Here’s few more pics. from the Lika summer camp. Every day there were four seminars given by HH Prahladananda Swami, HH Bhakti Vikash Swami, HG Manidhara prabhu and myself.

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with an efficient system of simultaneous translation to maximize the hearing time from the English language speakers

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I was asked to speak first every morning immediately after the Deity greeting and Srila Prabhupada’s gurupuja so that everyone could start the day with 75 minutes meditating on His Divine Grace. I spoke on the topic of book writing, which was very well received,

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especially by Bhakti Vikash Maharaja who is quite a prolific writer himself, with about twenty books under his belt

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including the seminal three-part biography of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura entitled “Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava”. He worked on that for over 20 years and it was worth the wait.

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A highlight of the festival was an evening program for the local people.620_4726

Murari Gupta and Sundari mataji are the local doctors so 50+ people who would never have dreamed of venturing into a Hare Krishna gathering turned up and had a great time.

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Sundari mataji was the evening’s host to a program of bhajans and a drama, and prasadam.

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All in all it was a great festival, not too big but enthusiastic with everyone chipping in to do their bit to make it a success

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almost anyway

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and at least one young man confirmed that he will be back for more next year (maybe,depends on the prasadam!)

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We had a group photo just for the record

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and then we said goodbye

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