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Articles tagged as Tompkins-square

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of First Tompkins Square Park Harinama

    Janananda Goswami led a chanting party from 26 Second Avenue to Tompkins Square Park and around the celebrated Hare Krishna tree to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first public chanting of Hare Krishna there by Srila Prabhupada and his first followers on October 9, 1966. Each Sunday after that original harinama, the early devotees would chant there for 3 hours, thus it was the first regular harinama spot in the Western world. October 9, 2016.

  • Walking Monk Retraces ISKCON‚Äôs Journey for 50th

    From September 20th to November 10th in 2015, Bhaktimarga Swami walked from Boston’s Commonwealth Pier, where ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada first reached the U.S. in 1965, to Butler Pennsylvania, where he stayed with sponsors the Agarwal family, to New York City, where he registered ISKCON in 1966. In New York, Bhaktimarga concluded his 907-mile walk by chanting under the famous “Hare Krishna tree” in Tompkins Square Park, where Prabhupada led some of the first public kirtans in the Western World.

  • New York Devotees Celebrate ISKCON's 46th Anniversary with Kirtan
    This Thursday marks the 46th Anniversary of the incorporation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It happened on July 12, 1966 at 26 2nd Avenue (right around the block from what is now the Bhakti Center).