Week Ahead 25 – 31 January

Dear Friends

“The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda is a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one but of millions of moons. If the world wants to have real peace, it should take shelter of Lord Nityananda.
Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be very difficult for him to approach Radha-Krishna. If one actually wants to enter into the dancing party of Radha-Krishna, he must firmly catch hold of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.” Nitai Pada Kamala by Sri Narottama Das Thakur

Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day is the first major festival for 2018. You are invited to render Deity Utsava Seva (Deity worship sponsorships). Sponsorships begin at R508. Kindly contact Bhakti Devi on 031 403 3328 or tck@iskcondurban.net.

ISKCON Disciples Course @ Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
This course is designed to assist the devotee desiring to take the vows of initiation.
Facilitator: His Grace Ramvijay Das
Saturday 27 January, Sunday 28 January
Saturday 3 February, Sunday 4 February
Registration: Merumala Devi Dasi
083 676 0844 or merumaladd.kks@gmail.com.
Course fees: R200.00. Concessions are available.
Here is the online option for those who can’t make the course this year:

Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple Limited Phone Line
Kindly Note: Only one line is operational at the moment: 031 403 3328.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Your Week Ahead

Friday 26 January
Kirtanuity Japa Night @7pm

Saturday 27 January
First Monthly Sankirtan Festival for 2018!
Kindly register via temple@iskcondurban.net.
Festival Lineup:
10:00am Orientation
10:30am Book Distribution at pre-arranged spots (Devotees will be going out in groups)
12:30pm Pack up and return to Temple
1:00pm Sharing of experiences followed by a feast

Sunday 28 January
Lord Varaha’s Appearance Day
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains, beans & legumes
Note: Fast until midday for Lord Varaha and Lord Nityananda
Love Feast @3pm – Ista Goshti
His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das warmly invites you to our first community discussion (ista goshti) for 2018. We will be going over the 2017 report and plans for 2018. It will also be a platform whereby devotees can make suggestions on how we can improve.

Monday 29 January
Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda
(fasting is observed on Sunday 28 January)
5:30pm Feast
7:00pm Arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Grace Anandamaya Krishna Das

Dates to Note

Saturday 3 February
Women’s Forum @3pm
Kindly RSVP at the Temple Reception 031 403 3328

Sunday 4 February
BCEC Graduation
Special Guest BCEC founder, His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami

Wednesday 7 February
Be A Sage Book Club
Join our book club and share thoughts & realisations with fellow readers. Discussion on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Chapter 12 with Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami.
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 17 February
Bhakti Theatre @4pm
4:00pm Morning Walk Band
4:45pm Interval
5:00pm Drama – The Bhagavatam

Saturday 24 February
Nelspruit Ratha Yatra @1pm
Mbombela Civic Centre
Raj Popatlal 082 746 6240 or Prabhupada Priya Das 082 879 7543

Hare Krishna! The Movie Extended
Kindly note: Due to the high demand, the movie will be screened again on 22 February @7pm.
Suncoast Cine Centre
Reservations: 031 403 3328 or harekrishnamoviekzn@gmail.com