Dear devotees, friends and well-wishers,
In front of you is the first issue of the Bulletin in 2021.
All news, as well as related photos, which you think are worth publishing, you can send at: email@example.com.
We started the year with the Thanksgiving Festival which we divided into two parts, the first two Saturdays of the month.
The first part is marked by thanksgiving for the general services and the distribution of gifts to all the devotees who in some way participated in them in the year that is behind us.
We have reserved the second part of the Festival exclusively for sankirtan devotees, ie those devotees who are most dedicated to sharing the books of Srila Prabhupada and those who directly helped them in this.
Speaking of gratitude again, we will take this opportunity to thank all of you for being with us for 19 months reading these issues.
Our young lineup of preachers, who are actively involved in maintaining the very successful Krishna Lounge program, held “additional classes” in January at a “guest field” in Karlovac with fellow faculty of bh. Matko.
Krishna is Omniscient and everything is under His supervision, and from now on some of it is under video surveillance.
Two cameras have been set up, one in the entrance hall and the other in the temple room which will be there solely for security reasons.
In January, two lectures from the cycle on Japa meditation were held under the guidance of Vaikuntha-murti dasa.
The response was a pleasant surprise as the lecture was attended mainly by new and young people (about 15 of them), just interested in Krishna consciousness.
After the formal end of the lecture, the participants had the opportunity to experience kirtan experience with temple devotees, followed by prasadam and a two-hour discussion on various topics from Krishna consciousness.
Two more lectures are planned for February.
A very promising initiative has been launched to establish a special department, largely independent of the temple, in charge of caring for, maintaining, advancing and increasing the opportunities for serving Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai.
Krsna-kanta das is the main responsible person and coordinator of this project who convened a meeting in the temple where all present were presented with ideas, plans, opportunities, etc. The response was very successful, and among those present were several members outside Zagreb.
New gatherings of devotees are scheduled, as well as, among other things, systematic education led by Mayapur-lila devi dasi.
We wish them all Krishna's blessings for the most successful service!
The first MSF was held in 2021 under the leadership of Hema-gauri devi dasi and Bhagavat dasa.
26 devotees took part in the harinam on Ban J. J. Square, and about 50 books and about 100 biscuit packets were distributed. Such a large number of gathered devotees was very attractive to all the people of Zagreb.
The devotees took a simple but extremely satisfying snack-prasadam on Zrinjevac.
Gaura-sakti d on a large donation which bought valves for radiators.
Bh. Drazen for the daily fire service from 3:45 (!!!), switching wood and washing dishes.
Dhanvantari d for help in the kitchen and other services.
Bh. Matej for help in the kitchen.
Sadhumati-sakhi dd for cooking.
Dinadayadri dd, Bhn Irena and Hema-gauri dd for special efforts regarding the organization of the Thanksgiving Festival.
Bh. Mario Cimperšak for painting the entire second floor.
Vaikuntha-murti d and his wife bhn. Irena for services at the altar, holding seminars and for taking on more and more responsibilities in running the temple.
Vaikuntha-murti d, bhn. Kristina and bh. Mario for preparing a "feast to remember" for the Sankirtan festival.
Mr. Tony for repairing and maintaining the temple.
Gaura-mitra d for steady cooking of all Sunday festivals.
Tirtha-sevana d on donated ghee for Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.
Avadhuta Nitai d, Savitri dd and Tulasi-manjari dd on the preparation of prasadam for all MSF participants.
Bhn. Ljerka for the constant guidance of making biscuits for sankirtan.
Savitri dd to come to most of the harinams (although it takes a few hours and costs to travel to Zagreb) on Saturdays and to share biscuits.
It is almost impossible to single out all the devotees who have entrusted us with their services and therefore we humbly ask to excuse us if we have not mentioned someone. All glory to your service!
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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