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Articles tagged as Japa

  • The Answer Lies in our Hands

    What if there was one simple solution for all your problems? Something so easy that even a child could do it? Something which costs nothing, is available to everyone and ultimately ends all suffering?

  • A Bridge to Krishna

    "In chanting you want to be so absorbed that you touch Krishna, that you touch the spiritual world and that when you have completed your chanting you will have a Krishna conscious fragrance or influence around you."

  • Daily Virtual Sanga Opportunities During Coronavirus Lockdown

    Most ISKCON members around the world are now in “lockdown” due to the corona virus pandemic, and struggling to maintain regular association with other devotees. However, due to modern technology, there are various daily live virtual classes, discussions, japa circles that devotees can take advantage of. 

  • Paramahamster: Outsourced Japa

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Thriving Devotee Population in Siberia Embraces Japa Retreats

    Chanting japa is one of the activities most central to Krishna consciousness. So every year for the past seven years, devotees from Kemerovo in Siberia, Russia, have put on a special Japa Retreat for both local Vaishnavas and those from surrounding areas.

  • Japa Retreat With Sacinandana Swami to Dive Deep Into the Holy Name

    Around 150 devotees are expected to travel in from all over the USA as well as from Europe and other locations for the retreat, which will run Mother’s Day Weekend from May 10th to 12th.

  • To Japa, With Love

    Our time with japa is super important. A serious student of bhakti, the practice of self-realization in relationship with Krishna, will take a vow to chant a set number of rounds every day.

  • From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

    During kirtan, experienced chanters often call us to chant from the heart, not just the mind. We are called to go from mindfulness to heartfulness. But, how do we find the place of the heart?

  • Makes Bhakti Yoga Relatable to Total Newcomers

    An innovative new website,, was offered to Srila Prabhupada on Radhastami, September 9th, and aims to revolutionize online outreach for ISKCON. 

  • How Not to Chant Japa

    A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

  • How to Make a Tulasi Japa Mala

    A video by Ulises Guerrero and "The Vedic Way". (

  • Japa & Kirtan Retreat at Varsana, India

    Around 400 devotees eagerly gathered for the 12th annual Vaishnava Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) Japa and Kirtan Retreat in Varshana--all the way from South and North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Russia, India, and even China.

  • Japa Retreat on Croatian Island of Iz Offers Deep Realizations
    One couldn’t hope for a better retreat destination—set in the azure waters of the Adriatic sea, the island is beautiful and pure, with pristine white rocks and a light breeze carrying the smell of cedar wood and Mediterranean herbs.
  • Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh, Belgium
    In 2011, the Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh will be held from April 22nd-28th. There is an additional "Building the Retreat Culture through a Teacher Training Program," which will be held for one day, on April 29th.
  • Devotees Soak up Holy Name at 3rd Level Japa Retreat
    Thirty devotees from the East Coast and across the US attended Level 3 of Bhagavat Life’s Japa Retreat from Saturday September 25th to Sunday October 23rd, continuing their mission to develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Names of Krishna.
  • Ganges Recreated at ISKCON Juhu for World Holy Name Week
    Mumbai’s four ISKCON temples celebrated World Holy Name Week from September 26th to October 10th this year, with ISKCON Juhu hosting the first and the biggest event.
  • Japa Arrow Pierces the Heart of Retreat-Goers in Belgium
    The annual Japa & Kirtan Retreat took place in the beautiful land of Radhadesh from May 2-7, organized by Bhaktivedanta College as part of its devotional strand of courses.
  • Mountaineering Association Goes on “Extreme Japa Walk”

    Hare Krishna nature-lovers from Zagreb, Croatia will be setting off for a Christmas Weekend of “Extreme Japa-walking” this December 25th through 27th. Japa is, of course, the practice of meditatively chanting Krishna’s holy names on beads. And extreme? Well, this trip is just about a textbook definition of the word—a hike up Velebit, Croatia’s largest mountain, in sub-zero temperatures.

  • Japa Retreat Adds New Twist to Bus Tour
    Members of the Kirtana Festival Bus Tour through Mexico and Guatemala, and members of Bhagavat Life met at a retreat center in Guatemala for the first Japa Retreat held exclusively for youth. The twenty-two participants had two full, and two half-days of workshops designed to help them develop a stronger connection with japa.