Hare Krishna is short for the divine Hare Krishna Mantra:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare
We are all intrinsically joyful spiritual beings. But we are now trapped by identifying with our temporary material bodies. By meditating on the Hare Krishna mantra through chanting and singing we uncover our true eternal spiritual nature.
"For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain."
The Hare Krishna movement includes urban centers, restaurants and rural farming communities across the world with great food, regular festivals and other events, pop into one, and experience what the movement has to offer.