Happy Rama Navami
After leaving Hong Kong in February I traveled to Mayapur for the annual GBC Body meetings. Since I am the Sannyasa Minister I spend part of the meetings with the GBC Sannyasa Standing Committee reviewing sannyasa candidates. There are about 15 sannyasa candidates on the waiting list and candidate from Nigeria, Africa, Parikshit dasa, was approved to take sannyasa this year. The meetings that last for ten days are rather intense as I usually have many extra meetings beside the ones that are during the normal scheduled times.
After the GBC meetings I traveled with Virabahu Prabhu and Dhruva dasa from Australia to Jagannatha Puri where we bathed in the sea and took treatment from Madhusudana Roy’s assistances who are expert in acupressure and massage. From there Dhruva and myself traveled to Ahmedabad where there is a large ISKCON temple with beautiful Sri Sri Radha Krsna Deities as well as Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksmana and Hanuman and a large Gopal Deity.
A devotee Rajasuya Prabhu accompanied Dhruva and myself to visit in Rajasthan a Sufi mystic who extracts kidney and gallbladder stones as well as cancers from peoples bodies. He is a very pious man who has several goshalas where he is protecting cows. He has been friends of the devotees for many year. Dhruva and myself witnessed his mystic cures which seemed genuine.
A couple of days later we went to Vrindavan and along with Nikunjavasini devi dasi a Srila Prabhupada disciple from Radhadesh in Belgium visited Radha Kunda and had prasadam at the Govardhan Palace which is managed by Kesava Bharati Maharaja.
I have been in Radhadesh since the end of March and have each week once or twice distributed books in Dutch or French speaking areas of the Benelux. The college is going on well here with about 12 students. Three times a week I have been teaching from 15 to 25 students yoga in the BKS Iyengar style of teaching.
I will be in Radhadesh until the 27 of April when I travel to Poland to attend a conference on
yoga in Wroclaw as well as the devotees annual festival. I will be in Poland until the 21of
May when I return to Radhadesh. My Vyasa Puja will be celebrated in Radhadesh on the 25
of May. On the 29 of May I travel with Lilasuka Prabhu, a disciple of HH Bhakti Caru
Maharaja to Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Bosnia until the 16 of June.
From 17 of June to the 20 of June I will teach a course for the Bhaktivedanta College on the
2 Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Afterwards I should be going to Spain for about 10 days
and then back to Radhadesh. From Radhadesh I probably be traveling to Finland, Estonia,
Moscow, Perm and then to the UK. I will return to Radhadesh for Janmastami and their 25
anniversary of Radhadesh.