It has been a while since the last travel update of Kadamba Kanana Swami which was his participation in the Radhadesh Summer Festival. Since then, Maharaj’s tour of Europe continued until he departed to Mayapur, India. Over the next few days, we will present to you recordings and photos from the remainder of his European summer tour.
Report by Bhakta Shiv
The morning after the Radhadesh Summer Holi festival, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled to the great mountains of Switzerland. A group of roughly sixty devotees congregated to hear nourishing classes and kirtans centred around Gaura-lila which were given by Sacinandana Swami and Kadamba Kanana Swami.
The first days were most enticing as Kadamba Kanana Swami spoke from the Caitanya-candramrta, a book by Srila Prabhodhanda Sarasvati, in the morning and the Sri Caitanya-Candradaya-nataka, a book by Kavi Karnapura, at some of the evening classes, whilst planting the question, “Who am I really?” in everyone’s mind. Sacinandana Swami spoke on the principles by which we develop and shield our sraddha (faith).
A few days into the retreat, Kadamba Kanana Swami began giving classes in German, as you will notice in the recordings below, to accommodate the audience. Midway through the week, a full day dedicated to kirtans was arranged, where all the devotees came together in the tent and sang together. Unfortunately, Sacinandana Swami became severely unwell during this week and therefore had to slow down, however he still came down to give a few nectarean kirtans and classes.
On the second last night, a trip to Vrindavan was arranged as Kadamba Kanana Swami guided everyone through the streets, mood, and culture of Vrindavan with a slideshow of pictures put together by Bhanu Nandani Mataji. Then Bhanu Nandani Mataji gave an update on how the Brij foundation was developing over the past year, supporting many Brajabasi widows. The last evening both Swamis gave some final concluding thoughts for everyone to take away.
Then for the next two days, Kadamba Kanana Swami stayed at the Zurich temple where he gave the Sunday love feast class and in the evening, he led really ecstatic rocking kirtans that got everyone dancing and not wanting to leave so much so that when Maharaj actually stopped everyone continued singing, not leaving the temple room and so Maharaj continued on with the kirtans.
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We apologize for the quality of the recordings. Due to heavy rain and noise from the tent heating system, some recordings are not of great quality. A few classes are in the German language only.
Bhajans – 29 July 2014Download
Bhajans – Part 1Download
Bhajans – Part 2Download
Last Evening BhajansDownload
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.17Download
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.43Download
Vrindavan Evening – English & GermanDownload
Reading from a book written by Sadhananda SwamiDownload
Concluding retreat class KKS & SNSDownload
Candramrta and Chandradoya Nataka Seminar
Part 1 – EnglishDownload
Part 2 – EnglishDownload
Part 3 – GermanDownload
Part 4 – EnglishDownload
Part 5 – GermanDownload
Part 6 – GermanDownload
Sunday Feast – Zurich – 3 August 2014
Sunday Feast BhajansDownload
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.18 – GermanDownload