Harinam Samkirtan

Activities Of Devotees

“In the midst of the age of quarrel, devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu hear songs glorifying the bonefide spirtual master. With much enthusiasm they sing the maha mantra of Lord Hari’s names. They adore their spiritual masters and all saintly devotees of the Lord.” [ Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Sri-Susloka-sloka-satakam, sloka 81 ]

Eager For Sankirtana

Being in and out of hospitals the last few weeks I have seen alot of people suffering. I am eager to get back on samkirtan and chant the holy names for the benefit of the fallen souls. “If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, the people [...]

The Night Before Christmas

Last night, accompanied by a police escort, we took a small Ratha Yatra cart on harinam through old Hong Kong, distributing the gift of the holy names to everyone. Being Christmas Eve the people were in good spirits and many smiled, waved and even danced with us as we made our way through the crowded [...]

Our Contribution

Here in Hong Kong we will spend Christmas Eve chanting the holy names of the Lord in the old part of the city from 9pm until midnight. Traditionally, hundreds of thousands of Chinese people take to the streets to celebrate at that time. Though the city authorties are still wary of large demonstations, they have [...]

Something Positive

For the past several months Hong Kong has been disrupted with massive street protests challenging some key government policies. Regularly tens of thousands of people have come out venting their anger and frustration by blocking important streets and avenues. On a few occasions the protests turned violent. Last week the police forcibly cleared the streets [...]

United In Prayer

In solidarity with the people of Sydney, who were slowly coming to terms with the recent hostage siege downtown at Martin Place, we took our harinam party to the streets to give them solace and relief from the grief they were feeling. Our sign, “United in Prayer For Those We’ve Lost,” was greatly appreciated by [...]

Stopping By

This evening I am returning to India to attend to some urgent business connected to our upcoming 6-week festival tour there beginning in January. On the way I stopped by our ISKCON temple in Denpasar to get blessings from the deities for a safe journey and a swift return to Bali next week.

Bliss In Bali

On our way to Australia and then Hong Kong, Bada Haridas and myself have stopped off in Bali, Indonesia for a short break. But we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go on harinam with the local devotees and yesterday joined them for a massive 3-hour kirtan along one of the beautiful beaches than adorn [...]

In The Land Of Alexander The Great

Macedonia, a landlocked country of 2 million people, is located in southeast Europe. It is bordered by Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania. It is the birth place of two famous personalities: Alexander the Great in ancient times and Mother Teresa in recent history. ISKCON has a small community of sincere and dedicated devotees with a [...]

Festivals in Krsna consciousness

When we come to festivals and give our heart to the festival, listen with a desire to advance, apply the knowledge the speaker has spoken in our lives, chant from the heart and dance in kirtan we make a quantum leap in our devotional lives.