Today’s podcast episode is like the original episode in some ways. It’s not an interview, but rather some discussion about myself and what I’m doing at the Hare Krishna temple.
I consider Anand dasa to be a mentor and a friend. We sat for a very nice talk. This is the last episode of 2017, and we discuss what we hope for next year.
Anandavridavaneswari devi dasi is the president of the Hare Krishna temple in Potomac, Maryland, and we sat to discuss the year 2017, and some of the things we look forward to in 2018.
Levi has led quite a life, and next week, he’ll be moving onto the temple grounds. We go over some his life story, and look to the future. My apologies for my froggy voice.
At about 1 hour and 41 minutes into the podcast, I was trying think of this song:
It was almost exactly a year ago that Dhyani first visited the Hare Krishna temple in Potomac Maryland. We discuss the events leading up to her visit, and her thoughts about future plans and involvement.
Janardana dasa moved onto the temple grounds four months ago with his wife, Amy. Amy’s interview is episode 28 of the Questions for the Sages podcast.
Vishvambar das met Srila Prabhupada in 1973, and served as president of the Hare Krishna temple in Potomac, Maryland around 1989. He first saw white Western devotees in India, and soon after on his first day in America. It was a pleasure to spend time with him.
In North Carolina, Manu was the only Hare Krishna for miles, before coming to the Washington, DC area to attend Montgomery College. He recounts the epic story of his first temple visit, and we talk about various philosophical points.
Ambika grew up in Nepal, familiar with Hindu culture and life. It was in Atlanta that she reconnected with her ancient past, seeing bald American devotees like the ones she had seen as a girl in Katmandu.
Rasa Prada das first encountered the Hare Krishnas in Venezuela, and maintained the connection while working as a musician in the United States. We talked about his increasing involvement in the Hare Krishna movement, up to his initiation by a guru two years ago.