A Blue Ridge Mountain Festival – Indradyumna Swami Nectar

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A Blue Ridge Mountain Festival – Indradyumna Swami Nectar

Over 2,000 devotees gathered at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina,  for the Sadhu Sanga Kirtan retreat that His Holiness Indradyumna Swami organized with the help of his disciples. The kirtan event was attended by many disciples of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and kirtan leaders included Govinda Swami, Badahari das, Madhava Naidoo, Niranjana Swami, Vaisesika das, Jahnavi Harrison, Agnideva das (a surprise!), Indradyumna Swami, Radhanath Swami, and others.

At the retreat, bhakti yogas from all over America and some from overseas also came to chant the Holy Names of Krishna together in the huge kirtan hall. Between kirtans, the devotees could associate with one another, engage in service (like helping out in the kitchen), honor prasadam with friends and family, chant and dance together, and generally soak in the beautiful atmosphere and setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Books tables were set up outside the kirtan hall, so that devotees could buy books written by Sacinandana Swami, Vaisesika dasa, Indradyumna Swami, Radhanath Swami, and others. In the mornings, the devotees held a mangala arati program and had Guru-puja and Srimad Bhagavatam class before breakfast was served out.

Ananta Vrindavan das, one of Indradyumna Swami’s disciples captured the event in video and photography, as usual, and his album can be found here on his facebook page.

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Writing about the huge event on Facebook, Indradyumna Swami wrote in a post:

The first 2 days of the Sadhu Sanga Sanga Retreat in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina were pure nectar. The reason? The festival is focused on chanting of the holy names and associating with devotees. An extra incentive: delicious prasadam for all 2,000 participants!

All glories to the devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu! All glories to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada! All glories to all the followers of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana Goswamis!

For more on Indradyumna Swami’s transcendental travels and lectures, please visit the Swami’s facebook page and his lecture site at Narottam. On Indradyumna Swami’s official Youtube Channel, you can find many kirtans and classes from the Sadhu Sanga Retreat, his recent Russian tour, etc.

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