Team Work - Janmastami 2014
by Lilasuka dasi
The days leading up to a Janmastami festival are often exciting and energy-charged. This year, some specific pre-Janmastami preparations held a special fascination for many.
Doing service together in co-operation with other devotees and friends towards a common goal is truly the key to surcharging both the atmosphere and our own souls with spiritual bliss. That was the scene on the days before Janmastami 2014. As people worked together, the air was surcharged with inspiration and creativity for the Lord.
Labor Day Weekend Temple Program Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 5:00 am Mangala Arati 5:45 am Japa session-Introduction class 7:00 am Milking the cows (at the Goshala) 7:30 am Sringar Darshan 7:40 am Guru Puja 8:00 am Srimad Bhagavatam Class by Ramesvara Prabhu 10:00 am Govardhana Parikrama 12:30 pm Rajbhoga Arati Kirtan by Parampara Prabhu 1:00 pm Bhagavad-Gita Class by Ramesvara Prabhu 1:30 pm LUNCH PRASADAM 2:30 pm Janmastami Katha by Sankirtan Prabhu
Any guest to the school will agree that it’s always a treat to visit Gopal’s Garden Home School Co-op, and see the refreshing faces of the talented students and their dedicated teacher.
By Kacey Orr
The last few weeks have been VERY busy in the gardens. We have had many new volunteers. A family from Maryland came to work and camp in the garden. Currently we have two volunteers from WWOOF (world wide opportunities on organic farms) that have been helping with our abundant harvest of green beans. The Roots & Shoots 4-H Cloverbud Club came and spent a day touring the gardens and picking flowers. The kids had a wonderful time and learned all about farming and flowers.