By H.G Narottama Dasa
In Paris we have three Nama-hattas which have different characteristics. The biggest Nama-hatta in Paris is Bhakti-Loka (www.bhakti-loka.com) which receives from 25 to 30 devotees weekly. Our orientation in this Nama-hatta is the systematic studying of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and other Holy Scriptures. Our programs take place three times a week (Friday 7 pm, Saturday 7 am, Sunday 10 am). For the last 5 years, this Nama-hatta took form of a school (special attention is given to the educational side of our philosophical life under the guidance of His Grace Aksayananda Prabhu who is responsible for preaching in Paris). Yesterday, we received Her Grace Kishori Mataji, Srila Prabhupada’s disciple who spent a lot of time with her spiritual master, and rendered a lot of personal service to her.
Two other Nama-hattas take place in different parts of Paris on Saturdays (2 pm) and young devotees learn to give classes on the Srimad Bhagavad-gita.
Besides that, we hold programs and interviews with senior devotees, including Srila Prabhupada’s disciples. From time to time, we invite spiritual masters and organize public programs in Paris.
We hold preaching tours in different places, such as Ukraine, London, Stockholm, and we just came back from Germany where we had spent 10 days in Koln, Neuss, Heidelberg and other places.