iMonk Archive
June 2005

A brief description of blogs for this month. See the Main Archive for links to all blogs, click on any of the Annual Archives (in the menu on the right) for blogs for that year, or go to the Tags Archive for blogs arranged by category and subject.

Week 1
Ukraine: Zaporizhzhya, Donetsk

Readjusting my consciousness
In the guru-centric world, everything is properly adjusted; in the egocentric world, everything must be constantly readjusted.

To Donetsk — by bus
For the first time, iMonk travels to another tour city by bus.

Another world
At a planetarium, iMonk explains that "reality exists not in the objective world without, but in the subjective world within."

Week 2
Ukraine: Donetsk, Kharkiv

Newspaper interview
Interview with a reporter from the Government Courier.

Another TV interview
Ten-minute segment on the local Channel 12 Wake Up! show.

Weekend in Kharkiv
Many contrary conceptions of Krishna consciousness duel for the minds of the local devotees, so some strong medicine is needed.

Week 3
Ukraine: Kiev

A week in Kiev
Public programs and nama-hatta gatherings all week in Kiev.

Orange revolution
Two sannyasis, in their bright saffron robes, take their own "orange revolution" (kirtan) to the streets of Kiev...

Avadhut Maharaj
Srila Gurudeva's letter extols Avadhut Maharaj's service.

Week 4+
Ukraine: Odessa / Crimea: Yalta

Overnight to Odessa
On the express train from Kiev to the Black Sea port of Odessa.

Where do they go?
My mission is not to make "new" devotees, but to enthuse and inspire the "old," existing devotees... but where are they?

Late nights
On the overnight train to the Crimean capital of Simferopol.

Crimean scene
Sankirtan on the Lenin promenade, alongside Yalta Bay.

The simple life
The charm of the Krishna conception of Divinity is that God, in His original form, is a simple village cowherd boy.

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