In October 2006, ISKCON Cinema released the first DVD in the digitally restored set entitled "Following Srila Prabhupada". The films are presented chronologically, beginning with the first film of Srila Prabhupada at Dr. Misra's Ananda Ashram, and ending with his last days in Vrindavan. There are three audio tracks, which include a kirtan and live audio track, a lecture track and a remembrances track with commentary of those who appear in the films.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 1 - Films from October 1965 to July 1970 Highlights: The first film of Srila Prabhupada in the west at Dr. Misra's Ananda Ashram, "Matchless Gifts" with Srila Prabhupada chanting in Thomkins Square Park, Hippy Hill kirtan in San Francisco, plus films from Boston , New Jersey, New York, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Montreal and London.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 2 - Films from July 1970 to March 1971 Highlights: Includes the first 3 cart Rathayatra in San Francisco in 1970, the newly founded LA temple on Watseka Avenue, the controversy in New Vrindavan when 4 new sannyasis mistook guru for God, and India where the first wave of western Vaishnavas create a revolution. Radhanath Swami and Lokanath Swami speak about their first meeting with Srila Prabhupada and his disciples at the Cross Maidan festival in Bombay.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 3 - Films from May 1971 to August 1972 Highlights: From Sydney, Rasarani dasi and her mother speak in 1971 and again in 2007, Installation of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwardadish in Los Angeles, the New Delhi Pandal 1971 - the biggest then and forever, the first Vrindavan parikrama with Srila Prabhupada as the tour leader, the first Gour Punima Festival 1972 at ISKCON Mayapur, Cornerstone laying ceremony at "Hare Krishna Land" Juhu, plus films of Mexico City, Calcutta and London.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 4 - Films from July 1972 to July 1973 Highlights: See and hear about the historical "Bhagavat Dharma Discourses" in New Vrindavan, the construction of Mayapur's first temple, the "Nectar of Devotion" lecture series in Vrindavan, the pandal that brought rain to drought stricken Hyderabad, initiation at Juhu's first open air temple, Srila Prabhupada's visit to Indonesia due to a letter of invitation from a 17 year old school girl and aspiring devotee, Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur, the famous "Henry Street" temple in Brooklyn, London Rathayatra where Srila Prabhupada walked the entire route, and films from Amsterdam, Sydney and Calcutta.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 5 - Films from August 1973 to March 1974 Highlights: Greeting by the Mayor of Paris and conversation with Cardinal Danielou, one of the preeminent religious and political leaders of France in the 1960's and 70's. Installation of Radha Paris-isvara. Activities at Bhaktivedanta Manor, the English country estate donated by the Beatle, George Harrison. Janmastami and Vyas Puja at the Manor. Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur....the first big one!
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 6 - Films from March 1974 to July 1974 Highlights: Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan and then Juhu where His Divine Grace preaches on his apartment rooftop, walks on Juhu Beach and distributes prasad to beggars and the rich. Srila Prabhupada's first visit to Rome and also Germany where he initiates and gives interviews. Geneva and Paris are also included and finally Melbourne for interviews, lectures, programs and Rathayatra.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 7 - Films from July 1974 to March 1975 Highlights: Srila Prabhupada's whirlwind tour of the globe with visits to Chicago, San Francisco Rathayatra, Dallas Gurukul, New Vrindavan, New York, Caracus, Atlanta, Calcutta, the Mango Grove and Mayapur. Hear from 76 devotees who were there!
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 8 - Films from April - May 1975 Highlights: View the historic Deity Installation and opening of the Krishna Balaram Temple in Vrindavan, then on to Kurukshetra and New Delhi. Srila Prabhupada's visit to Melbourne, Australia is covered extensively with films of the temple opening and Deity installation along with room conversations, morning walks and lectures.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 9 -Films from May - July 1975 Highlights: Srila Prabhupada visits Fiji. Only a few have seen this newly discovered film! Two hours of Srila Prabhupada in New Dwarka includes the historical maha-marathon to produce 17 volumes of the Chaitanya Charitamrita in only 2 months! Then on to Denver, Washington, D.C., Chicago and the first Philadelphia Rathayatra
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 10 -Films from July 1975 - July 1976 Highlights: After Rathayatra in San Francisco, Srila Prabhupada visits San Diego then Detroit where we hear facinating details from Ambarisa prabhu about the newly acquired Fisher Mansion. Then on to Mauritius, one of the few countries in the world with Hindu leadership. Srila Prabhupada plants the seeds of Krishna bhakti which have since flourished there and in South Africa, his next stop. He visits Nairobi, and India for the Mayapur festival, and back to the USA via Melbourne for a full circle.
Folowing Srila Prabhupada DVD 11 -Films from July 1976 - November 1977 Highlights: Travel with Srila Prabhupada on his last world preaching tour beginning in Gita Nagari and followed by the historic Rathayatra Festival down 5th Ave. in New York City. His Divine Grace visits London then to various locations in India, ending in Vrindavan where he stays because of ill health. Then in August, in spite of all odds, Srila Prabhupada embarks to London for his last preaching in the West. Taken at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, this newly discovered, intimate film of His Divine Grace has never been released. Then in September, Srila Prabhupada returns to Bombay and finally his beloved Vrindavan where we witness his final pastimes.
Francesco Ravasi - 04/10/2017 Hare Krishna
It is the most 'beautiful gift that you can do.
In addition Srila Prabhupada's books with these comprehensive video has a 360-degree view of the great personality of Srila Prabhupada.
I highly recommend it, even if I can move a criticism, I prefer the package depicted, the one where you see Srila Prabhupada walking. That picture is very beautiful.
thanks also to Yadubara Das
Mich White - 01/03/2014 I found these DVD's very enjoyable and I was surprised how much footage on these DVD's I hadn't seen before, they were lovely. It was so nice to be able to follow Srila Prabhupada and his disciples from the early days to his later days in Vrindavan. What a great way to celebrate the life of such a great soul, Srila Prabhupada by watching this awe inspiring footage of his life.
Phillip Brugalette - 02/01/2012 I just watched the entire "Following Srila Prabhupada" series for the first time and want to thank Yadubara Prabhu and his team for performing this great service for Srila Prabhupada and his devotees. They have allowed my wife, Lilamanjari dasi, and myself to be with our Spiritual Master anytime we want. Being non-different, now we can sit with him in his room, watch and listen to him translate his books, go with him on walks to the beach, in parks . . . everywhere.
I know that Srila Prabhupada said he is in his books, but unfortunately I am not advanced enough to appreciate this blessing. But has a child of television, to be able to see and hear him again after all these years brought tears of joy to our eyes during each and every DVD.
I will cherish this series and continue to watch it daily. Thank you Yadhubara dasa, Vishaka dasi, and all the devotees for your wonderful service and for allowing us to have such intimate association with His Divine Grace.
I am sure, in my humble way, that you will be blessed for having done this service.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Padmanabha dasa and Lilamanjari dasi
Seattle (formally Los Angeles Temple) - intiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1971