Week Ahead 28 October – 4 November

Dear Friends,
We welcome His Grace Vijaya Prabhu, ISKCON World Book Distribution Minister, today.  Srila Prabhupada, “Regarding sankirtana [street chanting] and book distribution, book distribution is also chanting. Anyone who reads the books that is also chanting and hearing. Why distinguish between chanting and book distribution? These books I have recorded and chanted and they are transcribed. It is spoken kirtana. So book distribution is also chanting. These are not ordinary books. It is recorded chanting. Anyone who reads, he is hearing. Book distribution must not be neglected.”  Vijaya Prabhu will be spending just five days with us. With Srila Prabhupada’s Book Marathon just around the corner, we have arranged for Vijaya Prabhu to become inspired and improve our skills in book distribution.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple is offering, for the first time:
A Howling Adventure
With Krishna and the Demons of Vrindavan
Fun for the whole family
Saturday 1 November & Sunday 2 November
6 – 9 pm
Cost is R20 per person.
See poster for more details.
Howling Adventure
Your Week Ahead
Thursday, 30 October
7:45amSrimad Bhagavatam Class with Vijaya Prabhu
Friday, 31 October
Sri Srinivasa Acharya’s Disappearance Anniversary
7:45amSrimad Bhagavatam Class with Vijaya Prabhu
Saturday, 1 November
4:00pmBook Distribution Seminar with Vijaya Prabhu
Sunday, 2 November
3:00pmLove Feast with Vijaya Prabhu
Monday, 3 November
Ekadasi (fast from all grains, beans and legumes)
First Day of Bhishma Pancaka
The last five days of Kartika month are known as Bhisma-Pancaka. Grandfather Bhisma fasted for these five days, preparing to give up his life. However one observes Kartika-vrata, he should intensify it for the last five days. In the Hari Bhakti Vilasa, it is said that if one is capable, one should observe fasting from certain foodstuffs on the Bhishma-panchaka for the pleasure of the Lord. This is optional. The Padma Purana say that one pleases the Lord and makes spiritual advancement by such austerities. 
Srila Gaura Kishora Das Babaji’s Disappearance Anniversary (Fast until midday)
11:30amFood offering
12:00pmPuspanjali and Guru-puja
12:30pmRaj Bhoja Arati
Tuesday, 4 November
Break fast 04:59 – 06:25
As always, we look forward to seeing you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
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