Week Ahead 6-11 March 2020

Dear Friends

Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Details below!
Sri Gaura Purnima Deity Utsava Seva
You are invited to render personal service to the Deities by sponsoring an arati, food offering, morning puja, or garlands. Sponsorships begin at R508. Please call Bhakti Devi: 031 403 3328 or email tck@iskcondurban.net.

Kirtanuity is Cooking!
The Kirtanuity youth group invites anyone aged 16-30, to join in the first service for the youth for 2020 — cooking the Love Feast!
Saturday 14 March (2pm-6pm)– veggie cleaning
Sunday 15 March (8am onwards) – cooking the feast
For more info: WhatsApp 071 973 3013

Durban Festival of Chariots News!
Call for Volunteers!
Preparations are in full swing and there are a variety of wonderful opportunities for devotional service.
Savoury Snack Pre-prep!
Help fill samosas and kachoris at the New Jagannath Puri Temple in Phoenix. Contact the temple on 071 672 8417 for more information.
Carpentry Skills?
Help construct a dynamic exhibition tent, based on the teachings of Bhagavad Gita.
Service @ the Festival
Help the operations team with set up and maintainence of the festival site. Join a restaurant team: help make pizzas, roll puris, fry savouries, blend milkshakes and serve as front line assistants during the festival. Artistic by nature? Help out in the body art tents, in the children’s arena or in site décor. Serve in the gift shop or the book shop if you love retail. Help put up posters, distribute pamphlets, and spread the word.

Student community service endorsements are available on request.
Get involved. Volunteer your time and skill. Bring others and experience the joy of devotion. Please contact Ramvijay on 084 550 4101.

Week Ahead

Friday 6 March
Ekadasi – Fast from all grains beans and legumes.

Home Program @6:30pm
with His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
hosted by Desmond & Varsha
59 Playglen Road, Silverglen
RSVP Desmond 084 207 7784

Saturday 7 March
Ekadasi Break Fast 05:51-6:00
The Caitanya Sankirtan Festival @9am
This Sankirtan Festival is to honour the appearance of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahprabhu! It is a great way to experience the joy of living and sharing bhakti-yoga and enter into a deeper relationship with Lord Caitanya. The festival finishes at 1:30pm with a feast.

Sunday 8 March
Sunday Love Feast @11am
Entering into the Sri Gaura Purnima Mood
with His Grace Jaisacinandana Das

ISKCON PMB Love Feast @11am
with Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Monday 9 March
Sri Gaura Purnima
Fast until moonrise (6:38pm)
Break fast with Ekadasi prasad
4:30am Mangal Arati
5:15am Japa
7:00am Srila Prabhupada’s Guru-puja
7:10am Class by His Grace Medhavi Das (ACBSP)
8:00am Greeting Their Lorships in Their new outfits

5:00pm Abhishek & Kirtan
6:00pm serving of Ekadasi prasad
7:00pm Gaura-arati & Kirtan
7:30pm Bhakti Theatre presents The Karuna Files
7:45pm Class by Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Tuesday 10 March
Festival of Jagannath Misra
Breakfast feast @8:30am
Booking essential: temple@iskcondurban.net or 031 403 3328 or WhatsApp 062 526 3606

New Jagannath Puri Temple
Jagannath Misra Festival @5:30pm
with Bhakti Caitanya Swami

New Workshop!
Sadhana – Seva – Sadhya
Explore Core Principles of Devotion
with His Grace Vibhu Caitanya Das, Her Grace Roshnee Chandanram & His Grace Ramavijay Das
Saturday 14 March 9am-5pm
Limited space. Booking is essential. Workshop fee R50, payable at the Book Table. Lunch included. Enquiries: 079 934 4401

Save the Date

Saturday 21 March
The Lotus Market
The Lotus Market has gained momentum with visitors enjoying a true culinary experience. You can look forward to homemade spices, continental Indian cuisine, superfoods, vegan cakes, local crafts, beauty products, face painting, clothing, perfumes, crystals, and more. It will be a great family outing with a children’s play zone, music and live entertainment. Come along and support local. Ample safe free parking.

Saturday 28 March
Newcastle Ratha Yatra @10:30am
Newcastle Town Hall
Scott Street
Enquiries: 034 312 3369 or iskconsa.newcastle@gmail.com