Lepoglava, Croatia September 24, 2014


Yet another in a series of jail programs in Lepoglava, which has been going on for over a year, took place on September 24th. HH Candramauli Swami, Raghunath Prabhu, Dharma-vatsalah Prabhu, Mahatma Prabhu, Bh. Sasha and I were present.

At the prison entrance, a police officer hastily searched our belongings. We were then escorted through a long series of doors, corridors and courtyards until finally we reached a seemingly well-protected building and a small room where the program was to be held.

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Remand Prison Varaždin Croatia, Wednesday, December 11. 2013

Attendance: 3 inmates

Mahatma Prabhu and I headed out for a program in Varaždin’s Remand prison. In this prison it’s always very hard to tell who will attend the program. Mainly, the inmates that come are roaming Gypsies. However, sometimes it happens that somebody who knows something about spirituality and wants to know more comes. Three inmates came. One of them had come some time ago, the others came for the first time.

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Osijek Croatia Jan. 27th, 2015

The one hour program began at 1PM attended by Vrsabha Prabhu, Adinath Prabhu, Ista-dayi Prabhu and Bhaktin Anamarija Majksner.

Eleven inmates, two correctional officers, and a counselor were present. The program consisted of bhajans and a lecture given by Vrsabha Prabhu.

He first introduced us to the inmates and explained the meaning of maha-mantra, followed by bhajans and lecture. The Bhajans went for about ten minutes, the lecture the remaining time.

The topic of the lecture was reincarnation. Vrsabha Prabhu spoke about karma and false identification. He said everything we do comes back to us, and that children born retarded, in poor families, or to drug-addicted parents were accorded their karma from past lives. False identification is identifying ourselves according to body, nation, religion, gender etc.

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Prision Preaching in Chile

Hare Krishna Dear Candramauli Swami Maharaja.

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!.

I hope you are fine in every way. I wish you a very happy 2015.

I’m always thinking of you and always remember your instruction to do programs in Chilean prisons.

I am writing to you because yesterday we had a very nice preaching program in the prison for women in San Miguel, Santiago Chile. This program was attended by 22 devotees and more than 100 prisoners, besides the guards and members of the police.

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Croatia, Zagreb Prison Nov 20, 2014

The program named “Ancient Wisdom of India was held at 12:30 in a suitable room for receiving visitors. The Corrections officers were friendly and curious when we entered. Mirko, the head of the department for inmate treatment, expressed the possibilities of holding regular workshops for the inmates and holding a concert for all the inmates. Devotees Vedran and Kristijan participated in the program, and were very enthusiastic and want to continue participating in preaching activities in prisons.

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Prison Program Glina Croatia, Sept 17th 2014

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Bh. Hrvoje Klauček
Vaikuntha Murti dasTwo inmates were present along with Tarana Caitanya Prabhu. We began by chanting the

Two inmates were present along with Tarana Caitanya Prabhu. We began by chanting the maha-mantra with harmonium, karatalas and a mridanga. I then spoke about the superficiality in which people’s lives are engrossed and the depth of Reality, equality on the level of the soul, and more. We distributed two books to each of the inmates: Sri Isopanisad and A Second Chance.

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Penitentiary in Glina; August 26, 2014


HH Candramauli Swami, Raghunath Prabhu, Bhakta Domagoj and I made up a small group of devotees who visited Glina Penitentiary.Yet another in a series of jail programs, very nicely organized by Mahasimha Prabhu,head of the Prison Preaching Programs in Croatia. We met at the foot of the high and massive prison walls, which seemingly separates the “free” from the “confined”.

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