Week Ahead 22 – 28 June

Dear Friends
The Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF) this Saturday marks the first anniversary since its inception. It is especially significant as it also falls on the Disappearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, who is the pioneer of the sankirtan movement. It was Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s desire that the entire planet becomes immersed in the chanting of the holy names. The results of the MSF will be offered to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. There can be no greater service to him than to help fulfill his desire. You are warmly invited to join this endeavour. Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Your Week Ahead
Friday, 23 June
Arena Park Nama Hatta @7:15pm
Rose Heights Primary School, Belladonna Road
Contact: Alanath 083 775 2760
Clare Estate Nama Hatta @7pm
Saligram Hall
Contact: Jagannath Priya 084 251 0164
Port Shepstone Nama Hatta @7pm

Shree Ramnarain Temple Marburg
Contact: Gona 083 514 4283
Kendra Hall Nama Hatta @7pm
Saturday, 24 June
Gundica Marjana – The Cleansing of the Gundica Temple
Disappearance Anniversary Sri Gadadhara Pandit
Disappearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Festival will be held at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Gardens @ 1:30pm
Fast until midday
Monthly Sankirtan Festival
Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Monthly Sankirtan Festival Lineup:
4:30 am Morning Programme Begins
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Orientation
9:30 am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30 pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:30 pm Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Pushpanjali and Guru-puja
2:00 pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast
Sunday, 25 June
Jagannath Puri Ratha-yatra
Disappearance Anniversary Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami
Disappearance Anniversary Sri Sivananda Sena
Love Feast @3pm
Cleansing the Temple of the Heart
with His Grace Swarup Damodar Das
Monday, 26 June
Gillitts Nama Hatta @6:30pm
Vishnu Temple, 100 Stockville Road
Contact: Sampati 083 288 8223
Tuesday, 27 June
Sarnia/Pinetown Nama Hatta @7pm
11 Susan Road, Sarnia
Contact Prataparudra 076 762 9070
Northdene Nama Hatta @7pm
Northdene Primary School, 63 Schooldale Road, Nirvana Hills
Contact Rupa Vilas 072 613 2197
Reservoir Hills Nama Hatta @7pm 
Reservoir Hills Seva Samaj (Corner of Battersea & Mountbatten Roads)
Thursday, 29 June
Lotus Park Nama Hatta @6pm
Dharam Mandhir
Contact Dayal Caitanya 083 557 1062
Dates to Note
Tuesday, 4 July
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans, and legumes.

Wednesday, 5 July
Ekadasi Break Fast: 06:51 – 10:17

Wednesday, 12 July
Be A Sage Book Club

Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 6 onwards with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das.
This event begins at 6:30pm sharp and ends at 7:30pm with a feast.
Reservation is essential: temple@iskcondurban.net / 031 403 3328
Saturday, 15 July
Bhakti Theatre
Drama: Desert Dwellers, written and directed by Rukmini Devi Dasi
The show begins at 4pm sharp, so come in early, grab a seat, order your meal and get comfortable for a fun evening of spiritual entertainment.
You may want to bring blankets and cushions as the afternoons are getting chilly. BYS (Bhakti Yoga Society) will be providing our light meals, snacks and drinks. Note that Govinda’s Pizzeria will be open. Entry is by donation. All proceeds go to the theatre and the university cultivation programme.
Wednesday, 19 July
The first month of Chaturmasya begins – fast from green leafy vegetables.
An affordable night out at Govinda’s Pizzeria for delicious wood-fired pizza. Operation times:
Fridays 5 – 8pm | Saturdays 4 – 9pm | Sundays 11am – 3pm
Visit Radhanath’s Gifts – for a range of beautiful apparel
Operation times:
Sunday to Monday 10:30am – 6:30pm