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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2015, Durban, South Africa, Kirtan at NJP) Kirtan means that we have to listen. Just like in chanting japa, in kirtan there is also inattentive…

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Empowered

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 January 2018, Murwillumbah, Australia, House Programme) It is said that the pastimes of Lord Caitanya are like the sky and different birds are flying on different…

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Kirtan 101

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2014, Mayapur, India, Lecture: Kirtan Academy 1) I would like to say something about kirtan since I like kirtan. There are different sides to it.…

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“Which service is the best?”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 July 2016, Villa Vrindavan, Italy, Sravanam Kirtanam Festival) kaler doṣa-nidhe rājann asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.51) Kali yuga is an ocean of faults but there is ONE good quality…

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Holy Name Festival in Spain 2016

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Written by Nimai  After the Pandava Sena Retreat in Goloka Dhama, Germany we flew to Madrid on Wednesday (10 August) to participate in the Holy Name Festival at New Vraja…

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Boat Festival in London, 31 July 2016

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Written by Nimai In honour of ISKCON’s 50 year anniversary, ISKCON London organized a Boat Festival on the River Thames this past Sunday (31 July). Over 500 guests boarded the…

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Villa Vrindavan in Italy, 2016

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Written by Nimai After leaving the Czech Summer Camp, Kadamba Kanana Swami stayed for one night (04 July) at the Prague temple. He needed this little recess to gain some…

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Why I love kirtan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) Why I love kirtan? I don’t know if I love kirtan but I am addicted to kirtan! Love is such a big word that I…

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Only love can set you free

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 September 2015, Durban, South Africa, BYS Retreat, Lecture at the Goshala) Who is free? You are free when you love what you do. You are not…

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Elusive ecstasy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 September 2015, Randburg, South Africa, Youth Group Bhajans) (Kirtan ends)…That tune did not work. Last week, it did. I forgot what I did different. That is…

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The twenty-four hour kirtan in Vrindavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 October 2012, Vrindavan, India, Ramachandra Vijayotsava, Lecture) Kirtan is emphasized as more important than japa because in the chanting of kirtan, one is bestowing mercy upon…

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Show people how happy you are!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2015, Mayapur, India, Kirtan Mela Lecture) We are here by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada who brought us together and therefore we begin our kirtan mela…

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Surrender to the sound of holy name!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 March 2009, Introduction before Kirtan) The holy name of Krsna is descending directly from the spiritual world. It is out of Krsna’s unlimited kindness that he…

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New Vrindaban 24 hour kirtan, 2015

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During his recent two week visit to the USA, Kadamba Kanana Swami participated in the twenty-four kirtan festival in New Vrindaban, West Virginia (20-21 June). Here are some photos and…

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On chanting of the holy name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 February 2015, Sridham Mayapur, India, Kirtan Mela, Address before kirtan) Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj Gosvami, in the Caitanya Caritamrta (CC Adi 14.1), writes the verse: kathañcana smṛte…

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Kirtan Standards by Jayadvaita Swami

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A new addition to the Blog in 2015 is Featured Posts on Jayadvaita Swami. Posts in this category have been selected as they have proven to be very popular and…

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Potency personified

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Tonight, we will perform this kirtan-yajna. It is the recommended yajna for this age. It is more potent than…

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Stay on the bus!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 July 2014, Serbia, Summer Camp, Lecture after kirtan) In Mayapur, there is a bus that stops everyday in front of the gate of our Sri Caitanya…

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Khoda Nitai!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2009, Leicester, United Kingdom, Lecture) One year, on Nityananda’s appearance day, I was in Sydney and something happened. We were having a long kirtan, before that…

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The thrills in Krsna consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Leicester, UK, Pandava Sena Program) There are thrills in the material world and there are many thrills in Krsna consciousness but the difference is that thrills in…

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Non-stop chanting!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) I stressed the importance of hearing and the question is, “Is it even beneficial to hear even while we…

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Radhadesh Mellows, 2014

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For the fourth successive year, the youth of the Radhadesh community in Belgium extends an invitation for the Radhadesh Mellows kirtan festival which takes place on the weekend of  25th & 26th January…

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Live at Heart and Soul Yoga

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During his visit of Australia in Oct 2013 Kadamba Kanana Swami visited the Heart & Soul Yoga Studio in Cronulla. There he recorded 3 kirtan tracks during a kirtan evening…

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Priests and pumpkins

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) When having a small get-together, the idea is that some blessings are exchanged. We don’t know the workers who…

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Causeless mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavan, India, Lecture to the kirtan group) Krsna is so kind, he gives us the spiritual world. I often think about that. Krsna thought to…

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From Vrndavana to Villa Vrndavana

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From Bhumi Vrndavana in India, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled on to Villa Vrndavana, a beautiful Hare Krsna Villa situated close to Florence in Italy. Maharaja, together with many fantastic kirtaniyas like Amala Harinama, Tarana Caitanya…

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Sravanam Kirtanam Festival 2013, Italy

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Kadamba Kanana Swami will be participating in a Holy Name festival this weekend (6-7 July) held at Villa Vrndavan, Italy. A live-stream will be available on mayapur.tv. His schedule is as…

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Joy of the soul

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS Picnic Talk) Kirtan, or mantra meditation, is something that you got to do. How can you describe it? It’s like,…

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Caught in two worlds

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October, Sydney, Australia, Bhagavad-gita class) Question: Lot of the time, you speak about having taste in spiritual life. I have read that taste can be developed…