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If you are inspired, you can serve all the devotees by sponsoring a kirtan or prasad – we work hard to keep this festival by donation only for the devotees, to allow no financial obstacle for sincere devotees who wish to attend….but this means we are reliant on your donations towards the kirtans and prasad to make the festival possible!

 

All you need to do now is to fill out the Kirtan/Prasad Sponsorship formIf you’re inspired (and we certainly hope you are) and can’t wait to donate, please fill in the form, and can send your donation through the PayPal button (on the side), or using the following details for a bank transfer: ISKCON NG, BSB 033002,  ACCOUNT 618999. Add your name and ‘SSdon’ as the reference and contact us.

We need YOUR help! 

This year with the building of a new venue, and with plans to make prasadam more delicious than ever, we are reliant on your donations to allow this to manifest.

Sivananda Sen demonstrated an exemplary service attitude, especially in taking care of devotees by serving them so nicely as described in the Caitanya Caritamrita:

Every year Sivananda Sena would lead a party of two hundred devotees from Bengal to Jagannatha Puri to attend the annual Ratha-Yatra festival. He would pay for everyone’s food, tolls, ferries, and lodging. He personally arranged for their com­fort.

Sivananda Sena didn’t charge anyone anything! We strongly believe that such examples in the scriptures are not just for reading and relishing but they are also for us to cultivate the mood of service by following in their footsteps. Of course, it may not be practical for one person to take care of everyone these days, but the principle can be adopted still. So, we are trying to create a mini-army of Sivananda Sens who come forward to sponsor the kirtans and prasad and thereby making it affordable for the other devotees who’ll be attending the retreat and receive their immense blessings.

As with any large festival – it takes a team, many hands make light work! If you wish to contribute to this festival in any way – cooking, cleaning, donating money, devotee care etc. –  please sign up here

And yes, (whilst we still have you reading) we want to remind everyone that we have a beautiful return gift that’s awaiting for each person that co sponsors a meal or a kirtan. We could tell you what the gift is now, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise! 🙂

And as far as our part is concerned, we don’t make a single dollar from this retreat so would like to outline our items as budgeted below:
  • Airfares for kirtaniyas – $20,000
  • Prasadam – Breakfast & Evening – $12,000
  • VIP Prasadam – $3,000
  • Kid’s Activities – $5,000
  • Venue – $64,000
  • Miscellaneous – $10,000  

 

We leave you with this beautiful verse from the Third Canto, spoken to the four Kumaras by Lord Visnu:

I do not enjoy the oblations offered by the sacrificers in the sacrificial fire, which is one of My own mouths, with the same relish as I do the delicacies overflowing with ghee which are offered to the mouths of the brāhmaṇas who have dedicated to Me the results of their activities and who are ever satisfied with My prasāda.