Finally, we are back to reporting on Kadamba Kanana Swami’s travels. I was not with Maharaja for over three weeks, and Markandeya Dasa (Amsterdam) travelled with him through Slovenia, England, Germany and Croatia. Markandeya will be sending us pictures and other media, and as soon as we get it, we will share it with you. For now, we will catch up with the latest of Maharaja’s travels.
I rejoined Maharaja in the Czech Republic (20 June). Every year, Maharaja attends the “tabor”, the summer camp, which gathers the whole Czech yatra at a holiday village near the city of Brno, which is also located close to the Slovakian border hence many devotees from Slovakia joined in as well. Furthermore, the camp was blessed with the presence of Bhakti Vaibhava Swami, Dhanavir Goswami and Navina Nirada Prabhu.
Kadamba Kanana Swami gave several lectures – two Bhagavatam classes and a seminar. Although the title of the latter was The six Goswamis, the focus fell more on Krsnadas Kaviraja Goswami and his taking shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Madhana-mohan in order to be able to write about Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes. On Sunday (23 June), Maharaja, together with Dhanavir Goswami, held an initiation ceremony outdoors, where Kadamba Kanana Swami initiated one disciple from the Prague temple, blessing him with the name Balarama Dasa! For the rest of the summer camp, it was kirtan, kirtan and kirtan! Bhakti Vaibhava Maharaja changed this year’s schedule to build in daily evening bhajans. While he delighted the devotees with Aindra melodies, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja forced them into dancing wildly to rocking KKS-tunes.
Below, you can find the links to these classes and kirtans, as well as a slide-show depicting the summer camp. To download audio files, just right-click on a title and ‘save target as’. In case you cannot view the slide-show, then please visit flickr.