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Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
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Alachua Temple on Facebook
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Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
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Govinda's Gifts Shop
NRR 2018 Calendars are in stock in the gift shop and lobby for $6 while supplies last.

NEW IN STOCK:
  • Our new line of adorable little girl's summer dresses
  • More murtis, altar decorations and arati paraphenalia
  • Lots of Tulasi mala
  • Check out our new line of 100% organic fragrance oils and aromatherapy blends from Govinda's Garden
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, We can open for you by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
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Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for June and July 2018. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017 if you are interested or click this link.
  • June 3, 2018, - Mahabhagavata dasi in memory of her son, Bobby
  • June 10, 2018, - Asta-sakhi dasi in honor of Ramai Nitai's 30th birthday
  • June 17, 2018, - Aasrith Ganti
  • June 24, 2018, - Sivananda das in memory of his brother, Surob
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Guest Accomodations at Temple
Burfi Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The guest house has WIFI. The charge for the guest house is $125 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night, the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night. These two rooms use a shared bath in the haallway. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times. Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: alachuatemple@gmail.com to check availability.
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Morning Sweets
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The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event.  Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Community & Classes
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TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Caitanya Caritamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter. Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at www.alachuatemple.com. Facilitator: Prana Govinda das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .

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FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
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New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
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HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
Mental Illness
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In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in Gainesville area.
Other Website Links
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Cow Protection
Krishna and the Cows
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site. Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Security Team Forming
Harinamananda das
A SECURITY TEAM IS FORMING: Harinamananda das is forming a Security Team for the Temple; he will oversee and train devotees interested in doing this service to help protect our community especially during our larges festivals and the Sunday program. If you are interested in being part of this service or learning more about it, please contact Harinamananda prabhu at 786-897-2411 or by email at harinamananda.acbsp@gmail.com.

 
Srila Prabhupada
ISKCON OF ALACHUA
ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
From the President's Desk
Mukhya devi dasi
Have you been wondering if we are ever going to actually have new bathrooms at the temple? So have I. This project was first put out there about two years ago. We spent about ten months fundraising, and although we didn't collect our goal ($42K at that time), we moved forward in the process.

A few changes were made to help bring it in with a more affordable price tag (building supplies have doubled or tripled after last year's hurricane, the size of the septic tank required for this commercial build also came in larger than expected), and finally we submitted for the building permit. That process itself takes 5-6 weeks, and we are now just about ready to get the green light, close enough that next week our contractor will break ground and get ready for the foundation work. We should have no more lines for the bathroom by this Janmastami....if everything goes according to plan. The total for the building will come in around $75,000. We are humbly and gratefully accepting donations to get us much closer to this number, please click below to make a contribution. paypal

There will be a meeting about HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 9:00 AM in the Temple office. Anyone with an interest in helping us plan how the Temple can be ready for hurricane season is welcome to attend. If you would like to help or have ideas but cannot come to the meeting please let me know.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Jacksonville Beach Harinam
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Jacksonville Beach Harinam
Please join us for Jacksonville Beach Harinam on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The Harinam will start at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. The meeting place is 1st street and 4th Avenue North by the pier. Light prasad will be served at the Harinam.
Visnu Priya devi dasi reporting

Chandan Yatra Celebration
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Chandan Yatra
We will celebrate CHANDAN YATRA on Sunday, July 15, 2018, this year. This is the hottest time of year here in Florida, and the offering of sandalwood paste is cooling and refreshing. This ancient festival is carried on all over India and at all of our ISKCON temples too. It's a joyful occasion for all to see the Lord enjoying being covered in colored sandalwood paste decorated with outfits made entirely of flowers.

We will play the one hour version of the film, "Joy of Devotion" from 5-6 PM that day in the Temple room.
Grinding chandan
We need a lot of sandalwood paste if we hope to cover Sri Sri Radhe Shyam, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. Please stop by the pujari room and pick up a block of sandalwood and a grinding stone. You can work during classes or at home even.

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Seva Opportunities: Many devotees go away for the summer and there are always openings in the services so please think about connecting with Nitai Priya devi dasi or Mukhya devi dasi to tag in for an hour or two here and there. Your temple needs you!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
New Krishna Lunch Van Needed
Donation for Prasadam Distribution
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Our daily Krishna Lunch program is in dire need of a new van. We've been using a very old vehicle for a few years now, and it's starting to kick the proverbial bucket. We need something reliable, with air conditioning, that can be properly cleaned (ie: not rusty).If you would like your donation to go directly to PRASADAM DISTRIBUTION, this is the project to donate for. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Congratulations to New Couples
Marriages in Our Community
Prtha and Tulasi
CONGRATULATIONS to Prtha and Tulasi on their civil marriage. Prtha is the daughter of Pushkara das and Sukhada devi dasi, and Tulasi is the son of Vidya devi dasi of New Vrndavan. Please give this lovely young couple your blessings that they can have a long and happy life together with Krishna in the center. (Their vedic ceremony will be in April of 2019)

Saci Sundari

CONGRATULATIONS to Saci Sundari devi dasi on her recent marriage to Shyamananda das, in Vridnavan dhama. Saci is the daughter of Madhavi devi dasi Basant, and a long time servant of Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar in New Raman Reti. We wish the young couple all blessings of happiness in their union!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Help Beautify the Temple Property
Grow Fruits for Krishna at the Same Time
Citrus
At the Temple, we are going to plant Orange and Lemon trees that do well in our climate zone. They look lovely, are fragrant, produce fruits for the Deities, and nourish the devotees. You can help...click below to make a donation for this nice project.
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Mukhya devi dasi reporting
We Need Your Flowers
As Your Home Gardens are Starting to Bloom
Flowers
It's that time of year, your home gardens are starting to blossom, and we are humbly reminding everyone to bring whatever flowers they can to the Temple for deity seva. If no one is around to receive them they can go in the flower fridge in the big kitchen.

Although we have a nice picking garden at the temple, we buy most of what we need, and prices are going up and up. We spend thousands a year on flowers decorating Sri Sri Radhe Shyam, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. We love marigolds, gardenias, and any homegrown flower will be so much appreciated!!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting

Newsletter Staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Editor/Production/Reporter:
Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly

Send Temple-related articles/photos to: alachuatemple@gmail.com (The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
 


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Daily Class Schedule - Week of June 19, 2018

Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
 
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 6/19 Madan Mohan das 11.21.19-20  
Wed.
 6/20
Sesa das
11.21.21-22
   
Thurs.
6/21
Dharmaraja das
11.21.23-24
   
Fri.
 6/22
Pran Govinda das
11.21.25
 
 
Sat.
6/23
Shyam Kishor das
CC: Madhya lila 14.92-103
 
 Nirjala Ekadasi, Pran Govinda prabhu will oversee an all night program in the Temple room, more chanting, more hearing, more auspcicious ekadasi! Everyone invited to join in.
Sun.
6/24
Karnapura das
 
Devaki Nandana das
Mon.
6/25
Rucira devi dasi
11.21.26
 
 
Tues.
6/26
Devaki Nandana das
11.21.27
 
 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare