Week Ahead 21-27 June 2024

Dear Friends

We welcome His Holiness Adhoksaja Swami. Maharaja is from Russia and manages preaching programs and distributes books throughout Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Central Asian countries, and the Baltic countries. Maharaja will be giving the some morning classes and attending various nama-hattas.

Call for Cast & Crew
Make Me Dance – Prabhupada’s Revolution Through Prayer
Written and Directed by Gaura Bhumi Devi Dasi
29 June – 6 July
For ages 15 to adult. Spend your holiday in service and association. No prior experience required.
Rehearsal Dates & Times
Saturday June 29th 9:30 to 2pm
Monday July 1st 3:30 to 6:30pm
Tuesday July 2nd 10am to 4pm
Wednesday July 3rd 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday July 4th 10am to 4pm
Friday July 5th 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday July 6th (show day) 10am onwards
WhatsApp Rukmini at 084 579 1080
Details and tickets for the show will be available soon.

Temple Altar Closed
The Temple Altar will be closed on Saturday 22 June from 8:15am until 12:30pm due to maha cleaning.

Campfire Kirtan Festival
Saturday 29 June

with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Holiness Adhoksaja Swami
Venue: Park Rynie Beach Campsite
4:30pm – 6:00 pm Snack Feast
7:00pm – 8:00pm Talks by the Maharajas
9:00pm Prasada Feast
Queries: 083 704 5758

Week Ahead

Friday 21 June
Kendra Nama-hatta @7pm

with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
Venue: Kendra Hall, 5 John Zikhali Rd, Greyville
RSVP via Whatsapp 083 453 3026 (Bhakta Shravan)

Saturday 22 June
Transcendental Diaries Class @7:30am

with His Holiness Adhoksaja Swami

Westville Nama-hatta @3pm
The Path of Spiritual Intelligence
with Her Grace Gaura Premi Devi Dasi
Venue: UKZN Westville Hindu Centre
RSVP: Karuna-sakti dasi on 0710515320 (WhatsApp only)

Tent Campaign Memories @6pm
The Tent Campaign was a travelling Hare Krishna festival that began in 1977 under the leadership of His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. A marquee was erected in a residential area for two weeks and every evening there would be a festival with kirtana, a class based on Bhagavad-gita, a film, a drama, and prasad. This was a dangerous service due to the government’s political stance at the time. It was illegal for a “White” person to live among “Indian” people and Maharaja was hunted by the police. He often would have to run and hide and from the police. Nevertheless, the Tent Campaign was hugely successful and many became devotees. The Tent Campaign continued intermittently until 1996.
6:00pm Kirtan & Tent Campaign Memories with His Grace Subal Das
7:00pm Gaura Arati & Kirtan
7:25pm Class by His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
8:15pm Tent Campaign Video Footage
Light prasad will be served.

Sunday 23 June
Krishna Book Class @7:30am

with His Grace Anukul Krishna Das

Love Feast @11am
The Creative Offering
with Her Grace Rukmini Devi Dasi and Her Grace Gaura Bhumi Devi Dasi

Monday 24 June
Unit 6/7 Nama-hatta @7pm

with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
Shantik Foundation – corner of road 729/741, Montford, Chatsworth

Wednesday 26 June
Srimad Bhagavatam Class @7:30am

with His Holiness Adhoksaja Swami

Thursday 27 June
Lotus Park Nama-hatta @6:45pm

with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
Venue: Dharam Mandir, 225 Lotus Drive
Queries: Dayal Caitanya Das 0835571062


ISKCON Durban Sponsorships
You are invited to offer Vaishnava-seva by sponsoring a devotee breakfast or lunch.
You may also offer Deity sponsorships, which include: Take Cake of Krishna, annadaan, pushpadaan, and special festival offerings. Note: Sponsorships for Balaram Purnima, Janmashtami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day are now open.
Contact Ishara at 063 297 4398 to make your booking.
Offerings can be made in the names of loved ones.

40th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2025. We are looking for a logo that will honour this momentous occasion. The winning logo will be used across all platforms (print and digital).
Competition Rules & Guidelines
1. The logo MUST include the temple logo, 40th [Anniversary – optional], and 1985 – 2025.
2. It must be an original artwork (both traditional and digital mediums are acceptable.)
3. No AI-generated logos, however, you may use AI to help with a concept.
4. The logo should not be too fine as it will be hard to use as social media icons, display pictures and smaller print.
5. Logos that are either a square or a circle will be an advantage.
6. You may submit multiple entries.
Submit your entry to temple@iskcondurban.net. Closing date: 10 July 2024. For queries email: rasasthali@iskcondurban.net

Janmashtami Festival Lotus Market
Saturday 24th August & Sunday 25th August
10am – 3pm

Vegan & Veg Food, Arts & Crafts, Kids Activities, Jumping Castle, Live Entertainment
Contact the following devotees to book a stall:
Dayal Caitanya 083 557 1062
Paramatma 076 549 5474
Nerson 084 401 0119
Shanil 068 344 0313
Panchamrita 084 441 5647

Govinda’s Restaurant & Radhanath’s Gifts
Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 9:30am-3pm

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