With great pleasure we would like to announce the visit of very special guest – HH Mukunda Goswami.
He will take part in Saturday Feast September 10th at 19 Staple St, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
Maharaja will speak about Krishna Consciousness and present his new book about the early days of the Hare Krishna Movement in New York, San Francisco, and London – ‘Miracle on Second Avenue’. This is a rare and not to be missed opportunity to hear from one of the most senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada.
Program starts with bhajans at 4 PM and Maharaja will speak at 5PM. Prasadam feast at 7pm
We encourge everyone to join us.
Mukunda Goswami was a pioneer in the early days of the Hare Krishna movement. He meet Srila Prabhupada and became one of his first initiated disciples in 1966. He founded the first Hare Krishna temple in San Francisco 67’ and organized a major music event, called the Mantra-Rock Dance. In 1968 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada sent Maharaja to London where he, with the help of other ISKCON devotees, opened the first ISKCON temple in England. In London he met George Harrison, who agreed to produce and release on Apple Records two singles (Hare Krishna Mantra and Govinda), performed by the Hare Krishna devotees from the Radha Krishna Temple in London. It was a significant event in the development of ISKCON. He became a friend of George Harrison, who had an interest in Gaudiya Vaishnava (Hare Krishna) philosophy. In 1982 Maharaja accepted Sannyasa (the renounced order of life) from Jayapataka Swami. From 1984 to 1999, Mukunda Goswami served on the Governing Body Commission as the ISKCON Minister of Communication. In the 1980s he established the ISKCON Communications Office in Los Angeles, and published the ISKCON World Review and ISKCON Communications Journal.
“Sadhu-sanga”, “Sadhu-sanga” – sarva sastre kaya Lava-matra sadhu sanga sarva –siddhi haya
“The verdict of all revealed scriptures is that by even a moments association with a pure devotee, one can attain all success”