By Radha Sundari devi dasi
Recognizing the need to increase the spiritual care and training of the growing North American congregation, a group of devotees have begun creating a network of support for congregational preachers. As a preliminary step, we are connecting with devotees across Canada and the US involved in congregational preaching. The result of this outreach, even in its beginning stage, has resulted in wonderful cooperation in the service of Srila Prabhupada.
To give you an example, one sweet discovery was Prema Kisore Prabhu’s phenomenal preaching success in Thunder Bay, Canada. Although he and his family are the only devotees in this mid-sized town, they have developed contacts with every yoga group in the city. He is now recognized as THE authority on Bhagavad-gita and invited to speak, chant, and distribute prasadam at every yoga gathering in Thunder Bay. Most recently, he has become an integral component in a local drug rehabilitation center, teaching the patients to chant japa and apply the principles of Bhavagad-gita in their lives. After linking up with preachers in Chicago and Houston, he is now embarking upon a weekly children’s program for the local Indian community.
If you are involved in congregational preaching programs in your local community, or are aware of such programs going on in North America, please send us the information at NA.CDM@pamho.net or Radha.Sundari.RNS@pamho.net.
On behalf of NA Congregational Preachers,
Radha Sundari devi dasi