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Daytona Beach Ratha-yatra
Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • 8:30 a.m. - Bus leaves from Alachua Temple to Daytona Beach
  • 12:00 Noon -- Assemble at Holiday Inn Address: 930 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • 1:00 p.m. -- Ratha-yatra procession begins from 930 N. Atlantic Avenue on beach and continues until 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. -- Cultural program at North of Main Street (1 Board walk) on the beach
  • 8:00 p.m. -- Bus arrives back at the Temple

Bus Fares: $12 (pre paid) per seat, $15 (if seats are still available day of event.) For Bus Information contact Pranaya Keli (352) 316-8326. See poster.

Tulasi Seva at New Raman Reti
Our Tulasi Devi Plantation Prepares for Warmer Weather

As Spring approaches, we are making plans for this year's outdoor greenhouse for our 500+ Tulasi plants. She needs more of an outdoor/indoor approach, and we would like to do that by building a 12' x 24' screened and roofed-in extension on the existing pole barn. We will need to create level flooring under this roof also to facilitate watering and cleanliness. There have been many improvements made to our winter service for Tulasi's indoor greenhouse, and we want to provide the same high standard of care in her outdoor residence. This will result in a more secure and safe environment for Tulasi devi to thrive in. The current plan is a good one and will give us maximum results for minimum investment. Please help with our Tulasi seva.

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Bhagavad Gita Reading for Children
Conference Call Every Monday Through Friday

There will be a Bhagavad-Gita Reading for Children conference call every Monday through Friday. You and your child can join the Bhagavad Gita conference call reading Children. With the help of their parents or independently, children will take turns reading important Bhagavad Gita slokas and their translations. On Friday they can take a fun quiz based on that week's slokas. At the end of the month, all participants get a special devotional gift for taking part. Led by Hemangagopi devi dasi, the children will read a set of 10 verses for 2 to 3 weeks, until most of the children are able to recite without help. Then the group will move on to the next 10 verses. TO JOIN IN: Conference Dial in number: 605-562-0020, meeting Id #: 464-170-058# Time: Between 7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

Go Raksha Dharma Cow Protection

The New Raman Reti Goshala’s primary concern is to glorify and protect the sacred cow whose presence is always supremely pleasing to Lord Krishna. Everything that the cow produces is for the benefit of mankind and yet this all-giving animal is ignored, abused and exploited in modern society. Through the experience of a functioning goshala, we will be able to educate people about the value of the gentle, magnanimous cow and the importance of oxen in farming.

Please support this great effort. We have raised 2/3 of the needed funds to build the Goshala, only $30K remaining and we can begin. Click here to support the program, or quickly donate below.

Sponsorship Options

Upcoming Speakers
Tuesday - Thursday, May 19-21, 2015

We will be having the following speakers for special Srimad Bhagavatam classes next week:

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - His Holiness Radhanatha Swami
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - His Holinesss Bhakti Rasamrita Swami
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 - His Holiness Romapada Swami
Deena Bandhu das will be visiting us from Sri Vrindavan Dhama, speaking Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 at 8:00 am.

BANA Art Show
Monday, May 11, 2015

(Click image for full size flyer and information.)

Open Sundays from 4 pm - 8 pm at the Lobby Gallery.

Youth Bus Tour 20th Anniversary
An Interview with Manorama das

Manorama das and his wife Jaya Sri Radhe devi dasi have been developing the ISKCON Youth Ministry bus tours since 1995. Road-tripping across the globe is an exciting way to engage the ISKCON youth in bhakti yoga, combining the youth's craving for adventure with practices of devotion. The travelers not only deepen their own bhakti, but also share it with others through kirtan and cultural presentations. Such road trips encourage young people to step out of their comfort zones, giving them an opportunity to do things they would never have thought possible, while simultaneously building strong bonds of friendship and accumulating memorable experiences. The motto of the bus tour is sarva sukhino bhavantu, may everyone become happy by connecting with the Source of happiness. For more bus tour nectar and photos, please visit: www.youthbustour.com. MORE.

Back to Godhead Magazine
Subscription Drive

Srila Prabhupada saw Back to Godhead magazine as the fulfillment of his request to "Study my books scrutinizingly and then give the purports in your own words." He was of course the first writer, printer, and distributor of Back to Godhead magazine, and encouraged his disciples to distribute it widely. In the early days of ISKCON, disciples went door to door with the magazine, and every harinama party had someone selling magazines to interested passersby. In those days Back to Godhead magazine was termed "the backbone of ISKCON." It was our first "book" for educating the general public on Krishna consciousness.

As times changed, sales have waned, and today there is a concentrated effort to invigorate distribution. The magazine is particularly geared for devotees and our large extended congregational members. You'll find interesting news from around the ISKCON world, relevant questions and answers, articles that delve into Vaishnava philosophy, and lots of gorgeous glossy photos.

Subscription Drive: Every temple in North America has been asked to commit to 30 new subscriptions a year for the next two years to give the magazine the financial base it requires to keep printing. If you don't currently subscribe, you can do so in our Temple Gift Shop, and at the book tent every Sunday. Single current issues are always for sale in the Gift Shop. As an offering to Srila Prabhupada for the 50th anniversary of ISKCON BTG hopes to show 10k subscriptions.
Guest Accomodations at Temple

We have a three- bedroom home that can accommodate up to six people comfortably. You can reserve just the master suite with attached bath ($60/night), one or both of the smaller rooms with shared bath ($40 per room/night) or the entire house ($100/night). There is a kitchen and living room, and breakfast and lunch served at the Temple is included. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability. More photos.

ISKCON Alachua Community Business Directory
Advertise Your Business/Service Today

COMING SOON, THE ISKCON ALACHUA COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY: If you have a business or service you would like to let the devotee community know about, we would like to list your information in our new Business Directory. A simple one or two line item is free. Bold print with your information highlighted is $25. Business card sized ads, as well as a half page or full page ad are available. Click here to download a form. You may E-mail, fax or bring it over to the Temple Office.

Caring for Devotees

We are happy to announce our new website "Caring For Devotees," a part of our NRR Devotee CARE efforts. Click here to read more.


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