Devotees serving Prabhupada Farm Hawaii:
Kapindra Swami a.k.a. Maharaj
leading a discussion after hearing directly from Srila Prabhupada at the weekly Sunday Love Feast, Hilo, Hawaii, 3/2012
Kapindra Swami (a.k.a. Maharaj)
Original Prabhupada disciple, faithfully following Prabhupada instructions without deviation for over 40 years, continues his humble service and dedicated to keeping Prabhupada's orginal ISKCON alive and kicking. Temple President of the Prabhupada Sankirtan Society Temple since the 90's at 48 Avenue B in the East Village/Sankirtan at Tompkins Square Park, then a couple years on 6th Avenue until 2006 when inspired by hearing Prabhupada's instructions to start the self-sufficient farm community and cow sanctuary, left NYC in search of land and devotees willing to work under Prabhupada's guidance... living in Oregon, Tennesse, Florida, Costa Rica and finally now, HAWAII!!! Also, Kapindra Swami has perfected so many dishes infusing the offerings with his most sincere love for Prabhupada. The most blissful prasadam in the 3 worlds!
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Above: Saci-suta Das & Kapindra Swami on a guava orchard for sale on Big Island 2/1011
Serving Prabhupada's mission faithfully since the East Village days, now personally assisting Kapindra Swami. Saci Suta das, Harinam and Kapindra Swami together prepare the most amazing Prasadam in the universe. Come to the Sunday Love Feast and taste the transcendental love for yourself. The Prasadam is truly BLISS! Like magic, just when you think it can't get any better because it's so delicious, it gets better and better and better. BLISS! Saci's heart and soul is into cooking for Prabhupada and he can be spotted nearly every afternoon in downtown bay front Hilo distributing Prabhupada orginal books and preaching to anyone and everyone about Prabhupada and Krishna. Saci Suta is an amazing kirtan leader and you can hear him sing his heart out on sankirtan in downtown Hilo on Sundays after the Sunday Love Feast.
Atma-ruci Das (a.k.a. Aubrey)
Serving Prabhupada's mission faithfully and steadily since the East Village days, Atma-ruci always offers consistent support, friendship & donations. He is ready to start Prabhupada's farm and plans to retire, move to Hawaii and live on the farm.
Kapindra Swami, Premanandi & Tulsi Kai playing with Kapindra Swami's beads. 1/11
Tulsi Kai with Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and playing recorder on sankirtan 2012.
Mother Premanandi (Dana) & Tulsi Kai
Premanandi found her bliss doing sankirtan at Prabhupada Sankirtan Society, NYC since '96. Her dream is to live a spiritual life with her daughter Tulsi Kai by helping create a peaceful natural Prabhupada centered Krishna conscious lifestyle for everyone interested, and hear, chant & serve in association with Prabhupada's sincere disciples.
Tulsi Kai was born August 8, 2009. She loves singing Hare Krishna and loves Prabhupada. Her smile and laughter is contagious and she loves to dance. Just today (1/22/13) Tulsi, now 3 1/2, said, she wants to hold onto baby Krishna's lotus feet so she doesn't fall down and that she wants big Krishna to take her to Vrndavan.
We met Harinam in February 2011 when we had our first Prabhupada Sankirtan Society Temple program in Hawaii, only days after Kapindra Swami and Saci moved to Hawaii. He is fired up about Prabhupada and ready to do what it takes to get Prabhupada's farm started. He sings amazing kirtans on harmonium, guitar, mrdanga and tabla and leads our sankirtan party in 2 park locations in Hilo every sunday after our Love Feast. Harinam has helped to create a beautiful temple in his house and offered living space to kapindra Swami and Saci for 2 years now (1/13). He makes delicious subji and rice prasadam preparations every sunday at our Sunday Love Feast that you don't want to miss!
Mother Gaura Karuna and Narasimha Das
have been serving Srila Prabhupada original movement since they were teenagers in the late 60's and 70's. They have lived extensively on Hare Krishna farms in India on and off over the years, and also started a farm in Oregon giving refuge to young devotees. They had their daugher Kalindi on Big Island over 20 years ago and now just moved back here!!!! We are very excited they are so near because they are so dear to us. They care for the super-sweet deities Sri Giri-Govardhana and Radha Kunda. They are always expert at preaching Prabhupada in all his splendor and purity and will stop the world to preach Prabhupada to anyone and everyone. One way they do this is to provide sacred space for "simple living, high thinking" as Prabhupada said, and they teach this by their example as they have mastered the art of self-sufficient Krishna conscious farm life. They also have a passion for cow protection and they cook prasadam that can make you laugh all day and night because it's so full of Prabhupada love.
Mother Karlapati and Bhakta James
long time Hare Krishna devotees, they have been attending the Sunday Love Feast and Sankirtan following in park "religiously" for over a year, engaging in Prabhupada's class discussions and always bringing heartfelt insight and joyfulness to our spiritual lives. They grow the most delicious lettuce on their hydroponic farm here on big island where they also have weekly Hare Krishna gatherings. They are also a professional photographer team and photograph weddings, festivals, etc.
can be spotted chanting Hare Krishna on his beads all day long. He comes to Sunday Love Feast every week and his joyful youthful presence is felt always and when he sings and dances during kirtan. He is always humble and eager to encourage devotees in their service to Srila Prabhupada.
Mother Astasaki and Gopta Das
have been serving Prabhupada movement for years with so much devotion. Astasaki dresses Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga every other week in original and stunning ways and Gopta Das's cooking is extraordinary. As a team, they whip up 10 course Prasadam meals for hundreds of devotees in record time. Their fun and joking mood is always refreshing and uplifting! Their daughter Jahnava (in light green sari behind them, is also always a sweet and kind presence).
Mother Madhavilata Devi Dasi
moved to US from Astonia 10 years ago passionate to serve Prabhupada's original Hare Krishna movement. She started in Florida and found her way to Hawaii following her interest in natural and organic farming methods. Madhavi blesses us all with her sweet style expertise when she dresses Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga every other week and showers Them with flowers!
Neil's passion is helping to start Prabhupada's self-sufficient farm and growing organic foods for the Hare Krishna movement. He enjoys coming to Sunday Love Feast!
Krishna Caitanya and Nitai
Once the spiritual brothers start playing mrdanga during Sunday Love Feasts, the kirtans shoot to the roof! Nitai is also part of the worldwide touring band The Kirtaniyas. They enjoy prasadam and don't hesitate to help serve it out to the devotees and guests.
Mother Gopi Priya sitting in front of the most famous and beloved Prabhupada's Tree, near the 48 Avenue B home of Prabhupada Sankirtan Society for the 90's and early 2000's.
East Village/Lower East Side, New York City.
Mother Gopi-priya (Pia)
Serving Prabhupada's mission faithfully since the East Village days, living in NY still but continually offering donation and loving support to Prabhupada's mission. Mother Gopi-priya floats when she dances for Prabhupada and her love for Prabhupada shines through her eyes. She is always so kind and supportive to other devotees and humbly beams her ultimate love for Srila Prabhupada in all she does.
Mother Devahuti, Mother Imani, Jim and friend, Seth
always bring warmth, kindness, compassion and joy when they come for Sunday Love Feasts!
... and Mother Patricia
found this website and came to visit us from... It was a true joy to welcome them here. They are both wholeheartedly supportive of the Prabhupada Farm Hawaii Project and we look forward to a longer visit from them next time.
A friend and Bhakta Toni
Bhakta Toni came to visit us in 2012 all the way from Germany to experience Prabhupada's original sankirtan movement in action. We were blessed by his sweet and gentle association but his visit was way too short.
Woody on mrdanga, Dayal Chandra & Forest during kirtan. Joseph a.k.a. Faith & Kapinda Swami 4/2011
"At a difficult time in my life Krishna had mercy on me by placing me near to Kapindra Swami´s old Ave. B, Manhattan, NY temple/bookstore; where this true devotee, His Holiness was serving and preaching. His Holiness, Kapindra Swami has helped so many people. Thanks to him, my own interest in Krishna Consciousness was rekindled. I was also able to render some service via the early websites/blogs of the Prabhupada Sankirtan Society. His Holiness always clarifies Srila Prabhupada´s important original orders. Thus, we study Prabhupada´s original books and media, pray, chant, and work toward true varnasrama. We must use the opportunity our current lives afford to make true spiritual progress. Only then shall we realize our own true, original nature, and return to Godhead.
With Fondness and Respect for H.H. Kapindra Swami and the PSS, Hare Krishna!
- Bhakta Christopher"