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NRR 2018 Calendars are in stock in the gift shop and lobby for $6 while supplies last.
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 March and April 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.
- March 4, 2018, - Manveen Atwal in honor of Gaurav's birthday
- March 11, 2018, - Vrindavanalila devi dasi in memory of Kenneth Heger
- April 1, 2018, - Prabir & Sri Gaurangi devi dasi Banik in honor of Nimai's 2nd Birthday
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. 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.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
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 illness emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in 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!
A SECURITY TEAM IS FORMING: Harinamananda das is forming a Security Team for the Temple; he will oversee and train devotees interested in doing this service to help protect our community especially during our larges festivals and the Sunday program.
If you are interested in being part of this service or learning more about it, please contact Harinamananda prabhu at 786-897-2411 or by email
| Visiting Speakers TODAY, Wednesday and Friday
His Holiness Bhakti Marga Swami and Rajendra Kumar das
His Holiness Bhakti Marga Swami will be giving Srimad Bhagavatam class TODAY, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Vrajendra Kumar das, a senior devotee from the Russian yatra, will give Srimad Bhagavatam class Wednesday, March 14 and Friday, March 16, 2018.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Lives of Srivas Pandit, Ramanuja Acharya, Govind Gosh, Vamsivadana Thakur & Shyamananda prabhu
Short Skit THIS Sunday, March 18, 2018
A short skit will be performed on the Lives of Srivas Pandit, Ramanuja Acharya, Govind Gosh, Vamsivadana Thakur & Shyamananda prabhu by our NRR Super Juniors. It will be performed at the Sunday Feast in the Temple room at 4:50 PM, March 18, 2018.
Hemanga Gopi devi dasi reporting
Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF)
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Team ISKCON Alachua is pleased to announce that our next Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF)
will be in St. Augustine, part of the Ratha-yatra celebrations. On
Saturday March 24, 2018,
St. Augustine is a busy tourist hub, where thousands go by the Ratha-yatra festival site, Plaza de la Constitución.- a great place for distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books. Our schedule is as follows:
8:00 AM - Leave Alachua, - Meet at Plaza de la Constitución, 1 Cathedral Street, St Augustine FL 32084
10:30 AM - Noon - Ratha-yatra procession
Noon - Meet with team leaders at the Plaza, Teams depart for book distribution- Store to store, During Harinam, Book table, at the Plaza.
3:30 PM - Depart for Alachua
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please Register Online at alachuatemple.com/msf. You may also register at the Lobby Book Table on Tuesdays (7:30-9:30 AM) or Sundays (5:00 - 8:00 PM).
Donations for books are most welcome. Let us know if you will need a ride to St. Augustine.
Any questions Email: teamISKCONalachua@gmail.com,
Sri Vrindavana devi dasi reporting
Festival of Colors - Mark Your Calendars!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
In Memoriam Premarnava das
Passed Away Saturday, March 3, 2018
Premarnava das, ACBSP, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. He had come to the Alachua community only a couple of weeks ago to have some association of devotees while he convalesced from a long illness. Divyanga das visited him just the day before he passed away to bring him the garland from Sri Sri Gaura Nitai's Gaura Purnima Festival. Premarnava prabhu will be remembered as one of the original ecstatic kirtaniyas of ISKCON. His joyous melodic kirtans came straight from the heart, and went straight to the heart of everyone present. He loved Srila Prabhupada very much, and would preach to anyone and everyone to take his shelter. He made his three brothers devotees, and many others he met along the way also. The cremation ceremony will be private.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Temple Volunteer Services
Listing Online and in Temple Room
Please check out our new feature the Volunteer Temple Services Board.
If you've ever wanted to do some temple seva but didn't know what was available to choose from, now you will.
All of our department heads will make updates with special projects, short and long term services you can jump into at your convenience.
For now you can choose from helping with Deity Seva, the Eco Farm, our Organic Gardens, and Radharani's Kitchen.
Keep checking for updates, or come over anytime when you can to strengthen your relationship with Krishna through service. Here is the Online Listing.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
NEW! Free Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library
Stream or Download Srila Prabhupada's Audiobooks
The heart of the Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library is a comprehensive offering of
Srila Prabhupada's books and teachings presented in audio form,
available to be streamed or downloaded, free of charge. Some of the offerings to be found include:
o Video Previews of Krsna Book Stories in Srila Prabhupada’s own Words (meant to promote the books)
o How and Why to Offer Your Food - Prasadam Cooking Videos
o Videos - Teaching Prayers by Chanting Along with Srila Prabhupada
o Video Presentations on the Basics of Diety Worship in the Home
o Video Series of Topical Srila Prabhupada Lectures
Please use this wonderful resource in your home and in your preaching. LINK.
Mantrini devi dasi reporting
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