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A month for making special endeavour

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Home Program) The pastime of binding of Krsna is interesting. We remember that Yasoda was trying to tie up Krsna and each…

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Kartik – for the busy people!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2009, Phoenix, South Africa, Kartik Lecture) In 1986, I was very involved in the construction of Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi in Mayapur. There was NO LIMIT…

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Association of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 August 2012, Ljubljana, The Balkans, Lecture: The pastimes of Krsna) When Krsna walks in Vrindavan as Madhava, carrying his flute tucked in his belt, then the…

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The Uddhava Lecture

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 July 2016, Swiss Summer Camp, Switzerland, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.1-2) Uddhava is very broadly described in our scriptures. Uddhava was a devotee of the Lord from his…

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Vrindavan – the place to worship

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja Address) I spent time in Vrindavan by Krsna´s grace. I had not deserved it but somehow or other, I joined…

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The walking dhama

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 March, Durban, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) Jiva Goswami states in his Bhakti Sandarbha that Vrindavan is a state of consciousness. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta once said…

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We belong in the Holy Dhama

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2004) I always tell devotees that we should understand that Vrindavan or Mayapur is our home! This is where we live and now at one point, when…

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Video Interview: Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of the interview with Kadamba Kanana Swami where he answers many questions relevant to spiritual life. Why I love Kirtan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdbKEsk1wE8 Why I love Krishna? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvWwwKAGN8c…

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Video Interview: Part 1

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During his visit to Vrindavan last month, Kadamba Kanana Swami was asked a series of pertinent questions during an interview. Below are video clips of his responses. What are the…

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India, November 2015: Recordings

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We have published numerous posts describing Kadamba Kanana Swami’s stay in Mumbai and Vrindavan. Here are recordings of lectures and kirtans from the various programs. To download, right-click on…

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Vrindavan, November 2015: Part 2

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Written by Rukmini dd Kirtan amongst the sages in Vrindavan Like the forest of Naimisaranya adorned with sages, Vrindavan, in the soft radiance of Kartik, blossoms with an impressive bouquet…

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Vrindavan, November 2015: Part 1

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Written by Nandan  Visit to Rama-Ghat and Chir-Ghat It was 8 am in the morning (Sunday, 1st November 2015) and everyone was getting ready to get on the bus outside…

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Vrindavan, October 2015: Part 2

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Written by Nandan The disappearance day of Narottama Das Thakur Maharaj sang the morning Guruvastakam prayers in Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi. It was gentle, soothing and perfectly in sync with the…

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Vrindavan, October 2015: Part 1

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Written by Nandan Arrival in the Holy Dhama Kartik month in Vrindavan was truly something to behold! Even if one hadn’t been there, most devotees would have heard the stories…

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Eternal pastimes in Vrindavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture)   Nothing has changed. Everything is still the same as it was when Krsna was here 5000 years…

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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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Let’s get the mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 July 2013, Fruska Gouranga, Serbia, Seminar 2) I can honestly say that after Vrndavan, no place in the world can attract me. What is the point…

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Vrindavan, August 2015

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We last wrote about Kadamba Kanana Swami’s stay in Slovakia which was followed by Ratha Yatra festivals in Munich and Prague. Thereafter, Maharaj travelled to Radhadesh to participate in the…

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Kartik, 2014

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Report by Martin Kindt Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived in Sri Vrindavan Dham on the morning of Govardhan Puja (24 October). Gopal Krishna Goswami offered him a ride by taxi from…

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 For the pleasure of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 August 2014, Swiss Retreat, Switzerland, Vrindavan Evening Lecture) Vrindavan is entirely meant for service! Once, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was speaking in the mood of Radharani to…

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Nothing but devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Kartik is the month of Urjja Vrata – the vow to offer the lamp to Krsna. But just the…

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Becoming bound

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Prabhupada’s preaching has not finished; it has not finished at all. As it continues to flood the entire world,…

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Vrindavan is my home!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Whenever I come to this Krsna Balaram mandir, I get excited because I am coming home. Like yesterday, Mother…

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Because of Srila Prabhupada…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) When I came to this Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I noticed how much present Krsna was but then I…

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The secret of the Hare Krsna movement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: Journey of faith) During my stay at the Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I was very impressed by the deities and the…

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Krsna and the cows

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 November 2010, Vrndavana, India, Govardhan Puja Lecture) There are so many pastimes concerning the cows. Krsna’s name is Govinda. Krsna was protecting the cows and calling…

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The real purpose of religion

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS lecture) We have an interesting story about a female saint in the Islamic tradition. One morning, she came out of…

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The cow

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 November 2010, Vrndavana, India, Govardhan Puja Lecture) Namo brahmanya devaya go brahmana hitaya ca. Srila Prabhupada explained ‘go brahmana’, first the cows and then the brahmanas.…

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The eternal Vrindavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 July 2013, Fuska Gouranga, Serbia, Seminar 3) We must go to Vrindavan. There is no doubt about it. We must go. We must roll in the…

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Vrndavana Report – part III

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By Rukmini devi dasi Entering the circle of initiation On Sunday, 4 November, an initiation ceremony was held in Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi which is situated right next to the Krsna-Balarama…

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Vrndavana Report – part I

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Lessons from the parikrama path Occasion: Pilgrimage to Ucha Goan Date: Thursday, 8 November 2012 Author: Rukmini Devi Dasi Unto those who will kick off their shoes and follow the…

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Made of liquid prema

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23rd September 2012, Durban, South Africa) Lecture: Radhastami  Talk  Part 3 In various places in Vrindavan we find that Radha and Krsna had great…