On 1st of July, two days after returning to Simhachalam, I left for the Czech farm called Krisnuv Dvur - Krishna's Village. A devotee from Czech Republic came to pick me up by car - it is only a three hours' drive.
Since the Corona restrictions opened up in the beginning of June, I decided to use the opportunity to visit a few temples around Europe. And it felt so good to be back on the road again....!
Time is flying, and even though one month has passed since we celebrated Nrsimha Caturdasi, I nevertheless want to share some impressions and pictures of this wonderful highlight during the month of May....
For most of the month of April I stayed in Simhachalam/Germany - time is flying so fast.....
I kept myself busy working on my book and giving programs over zoom, conducting our weekly matajis' sanga and giving the morning class once a week. And in a bigger community, there are always some issues amongst devotees, and people come for guidance and advice.
For the month of March I returned to the community of Simhachalam in the Bavarian Forest. It was wonderful to be back at Lord Nrsimhadeva's lotus feet, and in the association of His dedicated devotees.
I kept myself busy with temple programs, mataji sangas, private discussions and online programs over zoom. And I continued working on my next book entitled "Entering the Grihastha Ashrama"....
For the entire month of February I visited Cologne temple and had a wonderful time. I was invited to offer the False Ego seminar over four Sundays which was indeed a great idea - during the Corona times certainly the best way to get the highest number of participants. Additionally, I kept myself busy with programs over zoom, morning classes and lots of personal meetings and exchanges with the local devotees. It was well spent time with a good variety of engagements.
For the entire month of January I stayed in Simhachalam, keeping myself busy with programs and seminars over zoom - one after another. It was almost a bit of a marathon! I started to develop a taste for them and managed to create a somewhat personal atmosphere, by connecting privately with some of the participants at the end of each session. It was nice to be able to reach people from all corners of the world - just by sitting in my room in Simhachalam!
It was the first time for many years that I had an opportunity to spend Xmas with my mother. Since I have been in Germany for the last months, I didn't have a good reason not to. In Germany, Xmas is traditionally a family festival, and I didn't have the heart to leave her to herself - in her advanced age....
On my return to Simhachalam/Germany on the 19th of November I decided to stay for one month, associate with the wonderful devotees of this dynamic community, give online programs and continue working on my book.
After having spent three and half weeks at my mother's home in a village outside of Tuebingen I could hardly wait to return to the association of devotees. In Simhachalam everyone had recovered from the Corona virus, and it was safe for me to return. I decided to make a little detour and visit the devotees in the small community of Leipzig for the main Kartik festivals of Govardhana Puja and Srila Prabhupada's disappearance. It had been four years ago that I visited the devotees here last, and meanwhile the preaching center had moved to a bigger place.
Devaki Devi Dasi's Travel Diary
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