Woodstock festival

700,000 People

The day before Polish Woodstock we had Ratha Yatra through the center of the field where 700,000 people are slowly setting up camp. Afterwards people flowed towards our Krsna’s Village of Peace to enjoy kirtan, prasada and a variety of events. Madhumangala das entertained 8 thousand people in our large tent with his band. Kirtan [...]

Only The Beginning

Two days before Woodstock officially opened 20 thousand young people had already arrived and set up their tents. We took full advantage and went on harinam with 500 devotees and invitations to Krsna’s Village of Peace. Though we ourselves were still putting the finishing touches to our village we managed to have kirtan in our [...]

Preparing the Yajna

Krsna’s devotees are preparing for one of ISKCON’s biggest yajna’s in it’s history: Krsna’s Village of Peace at the 20th annual Woodstock Festival in Poland. Over 700,000 people are expected. 700 devotees from 14 different countries are arriving and helping to set up Krsna’s Village. We plan endless kirtans, spiritual discourses, daily Ratha Yatras through [...]

Woodstock Final

The final days of the Polish Woodstock were successful beyond our wildest imagination. One hundred and fifty thousand plates of prasadam distributed, four Ratha Yatra parades, hundreds of books sold, countless hours of kirtan with an endless stream of youth in the Mantra Yoga tent and many new friendships forged with the tens of thousands [...]

Full On

The police estimated 500,000 people came to Woodstock. No doubt every single one of them came in contact with Krsna consciousness either by hearing the holy names, dancing with us, taking prasadam, visiting our village … or just seeing blissfull devotees everywhere!

Diving In

As Woodstock began it was as if we dove into a ocean of bliss; Ratha Yatra, harinama, prasad distribution and thousands upon thousands of people coming to our village.

Testing The Field

Yesterday we went out with harinam to greet the first wave of people coming to Woodstock. If the reception we got is any indication of what’s ahead there’s going to be a lot of nectar flowing the next few days!

Woodstock: Preparing For Battle

“Hearing the Vaisnavas loudly chanting Lord Hari’s holy names in sankirtana, the people think a host of roaring lions have come to Navadvipa. “The great maharathi warrior Lord Gauracandra and the great sarathi warriors Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita now charge into battle. Throwing the noose of ecstatic spiritual love, They capture many enemy soldiers [...]

21 Tons

This afternoon we unloaded 21 tons of foodstuffs from several semi-trailer trucks for cooking at Woodstock. The transcendental breakdown was as follows: 2.2 tons of sugar, 6.5 tons of peas, 2 tons of semolina, 2.2 tons of butter, 1 ton of oil, 4.2 tons of rice,1.5 tons of frozen vegetables, 1 tons soya, 500 kilos [...]

Stormy Weather

Forty-eight hours before Woodstock a huge storm front has descended on the region. With so much at stake we pray that Lord Nrsimhadeva will protect our humble efforts to share Krsna consciousness with hundreds of thousands of conditioned souls this coming week.