Sudama : I didn't want to discuss death, although ninety-nine percent of our process is chanting Hare Krishna and preparing for the moment of death so that we can become liberated. In Berkeley, Prabhu
In 1975 in Berkeley, Prabhupada was shown Parikshit dasa's new painting of baby Krishna carrying Nanda Maharaja's shoes on His head. Prabhupada liked the painting very much. "Just see how Krishna is s
Srila Prabhupada stayed in Berkeley for a few days at the cottage of some well- wishers. His disciples showed him around the house.
"Is there any prasadam?" Srila Prabhupada asked after being seated.
From the time the devotees first moved into the Berkeley temple, the neighbors caused trouble. The people living across the street from the temple made a large sign blaspheming the Hare Krishnas and h
Yadubara das : I had attended the University of California here at Berkeley in the early '60s, and I remember there was so much anxiety with student rebellions and riots and the drug scene was explodi
Badrinarayana : A devotee was telling Srila Prabhupada that he was selling prasadam, Bengali sweets, at a stand in front of UC Berkeley. He was going on and on about this. Prabhupada stopped him and a
Kanka : A few days after Ratha-yatra there was a press conference in Berkeley with twenty or thirty reporters but hardly any devotees. I was sitting near Prabhupada's vyasasana, and two of Prabhupada'
Revatinandana : In the mid-seventies, Nitai das, a devotee Sanskrit scholar, started hearing from a Brijbasi Goswami and left ISKCON as a result. Nitai claimed that Prabhupada had not given us all the
Hridayananda Goswami : Srila Prabhupada brought me to Krishna consciousness in 1969. I had seen the devotees on the street in Berkeley, and I'd seen the Hare Krishna festival in the Berkeley Hills. I'
The morning lecture was treated by all devotees as one of the main ways to worship and be with Srila Prabhupada?a grand occasion for vapuh. Although Prabhupada didn't invite pomp, yet he behaved with
One morning in Berkeley, Srila Prabhupada was walking on the university campus. Sannyasi disciples and others were there, and also Krishna dasa Adhikari. Krishna dasa had left the movement and grown l
Revatinandana : In the spring of 1975, Gurudas took sannyas at the Stewart Street temple in Berkeley. Prabhupada gave a very nice lecture that day. He spoke just as highly, if not more highly, of Yamu
Keshava : There was a devotee in the Berkeley temple named Chandanacharya who was a householder, although almost everyone else in the temple was single. Chandanacharya could imitate Prabhupada's voice
Kanka : I was in the sewing room when Jayatirtha was showing Srila Prabhupada around the new Berkeley temple. My two-year-old son, Krishna Kumar, ran into the sewing room saying, "Prabhupada's here! C
Bhaktadas : During the preparations for the Berkeley Ratha-yatra in 1970, devotees were cutting fruit for a huge fruit salad. We didn't get much sleep, maybe an hour or an hour and a half. We had a sm
One evening, Srila Prabhupada spoke at the University of California in Berkeley, the heart of the hippie capital. The San Francisco devotees enthusiastically received him and relished his lecture. The
Danavir Goswami : One summer day in Berkeley, Jayananda prabhu asked me if I would like to go with him to see Srila Prabhupada, and I said, "Of course!" We walked several blocks to Prabhupada's apartm
Aniruddha : Makanlal, Nara-Narayan's brother, was in San
Francisco when I was there. He and his brother joined in San
Francisco in the early days and were sincere devotees.
Bhutatma : I had made friends with a noted religious scholar,
Mark Juergensmeyer, one of the professors in the Religious
Studies Department at Berkeley University. I asked h