grace Bhurijana Prabhu will resume at Govardhana this year.
Holy Name Retreat: Nov 11 – 16
Govardhana Retreat: Nov 21 – 28
The venue will be the Govardhana Retreat Centre at Govardhana.
If you plan to join the retreats please pre-register here. If you have already filled in the pre-registration form there is no need to fill it again.

Week Ahead

Saturday 16 July
Morning Class @7:30am
The Juhu Story, Vrindavan – The Final Journey
with Her Grace Gangamata Goswamini Dasi

Sunday 17 July
Morning Class @7:30am
Nectar of Instruction, Verse 9 – Serving the Holy Places
with Her Grace Ranga Devi Dasi

Love Feast @11:00am
Yamuna Devi – The Voice of Bhakti
with Her Grace Surabhu Kunje Devi Dasi
One of Her Grace Yamuna Devi’s many contributions is that by Srila Prabhupada’s personal heartfelt request, she is the voice that sings in every temple, every morning of every year when the deities are unveiled for the day. Also through her, Srila Prabhupada shaped many important activities in ISKCON, like the mood and standards of deity worship and cooking for Krishna. We discuss the various ways Yamuna Devi has contributed to our good fortune.

Thursday 21 July
The incorporation of ISKCON in New York


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

New WhatsApp Line for TCK & Sponsorships
Kindly direct all queries to our new TCK WhatsApp number: 063 297 4398.

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 contact the temple.

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