His Holiness Mahavishnu Swami is a former Canterbury resident who is now a travelling monk and teacher of bhakti yoga - the yoga of love and devotion.
Born in Birmingham, he entered the Bath Academy of Art at the age of 19, and graduated with honours in Fine Arts, before moving to Canterbury to live as an artist.
It was here that he first came in touch with the Hare Krishna mantra and the teachings of Bhagavad Gita, before becoming a resident of London's famous Radha-Krishna Temple in 1971.
In the same year he was initiated by his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada was on a quest to give the timeless teachings of Bhakti Yoga to the western world, as well as to re-establish faith in the ancient Vedas in India.
Prabhupada requested all his disciples to assist in this mission, and it is his desire to help fulfil this wish of his spiritual master which has taken Mahavishnu Swami all across Europe and Africa as well as to Nepal, Australasia, Japan, North, South & Central America and beyond.
This Saturday from 5pm he'll be at the Canterbury Umbrella Centre to share the fruits of his outer and inner journeys, to lead us in blissful kirtan (musical mantra meditation) and to answer all of your questions about life.
Don't miss out on a great opportunity to meet a very special person!
The usual veggie feast will be served afterwards, so don't forget to bring an empty stomach!