Dear devotees, friends and well-wishers,
In front of you is the 16th issue of the Nova Jaladute newsletter, which covers community events for the month of October.
You can send your texts and photos, which you consider worth publishing, to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary of Nova Jaladuta, bhn. Irena
We would like to inform you that from December in the temple you can buy AHIMSA MILK from Divya-prabhanda dasa's farm, at a price of 8 kn / L. Deliveries of milk to the temple are every Saturday, and the milk is boiled immediately upon arrival. You need to bring your own bottles.
Vaisesika das, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and one of the pioneers of mass book distributing, recently initiated a global “Live to Give” campaign, which aims to distribute 2 million Bhagavad-gita in the world!
The campaign officially begins with the month of Kartik, includes the Srila Prabhupada Marathon and ends on January 7 next year.
The crew of Nova Jaladute undertook to distribute all the Bhagavad-gita during this campaign, a total of 950 of them, as many as are currently in storage.
We have before us a unique opportunity to satisfy Srila Prabhupada and help the people around us in these difficult times.
For more information on how you can get involved yourself, please contact: email@example.com or +385 95 8590793 (Adhata das).
Under the leadership of Mahasimha das from Rijeka, the leader of preaching in the prisons of the Republic of Croatia, the temple devotees launched an action of sending packages with Srila Prabhupada's books to 6 prisons and penitentiaries.
Each package contained a total of 22 books, including 6 titles sent to prisons for the first time.
It remains to send the books to another 12 prisons. This is planned to be done in December.
The temple devotees - Lomancita das, Markandeya-rsi das, Adhata das, bh. Gauranga and bh. Matko - were in traveling sankirtan and distributed 130 books.
The total number of books distributed in October was 194 (why such a sharp decline - read in a couple of titles below, covid and the measures taken ...).
Traditionally, devotees from all over the region gathered at Mataji Maha-rasa devi dasi.
With sunny weather and fire, about a hundred devotees spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon with bhajans, lecturing and socializing together. The leaders of the Gopal guru school, among other things, arranged activities for the fall for the youngest.
Devarsi Narada das attended a panel discussion at the Animal and nature protection center Key, where he spoke about the spiritual aspect of vegetarianism and veganism from a Krishna consciousness perspective.
To the great surprise of Devarsi Narada, some of the participants of the forum took with them the books of Srila Prabhupada, and as part of their presentation expressed the opinion that by reading these books, we can improve our relationship with animals and nature.
Even some of those present from the audience also took Srila Prabhupada's books with them.
As the new Ambassador of India was elected this year - His Excellency Raj Kumar Srivastava - representatives of ISKCON Zagreb Nova Jaladute - Govindananda das, Devarsi Narada das, Isvara-puri das, Ayodhya-deva das and bhn. Irena - met with the Ambassador on two occasions. To His Excellency, the devotees presented our projects and the history of ISKCON in Croatia. He was also invited to the Govardhana-puja and Diwali festival celebrations, to which he very gladly agreed, about which you will have the opportunity to hear in the next bulletin for the month of November.
In addition to the present representatives from the Croatian Government and the Embassy of India, Govindananda das attended the event marking the anniversary of the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Bundek.
Two programs of the Krishna Lounge were held, which has recently become increasingly popular among young people.
Two sessions of the Local Vaishnava Council were held to discuss important services in the temple and community.
For all information regarding the work of LVC, suggestions, praise and criticism, you can send to the representative of the communication department, Govindananda das, to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
A representative of the outreach department, Ayodhya-deva das, convened a meeting attended by all devotees who actively participate in preaching in the city of Zagreb.
The harmonization of various types of preaching programs and how to improve them were discussed.
A working group has been formed to deal with this in particular.
This month, as well as the previous one, our bramacharis very diligently collected apples from the Bizek Gardens, which, due to the corona epidemic, their owners do not visit and made wonderful pickles for the pleasure of Sri Sri Gaura Nitay.
Several temple devotees showed characteristic symptoms of coronavirus infection.
We are happy to inform you that none of them suffered more serious consequences and they all felt much better after just a few days.
The temple was closed for 15 days, during which time all events were postponed, such as morning and evening lectures and the Sunday Feast.
By the special efforts of Lila-shakti mataji and Suvarna-bindu das, all services related to the worship of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai were covered.
The current situation in the temple is that everyone is healthy and all events in the temple room are held in strict compliance with the prescribed measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters.
We also reported on the situation in the temple and yatra through the portal where you can find more detailed reports.
- Satya-sanda das for sponsoring kirtan evenings.
- Bh. Neno for regular milk delivery and mowing. Also, to replace the wheels on the stroller at his own expense.
- Nandisvara das for "squeezing" the solarium master and for conducting temple repairs.
- Lila-sakti devi dasi for taking responsibility and risking her own life (as a member of a risk group) in covering the altar services at a time when everyone in the temple was in isolation
- Kala das and bhn. Sandra for Sunday Feast cooking.
- Daya-sindhu das for making large quantities of apple jam.
- Subhanga devi dasi for donating silver jewelry which is also her handiwork.
- Savirti devi dasi and Gaura-mitra das for cooking.
- Yasoda devi dasi for detailed kitchen cleaning.
- Bh. Gauranga to launch and maintain a book-sharing site http://zagreb.iskcon.hr/knjige.html#next.
- Sudevi devi dasi and bhn. Ljerka for baking and packing biscuits for sankirtan devotees.
- Savitri devi dasi and Divya-prabandha das for donating large quantities of their own home-made products.
Donations for the temple or for Club 108 can be paid at IBAN: HR1123400091110102369.
Donations for construction of parking or other capital projects can be paid to IBAN: HR5623400091510955126.
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