Written by Klara 

Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived at Prague airport on Thursday evening (30 June), travelling from Radhadesh. He spent some time at the temple in Lužce and the next day, he went to Kamenice nad Lipou where the summer camp took place. There were about 180 devotees at the camp already and the atmosphere was full of enthusiasm.

On the first evening, Maharaj gave the opening lecture together with Danavir Goswami and Bhakti Gauravani Goswami. In his lecture, Maharaj took us to Vrindavan! He said that the camp in itself is not transcendental but by the presence of devotees it changes, simply by hearing and chanting the holy name…

On Saturday, there was a seminar based on Caitanya Caritamrta. Maharaj also led wonderful kirtan and mentioned that we cannot reach love of God just by sadhana. Although there is no limit to what we can do in sadhana, we should come up to the point where we please Krsna such that he notices us. In the evening, there was another shared lecture by Kadamba Kanana Swami, Bhakti Gauravani Goswami and Bhakti Prabhava Swami.

In Sunday’s class, Maharaj pointed out that we must engage everything and everybody in Krsna’s service otherwise we will not satisfy our thirst for happiness and therefore we will remain unfulfilled. Another interesting comment was when Maharaj reminded us that a devotee does not care about the material energy – the devotee just looks at the material energy searching for opportunities to serve Krsna and there are ample of opportunities for service…

Later that day, there was intimate kirtan and lecture during the initiation of Bhaktin Kristyna whose name is now Kaveri devi dasi.

And after these wonderful days, it was a very sad moment as Maharaja’s left the camp on Monday afternoon (04 July). There was big kirtan and a crowd of devotees blocked the road as long as possible until finally they had to let him go as he travelled to Berlin…

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