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  • Mark Your Calendars for GVT Couples Retreat

    Mark you calendars for a fun couples weekend September 16-18, 2016, sponsored by the Grihastha Vision Team (GVT). Couples grow closer to Krishna and to each other through seminars, couples activities, kirtans in a beautiful, peaceful, devotional rural setting at Gita Nagari. Healthy marriages, happy families, strong ISKCON. See poster. Check out website.

  • Update from the Krishna Institute

    Sacinandana Swami will not be coming to Alachua for the seminars advertised by the Krishna Institute because he was not able to get his visa in time. Processing of the visa was slowed down because he recently traveled to Iran for a preaching mission, which causes concern for U.S. immigration officials. We shall see this as […]

  • Lord Narasimhadeva’s Appearance Day

    Please join us Saturday, April 28, 2018, to celebrate the most auspicious Narasimha Chaturdasi. We are fasting until dusk. Here is the day’s schedule: 4:30 a.m. – Mangala Arati 8:00 a.m. – Srimad Bhagavatam Class 9:30 a.m. – Abhisheka by Temple pujaris All day bhajanas in Temple room 4:15 p.m. – Arati 5:00 p.m. – […]

  • New North American TOVP Office Opens

    (From left to right) Ambarisa, his daughter Nisha, his wife Swaha, and international fundraising director Braj Vilas Das outside the new office. A new office for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium – ISKCON’s upcoming flagship center in Mayapur — has opened in Alachua, Florida. The office will locally process North American donations, maintain good […]

  • Rama Navami Celebration

    Schedule of events for the day: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Abhisheka for Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksmana Hanuman 5:00 pm – Dance Performance: Rabindranritya, an adaptive version of Bharatnatyam, Manipuri and Kathakali classical Indian dance 5:30 pm – Special Lecture 6:00 pm – Prasad Feast Please click below to help to sponsor our […]

  • “Krishna Institute” Launch in New Raman Reti

    For more information on courses and seminars see Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krishnaInstituteUSA/ and website: https://krishnainstitute.org/.   The Krishna Institute (KI) launches its service to the Vaishnava Community on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at ISKCON of Alachua with His Holiness Sacinandana Swami and Madhava das facilitating the two-day (Saturday and Sunday) interactive Dharma Workshop: “Discover Your Mission in Life.” Recognizing the […]

  • ISKCON Disciples Course in Alachua

    The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. This is a mandatory course for all devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON. (The course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.) The course was […]

  • Spring Festivals

    Gaura Purnima Festival – the Holy Appearance Day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Sunday, March 12, 2017 (fasting until moonrise) Schedule of Events for the Day: 4:30 a.m. – Mangal Arati 7:20 a.m. – Guru Puja 8:00 a.m. – Deity Greeting (New Outfit) 8:30 a.m. – Lecture – Caitanya Lila 9:30 a.m. – Abhisheka of Gaura […]

  • Restrooms

    Before After   In our ongoing efforts to develop New Raman Reti to continue the mission of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, we are happy to present: RESTROOMS FOR NEW RAMAN RETI …it’s been a long time coming! Our temple building was constructed in 1995, when there were roughly 7 families in the community. Kind […]

  • Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day

    “Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s face is more beautiful and cooling than the autumnal moon. The effulgence coming out from His body is supremely beautiful. He always moves like a mad elephant, since He is always intoxicated with krishna-prema (love of God). He is always mad after krishna-prema. His body is completely pure spiritual energy. He always […]

  • The ISKCON 50/50 Campaign

    The ISKCON 50/50 Campaign is an initiative to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON throughout 2016. Let’s show Srila Prabhupada our deep gratitude- by distributing at least one book every week of this year. Everyone in New Raman Reti is invited to join us and distribute 50 BBT books in 2016. That’s an average of […]

  • Hare Krishna Movement Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2016

    Photo Credits: iskcon50.org A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Manhattan’s Lower East Side  “Joy of Devotion” Inspires a Half-Century of Growth Washington, D.C.—1966 was a significant year. Chairman Mao Tse-Tung’s “Little Red Book” was published for the first time. Despite mass protests, the United States began to bomb Hanoi, North Vietnam’s capital. The Soviet Union’s Luna […]

  • China Art Museum Exhibits MOSA’s Sacred Art Collection

    “Forms of Devotion is curated by Sushma K. Bahl, the former head of the British Council of India’s Arts and Culture department.” Asia’s largest museum, the China Art Museum in Shanghai, has dedicated its entire tenth floor to Forms of Devotion, a collection of sacred art from Belgium’s Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA). The exhibit, […]

  • Srimad Bhagavatam Online Study

    Srimad Bhagavatam is prescribed for people in Kali-yuga: “Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the Age of Kali shall get light from this Purāṇa.” (SB 1.3.43) It is the only Vedic text Srila Prabhupada chose to publish and bring with him when he travelled to the United […]

  • 2016 Historic Year for ISKCON

    2016 is an historic year for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It marks the 50th anniversary of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada’s founding and incorporating ISKCON. All over the world ISKCON devotees will mark this occasion with special events. We hope to create some interest in Alachua County also. If you have any ideas […]

  • New Year’s Eve Harinama!

    Join us for harinama on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, 2015, in Gainesville. We will meet across from the Hippodrome Theatre (SE 2nd Place & SE 1st Street) at 9:30 p.m. We will chant until 11:00 p.m. or so. See last year’s harinama: Video.

  • Cow Protection

    DONATE OFFLINE: 386-462-2017 ISKCON of Alachua County is an IRS recognized non-profit which can accept tax deductible donations Tax Exempt number 59-2710464

  • December Book Distribution Marathon

    Take part in paying forward your great good fortune in having come in contact with Srila Prabhupada’s books. Help others learn the secret of the meaning of life. As His Divine Grace himself so aptly explains: In order to change this materialistic society and prevent them from gliding to hell, first thing is to educate […]

  • Visiting Sannyasis in December

    (His Holiness Prahladananda Swami already visited December 4-5, 2015) His Holiness Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodar Swami will be here December 8-29, 2015. His Holiness Romapada Swami will be here Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec 15-16, 2015. They will be giving classes and darshans.

  • Ring in the New Year at New Raman Reti!

    Let go of the old and attract prosperity and auspiciousness for the New Year. On Sunday, December 31, 2017, beginning at the 6:30 p.m. arati, and continuing to a Maha Arati at midnight, enjoy an evening of Krishna bhajans led by our talented and enthusiastic musicians. The evening will include an auspicious fire yajna at […]

  • Gita Jayanti Monday, December 21, 2015

    Gita Jayanti is Monday, December 21, 2015. We will observe this very auspicious day which commemorates the advent of the Bhagavad-gita by following the tradition and chant all 700 verses of the Gita in the Temple room beginning at 4:30 p.m. We will finish just in time for the Arati at 6:30 p.m. The program […]

  • Book Distribution / Harinama Opportunities in Area

    UPCOMING HOLIDAY HARINAMA PARADES:  THIS SATURDAY, December 12, 2015 – Christmas Parade downtown Alachua. Meet behind the Alachua Villas Apartments at 1:30 p.m. Children welcome!! THIS SATURDAY , December 12, 2015– High Springs Christmas parade. Meet near the City Hall at 6:00 p.m. ContactJagannath Charan das for more information. Looking for Cookie Bakers for distribution […]

  • New Website!

    After months of careful research, planning and development, ISKCON Alachua is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The aim of the redesign is to make the website easier to navigate and to provide helpful and informative content on ISKCON and our temple to our worldwide audience. Our intention is  to create a richer site and […]

  • Goshala Cow Barn

    We are proud to present the new Goshala Cow Barn, one part of the eco-teaching farm project. Srila Prabhupada desired self-sufficient communities created by devotees, so that dependency on outside economic forces is minimized and a “simple living, high thinking” culture is promoted. Thanks to the generosity of many donors near and far, the new […]

  • Rally for Mukunda Goswami

    Venture up the back hills of New Govardhana Farm, to Harrison House, or by chance be at the temple at an odd time of the day and you may get the privilege of bumping into the somewhat unassuming, gentle soul known as Mukunda Goswami. Despite his humility, Mukunda Goswami is a veteran of the Hare […]

  • Calling All Devotees

    Interested in Helping Better Organize the Sunday Feast & Festivals We would like to form a committee to help better organize the Sunday Feast program and our various yearly Festivals. If you would like to take part in this please e-mail the Temple office, and we will contact you for the first meeting:  alachuatemple@gmail.com.

  • The Last Days of Bhisma Pancaka

    Kartika Vrata Will End TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2015   Bhisma Pancaka: The last five days of Kartika month, Sunday – Wednesday, November 22-25, 2015, are known as Bhisma-Pancaka. Grandfather Bhisma fasted for these five days, preparing to give up his life. However one observes Kartika-vrata, one should intensify it for the last five days. Bhisma-pancaka refers […]

  • Festival of the Holy Name

    We invite you to participate in the Festival of the Holy Name 2015! November 27 and 28, 2015 — 10 AM to 10 PM, November 29, 2015 — 10 AM to 1:30 PM (Thanksgiving weekend) Join together in celebration and immerse yourself in transcendental sound vibration. Experience the maha-mantra. Chant and be happy! For more […]

  • Thank You to All Who Helped Us Keep the Deities Cool

    The Altar/Pujari Room A/C Needed to Be Replaced THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the new air conditioner for the pujari room and altar. Some devotees contributed twice once they realized we weren’t reaching the goal. We are very appreciative of your sincere service to Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri […]

  • Narayani devi dasi to Visit

    Wednesday, August 12 -19, 2015 Narayani devi dasi will be visiting New Raman Reti for one week, Wednesday, August 12 -19, 2015. She will be giving evening seminars on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.9.1-25 on Monday, August 17, 2015 and on Tuesday, August 18, 2015at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Here is information on the seminars:  At the dawn […]

  • From the President’s Desk

    For a Hare Krishna devotee, taking initiation into the guru parampara of our Founder Acharya Srila Prabbhuada’s line is an major step on the path of spiritual life that takes us back to Krishna. After practicing Krishna consciousness for some time, reading and studying Srila Prabhupada’s books, following the principles, and chanting 16 rounds of […]