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Reflections on the Mantra

Reflections on the Mantra

By Allen Ginsberg Mantram (singular), mantra (plural) is a short verbal formula like Rolling Stones’ “I’m going home,” or Gertrude Stein’s “A rose is a rose is a rose,” which…

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana (Photos)

Glory to the sri-krsna-sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death, is extinguished.…

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

Krsna Consciousness: The Sankirtana Movement

It is hoped that the government authorities will cooperate with our sankirtana parties in enabling us to perform sankirtana on the streets. To do this it is necessary that we…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

The name Krsna means "the all-attractive one," the name Rama means "the all-pleasing one," and the name Hare is an address to the Lord's devotional energy. …

True Happiness Must be Eternal

True Happiness Must be Eternal

There are those who will say, "Ah! These Hare Krsna people are just escapists. They cannot face up to life." And our reply is simply, "Yes, we are escapists. You…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

These sixteen words—Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—are especially meant for counteracting the ill effects of the present age of…

London Sankirtana

London Sankirtana

On the occasion of the appearance day of Lord Caitanya, thousands of Britishers heard the joyous vibration of Hare Krsna, the glorification of God's holy name.…

ISKCON Detroit Sankirtan

ISKCON Detroit Sankirtan

The pictures on these pages show devotees in Detroit engaged in spreading the rays of the benediction moon of the holy name by chanting Hare Krsna.…

A Day at ISKCON Boston 1970 (Many Photos!)

A Day at ISKCON Boston 1970 (Many Photos!)

Spiritual life is blissful, but it is not whimsical. The regulative principles of bhakti-yoga (the yoga of devotional service), as defined by the spiritual master and the authorized scriptures, form…

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos 1970

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos 1970

ISKCON Sankirtan Photos from San Francisco and Los Angeles 1970.…

ISKCON Around the World (1970 Photos)

ISKCON Around the World (1970 Photos)

ISKCON's temples in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Paris have met with instant success simply by sankirtana. The devotees of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are distributing this bliss…

The Mahamantra and the German Expedition

The Mahamantra and the German Expedition

On request of Srila Prabhupada, his disciples are carrying this joyous spiritual plan to everyone they meet, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu that the holy names will…

Maha Sankirtana in New York City

Maha Sankirtana in New York City

The sankirtana party is a transcendental festival for all people, inviting them to enter the spiritual sky in fully blissful consciousness. Everyone can achieve love for God, and this can…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

All mantras and all processes for self-realization are compressed into the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name You have invested all Your transcendental energies.…

Love Of God in Photos from San Francisco

Love Of God in Photos from San Francisco

Hare Krsna chanters have solved the gravest problem of existence—the death problem—they are also free from all fearfulness and are enjoying the fullest extent of happiness in the here and…

Sankirtan — It Means Chanting Hare Krishna!

Sankirtan — It Means Chanting Hare Krishna!

Sankirtana means singing and dancing about the glories of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of God. It is nothing manufactured or concocted; it is not a "new religion." Sankirtana will be…

Sankirtana and Puppet Show at Griffith Park

Sankirtana and Puppet Show at Griffith Park

When the Sankirtana Party arrived at Griffith Park on this sunny day, the purpose of its members was to spread the holy name of God to their brothers and sisters.…

Los Angeles—Bliss! Kirtan Photos 1970

Los Angeles—Bliss! Kirtan Photos 1970

In the morning the L.A. sankirtana party chants and dances on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, and in the evening they go to the area of Hollywood Boulevard.…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

These sixteen words—Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—are especially meant for counteracting the ill effects of the present age of…

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