Educational and other Genre Videos

Here are the links to our other videos videos on YouTube and Vimeo. The Videos are sorted in chronological order according to release dates. The most recently released video is on top of the list

“Mukti Sharma – the Girl Who had Faith.”

Duration: 10 minutes

 

Those of you who have seen my “Samsara” video may feel this one is a continuation. You would not be totally mistaken. But really, “Mukti Sharma” really stands on her own feet. ;-) If you liked “Samsara,” I am confident that you will love “Mukti Sharma.” If this video will help a few souls to become fearless in the view of death – for all the right reasons – I would consider that a success. 


At long last. I have released Part Six of my video series

 

“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years.” Part 6

Duration: 16 minutes

 

This episode covers end of 1969 to June 1974.
What to expect: A very personal meditative documentary of the years in question.

Plus vintage footage of our devotees from 1969 and 1974 including the visit of Śrīla Prabhupāda to Schloss Rettershof. For which I made the endeavour to translate the original voice-over into English and provide subtitles throughout.

 

What not to expect: A documentary in the true sense, let alone a comprehensive one. (Would have been hardly possible anyhow to squeeze four years that were eventful to the extreme into 16 minutes of video.)

 


“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years” Part 5

Entitled: “The First Book”

10 minutes duration.

 

While I have a tremendous lot of respect for my potential audience, I cannot work with an audience in mind. Just not my thing. That kind of approach would paralyse my creativity. This episode is even more of a personal impressionistic piece. In particular, the syntax of visuals and audio might appear a bit strange to some.

I am just sharing my attempt at glorification of the first book in German language – and the special souls that made it happen. Reading the Śrī Īśopaniṣad in my native German was THE turning point in my life – at the age of 17. In particular, Mantra 16.


“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years” Part 4

11 minutes duration.

This episode covers Śrīla Prabhupāda’s first visit to Germany in 1969.

Yes, I am sentimental – but I like it.

And yes, I am fond of watching and showing aircraft in motion.

Then again, I could be doing worse things ;-)


“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years” Part 3

10 minutes duration.

 

Personally I refer to this genre as “meditainment”, if there is such a thing.

Now, For many years I thought that Śrīla Prabhupāda had come over from London on his first visit to Germany. (I only joined in 1972, although I was a regular guest at the Hamburg Center since the end of 1969.) I wasn’t aware that he took it upon himself to make such a long-haul journey “just” to meet his struggling pioneer devotees in Hamburg.

And nothing to worry – no more Luftwaffe in this one, only the Lufthaṁsa taking the pure devotee to me old hometown.

Anyhow, enjoy the long-haul flights with Śrīla Prabhupāda.


“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years” Part 2

11 minutes duration.

 

As with Part One, please bear in mind that this is not a documentary in the conventional sense.

Rather, you could see it as my very personal, even sentimental, perspective of events. Also, there is overlap of the time periods in question. Which I found unavoidable. It is not just about numbers and exact dates, or a sterile timeline. So take it as Dubey Ji (Vijay Raaz) in the movie “Monsoon Wedding” who used to say – “exactly and approximately”


“The Samkirtan Movement in Germany – The Early Years” Part 1

11 minutes duration.

 

A historical video from a highly personal perspective.

The beginnings of The Hare Krishna Movement in Germany.

Part One: 1933 until Summer 1969


Quote for June 2019

tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo

bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam

hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk

 

My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.

(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.14.8)