The Sadhu Sanga Kirtan Retreat is a yearly offering begun by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami in 2012. This year’s retreat, in Boone, North Carolina, ran from May 25-28th and was a grand success. Over 2,000 devotees from around the world attended and there were 150,000 views of the livestream videos. The organization, facilities, prasadam, decorations, and sound system were all arranged beautifully.

Radhanath Swami attended, led kirtan and spoke on Srimad Bhagavatam. An excerpt of his Bhagavatam class is below.

“Srila Prabhupada took the message of Lord Chaitanya as his very life and soul – to bring the chanting of the holy names of Sri Krishna to the whole world. Whenever devotees come together to chant in a sincere spirit of devotion, Krishna manifests Himself. In this age of Kali, it is described there is one benediction,

kaler dosa-nidhe rajann
asti hy eko mahan gunah
kirtanad eva krsnasya
mukta-sangah param vrajet
(SB 12.3.51)

We are living in the Age of Kali, and we see the effects of conflict, envy, arrogance, pollution and wars. But within this is the blessing of the chanting of the Holy Names. Simply by chanting Krishna’s names we can attain the supreme perfection of liberation.

This festival, the Sadhu Sanga Retreat, is a wonderful opportunity for devotees to come together, from all different parts of America and the world, to re-inspire each other in this great mission of compassion.

To me, the Sadhu Sanga Retreat is one of the greatest blessings to the world. For such sincere devotees to be chanting with the motive of awakening pure love of Krishna and spreading the spirit of pure love of Krishna to others throughout the world, I am forever indebted with gratitude to His Holiness Indradyumna Swami Maharaja. With great efforts, he has expressed his love for Srila Prabhupada by bringing us all together. We are all very grateful to him.”

Radhanth Swami’s Srimad Bhagavatam Class