Report by Kadamba Kanana Swami
This afternoon (19 October), I left Australia. It was a good tour with so many different programs. First up, we headed north for a home program in Burleigh Heads. There is a cafe there and most devotees who are involved with the cafe came to the program. It was nice; everybody was young and enthusiastic. Then we had a kirtan program in New Govardhana. My stay at New Govardhana was too short – just two days but it was nice and peaceful, in a pleasant room. Devotees were enthusiastic about the programs; there was a lot of kirtan. We had a good time. There is a WWOOFer (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) village, where about 40 volunteer workers from all over the world are staying for a while. I did a program with them and that was fun.
Then next morning, we had to return to Sydney for a boat program. I like boats and water and kirtan, so it was a winning combination! We are going to do it again.
I did a great variety of programs all over Australia – Sydney, Gold Coast, Murwillumbah , Melbourne, Canberra – university programs, home programs, hall programs, Indian programs, Western programs, meditation programs and yoga programs. My stay in Melbourne was very dynamic.
This morning, we had a program in Govinda Valley for an audience of Australia’s leading yoga teachers – very nice, quality people who are serious about the mode of goodness. It was nice to meet them and share something about Bhakti Yoga. Emmanual, the flute player, had brought all these little percussion instruments, chimes and created amazing musical effects. It created a nice atmosphere.
Now, I am on the way to Tirupati for a few days of meetings about Mayapur. Then Govardhana Puja in Vrndavana as well as some small parikrama and singing for the Deities.
Okay, time to board the next plane!
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