After visiting the devotees in Nottingham/England I traveled further to Birmingham where I spent the weekend of the 12th/13th of October associating with the devotees in programs. During my visit I was well taken care off by a nice young couple, and I effortlessly distributed the 40 copies of my books to the eager devotees. On Monday evening we had a ladies' sanga, which was well attended in lively discussions on women's empowerment.
This was my second visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor, and I had a wonderful time - one of the highlights of my humble preaching efforts during this year! The devotees eagerly received me, and already two months before my visit they had lined up a wonderful variety of programs, which were well announced and promoted. I was busy with an outreach program for newcomers, a SB class, the Sunday feast lecture, house programs, a session with the brahmacaris, a session with the bhaktins as part of their training, a program with the mentors, and a program with the brahmacarinis and bhaktins. The most effective programs were during the SB slot on Sat and Sun, where I was invited to introduce my two books. Those programs always have the best attendance being on the weekend, with many more devotees watching over Mayapur TV.
This was my first visit to the community of devotees in Leicester. By Krishna's amazing arrangement the devotees had obtained a huge building for a very low price in perfect location: in the middle of the city - opposite the Town hall! The building was originally constructed in 1872-74 as a bank branch and has long been acknowledged as a landmark in Leicester’s Victorian architecture. In former times, the banks used to have an elaborate and almost majestic architecture in order to instill faith in the customers, that their money was in good hands. And now it has become the home of Sri Sri Radha Madhava, who had been residing in Belfast for many years and had then decided to come to Leicester.
Devaki Devi Dasi's Traveling Diary
Devaki Devi Dasi is sharing her realizations and adventures in her Traveling Diary. Welcome to relish this nectar!