His Holiness Bhanu Swami visiting New Govardhana on Thursday, 30 and Friday, 31 March 2017

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His Holiness Bhanu Swami 

30 & 31 March 
Srimad-Bhagavatam class 7.30am

30 March 
Nectar of Devotion class 5pm

ISKCON Disciple Course is being held Friday, 17 – Sunday, 19 March 2017

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ISKCON DISCIPLE COURSE

DATES: 
Friday, 17 March 5pm to 7pm
Saturday, 18 March 9.30am to 6pm
Sunday, 19 March 9.30am to 3.30pm

VENUE:
Gurukula New Govardhana

Facilitators:
Krishnarupa devi dasi 
Mani Bandha Gopal dasa
Shanti Parayana dasa

Registration mandatory:
Please register by Monday, 6 March with Krishnarupa devi dasi via email 
krishnarupa.acbsp@gmail.com

Prasadam provided. 

Please arrange your own accommodation if required.

On Janmastami 2015 it became ISKCON Law that in order to receive first or second initiation, candidates must complete and pass the ISKCON Disciple Course.
Any leaders, preachers or interested devotees will also find this course full of valuable information and are encouraged to attend.

 

Gaura Purnima Festival on Sunday, 12 March 2017

Gaura Purnima 2017

 

7.30 am Greeting the Deities
8.15 am Class 
10.00 am Harinama in Coolangatta (Qld time)
3.30 pm Bhajanas
4.00 pm Gurukula Presentation
4.30 pm Offering of gifts
4.45 pm Class
5.15 pm Abhisheka
6.30 pm Gaura Arati
6.30 pm Feast

Vaisnava Primer Level 2 starts Thursday, 2 March 2017

Vaisnava Primer Level II March 2017

 

Vaisnava Primer Level II
8 Week Course starting Thu 2 March
Classes held each Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri
5 – 6.25pm

EVERYONE WELCOME

The Foundations of Spiritual Culture

Topics Include:
Guru tattva
Mantrology 
Vedic truths 
Bhakti yoga 
Acaryas &  Avatars

Facilitator: 
Shanti Parayana das

Sacred Sound Kirtan Retreat_Friday, 14 April to Monday, 17 April 2017

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The Sacred Sound Kirtan Retreat will be hosted on the picturesque banks of Manasi Ganga at New Govardhana starting Friday, 14 April to Monday, 17 April 2017).

There will be full morning programs, inspiring classes, ecstatic kirtans and delicious prasadamthroughout the day – all in the association of exalted ISKCON devotees from around the world! 

To inspire us by their association and kirtans, the following Vaisnavas have confirmed their attendance for this retreat:

His Holiness Indradyumna Swami

His Grace Bada Hari Das

His Grace Madhava

His Grace Sri Prahlad Das

Her Grace Jahnavi 

Now is the time to confirm your attendance! Please note that registration is essential for all attendees. For further information and for registration, please click here.  

Registration includes all Sacred Sound Kirtan Retreat programs, as well as breakfast and evening prasadam. Lunch will be available for purchase from a variety of market stalls.

Please refer to www.sacredsoundkirtanretreat.com.au for information about accommodation and further details.

We have also organised childcare for the entire duration of the retreat (including Krishna conscious activities and jumping castles!) Click here to sign up your child four years of age and over. For children under four years, click here to make shared care arrangements.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at  info@sacredsoundkirtanretreat.com.au

Why not get into the mood early and volunteer your time and skills to make this event a spectacular one? Please contact us to see how you can be involved. 

Your servants,
The Sacred Sound Kirtan Retreat Team

“There is no vow like chanting the holy name, no knowledge superior to it, no meditation which comes anywhere near it, and it gives the highest result. No penance is equal to it, and nothing is as potent or powerful as the holy name. Chanting is the greatest act of piety and the supreme refuge.”

“Even the words of the Vedas do not possess sufficient power to describe its magnitude, chanting is the highest path to liberation, peace, and eternal life. It is the pinnacle of devotion, the heart's joyous proclivity and attraction the best form of remembrance of the Supreme Lords. The holy name has appeared solely for the benefit of the living entities as their Lord and master, their supreme worshipable object and their spiritual guide and mentor."

— From the Adi Purana

Nityananda Trayodasi – Thursday, 9 February

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Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day
Thursday, 9 February

7.00am  
Darshan

7.05am
Gurupuja / kirtan

7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class

9.00am
Bhajans

9.30am
Class on Lord Nityananda's Pastimes

10.15-11.00am
Abhiseka of Lord Nityananda 

11.15am
Gift opening

11.40am
Bhoga offering

12.00pm
Arati & kirtan

1.00pm
Feast

Varaha Dvadasi – Wednesday 8 February

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Varaha Dvadasi
Wednesday, 8 February

7:00am
Darshan

7:30am
Srimad Bhagavatam class

9:30am
Bhajans

10:30am
Class

12:00pm
Arati and kirtan

1:00pm
Feast

Lord Nityananda’s Sankirtana Festival 4 February

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Lord Nityananda’s Sankirtan Festival
4 February Surfers Paradise

9.30am
Inspiring class by Krishna Kirtan Prabhu on the glories of Lord Nityananda’s Sankirtan movement

10.20am
Leave New Govardhana

11.30am
Arrival in Surfers Paradise for Book Distribution & Harinama

1.30pm 
Lunch at Govindas

2.30pm
Beach

3.30pm 
Leave Surfers Paradise

Visiting Vaisnavis January/February 2017

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PowerPoint presentation Sunday, 25 December at 4.30pm

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SPECIAL SUNDAY FEAST
Christmas Day PowerPoint presentation
Sunday, 25 December at 4.30pm sharp 

"The Teachings of Jesus: 
As Universal Principals of God Consciousness"
by Padma devi dasi