New Raman Reti

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Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
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Alachua Temple on Facebook
Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
Govinda's Gifts Shop
NRR 2018 Calendars are in stock in the gift shop and lobby for $6 while supplies last.

  • 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
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 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.
Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for May and June 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.
  • May 6, 2018, - Malathi and Gopal Krishnaswamy in honor of their son, Shiv's graduation from UF
  • May 13, 2018, - Dr. Anand and Shalini Kesari
  • May 20, 2018, - Krsna Chaitanya das & Brajarani devi dasi in honor of the marriage of their daughter
  • May 27, 2018, - Rohini and Acyuta Swarupa in honor of their daughter, Karunya's birthday
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Burfi 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: to check availability.
Morning Sweets
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.
Community & Classes

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 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.
Mental Illness
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in Gainesville area.
Other Website Links
Cow Protection
Krishna and the Cows
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!
Security Team Forming
Harinamananda das
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 at

Newsletter Staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly

Send Temple-related articles/photos to: (The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)

Newsletter Deadline Reminder
Srila Prabhupada
ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
His Holiness Sacinandana Swami Visit and Seminar
THIS Thursday - Tuesday, May 17 -22, 2018
HH Sacinandana Swami
His Holiness Sacinandana Swami will be visiting Alachua May 17-22, 2018. He'll be giving a three-day seminar at the Temple on "Living the Bhagavatam - Drawing Inspiration, Guidelines for Life, and Spiritual Strength from the Srimad Bhagavatam." The seminar will be structured as follows: PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES!

* Friday, May 18, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 6:30 PM Gaura Arati, 7:00 PM Bhagavatam Katha, dramatic reading about the most attractive pastimes of the Lord and His devotees, followed by kirtan for Sayana Arati, 8:45-9:15 PM.

* Saturday, May 19, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 6:30 PM Gaura Arati, 7:00 PM Bhagavatam Katha, dramatic reading about the most attractive pastimes of the Lord and His devotees, followed by kirtan for Sayana Arati, 8:45-9:15 PM.

* Sunday, May 20, 2018: 8:00-9:00 AM, topical Srimad-Bhagavatam class, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM seminar until lunch. 5:00 PM Sunday Feast lecture, 7:00 - 9:15 PM Kirtan in the Temple room.

PLEASE REGISTER: The seminar is free (donations welcome), but registration is requested so we can plan for the number of participants and prepare sufficient lunch prasadam. Please click here to register:
Manorama das reporting
CDI Conference a Success
Held Over the Past Weekend
The second Community Development Conference was a big success this past Saturday. There were over 100 devotees in attendance, and another 25 facilitators. The essence of the day was moving into specific focus groups of individual interest, and meeting together to see what is working, what is needed, and what being more involved would look like. The teams went through exercises together as a preview of what the actual committees (which will be identified based on a form everyone filled out called “My Offering” commitments) will be doing in conference 3.

You can see what the focus groups are here.

Each group spent the day getting to know one another, taking incredibly delicious prasadam together (obeisances to the cooks!!), and really sharing and listening to each other. In my group (Temple Management Support with an emphasis on Guest Services), I know every person had something valuable to contribute. At the end of the day, a representative of each group made a short statement of the group's experience ("hopeful, a clearer understanding, enthusiastic, motivated...") and shared a practical goal their group came up with. See each group's SMART goals here.I want to give a big appreciation to the CDI team who met together hundreds of times over the last two years to pull together something relevant and all encompassing to help our community grow into the future, and to let their individual voices be heard.

If you were unable to attend the meeting but wanted to, please check out the focus groups and see if there is something you would like to be part of and the CDI will hook you in with the group.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Bhakti Kalalayam's Annual Dance Recital
THIS Saturday, May 19, 2018
You are cordially invited to Bhakti Kalalayam Dance Academy’s Annual Recital at 5:00 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the NRR Temple. There will be dinner and many desserts available for purchase, followed by an hour of beautiful offerings of dance by all the different classes ages 4-19 years. We look forward to seeing you there! Thank you for your support!
Anapayini Jakupko reporting
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Daytona Beach Ratha-yatra
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Please join us for the Daytona Beach Ratha-yatra Sunday, May 27, 2018. Bus reservation are $8 per person which includes transportation (both ways), ice water, lunch, dinner & swimming, a 50 seater bus, with A/C It is filling up, so reserve your seat soon. It is Memorial Day weekend, and it will be difficult to find parking there plus traffic is heavy. So, taking the bus is a better way to go. The bus departs from the Temple- 9:30 AM, and departs from the beach - 8:00 PM. Contact- Pranayakeli devi dasi at 352 215 4363 or
Bhadra das reporting
Joy of Devotion Film Showing
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Hartwood Sound Stage
"The Joy of Devotion" film premiere is coming to Gainesville after making a tour through ISKCON centers world-wide! There will kirtan by our very own talented and innovative kirtaniya Dhanya and her kirtan crew, food and drinks for sale, and introduction by the director Krishna-Lila dasi! Featured in the film is the BANA school and many other familiar faces!

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018- 5:00-8:00 PM
Venue: Hartwood Sound Stage, 619 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 (next to Depot Park).
5:00 PM - Hall Opens - Veggie/Vegan food for sale
5:45-6:15 PM - Kirtan by Dhanya and company
6:15-6:20 PM - Introduction by director Krishna Lila dasi
6:30-8:00 PM - Film "The Joy of Devotion"

Pre-sale tickets online: Buy your tickets online in advance as there it is only limited seating! -This event is brought to you by the ISKCON Communications team
Krishna-Lila devi dasi reporting
Help Beautify the Temple Property
Grow Fruits for Krishna at the Same Time
At the Temple, we are going to plant Orange and Lemon trees that do well in our climate zone. They look lovely, are fragrant, produce fruits for the Deities, and nourish the devotees. You can below to make a donation for this nice project.

Mukhya devi dasi reporting
We Need Your Flowers
As Your Home Gardens are Starting to Bloom
It's that time of year, your home gardens are starting to blossom, and we are humbly reminding everyone to bring whatever flowers they can to the Temple for deity seva. If no one is around to receive them they can go in the flower fridge in the big kitchen.

Although we have a nice picking garden at the temple, we buy most of what we need, and prices are going up and up. We spend thousands a year on flowers decorating Sri Sri Radhe Shyam, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. We love marigolds, gardenias, and any homegrown flower will be so much appreciated!!
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
Sri Sri Gaura Nitai New Raman Reti
Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara New Raman Reti Dhama
Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balarama
Sri Sri Krishna Balarama in New Raman Reti Dhama

Daily Class Schedule - Week of May 15, 2018

Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 5/15 Govinda das 11.20-26  
Tamohara das
Dina Sharana das
HH Sacinandana Swami
HH Sacinandana Swami
CC: Madhya lila 14.19-21
HH Sacinandana Swami
Pran Govinda das
Sukhada devi dasi
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare