A Beginners Guide to Maha-Mantra Meditation

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What is mantra meditation and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra
How to practice mantra meditation in a way that best suits you
Why this technique is better than other forms of meditation
How to meditate with mantra

A Beginners Guide to Maha-Mantra Meditation

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is chant now?
Chantnow.com is a dedicated team of monks, professionals, and volunteers with decades of experience in mantra-meditation, which is the heart of bhakti-yoga or devotional service. We live the lifestyle and personally practice what we share in our classes as per our individual capacities. Our teachings are based on the ancient wisdom texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, as presented by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, also known as the Hare Krishna movement, and form the spiritual foundation of the meditation training offered in our classes.
What is the maha mantra?
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

The literal meaning of maha-mantra is “The Great Chant of Deliverance.” While there are many mantras like ‘OM’ etc., the maha-mantra is the most powerful mantra in existence, also known as the Hare Krishna mantra. It has been a core practice of the ancient Bhakti Yoga tradition for thousands of years. Regular chanting of this mantra under proper guidance relieves one from stress, anxiety, and depression and instantly puts the practitioner in touch with a higher transcendental reality. Whether you are looking to improve your mental well-being, have greater focus and clarity, or have a genuine spiritual experience, meditating on this mantra will help you achieve your goals quickly.
Is chanting a form of meditation?
Yes! In fact, it is the best and easiest technique for meditation because it uses the transformative power of sound, allowing the restless wandering mind to concentrate on it easily and not get easily distracted by mental chatter, which is the number one source of distraction for beginners. Chanting on beads is especially beneficial, as it engages the sense of touch and speech and auditory functions in the meditation process.
What is bhakti yoga?
Bhakti is derived from the Sanskrit word bhaj, which means – loving service. Bhakti-yoga means to connect to the Supreme by means of loving devotional service. The path of bhakti-yoga is developed through a variety of activities. These include mantra meditation or the chanting of the names Hare Krishna. The chanting is done either individually or in the community by chanting mantras accompanied by music (kirtan). The study of sacred texts such as the Bhagavad-gita, associating with like-minded spiritual aspirants, eating sanctified vegetarian food, and living in a way that upholds the principles of truthfulness, mercy, austerity, and cleanliness, are all core practices for a life of followers of bhakti.
Who is Srila Prabhupada?
Srila Prabhupada is the founder acharya (spiritual head) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Srila Prabhupada not only brought bhakti yoga and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra to the western world but also circled the globe 14 times on lecture tours, bringing the teachings of Lord Krishna to thousands of people on six continents.
Are all the courses, live sessions, and mentorship offered by Chant Now for free?
This project is run by practicing Bhakti Yogis voluntarily as part of our ‘Seva’ or service to humanity. While all our services are for free, some of our more advanced courses are donation-based, with the proceeds utilized for the maintenance and upkeep of the project/website.
How do I connect to a mentor?
Sign up for our community using this link and write to the mentors directly. Our mentors are spread across time zones and offer their time voluntarily. You can generally expect a reply within 24 hours.
Are all your content/classes online, or do you meet in real life?
We have centers all across the world. Get in touch with us using the contact form on our home page using this link, and our team will help you locate your nearest center.
Can I donate to support this project?
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