People Read more than we think, and the World is Becoming Vaikuntha
Sep29

People Read more than we think, and the World is Becoming Vaikuntha

I was distributing books at the Hollywood farmers' market when I approached a man and showed him the Bhagavad Gita. As I was showing it he said to me, "I've read that book six times my favorite book in the world." I said, "You mean this one by A. C. Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupada?" "Yes, He's a great writer." We had a talk about the BG, and I gave him an invitation to our Sunday program. An...

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Chanting Together with Book Buyers
Sep29

Chanting Together with Book Buyers

Vaisesika Prabhu is like an incarnation of book distribution. He has made the service of sankirtan approachable for all sorts of new people and taught new things to veterans. Especially dynamic for me has been adopting Vaisesika's practice of giving everyone who has bought a book a mantra card and reciting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra together. Yesterday evening, after I picked up Aron from her workplace at Natural Grocers, we got...

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Book Distribution at Los Angelos
Sep29

Book Distribution at Los Angelos

I went to the Western Union office in Culver City (this is where our temple in Los Angeles is) to inquire about a transaction. The lady behind the counter gave me a big smile and said she really liked my neckbeads. I took the opportunity to tell her that I'm a monk. and I described our temple, Govinda's restaurant, our Bhakti House for visitors and so on. She showed so much enthusiasm, and she was surprised she didn't know...

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The August Weekend Sankirtana Festival in Los Angeles
Sep29

The August Weekend Sankirtana Festival in Los Angeles

There is a monthly festival in New Dwaraka, recommended by Vaisesika Prabhu and organized by the Bhakti House devotees. They and their guests start the weekend with a kirtan and interactive talk, then go to the Friday-night harinama in Santa Monica. On Saturday, they distribute books after eating breakfast and holding another kirtan, then travel in a van and break up into groups. The people in the small groups help one another...

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Sri Bhakti Das and Indira Devi Dasi Jahnava Distributing a Book to the Mayor of Santiago
Sep25

Sri Bhakti Das and Indira Devi Dasi Jahnava Distributing a Book to the Mayor of Santiago

Sri Bhakti das and Indira devi dasi Jahnava distributing a book to the Mayor of Santiago, Pablo...

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