Following Srila Prabhupada documents A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's remarkable journey as he founds the Hare Krishna Movement and is the first to widely spread the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and the practice of Bhakti-yoga in the western world.
From his humble beginnings on arrival in America in 1965 to his becoming an international spiritual leader, teacher and author by the time of his passing in 1977, Srila Prabhupada touched the hearts and transformed the lives of thousands through his immense spiritual potency.
Circling the globe fourteen times, he worked tirelessly to deliver knowledge of our eternal identity, occupation and home in a better world, the spiritual world.
These moving scenes, beautifully narrated by more than 300 of those who witnessed them, are a priceless treasure of loving moments with a genuine spiritual master.
Experience Srila Prabhupada's exceptional devotional presence and gain a chance to follow in his footsteps.
The 11-DVD set Following Srila Prabhupada The Master Collection n digitally remastered from the original set and includes 1 more hour of newly discovered films from Amsterdam, Geneva, Berlin and London all inserted in the 11 DVDs in chronological order.
FOLLOWING SRILA PRABHUPADA DVD SERIES IS NOW COMPLETE.
In October 2006, ISKCON Cinema released the first DVD in the digitally restored set entitled "Following Srila Prabhupada". The films are presented chronologically, beginning with the first film of Srila Prabhupada at Dr. Misra's Ananda Ashram, and ending with his last days in Vrindavan. There are three audio tracks, which include a kirtan and live audio track, a lecture track and a remembrances track with commentary of those who appear in the films. Included in the set will be several newly discovered films of Srila Prabhupada in Germany, Italy, Mayapur, Sweden, Detroit and Los Angeles.
DVD 1 - Films from October 1965 to July 1970
Highlights: The first film of Srila Prabhupada in the west at Dr. Misra's Ananda Ashram, "Matchless Gifts" with Srila Prabhupada chanting in Thomkins Square Park, Hippy Hill kirtan in San Francisco, plus films from Boston , New Jersey, New York, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Montreal and London.
DVD 2 - Films from July 1970 to March 1971
Highlights: Includes the first 3 cart Rathayatra in San Francisco in 1970,åÊ the newly founded LA temple on Watseka Avenue, the controversy in New Vrindavan when 4 new sannyasis mistook guru for God, and India where the first wave of western Vaishnavas create a revolution.åÊ Radhanath Swami and Lokanath Swami speak about their first meeting with Srila Prabhupada and his disciples at the Cross Maidan festival in Bombay.
DVD 3 - Films from May 1971 to August 1972
Highlights: From Sydney, Rasarani dasi and her mother speak in 1971 and again in 2007, Installation of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwardadish in Los Angeles, the New Delhi Pandal 1971 - the biggest then and forever, the first Vrindavan parikrama with Srila Prabhupada as the tour leader, the first Gour Pufnima Festival 1972 at ISKCON Mayapur, Cornerstone laying ceremony at "Hare Krishna Land" Juhu, plus films of Mexico City, Calcutta and London.
DVD 4 - Films from July 1972 to July 1973
Highlights: See and hear about the historical "Bhagavat Dharma Discourses" in New Vrindavan, the construction of Mayapur's first temple, the "Nectar of Devotion" lecture series in Vrindavan, the pandal that brought rain to drought stricken Hyderabad, initiation at Juhu's first open air temple, Srila Prabhupada's visit to Indonesia due to a letter of invitation from a 17 year old school girl and aspiring devotee, Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur, the famous "Henry Street" temple in Brooklyn, London Rathayatra where Srila Prabhupada walked the entire route, and films from Amsterdam, Sydney and Calcutta.
DVD 5 - Films from August 1973 to March 1974
Highlights: Greeting by the Mayor of Paris and conversation with Cardinal Danielou, one of the preeminent religious and political leaders of France in the 1960's and 70's. Installation of Radha Paris-isvara. Activities at Bhaktivedanta Manor, the English country estate donated by the Beatle, George Harrison. Janmastami and Vyas Puja at the Manor. Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur....the first big one!
DVD 6 - Films from March 1974 to July 1974
Highlights: Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan and then Juhu where His Divine Grace preaches on his apartment rooftop, walks on Juhu Beach and distributes prasad to beggars and the rich. Srila Prabhupada's first visit to Rome and also Germany where he initiates and gives interviews. Geneva and Paris are also included and finally Melbourne for interviews, lectures, programs and Rathayatra.
DVD 7 - Films from July 1974 to March 1975
Highlights: Srila Prabhupada's whirlwind tour of the globe with visits to Chicago, San Francisco Rathayatra, Dallas Gurukul, New Vrindavan, New York, Caracus, Atlanta, Calcutta, the Mango Grove and Mayapur. Hear from 76 devotees who were there!
DVD 8 - Films from April - May 1975
Highlights: View the historic Deity Installation and opening of the Krishna Balaram Temple in Vrindavan, then on to Kurukshetra and New Delhi. Srila Prabhupada's visit to Melbourne, Australia is covered extensively with films of the temple opening and Deity installation along with room conversations, morning walks and lectures.
DVD 9 - Films from May - July 1975
Highlights: Srila Prabhupada visits Fiji. Only a few have seen this newly discovered film! Two hours of Srila Prabhupada in New Dwarka includes the historical maha-marathon to produce 17 volumes of the Chaitanya Charitamrita in only 2 months! Then on to Denver, Washington, D.C., Chicago and the first Philadelphia Rathayatra.
DVD 10 - Films from July 1975 - July 1976
Highlights: After Rathayatra in San Francisco, Srila Prabhupada visits San Diego then Detroit where we hear fascinating details from Ambarisa prabhu about the newly acquired Fisher Mansion. Then on to Mauritius, one of the few countries in the world with Hindu leadership. Srila Prabhupada plants the seeds of Krishna bhakti which have since flourished there and in South Africa, his next stop. He visits Nairobi, and India for the Mayapur festival, and back to the USA via Melbourne for a full circle.åÊ
DVD 11 - Films from July 1976 - November 1977
Highlights: Travel with Srila Prabhupada on his last world preaching tour beginning in Gita Nagari and followed by the historic Rathayatra Festival down 5th Ave. in New York City. His Divine Grace visits London then to various locations in India, ending in Vrindavan where he stays because of ill health. Then in August, in spite of all odds, Srila Prabhupada embarks to London for his last preaching in the West. Taken at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, this newly discovered, intimate film of His Divine Grace has never been released. Then in September, Srila Prabhupada returns to Bombay and finally his beloved Vrindavan where we witness his final pastimes.
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