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NEW IN STOCK:
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 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
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.
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for September and October 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.
- September 16, 2018, -Dinker & Shilpa Desai in memory of Sarojben Dinkerrai Desai; Madhumati devi dasi & family/ Varuna das & family
- September 30, 2018, -Dr Kalia & Donna Sadasivan
- October 7, 2018, - Sree Krishna in memory of his grandfather, Jeena Renga Raja
- October 14, 2018, - Mukhya devi dasi in honor of her and her son's (Ambarish) birthdays
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
In case of a mental health emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.
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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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| From the President's Desk
|We've been traveling now for eleven days, and the hardest part of the shopping is thankfully behind us. The long trip from Gainesville to Jaipur, and having to start shopping the next day without breaks until we reach Puri is austere, but I've found beautiful items for the gift shop and that is the service after all.
Delhi temple is so alive, there are about 200 devotees at mangal arati daily, I think 150 are blissful brahmacaris. It's quite impressive. But more impressive are the kirtans, I think the best singers in ISKCON m/ight be in this one temple. Every kirtan of the morning program is led by a different devotee, and each one sings beautifully, words perfectly pronounced, and only one mrdanga and one pair of kartals, increasing the prayerful mood. Those brahmacaris come from several Indian temples for a year of training and then get sent back to their home temple.
In the four days we were there, there was a Kirtan Mela, a Rathyatra, and a big street sankirtan in Gurgaon. They are preparing for a huge pandal program with His Holiness Gopal Krishna Maharaja and several other outside speakers, for youth, both boys and girls. 8,000 students have already registered.
We arrived in Bhubaneswara on Saturday and were picked up by Pradyumna das brahmacari. We toured the temple there and feasted on Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur maha prasad. Orissan cooking is some of the best in India, and we felt fortunate to be able to receive this mercy. The devotees here are very sweet and kind, we enjoyed the association of their Temple President Satwatapati das and learning about the many ways they are preaching Krishna Consciousness there.
We just arrived in Puri, where I hope the resting will begin. We can use it. That does include praying in the many ancient temples in this sweet peaceful town. Thankful that Srila Prabhupada has opened this door for us, always grateful for his magnanimity on this very fallen soul.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Dravida das - Srimad Bhagavatam Classes: Wednesday, September 26, 2018; Friday, September 28, 2018; Wednesday, October 3, 2018; and Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Sunday Feast Lecture: Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Art of Forgiveness Workshop
THIS Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Bhakti Bhavan Ashrama
What: The Art of Forgiveness Workshop
Where: Bhakti Bhavan (near the BTG office)
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 AM - 6 PM & Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9 AM - 4 PM
Who: Mahatma das
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Cost: $25 Registration (includes meals & workbook) Donations for workshop facilitator appreciated.
The Art of Forgiveness is a hands-on workshop that takes you through processes based on Vaisnava teachings that enable you to completely forgive. And you can use these processes for the rest of your life!
When we keep a record of the wrongs that have been done to us, we often don't realize how much we are hurting ourselves. Resentment harms relationships, hampers enthusiasm to serve Krishna and keeps us in a victim mentality. It can even hurt our health.
By participating in this course you will:
• Gain a rich understanding of how forgiveness is essential to your spiritual advancement.
• Learn tools to truly release old wounds.
• Turn your hurt into an opportunity to grow.
• Develop empathy towards those who hurt you.
• Become able to help others overcome their resentment.
For the past 10 years, Mahatma das has been traveling the world teaching transformational workshops. He has taught The Art of Forgiveness over 30 times in seven different countries.
For more course information and to register please go tohttp://krishnainstitute.org/the-art-of-forgiveness-workshop/
Health Optimization Workshop, Level 1
October 6 & 7, 2018 by Venugopal Damerla and Ananda Damerla
What: Health Optimization Workshop, Level 1: Why Wait Till It’s Too Late?
Where: Alachua Learning Academy Cafeteria
When: Sat., Oct. 6th, 10 am - 6 pm & Sun, 7th, 9 am - 4 pm,
Private Consultations: Mon., 8th & Tues., 9th
Who: Venugopal Damerla, MD & Holistic Medicine Specialist (Gopinatha Das) & Ananda Damerla, M.Ed. & Certified Health & Life Coach
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Registration Fee: $49 (2 lunches, private consultation & facilitators’ travel) Donations for facilitators appreciated.
Attending this workshop will enable you to avoid common health crises by learning how to:
Prevent the Likelihood of a Heart Attack by:• stopping the body’s toxin creation,
• executing self-administered detoxification programs 1 - 2 times per year, &
• improving tissue quality through principles governing proper digestion.
Prevent Dementia or Memory Loss by:• avoiding specific harmful diets,
• increasing the ability to purge cellular wastes in the brain cells, &
• adopting lifestyle practices that increase brain cell growth, flexibility & regeneration.
Prevent the Likelihood of a Stroke by:• grasping the body’s biological clock rules,
• diet regulation, &
• stress reduction.
Lower Your Chances of Getting Cancer by:• improving innate immunity, &
• diet regulation.
Even health conscious people sometimes do unfavorable things for their health due to a lack of knowledge.
You will learn simple adjustments, drawn from evidence based practices that can greatly improve your health.
Gopinatha Das received the American Health Council’s U.S. Best of Medicine Award and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ ICARE Medal of Excellence in Patient Advocacy. The prestigious Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal published his research on the impact of chanting the mahamantra on health. He oversees 1300 veterans’ health plans and uses mahamantra japa as a prescription. He’s helped 100’s affected with complex chronic ailments through his skills in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and acupuncture.
Ananda devi dasi is a Health and Life Coach expertly helping her clients favorably process their challenges.
For more details, reviews, and to register please go to:
Janmastami das reporting
NAMI Basics Classes for Parents
Beginning Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Gainesville Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers free classes and support groups. The next class for parents with children or teens who have extreme behavior or attitude issues or are diagnosed with a mental illness like ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. will begin on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Our ISKCON member Radha Selvester is one of the co-teachers and has this to say about the benefits of taking the class. "In just six classes, parents go from feeling frustrated with their children's behavior and feeling like everyone is criticizing them for being poor parents, to more fully understanding what is going on inside their children's brains. This knowledge brings about a paradigm shift. Parents learn more effective ways to communicate with their children and problem solve as well as how to advocate for their children's needs to be met at school and through the health care community."
To register, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NAMI warmline at (352) 335-7770. The course supplies are provided without cost to participants from NAMI Gainesville which is funding through Alachua County and private donations. All you need to bring is a binder for your hand-outs. Classes will be held at the YouthBuild office at 635 NW 6th Street in Gainesville. (6:30-9:00 pm). NAMI Website: www.namigainesville.org.
Radha devi dasi reporting
MAN-tra Retreat - Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century
New Vrindavana - October 5-7, 2018
Bus from Alachua to Retreat: Facebook Information.
The MAN-tra Retreat, being a Krishna-conscious man in the 21st century, will be open to all men ages 18 and up. The 2 - 1/2 day event will consist of several workshops focused on being a better man, the role of men in ISKCON, balancing matter and spirit, understanding one's talents and service to Krishna, and improving relationships. They will be facilitated by Bhuta Bhavana Das, Partha Das and Uttama Dasi from the Grihastha Vision Team, and others.
In addition to the workshops, there will be
Kirtan with Gaura Vani,
Drama (and hikes) with His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami,
Yoga classes with Damodara Das from New Vrindaban,
Comedy with Yadhunath Das,
Plus sports, group service projects, campfires, and more! Website Info. Poster.
Anuttama das reporting
Eco Teaching Farm's Fall Festival
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Enjoy a day (10 AM to 4 PM) at the 3rd Annual Eco Teaching Farm's Fall Festival at the Temple! This festival features classes and workshops all day including: care for cows, wildcrafting, Alex Ojeida on permaculture, making butter and cheese, flat breads, homemade fertilizers and pesticides, canning and preserving, fun with fermentation, making salves, children's activities and more. Lots of great vegetarian food and cart rides from the parking lot. $5 entrance fee. See poster.
Mantrini devi dasi reporting