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Goshala Cow Barn
One Part of the Eco Teaching Farm Project

We are proud to present the new Goshala Cow Barn, one part of the eco-teaching farm project. Srila Prabhupada desired self-sufficient communities created by devotees, so that dependency on outside economic forces is minimized and a “simple living, high thinking” culture is promoted. Thanks to the generosity of many donors near and far, the new cow barn brings us a step closer to realizing this vision at New Raman Reti. Click here to read the full article.

Temple Sign
New Project Announcement

We would like to take the large wood sign frame that sits empty at the front gate, pivot it so that cars going either way can view it, and install 4' x 8' signs in the frame. Headlined with Hare Krishna Temple, with beautifully designed peacocks down each side, the sign will announce "Sunday Celebration Begins at 4:00 PM – All Are Invited." There will be space below to add in changeable announcements for our various festivals. Cost is $1,000. Click below to donate to get a sign up at the Temple property as soon as possible!

Long Time Resident of NRR Lila devi dasi
Wants to Return to Her Homeland

Our longtime resident Lila devi dasi first came to New Raman Reti in 2005 after seeing photographs of Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar while she was living in Moscow. Her heart melted, and she felt a strong desire to be here, sewing for our beautiful deities. Once she arrived, she never stopped sewing. She has designed many deity outfits, helped sew for Krishna Balaram so that when They were installed Their matching outfits were all ready; she is the chief knitter of the warm sweaters you see the Lords wearing throughout the winter. She has been a long-time garland maker, and after receiving second initiation while here in Alachua she has been dressing and bathing the deities daily. For a long time,when no one else could help, she was taking care of Tulasi devi on her own.

Lila says "Being in the Alachua community is real blessing by which anyone can make a big progress in spiritual life. We have a wonderful experience of spiritual life in this community of advanced and loving devotees especially the many Prabhupad disciples here. We have in Russia only traveling sannyasis and rarely see foreign devotees. But here I got trained how to live devotional life in the big family of all different ages and types, different professionals like school teachers, lawyers, farmers, clothes designers, seamstresses, artists, businessmen, pastry makers, cooks, jewelry makers, photographers, writers and more."

Lila needs help to buy her ticket. A devotee has offered his accumulated airline miles for her international ticket at a discounted rate of $600 so we are asking the community to come forward and make her trip home possible. Click below to donate for Lila's return to Russia.

Prabhupada Katha Series on Thursday Evenings Beginning THIS THURSDAY, November 19, 2015
Presented by Govinda dasi

WHAT: Prabhupada Katha Series
WHEN: 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, beginning November 19, 2015
WHO: Govinda dasi, presenter
WHERE: NRR Temple Room

Govinda dasi, who served as Srila Prabhupada’s secretary and servant in 1967, 1968, and part of 1969; is visiting Alachua. She will hold another evening series called Prabhupada Katha, an informal Q & A format answering questions about Srila Prabhupada’s life. She has done this series in Vrindavan and many other Temples where the discussions were always enlivening bringing the audience deeper into Srila Prabhupada’s mood. Please join us just following Sundara Arati (7:00 p.m.) in the Temple room on Thursdays for questions and answers about Srila Prabhupada.

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.

Restrooms for New Raman Reti
...It's Been a Long Time Coming

In our ongoing efforts to develop New Raman Reti to continue the mission of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, we are happy to present: RESTROOMS FOR NEW RAMAN RETI …it’s been a long time coming! Our temple building was constructed in 1995, when there were roughly 70 families in the community. Kind of hard to believe that was 18 years ago. But it’s not hard to believe we are now serving around 400 families in our immediate community, and a few thousand more in the greater congregation. One big problem, though...We still have only the same two bathrooms we started with 18 years ago.

This can be a very uncomfortable experience for everyone during peak times, like Sunday Feast and Festivals. At any big festival we have to rent portable toilets, and that is very expensive. The nicer ones go for $1,000 per event.

The bottom line, WE NEED BETTER FACILITIES. So our newest fundraiser is for The Bathroom House.

Together with a local architect we have designed an attractive but simple and practical structure that will give us five stalls on the ladies side, one stall plus three urinals on the men’s side AND a family room that includes a stall and a shower, so that our pujaris can use this facility even if they are in the middle of their deity seva. Thank you for helping develop New Raman Reti Temple, please click below to make a donation.

Update Your E-Mail, Address or Phone with Us
Call or email the temple office. If you have been missing messages from the temple, make sure to update your email, address or phone number with us. It's easy, just call the temple office at 386 462 2017 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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. Free WiFi available. 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.

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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