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Dear Devotees,

Please accept my dandabat pranams. I am writing from our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, in Soquel, California. As all are aware, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, our most beloved Guru and guardian is planning, health permitting, to reurn here in December.

We want to welcome all the devotees who desire to join with us in receiving and serving Srila Govinda Maharaj.

If you wish to join us, in preparation for your arrival, we are asking if you could kindly assist us in the following ways:

  1. Please inform us when you are coming, how many persons will be with you and how long you will be staying. This will enable us to receive our visitors. If you need assistance, tell us where you will be arriving, and what transportation you will need. If you plan on renting a car, or will be making your own accommodations, please let us know.
  2. Try to arrange accommodations if possible to stay with members of our grihastha community as the facilities at the ashram itself are somewhat limited.
  3. If you are planning on staying at the ashram, you should bring your own bedding.
  4. We are asking those who are planning on coming to please make a contribution of $200 per person. This will help us properly serve our guests. We will provide everyone with three meals a day. We want all to feel welcome, and can understand that not everyone has the same capacity; we want to try to accommodate you.
  5. If you would like to communicate directly with us, you may call the Seva Ashram at (831) 462-4712. Or you may send an email to me at:

We look forward to receiving you.

Your servant,
Swami Bhakti Pavan Janardan
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram,
Soquel, California

For devotees who would like local inn accommodation please see the accompanying note.