Harinam Samkirtan

Kirtan In the Muslim Quarter

Yesterday we took our harinam party into the Muslim quarter of Skopje, Macedonia. A little concerned I asked the samkirtan leader if there was any risk involved. “In our country,” he replied, “the problems are between Muslims and Christians. So far the Muslim community has not shown any hostility towards us.” Whatever apprehension I had [...]

Every Day

Every day we do the same thing; get up, shower, have a morning program and go on samkirtan. It’s been going on like that for 40 years, to be exact. But we never become bored, tired or satiated because it’s devotional service to the Lord and always new and fresh. And it always will be! [...]

Everywhere We Go

Over the past ten days we have crisscrossed Bulgaria spreading the mercy of the holy names everywhere we go. Tonight we have one final program in Sofia. Tomorrow we head south to Macedonia for another adventure in service to Lord Caitanya. O Srila Prabhupada! This samkirtan is our life and soul!

Bliss In Israel

After visiting numerous holy places in Israel we returned to the streets to share our own spiritual tradition with others. As the nectar of Krsna’s sweet holy names permeated the land, people chanted and danced with us in great jubilation! They also enthusiastically accepted the prasadam we distributed and bought Srila Prabhupada’s books as a [...]

Harinama In Haifa

Yesterday we did harinama in Haifa, Israel’s 3rd largest city. Israelis are celebrating their New Year and the beaches are crowded. As we experienced in Tel Aviv people spontaneously came forward to dance with us. I have never experienced this on such a scale in any other country of the world. In one sense it [...]

Kirtan In The Promised Land

Amongst the background of religious traditions existing for thousands of years in Israel devotees of Krsna blissfully propagate the chanting of God’s holy names. People love the kirtan and easily join in. Just another example that kirtan is a universal process that can benefit the entire world.

Planting the Seed

Just go out and throw the seed of the Holy name, and definitely some will take root, germinate and grow.

Twenty-Eight Down, Twenty To Go

We continue to go out daily. With so many festivals this summer it’s become a blur of harinams, lectures, people, places, books and prasadam. But a wonderful blur it is….

Become Fortunate

Anyone who takes to the worship of the Supreme Lord automatically receives the blessings of the goddess of fortune because she herself is always seeking the pleasure of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Testing The Field

Yesterday we went out with harinam to greet the first wave of people coming to Woodstock. If the reception we got is any indication of what’s ahead there’s going to be a lot of nectar flowing the next few days!