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When The Sun Shines:

The Dawn of Hare Krishna in Britain


‘The early 1970's were a time of confusion and transition in the world, bringing hope, perhaps the expectation of a new future where the cobwebs of the past would be brushed away. This context fits well with the theme of When The Sun Shines, which recounts how the West found an opportunity to discover what Prabhupada had to offer'.
Julius Lipner -

Professor of Hinduism and the Comparitive Study of Religion, University of Cambridge

This book tells the story of Srila Prabhupada's time in England and the profound affect he had on all who met him. I follow him and his young American disciples from their first coming together in San Francisco to their arrival in sixties London, where his disciples gain national attention by befriending the Beatles and chanting Hare Krishna. In 1969 Prabhupada comes to England and stays with John Lennon at Tittenhurst Park. There he teaches George Harrison. Inspired by Prabhupada and with help from George the devotees record the Hare Krishna Mantra on the Apple label and open the Radha Krishna temple in Bloomsbury.


Soon they attract a devoted following of young men and women. With further help from George, the young devotees go on to establish a national home at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire, while Prabhupada returns each year to spend time with his growing family and strengthen their resolve, urging them to dedicate themselves to the growth of Krishna Consciousness in Britain.

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