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The Kadamba Foundation: A Lasting Legacy for Spreading Krishna Consciousness
By Atma Tattva Das, ISKCON News Staff Writer   |  May 13, 2023

The Kadamba Foundation, a registered charity founded by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami, focuses on fundraising for South African-African preaching projects and more opportunities for Africans to embrace Krishna consciousness. The foundation’s main objective is to publish, promote, and distribute new books and music while also republishing existing Kadamba Kanana Swami publications worldwide. The foundation has published 22 music albums, ten books, and numerous video and audio recordings in various formats. Kadamba Kanana Swami’s media and preaching legacy will continue through the foundation even after his physical passing. Additionally, The foundation aims to archive all digital and non-digital media, including new recordings, texts, and photos of and by Maharaja.

In a series of videos about the foundation, Kadamba Kanana Swami highlighted the importance of the organization continuing his legacy and making his media available to a broader audience. He urged his disciples and the larger ISKCON community of well-wishers to support the foundation’s vital work. “Through this foundation, all of you will continue to enjoy new projects…we hope that through this foundation, I’ll continue to be present in a way, even after I’m physically no longer on this planet,” he said.

All proceeds from sales and donations support South African-African preaching projects under the care of “The Peacock Tree Trust,” an extension of the foundation founded to preserve, expand, and manage Maharaja’s interests in South Africa. A South African team manages the many projects.

 The foundation has appointed a highly skilled team of trustees to manage the media and ensure it is available to a broader audience after Kadamba Kanana Swami’s lifetime. The organization is also exploring registering its name as a trademark to prevent misuse and legal issues surrounding media ownership. 

The foundation’s recent accomplishments include publishing the “Forever Present” book and  ebook (both released in March 2023). The foundation also issues licenses for translating, producing, and selling books, music, and other media. Additionally, it manages and protects media distribution and monitors the correct financial settlement of the overall fundraising initiative.

Devotees are encouraged to financially support the service, as well as donate their time, talents, ideas, expertise, abilities, and writing skills to the foundation’s work. Everyone is invited to assist the foundation and help fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s mission and desire in South Africa, as His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami requested.

 For more information, you can visit their website or email them.