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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle. NEW! We are full up with new items including:
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.
- Women's Clothing
- Children's Clothing
- Men's Clothing
- Lots of new Tulasi mala
- Bedspreads, shawls, deities and deity clothing
- Jewelry PLUS
- A new line of 100% organic or wildcrafter Fragrance Oils
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 November and December, 2017. 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.
- November 12, 2017- Ravi & Savita Gaur in loving memory of his brother, Anil Gaur
- November 19, 2017- Dr Lal & Shakuntala Garg
- November 26, 2017-Sukriti: thanksgiving to his Grandma Malatibala;
Kesava Swarupa in honor of his new baby son, Aniruddh
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 charge for the guest house is $120 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.
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.
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. Facilitators: Prana Govinda das and Hari Parayana 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.
Anyone living alone who would like a daily check in by phone. Bhaktin Julia will call you each morning between 8 am and 10 am, and see how you are, if you have any needs today or this week. She can refer you on if you do have particular needs.
Please call or E-mail the Temple office to get on the phone list: 386-462-2017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple (previously the old gift shop) is now open. 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 illness emergency, follow this protocol.
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.)
THIS Saturday, November 11. 2017, at the Temple
Enjoy a day out on the Hare Krishna farm:
*Care for cows
*Making butter & cheese
*Homemade fertilizers & Pesticides
*Canning and Preserving
*Fun with fermentation
Bring a friend. $5 entrance fee, children under 12 free.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., THIS Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
It is that time of the year again-the Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, in Gainesville- to be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have a book table along with prasadam distribution -meeting and greeting thousands of festival goers. As always, we will need volunteers. Please sign up for an hour or two (or more ) for distributing Srila Prabhupada's books in this most auspicious kartik month. Contact Ekadasi Vrata devi dasi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please spread the word around.
We can distribute hundreds of cookies. So please bake or encourage your baker friends to bake cookies for this sankirtan event. Bring to Temple Thursday, Friday or Saturday and we will package them.
Sri Vrindavan devi dasi reporting
Thanksgiving Feast at the Temple
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Volunteer one hour to help make this event happen and get a free plate...Call the Temple office 386-462-2017 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
There will be a Thanksgiving Feast at the Temple. It will be served at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 23, 2017. The following menu will be provided:
- Roasted Fall Vegetables
- Roasted Herbed Potatoes
- Cheesy Baked Ziti
- Tossed Salad and Krishna Lunch Dressing
- Upma Stuffing and Gravy
- Pumpkin Spice Cake with Whipped Cream
- Red Zinger Fruit Punch
Adults: $6.00 and children under 10 years: $3.00. Want to organize volleyball? Soccer? Cricket? Go for it!
The Band is Back!!
Everyone's favorite rock stars, The Blind Uncle Band is back together for one more performance.
After lunch stay around for the show at 2:00 PM.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Festival of the Holy Name
Friday & Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2017
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Guest Speakers in November
His Holiness Prahladananda Swami and Vaisesika Das
His Holiness Prahladananda Swami will be here THIS Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017.
Click here for larger poster.
Vaisesika das will be here Thursday, November 30, and Friday through Sunday morning, December 1 - 3, 2017.
Sri Vrindavana devi dasi reporting
Community Development Conference
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Registration for New Raman Reti’s first Community Development Conference is now open!
Along with the recently completed Community Survey, the objective of this conference is to create a platform that will allow the community’s voice to be heard, deepen our relationships, and build a shared vision for New Raman Reti going into the future.
This exciting event will take place at the Alachua Woman's Club, Sunday, December 3. 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm with childcare available and followed by sumptuous lunch Prasadam.
The overall Vision of the Community Development Initiative (CDI) is a loving and well connected family of Krishna devotees, spiritual aspirants, and friends fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s Mission. Both senior and second generation devotee speakers will facilitate the conference with presentations on New Raman Reti’s history and the survey results. They'll also invite further feedback from the audience on how to enrich our already amazing NRR Community.
You won’t want to miss this important community event.
Registration is required.To register and for more details, please visit NRRCommunity.com
CDI Team reporting
The Tampa Congregation Celebrates Kartik Month in a Big Way!
Thanks to Ramiya das' encouragement and the sincere devotional mood of the congregation members, worship of Lord Damodara is spreading around Tampa.
The congregation encourages their friends families to host Damodar worship programs in their homes throughout Tampa and St Petersburg. They come over and set up an altar for Damodar worship and invite the host and their friends to offer ghee lamps to Damodar and join in singing the Damodarastakam. After that they have some more kirtan and a short talk explaining the Damodar lila followed by prasadam.
Programs are also happening at the University of South Florida that include Damodar worship. In the evening students invite the devotees to their apartments to perform the Damodarastakam program for their roommates and friends. To date there have been 16 Damodar programs this month thanks to a very enthusiastic responses from all varieties of people.
The congregation has also set up a book distribution display outside Patel Brothers grocery where they have had about 50 people offering ghee lamps to Damodar as well. Many take books and get invitations to our home programs. The Damodar program has increased the preaching and outreach tremendously in Tampa and we heartily recommend it for others to try in their home or the home of interested people.
Ramiya das reporting
Every year we distribute the mercy of the Holy Name to all the spectators who attend the Football Games in Gainesville, Florida. We usually meet at the Krishna House and park our cars and in a group, walk to Gate 7 at the Stadium, a ten minute walk. All Gainesville games meet at Krishna House. All other TBA. Please join us.
Krishna Kesava das reporting
- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Time TBA, Gainesville
- Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Time TBA, Gainesville
For Our Children
Let’s give the children of our community durable, long-lasting swings! We are excited to announce stage two of the Temple playground.
Please help bring this wonderful project to life and donate.
The cost includes:
5 standard swings, 2 toddler swings and 1 handicap accessible swing
Construction supplies: lumber, swings, bolts and fasteners
Professional labor: Mukunda das & Radhanath das (builders of the Goshala pole barn)
Mulch for the swings area
TO DONATE IN PERSON: Please make checks payable to Kulimela Association.
TO DONATE ONLINE: Please send money via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or donate at Kulimela.org.
For more information, contact Mallika in person, E-mail email@example.com or find the Facebook group: New Raman Reti Alachua Playground.
Raghu Consbruck reporting