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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 April and May, 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.
- April 7 , 2019, - Poonam Kaul blessings for family
- April 14, 2019, - Yoga & Kamala Sundaram
- April 21, 2019, - Dr Anand & Shalini Kesari;
- April 28, 2019, - Sthita-dhi-muni das in honor of Richard Freedman's Birthday
- May 12, 2019, - Dr Anand & Shalini Kesari
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.
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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 .
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.
Congratulations to Saraswati Silberman on her graduating from William and Mary law school. Sarasawarti is the daughter of Satyavati devi dasi and Shyamakunda das.
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!
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| Seminar on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto Two Overview
By Narayani devi dasi, Monday & Tuesday, April 29 - 30, 2019
What: Seminar on Overview of Canto Two of Srimad Bhagavatam
When: Monday & Tuesday, April 29- 30, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: NRR Temple Room
Who: Narayani devi dasi
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
*Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2019 - Vrajendra Kumar das
*Saturday, April 27, 2019 - His Holiness Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami (Disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Vikash Swami)
*Sunday, April 28, 2019 - Kalakantha das
*Monday, April 29, 2019 - His Holiness Bhakti Prabhupada Vrata Damodara Swami
*Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Yogindra das ACBSP (from Sweden)
*Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Narayani devi dasi
*Friday, May 3, 2019 - Hari Parshad das
*Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Devaki devi dasi
*Friday, May 10, 2019 - His Holiness Bhakti Prabhupada Vrata Damodara Swami
*Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 - His Holiness Mahavisnu Maharaja
*Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - His Holiness Bhakti Marga Swami
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Thousands of people expected to attend this event
on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The meeting place is the park lot off of of 8th street on Ash Street.
Light Prasad will be provided at the Harinam.
Vishnu Priya devi dasi reporting
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Join us for the Clearwater Ratha-yatra, which is right around the corner. One bus is available as follows:
Location: Alachua Temple
Time: 10:30 AM and return by 9:30 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Free Vegetarian Feast will be served at the Ratha-yatra
Ticket includes, round-trip bus fare from the temple to the beach. The bus seats 55 people. If you are unable to pay via paypal using the link below you can also write out a check of $15 to: "Iskcon - Festival of Chariots" and hand deliver it to Bhadra das, Pranaya Keli devi dasi, or Govinda Carol as per your convenience prior to April 27, 2019. PayPal Link.
Govinda Carol reporting
Seminar on the False Ego - Wednesday - Friday, May 8 - 10, 2019
By Devaki devi dasi
What: The False Ego – Our Constant Companion and Troublemaker
Where & When: Temple Room - Wednesday, May 8th & Thursday, May 9th from 7 - 8:45 pm │Ekadasi Vrata Devi Dasi’s house - Friday, May 10th from 6 - 8:30 pm.
Who: Devaki Devi Dasi No registration required
In this workshop we will:
• explore how our false ego is prompting us to act counter-productively, thus creating our miseries.
• learn practical tools to disregard the dictations of the false ego, thus enabling us to cultivate the most important qualities of:
- forgiveness, and
• enable devotees to accelerate their spiritual development.
Devaki Devi Dasi has served for many years on the GBC Devotee Care Committee and strongly advocates care of every ISKCON devotee as ISKCON’s highest priority. She played a key role in establishing the highly successful Institute for Spiritual Culture in 2014, as well as the Bhakti Sangam Festivals in Sweden and Bangladesh. She regularly conducts Holy Name Retreats in different countries throughout the world.
Janmastami das reporting
His Holiness Bhakti Ananda Tirtha Swami
FRIDAY. APRIL 26, 2019
7:15 AM @ Krishna House - SB CLASS 1.19.19-24
Noon @ UF Campus - KRISHNA LUNCH & KIRTAN
7:00 PM @ Krishna House - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
7:15 AM @ ALACHUA HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE
Class on Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta (Madhya 15.270)
Bhismadev das reporting
by Sukhada devi dasi and Puskara das
As I drive up to the Alachua Temple, I take in the beautiful grounds
with newly planted trees, fresh flowers, and a well-maintained temple.
I enter the Temple, pay my obeisances, gaze at the beautiful forms of
our Lords, praying that They bless me and my family throughout the day
with Their remembrance. They’re so merciful, exquisitely dressed, and
the devotees marvel and discuss Their beauty when the curtains open
for Guru Puja. I appreciate the fact that guests are well-received and
cultivated nicely. I take darshan of the Deities. I wish I could help with
the Sunday feast, but unfortunately I’m short on time. It’s a little
frustrating as there are so many activities at the Temple, and I’d love
to participate in every one of them; but that, of course, is
That’s where tithing comes in. By making a regular donation, I can
feel a part of everything that is going on, helping to maintain a
strong financial base. In practically every religious tradition,
tithing plays a important part. There are many quotes from different
scriptures extolling the virtues of tithing, and the rewards that the
tither receives. One quote I came upon says, “If beings knew the
results of giving and sharing, they would never eat without having
given, nor would the stain of selfishness overcome their minds.” Many
people tithe because they know the benefits they will reap as they
receive blessings for maintaining the Deities, feeding the devotees
and guests, helping to maintain the Temple, supporting book
distribution, and so many other valuable services.
So, in a nutshell, tithing helps the Temple, and it helps me. I feel
connected, and my service expands as I feel part of the activities. I
am enthusiastic about the planned Temple expansion and hope that
Krishna will give me the opportunity to increase my tithing!
Sukhada devi dasi reporting
Your Tithing Dollars at Work
YOUR TITHING DOLLARS AT WORK At long last we have started our lighting improvement project, and Phase I is almost complete.
Phase I: Three new lights for the field side of the parking lot, and one new light pole for the front side by the fountain, give us 5 working tall pole LED lights that come on in the dark and go off in the light. This phase will complete next week with one new light fixture near the yajna pit, and a fix for the light on the walkway at the bulletin board.
Phase 2 includes flood lighting attached to the back of the overhang at the vendor area lighting the playground and that field where (and only where) the children can kick balls around, as well as putting all the under-lighting onto one switch eliminating the slew of extension cords on the ground.
Phase 3 is also in two parts. One will add flood lights off two sides of the pavilion where picnic tables are set up, the second will handle the cafe lighting under the prasadam serving table so that they come on and go off with the flick of (one) switch.
As the title says, this is thanks to all of our monthly tithers, who sacrifice their hard earned money to support the Temple for the benefit of everyone who comes here. Without you, nothing would happen, because money is the honey in Kali Yuga. It buys all the bhoga and flowers for the glorious offerings to Sri Sri Radhe Shyam, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. You too can take part in this powerful service, and feel the reciprocation from the Lord Himself. Please become a Temple supporter through monthly tithing. Click here to learn more. http://alachuatemple.com/tithe-support-monthly/
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
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 ideal to draw in students of all ages. We have created ctivities with our cows, planting, natural construction, cooking over cow dung stoves...the list goes on. There are so many learning opportunities in nature.
One of Akuti devi dasi's next planned project will help facilitate groups by creating a beautiful serene place to sit among the gardens, hear about how we interact with nature, or just take the time to sit quietly, and chant. 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.
$1,500 for fencing
$800 for a pond liner
$1000 for a bridge with entrance arches
$500 for railroad ties
$500 for trees, plants, seeds and soil $500 and
$1000 for a Gazebo
Please consider making a contribution in any amount and help make this happen. DONATE HERE. We provide the labor!!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting