Week Ahead 18-24 July 2019

Dear Friends
Why follow Cāturmāsya?
Cāturmāsya should be observed by all sections of the population. It does not matter whether one is a gṛhastha or a sannyāsī. The observance is obligatory for all āśramas. The real purpose behind the vow taken during these four months is to minimize the quantity of sense gratification. This is not very difficult. In the month of Śrāvaṇa one should not eat spinach, in the month of Bhādra one should not eat yogurt, and in the month of Āśvina one should not drink milk. One should not eat fish or other nonvegetarian food during the month of Kārttika. A non-vegetarian diet means fish and meat. Similarly, masūra dhal and urad dhal are also considered non-vegetarian. These two dhals contain a great amount of protein, and food rich in protein is considered nonvegetarian. On the whole, during the four-month period of Cāturmāsya one should practice giving up all food intended for sense enjoyment. —Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 4.169, purport.
1st Month of Cāturmāsya – Fast from green leafy vegetables.
Tuesday 16 July – Wednesday 14 August
The Week Ahead
Thursday 18 July @4pm
Ukubuyisana Kwamasiko – An Intercultural Dialogue on the Role of Educators in Society
This initiative is in association with ISKCON Durban, Consulate General of India, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, and King Shaka High School.
V Community Hall | V21, 46 Sibusiso Mdakane Road, Umlazi (next to the Shoprite)
RSVP: icc2@cgidbn.com | 031 335 0300 | 031 335 0332
Sunday 21 July
Love Feast @11am
Rise Above Fear
with Her Grace Krsangi Radhe Dasi
Save the Date
Saturday 27 July
Monthly Sankirtan Festival @9am
with His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami
The Monthly Sankirtan Festival is a great way to experience the joy of living and sharing bhakti-yoga. Try your hand at introducing someone to Krishna consciousness in quality company & conversation, and have a phenomenal experience. The festival finishes at 1:30pm with a feast.
Sunday 28 July 
Love Feast @11am
with Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Swami