Diary of a Travelling Monk

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vols. 1-2 (May 1995 - November 1996)

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Within you will find two precious gems — Volumes 1 and 2 of Diary of a Traveling Preacher. Experience the excitement, danger, and successes of the early preaching exploits of Indradyumna Swami and the devotees as they travel through war torn areas of Russia and its former provinces. Read about the beginnings of Polish Woodstock and festival tour. These rare volumes, which have been out of print for years, are now available.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 3 (April 2001 - January 2002)

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Savor the bliss —and the challenge—of preaching on four continents, introducing people young and old, rich and poor, learned and simple, to Krishna consciousness in Vol. 3 of Diary of a Traveling Preacher.

From the snows of Siberia to the deserts of Kazakhstan, the Polish seaside to the sacred dust of India, join Indradyumna Swami as he travels throughout the world to spread the divine name of Krishna and the merciful message of Sri Caitanya and his own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada— often against fierce opposition.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 4 (September 2001 - April 2003)

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Accompany Indradyumna Swami, one of Srila Prabhupada's boldest preachers, on his continuing mission to spread the mercy of Krsna's holy names to the far corners of the globe. From ecstatic kirtanas with gypsies in sub-zero Siberia, to distributing truckloads of prasadam to impoverished Zulus in South Africa; from the Polish Woodstock, attended by 350,000 people; to the sublime atmosphere of Vrndavana; the author a masterful storyteller, continues to share the details of his journeys, magnificently capturing the joys and fierce challenges of spreading Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's message. Feel your Krishna consciousness deepen through the association and personal reflection Indradyumna Swami offers on every page of his diary.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 5 (May 2003 - November 2004)

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Immerse yourself in heartfelt and blissful stories about sharing Lord Caitanya’s message with people young and old, learned and simple, as Indradyumna Swami continues his mission to spread the mercy of Krishna’s holy names to the far corners of the earth. Join the traveling preacher as he takes the holy name to Poland with its ecstatic beachside kirtans and dangerous skinheads, to the Temple of Fire in Azerbaijain, from the auspicious birthplace of Haridas Thakur in Bangladesh, to a Gypsy community in isolated eastern Siberia.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 6 (November 2004 – December 2005)

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As this sixth edition of Indrayumna Swami’s Diary follows our traveling preacher around the world — from the Woodstock Festival in Poland to India, and back — we cannot help but be moved by his deep compassion for all he meets. Share the excitement and wonder as he changes people’s lives, bringing some from the depths of despair and encouraging others to increase their budding devotion and service to the Supreme Lord. With compassion, humor, and above all, a deep desire to serve his spiritual master, Indradyumna Swami shows what it is like to live the life of bhakti sannyasa (monk) in this modern age.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 7 (January 2006 – November 2006)

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher, Vol. 7 is like having a front-row seat in a class about Srila Prabhupada’s mission. It is all there in Indradyumna Maharaja’s life and diary.

Harinam Sankirtan: You can read about an eleven-year-old girl who covered her ears to block the sound but ended up putting on a makeshift sari and running to join the Harinam.

Taking risks: Maharaja’s diary reads like an adventure movie: being attacked by skinheads and fanatical Muslims, being robbed by corrupt immigration officials, escaping from a dishonest taxi driver in the dead of night on a deserted street – all for the sake of giving Lord Krishna’s holy name to the unfortunate souls.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 8 (January 2007 - January 2008)

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In the life of Narada Muni, we see the travels of a great preacher who covers every corner of the universe. He encounters adventure, intrigue, danger, challenges, and achieves great successes. His ability to be so successful is due only to his attachment to the Supreme Lord and his desire to act as an order carrier of His teachings.

As you read the pages of Diary of a Traveling Preacher, you cannot help but think of the similarities. Indradyumna Swami leaves no corner of the globe untouched as he travels in the service of Srila Prabhupada, spreading the mission of Lord Caitanya.

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Diary of a Traveling Preacher Vol. 9 (January 2008 - November 2008)

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Highlights from Indradyumna Swami’s Diary Volume 9:

An arduous trek to a 1,700-year-old Vishnu temple on an active volcano in the remote jungles on the island of Bali. A flight crew thanks him for trying to save a convulsing passenger’s life and asks him to teach them the maha-mantra. A detailed account of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and how the devotees in New Orleans and on the Mississippi farm weather the storm. 

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Diary of a Traveling Monk Vol. 10 (November 2008 - October 2009)

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Inside you’ll discover:

Akhilananda das recounts for Maharaja the ISKCON Prison Ministry’s many successes with inmates becoming devotees — especially the transformation of the infamous Mr. Weed. Maharaja discovers more about the history of Vedic culture in Russia — the Swastika City, an ancient Vishnu deity, and the Russian Veda. Join Maharaja as he preaches in the City of Baku, said to be where Kasyapa Muni had his ashrama on the bank of the Caspian Sea.

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Inside Diary of a Traveling Monk, Vol. 11 (November 2009 – March 2012)

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Indradyumna Swami brings us to Australia where he attends the Parliament of World Religions, and tours with 47 festivals that manifest in three short months. In Africa he joins Food for Life devotees to distribute prasadam and the Holy Names of Lord Krishna to the Zulu people outside of Durban.

Relish the amazing stories of numerous people whose lives have been miraculously changed by Maharaja’s yearly Polish Festival Tour. Maharaja returns to Brazil, where he once boldly sailed up the Amazon River to remote villages.

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