The Sadhu Sanga Retreat in Boone, North Carolina is North America’s largest devotee gathering attracting almost 2,000 devotees each year from all across America and Canada for kirtans and lectures by some of ISKCON’s favorite kirtan leaders and senior devotees. We departed from Charlotte, North Carolina by car on Friday, May 22nd for three days at the weekend retreat.
On Saturday, May 23rd we set up our elaborate TOVP table for the weekend to talk to devotees. Radha Jivan and Jananivas prabhus spoke around 1pm and the pledges started coming in all weekend. Many devotees had already seen us at other temples and made pledges. Others were waiting for us to arrive at their temples to make their pledges. Despite that, after two days (Saturday and Sunday) we received almost $225,000 in pledges.