Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple | 180 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 | Tel: (02)9959 4558
H H Bhanu Maharaj in Sydney
1st to 5th of April | ISKCON SYDNEY Temple
Sydney will be blessed by the visit of HH Bhanu Swami. Maharaj will be here in Sydney from 01st April to 04th April.
HH Bhanu Swami was born in Canada and holds a BA in Oriental fine arts history from the University of British Colombia. He joined the Hare Krishna movement in India in 1970. Initiated in 1971 by Srila Prabhupada, He took sannyasa vows in 1984. HH Bhanu Swami was personally instructed in the art of Deity worship by Srila Prabhupada, and within ISKCON he has become an authority on the topic.
His holiness has been a GBC member since 2003. His zonal assignments cover South India, and he is co-GBC for Japan. His history in management is as a regional secretary for South India since 1986. Having spent the last few decades in residence in Chennai, he has a clear understanding of the region. His GBC committee responsibilities include past chairmanship and, currently, participation in the Parallel Lines of Authority Committee for the Strategic Planning Initiative. A scholar in Sanskrit and Bengali, HH Bhanu Swami has translated fifteen significant works of the Gaudiya Vaishnava canon, with six more titles in progress. Many of these works are commentaries from primary members of the Gaudiya sampradaya on the Bhagavad-gita, Sri-Isopanishad, and Srimad Bhagavatam. Thus, Bhanu Swami’s contribution is a lasting one.
Strong>Following is the Program Schedule:
Saturday, 01st April -
6 pm - Hall Program at Wentworthville. Topic - Glories of Chanting Holy Name
Sunday, 02nd April -
11.30 am - Sunday Feast class
Monday, 03rd April -
7.45 am - Srimad Bhagavatam Class
7.30 pm - Class on "Glories of Lord Ramchandra"
Tuesday, 04th April -
7.45 am - Srimad Bhagavatam Class
For any information, please contact Somendra Krsna Das, 0433 242 148
Ramanavami - Divine Appearence Day of Lord Shri Ram
5th of April | ISKCON SYDNEY Temple
On behalf of ISKCON Sydney, we would like to invite you to attend the appearance day festival of Lord Sri Ramachandra, Ramanavami on Wednesday, 05th April 2017 at 06.00 pm at ISKCON Sydney,180 Falcon St North Sydney. Please come and get the mercy of Lord Sri Ramachandra.
This year we will be blessed by the presence of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. Maharaj will be giving the class. Moreover for Kirtan, we will be having Jahnavi Mataji and Madhava Prabhu. So please don't miss this unique opportunity to receive abundance amount of Mercy !!
6.00 pm: Class by HH Bhakti Charu Swami
7.00 pm: Gaura Aarati
7.30 pm: Kirtan by Jahnavi Mataji and Madhava Prabhu
Free Ekadashi Feast will be served from 6-8.30 pm
You can also get more mercy by sponsoring one or more of below items listed for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath.
Maha Feast - $1200
Flowers - $500
Abhishek - $300
Cake - $250
Aarati - $108
Raj Bhog - $251
For Sponsorship, please contact Shubh Krsna Das, 0410 734 229
For Festival information, please contact Somendra Krsna Das, 0433 242 148
H H Jayapataka Swami Sri Vyas Puja
7th of April | ISKCON SYDNEY Temple
On behalf of ISKCON Sydney, we would like to Invite you all to the 68th VyasaPuja of H H Jayapataka Swami.
7th April 2017, Friday, on the day of Kamada Ekadashi. Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir,180 Falcon Street, North Sydney
- 4:30pm- 5:00pm Kirtan
- 5:00pm-7:00pm Vyasa Puja Offering
- 7:30pm-7:45pm Pushpanjali and Gurupuja
- 7:45pm Prasadam
Grain Feast will be on 9th April Sunday
From the extract of Kamada Ekadashi:
Lord Sri Krishna says, 'Oh Yudhishthira, best of kings, anyone who hears the wonderful narration of Kamada Ekadashi should certainly observe holy Kamada Ekadasi to the best of his ability, such great merit does it bestow upon the faithful devotee. I have therefore described its glories to you for the benefit of all humanity. There is no better Ekadasi than Kamada Ekadasi.
It can eradicate even the sin of killing a brahmana, and it also nullifies demoniac curses and cleanses the consciousness. In all the three worlds, among movable and immovable living entities, there is no better day'
So please come together and let us celebrate His Holiness Jayapataka Swami’s Vyasapuja on such an auspicious day of Kamada Ekadashi. Please invite all your friends, devotee contacts and spread the message.
Sacred Sound Kirtan Retreat Invitation
14th - 17th of April | Manasi Ganga at New Govardhana
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 prasadam throughout 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 Dasa
- His Grace Madhava Das
- His Grace Sri Prahlada Das
- Her Grace Jahnavi
Now is the time to confirm your attendance! Please note that registration is essential for all attendees. 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 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!). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Retreat with HH Bhakti Charu Swami @ Blueys Beach
21st - 25th of April | Blueys Retreat, 285 Boomerang Drive, Pacific Palms 2428
On behalf of ISKCON Sydney, we would like to invite you all to the Spiritual Retreat 2017 at Blueys Beach with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. We will be having the Retreat between 21-25 April (Anzac weekend). We will start the retreat on Friday, 21st evening and finish on Anzac Day,Tuesday, 25th April.
The theme for this Retreat will be Gaura Lila (Pastimes of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His Associates)
There will be separate facilities for accommodation and classes. The classes will be held at a conference center just 5-7 minutes’ walk from the retreat center. This conference center will provide better sitting arrangements and nice ambiance for listening to the divine classes.
To confirm your bookings, please finalize payments by 18th February. We have limited capacity and booking will be made on first come first serve basis.
All the necessary details are given below. Please share these details with your friends and families accordingly.
|Venue||Retreat Venue||Blueys Retreat, 285 Boomerang Drive, Pacific Palms 2428|
|Conference Venue||Mobys Beachside Retreat, 4 Red Gum Rd, Boomerang Beach NSW 2428|
|The retreat will include 3 daily sessions|
|Arrival Date||Fri 21st April by 6 pm (welcome address by Maharaj)|
|Seminar Dates||22, 23,24th April|
|Departure Date||Tuesday 25th April (guests to vacate the resort by 11 am)|
|Fees (All Inclusive)|
|Adults||$375 per person|
|Adults||$375 per person|
|Ages 10 - 18||$250 per person|
|Kids under 10||Free (extra mattress will be provided on request)|
For more information, please contact Somendra Krsna Das, 0433 242 148