Without doubt the best temple e-newsletter there is – ISKCON Sydney


The ISKCON Sydney newsletter is without doubt the best. Not only is there a calender of event, including festivals and ekadasi, the are stories, photos, downloads, links, videos and more. It’s more like an online magazine than a newsletter. It’s more like an online reference than just a ‘what’s on’.

The ISKCON Sydney newsletter isn’t just a one-off, it consistently proves to be a great read and a newsletter you will go back to again and again.

Here’s the introduction:

Hare Krishna!
Welcome to ISKCON Sydney’s e-newsletter.

We have His Holiness Vedavyasa Priya Swami with us in Sydney from 28th September – October 4th. His Holiness has been serving his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness well before his spiritual initiation in 1977. He has dedicated his life to spreading the soul-rescuing teachings and philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Programs listed below include 3 days Ramayan Katha, Srimad Bhagavatam classes and Ideal Grahastha life seminar. Please come and hear from a truly advanced yet humble soul.

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming retreat with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, entitled ‘FAITH’, on Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd. Cost for 2 days is Adult – $95, Students – $85 Kids (< 6 y) – Free, Kids (6 y - 12 y) – Half price, Kids (>12 y) – Full price includes meals plus accommodation for both days. Please join us for the unique opportunity to taste the Holy Name and discover how to develop full faith in Supreme Personality of Godhead in the association of an advanced practitioner, in a luxurious center in the middle of a serene atmosphere of Govinda Valley. Details below.

In October we have special guests in Sydney the MAYAPURIS who will, along with Sri Prahlada, conduct a Sacred Rhythm Retreat at Mangrove Creek NSW on 7th-9th October, and a Chant Fest Spring Immersion program at Manly Youth Centre on October 15th. See below for details and how to book your place before it’s too late!

On the 5th of September we celebrated Sri Radhastami at Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple – the appearance day of Srimati Radharani – Krishna’s eternal consort and the Divine Mother of creation. The program consisted of kirtan, class by Sri Prahlada Prabhu, Gaura-arati & kirtan, Abhishek (Deity bathing – with kirtan by Sri Prahlada Prabhu), and a grand prasadam feast. Many thanks to those who joined us for this festival and especially everyone who assisted. Please see some photos below…

Again the Sunday School program in the temple has begun and runs during school term time every fortnight. Please see the details below how to register with organiser Vilasa-manjari and teach your children how to love Krishna and enjoy the fun filled activities each session.

As usual the Sunday Program runs each week from 4.30pm with arati and kirtans, prasadam available from 5.30pm and discourse at 6.15pm.

Below are listed all our donors for last month. Anyone wishing to contribute money can click the PayPal logo to donate online.

Thank you for your support.

Hope to see you all soon!

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