This past weekend (Feb 17-19), 2017, a big group of us went to Zenfest near Tampa, Florida. Trilokanath prabhu knows the organizer and arranged that we could have a booth at the festival as well as a kirtan/speaking spot. At first, we thought it would just be a couple of us attending, and then after putting the word out there to our Alachua community, 14 of us went! It was an amazing weekend of family bonding, meeting new people and sharing Krsna consciousness with them, sharing our prasadam (spiritual meals) with many and self-reflecting on our own spiritual practice.
We had two spots, so made a warm, inviting, hang out spot next to the booth. We had many kirtans throughout the day as well as discussions and place to sit and chant japa. One guy (in the middle above) walked by and asked the devotees present there if they were doing a workshop to which they replied yes. He then sat down and Jaya Gopal prabhu gave him a set of neem beads and Sudevi gave him a maha-mantra book and showed him the mantra, and they all chanted one round together.
It was a small festival with a lot of rock type music and a lot of intoxication, yet so many soft-hearted seekers were sent our way and we all felt so much mercy coming from Srila Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada and our acaryas.
So much gratitude to all of our donors of the GVP Sponsorship Program who enable Srila Gurudeva’s books to reach souls far and wide who would not get them otherwise.
Here is a short video of the devotees talking about their experience and the kirtan we had on stage on Sunday morning:
Transcendental Book Distribution ki jaya!
Aspiring for the service of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas,