Hena Gohil, who has come down to Nairobi from the UK for a holiday, decided to join her aunt(Dwarka Vasini) and cousin (Ambika Gopi) for book distribution on the streets of Nairobi. At first though, she was a little bit weary of the service as she had never read any of Srila Prabhupadas books. The first day was more of a tutorial day for her, … Continue reading Anyone can do it…
Around one and a half years ago, while distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books on a street in Blantyre, Malawi, I met Mr. Khan, a Muslim businessman from India. He was amused to see an Indian sadhu in a dhoti and kurta on the busy streets of a remote Central African country and asked me in Hindi what was I doing. I explained to him that I was from the Hare Krishna movement and was distributing books about how to develop love for God. At that time he bought some small books. A few days later, when we met again on the street, he started criticizing Srila Prabhupada, saying that he uses abusive language and calls people rascals. When i met him again on the street after a few days, he had started appreciating the books and said that Continue reading “A Muslim bussiness man has a change of heart”
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Tusta Gaura, Kesava and myself went out to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books along one of the busy main avenues here in Kampala, which abounds with so many shops along it. Today was a very special day, at least four Muslims took Srila Prabhupada’s books from me, this for me is the mercy of Haridas Thakur.
The shop I went into I cannot remember exactly what it sold, but it was a very bare shop with not many goods for sale. It had a very high ceiling, it was almost as though it were some vast cathedral, as I spoke my voice echoed like I was in a cave. Continue reading “Srila Prabhupada’s books will Travel”
Hare Krishna.Please accept our humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada! Over the past few weeks the Sastra Dana team has delivered medium sets of Srila Prabhupada’s books to 70 previously disadvantaged schools across Gauteng (in the suburbs of Soshanguve, Atteridgeville, Btirs, Soweto and Lenasia). In total this equated to 1960 of Srila Prabhupada’s books distributed. We humbly pray that this book distribution will please Srila … Continue reading Sastra Dana offering to Srila Prabhupada on Vyasa Puja
Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013 Report
Grahamstown is located in the Eastern Cape, just under two hours from Port Elizabeth, and if you were to visit there during any time of the year, you won’t see much. Big, quiet streets. Not much happening, but come end of June every year, there is a national convergence of musicians, tricksters, hipsters, hippies, poets, know-its, artists, scientists, boere, bums, wanderers and seekers. Only for eleven days. Despite the freezing cold temperatures combined with the biting wind and the guarantee for rain for at least some of the days, thousands of people come to bear witness to this remarkably successful festival.
There are lots of things to do on offer. Dramas, musical performances, street acts, poetic recitals, stand-up comedy, art galleries, clubs, pubs, food and all kinds of trinkets, antiques, cloths, gadgets and gimmicks are available.
On 25 June, we left the Cape Town temple at about 09h00 ISKCON time with our old faithful Food for Life bakkie, fully equipped with Continue reading “Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013 Report”
Murari dasa, who heads up Iskcon’s preaching in Malawi was recently interviewed by a local reporter and the article featured in the Malawi edition of the Sunday Times. Click on the image below to read the article. Continue reading Iskcon Malawi Features in Sunday Times
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