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“Chasing Rhinos With The Swami’ Has Arrived

By: for ISKCON News on May 4, 2017

The book's author Shyamasundar with Prabhupada

Volume One of Shyamasundar’s long-awaited memoir is now available. This is the most intimate, detailed, and exciting account yet of Bhaktivedanta Swami’s amazing adventures in the dawn of the Hare Krishna movement. Volume One describes the Swami’s halcyon days in San Francisco and London, 1967-1970, including the real story of Lord Jagannath’s advent in the western world, meeting the Beatles and, with them, broadcasting the Mahamantra around the globe. These, and a hundred more never-heard-before stories, along with 128 rare photos, will transport you into those magic days: chasing “rhinos” with the Swami. 

“There have been other memoirs involving His Divine Grace, to be sure, but the attention to detail and visceral manifestation of time and place found in Shyamasundara's book is something new. It has never before been accomplished in quite this way. His street savvy, intelligence, common sense, and love for Prabhupada all come through with a tangible freshness, allowing readers entrance into the narrative in a very real way…A must read for all students of philosophy, the 60s counterculture, cosmic consciousness, eastern thought, and life itself."  ---- Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa), author of 30 books on eastern spirituality. 

With its fast pace and novelistic style, Volume One of “Chasing Rhinos With The Swami” has become a runaway bestseller for all audiences and, with only a limited number of books remaining in this first edition. 

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