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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 January and February 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.
- January 6, 2019, - Pravin Patel
- January 20, 2019, - Daniel Mishra
- January 27, 2019, - Manish Rawal and Radhica Neranjan
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
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|BI Conference for All Devotee Scientists
Planned for THIS Friday - Sunday, January 18 - 20, 2019
On January 18th-20th the scientists and scholars from the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies will host the Consciousness in Science Conference - a multi-disciplinary exploration of its possibilities and challenges. The event will be hosted Friday at the Harn Museum of Art, and continue Saturday and Sunday at the historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida.
The “Consciousness in Science” Conference is intended to involve all fields of scientific endeavor. It will be an opportunity for devotee-scientists to come together, hear from others and, perhaps, present original research regarding the scientific basis of Krishna consciousness; or simply to gain inspiration and make new friends and contacts for future collaboration. Together, we will consider how to develop a dynamic, devoted and reputable academic community that will contribute to this aspect of Srila Prabhupada’s mission: to present Vedic philosophy to the scientists in their language as well as communicate our message to the public and the ISKCON community.
This is the first major BI conference in 20+ years and is being held right here in Gainesville! For registration and information about the conference please visit: www.consci19.org
If you are interested in helping us make this a glorious offering to Srila Prabhupada, regardless of whether you're a scientist or not, we will be needing lots of volunteers to make it happen! We need volunteers to host devotee-scientists from out of town, drive guests to and from the airport and conference, and volunteer at the event itself.
Full time volunteers will receive a free pass to the event $135 general/$35 students/Friday night free)!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Prishni devi dasi at: email@example.com
The Bhaktivedanta Institute was established by Srila Prabhupada in 1976 for the purpose of advanced study and research into the Vedic tradition of understanding consciousness and the self, and its interaction within the natural world. The main purpose of the Institute is to explore the implications of Vaishnava philosophy as it bears upon human culture, and to present its findings in courses, lectures, conferences, monographs, and books.
Tamraparni das and Tulasi Rani devi dasi reporting
Bhaktivedanta Medical Association Annual Conference 2019
January 18-21, 2019 at ISKCON of Houston
The objective of this seminar/retreat is to rejuvenate physicians and health care personnel so that they can burn away burn-out and provide optimal care to patients and enjoy their family life while making spiritual advancement. It will help them be happier people and improve their interpersonal relationships. It is a spiritual surcharging opportunity.
Theme: East Meets West: A Holistic Approach to Health:
Application of meditation and Ayurveda in medical practice
Presentations and workshops on yoga and vegetarian/vegan diet
Implications of mental health on spiritual and physical well being.
Bhakti yoga and health
With special presentations by:
Keynote address by HH Giriraj Swami – “Life’s Final Exam: Death and Dying from a Vedic Perspective.”
Baxter Montgomery, MD, Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center
Alejandro Chaoul, MD. Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bhakti Marga Swami, “The Walking Monk”
Use this page for more information and registration:
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Visvambhara Das reporting
Forms Available from Hare Krishna Social Services
Hare Krishna Social Services has forms for your health directives and last will and testament. Please pick one up from Radha devi dasi Selvester at the Sunday feast or by appointment, and Radha will explain how you can make this a legal document. Leave it with a friend or family member or in the Temple files, so that your assets, whatever they may be, can be distributed according to your wishes. Even if you only have a car, or a small bank account, no one can make use of these things without your having designated your wishes for them in a legal document. That means they will go to government surplus at some future time.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
For Temple Festivls and Outdoor Events
We are in need of upgrading the loudspeakers we currently use for
festivals and outdoor events throughout the year at the temple. The
new speakers will have better clarity and the potential to go 50%
louder than the ones we have used in the past, which will help us for
larger outdoor events. We also won't need to rent speakers anymore for
larger events such as Janmastami, Holi Festival of Colors or the
Festival of the Holy Name.
We're partnering with our local Alachua
ISKCON Youth Ministry who will use these speakers for outdoor kirtan
festivals on their mission trips. The youth ministry will pay half,
and we'll pay half. We are working with a church sound provider who is
giving us a generous 25% off retail price for our good cause. Please
contribute towards the $1,900 still needed to upgrade our festival
sound system loudspeakers.
Mannorama das reporting
Maha Harinama Event Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa
Please join in for the harinam in Tampa on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The annual event attracts 300,000 visitors and is the country's third largest parade.
The Harinam party will be chanting along side Bayshore Blvd. as
the crowd lines up to view the parade. It has been a wonderful event for spreading the holy names each year we have attended.
Our party will meet at the intersection of Howard Ave and Bayshore Blvd from 12:30 - 3:00 pm. Prasadam is sponsored by the Tampa
devotees and will be served after Harinam at the West Pines Park (North Armenia Ave and Lemon St.)
We are leaving the Temple parking lot at 9:00 am. Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the deity kitchen if you will be coming.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
"Greeter" Service at Temple
Greeting Guests at the Sunday Feast
In an effort to make our temple more 'user friendly' for guests that come on Sunday, we would like to have an assigned Greeter set up along the walk way leading up to the Temple.
Many people come for their first time and just don't know where to go or even what our program is for the day. Think how nice it would be for you if you were to go somewhere for the first time and were met by a friendly face who could tell you the lay of the land.
While this is a service that is commonly covered in most churches, it isn't something we have done successfully for quite a while. It's a great way to help newcomers feel comfortable and welcomed. You'd only have to say hello and point the way.
If this is something you would like to do even once every two months, please let me know so I can fill a schedule. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 386-462-2017.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting