Srila Prabhupada and His Disciples in Germany

Bhakti Gauravani Swami

Whenever Srila Prabhupada toured his ISKCON temples around the world, he inspired his followers by his spiritual presence, spotless character, and uncompromising devotion to Krishna. This is an adventure story about establishing the Hare Krishna movement in Germany. Prabhupāda went to Germany only twice – in September 1969, where he encouraged his small band in an intimate, almost informal setting, and later in June 1974, when more than a hundred disciples greeted him.

The book includes vignettes by Srila Prabhupada’s early disciples in Germany – unforgettable moments of personal service to their spiritual master, how they came to Krsna consciousness, their struggles to establish the movement and grow as devotees, their attempts to deal with becoming accepted by the German people despite mistakes. Readers will appreciate the honesty of this account, and will also accompany the German devotees to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, Mayapur, and Vrndavana to glimpse their incredible dedication to and love for serving Srila Prabhupada.

The author 

Born on February 12, 1951, in Dusseldorf, Germany, Christian Jansen graduated from secondary school in 1970. He then studied theology at the Theological High School in Wuppertal, until he was drafted into the military in January 1971.