Week Ahead 26 July – 1 August 2018

Dear Friends
Cāturmāsya Begins
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.
Your Week Ahead
Friday 27 July
Srila Sanatana Goswami’s Disappearance Anniversary
Guru Purnima
First Month of Chaturmasya
 – Fast from green leafy vegetables for month.
ISKCON Pietermaritzburg Nama-hatta @7pm
with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
Saturday 28 July
Monthly Sankirtan Festival @9:30am

Join the family business this Saturday. 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, quality conversation, and have a phenomenal experience.
register: temple@iskcondurban.net
Sri Vyasa-puja of His Holiness Lokanath Swami @3:30pm
You are invited to bring offerings of fruit, flowers and cooked preparations.
Sunday 29 July
Disappearance Anniversary of His Holiness Krishnadas Swami
Festival begins @3pm

with Partha Sarathi Das Goswami and His Grace Ramanujacharya Das
Thursday 2 August
Srila Gopala Bhatta Goswami’s Disappearance Anniversary 
Dates to Note
Bhagavad-gita Seminar in Port Shepstone
Saturdays 4 & 11 August
Sundays 5 & 12 August
Course facilitator: His Grace Smita Krishna Das
Contact: Rajen 082 836 2758 or Priyavrata 083 301 2095
Women’s Day Tea Party @9am
brought to you by SSRRT Women’s Forum
Thursday 9 August
Entry by donation.
Booking is essential: 031 403 3328 (o/h) or WhatsApp 062 526 3006