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Nice way to help others donate to Krishna!!
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Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If you would like to get into our store during off hours, please call the Temple office. 386-462-2017. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- Big selection of tulasi mala and neckbeads, many from the world famous Radha Kund carvers
- Ladies anarkalis is all sizes, from XXS through XL
- Girls dresses all sizes
- Lots of new skirts
- 100% pure and organic fragrance oils for Deity worship
- Artwork and Murtis galore
- Bedspreads, Chaddars (men and women),
- Lots of new gorgeous saris from all over India
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for February and March, 2019. 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.
- February 10, 2019, - Niral and Puja in honor of their marriage
- March 3, 2019, - Malancha Chakraborati
- March 31, 2019, - Prabir & Sri Gaurangi devi dasi Banik in honor of their son Nimai's Birthday
Guest Accomodations at Temple
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: email@example.com to check availability.
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.
Personal One-on-one Yoga Classes
Bhakta Tony has returned to the NRR community, and is offering personalized yoga classes geared to one’s individual needs.
Tony understands the effects of aging on the body and knows how to help keep his students mobile and pain free. Contact him directly at 585-200-4227 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 .
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
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.
In case of a mental health
emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.
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!
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: email@example.com
(The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
| Sexual Harassment & Leader Misconduct Workshop
RESCHEDULED for Saturday, March 9, 2019
What: Sexual Harassment & Leader Misconduct Workshop - This is an interactive seminar with learning exercises, information, and group activities.
When: NEW DATE! Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Alachua Learning Academy Cafeteria
Who: Tamohara das, Director of Leader Sexual Misconduct Office
YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND! Click Here for Registration. (If you have already registered, you need not register again.)
You will learn:
• Definitions & examples of sexual harassment
• Issues of Clergy/Leader Sexual Misconduct
• Harassment & clergy misconduct policies - ISKCON, NRR
• Legal implications of harassment
• How to Report sexual harassment
• Strategies for dealing with sexual harassment
This workshop is mandatory for all temple residents and highly recommended for all community members. Please CLICK HERE to register. We need a head count for handouts, etc.
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Sunday, March 3, 2019
- 4:00 PM - Shiva Linga aabhisheka, all partiipate
- 4:15 PM - Arati and maha kirtan
- 5:00 PM - Bhaktikalalayam Dancers
- 5:15 PM - Class on Lord Shiva
- 6:00 PM - Prasadam Feast
Snana-Yatra Festival & Kalash Fundraiser
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Our Festival of Chariots team warmly invites you to our upcoming Snana-Yatra Festival & Kalash fundraiser on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
This event will feature wonderful kirtan and procession starting at 3:00 PM from the home of Yadunandana devi dasi (behind Bhaktivedanta Academy). Festivities will continue at the Temple into the evening with some the following highlights:
Kalash Bathing Ceremony for their Lordships
2018 Year-in-Review Slideshow
Movie Premiere from our recent Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
Ecstatic Prasadam Feast
Please join in this amazing opportunity to celebrate the Lord and another year in His service. Donors of $108 or more will receive a kalash souvenir for bathing the Lord.
Support Festival of Chariots - Reserve your Kalash now!
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Eco Farm Peaceful Gardens Project
Teaching Farm Goals
One of the goals of our Eco Teaching Farm is to create an opportunity for classes outside of our own community to come out and visit the Temple. Our Eco Farm is an ideal vehicle to draw in students of all ages. Activities with our cows, planting, natural construction, cooking over cow dung stoves...the list goes on. There are so many learning opportunities in nature.
The beginning of February our second large grade school class will come out for the day. Part of their visit will include taking lunch with us and visiting the temple room, as well as time spent in activities especially designed by Akuti devi dasi.
One of our new projects will help facilitate the classes, creating a beautiful serene place to sit amongst the gardens and hear about the lesson of the day.
Akuti and helpers will take the first garden on the right and clean it up, create a fish pond with a bridge over it, a gazebo for shaded seating, and flower gardens for our deity worship.
We need fencing and materials to build all of this.
The total for the project is $7,000.
Please consider making a contribution in any amount and help make this happen. DONATE HERE. We provide the labor!!
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Poem by Samapriya devi dasi
O Nitai, lover of the fallen,
merciful to all You see,
Cast Your glance in this direction,
I beg You hear my earnest plea.
Without You, Lord, the world is vacant.
You are the source of eternity.
Ādi-guru, I bow down before You.
Please, Lord, accept my humility.
Awed by Your presence I can only say,
for Your mercy I can only pray.
Indeed the source of all You survey,
tam sri-nityananda-ramam prapadye.
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Beautiful Temple Flower Gardens
Golf Cart Needed
Do you feel peace and happiness every time you see the beautiful colorful flowers in the beds by the walk way?
Are you grateful that we grow our own fancy flowers for offering to Krishna?
Do you appreciate the manicured plantings all over the front of the property?
Here's a nice way to show your appreciation. Our hard working dedicated gardener Madhuryalilananda devi dasi is in need of a golf cart. This is how she gets around to tending all these planted areas. The cart she has been driving for the past few years (25 years old) has died. She needs a new one as soon as possible. We can get her something good that will last for years to come, for $3,000.
Click here to make your donation.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Call for Homages for Online Vyasa-Puja Book
Open to All Disciples of Srila Prabhupada
if you're a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, please check out www.sptributes.com to learn about an online Vyasa-puja book open to all his disciples. The deadline for submission to this book is April 15, 2019. This book is a forum
for all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples to come together, to rejoice, to share and to inspire each other in the common purpose of glorifying His Divine Grace.
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Commissioned for Waiting Room
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Anand Kesari on the beautiful mural just completed for his medical practice Gastro-Colon Clinic and Endoscopy Center in Ocala, Florida. Dr. Anand wanted to beautify the lobby in his waiting room, and when he saw the sign "Muralist" on the car in front of him, he had an idea. He called the artist, showed her the space, and gave her a picture to copy from. From that she created this 30' x 12' full color mural. sHow lovely for his patients to gaze on Krishna's form to calm their nerves as they wait for their appointment.
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