San Francisco - 1967
Swamiji on Hippie Hill (from Krishna.com) - Artist Unknown
"This picture, a small picture, whatever you can, like this Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's picture. And offer Him little fruits, and little flower, and little insence, and chant, and dance, and never mind ... what is your condition. Everything will come later on."
(Srila Prabhupada - Lecture in San Francisco, March 15, 1967)
THE LILA OF SRILA PRABHUPADA IN SAN FRANCISCO 1967
as told by Gurudas Prabhu, Shyamsundar Prabhu and Malati Mataji.
Here are the only audio files that I could find in the ISKCON archives for San Francisco, 1967:
SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM 7.7.29 - SRILA PRABHUPADA
Recorded on March 15, 1967 in San Francisco, CA
CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA - INTRO - SRILA PRABHUPADA
Recorded on March 18, 1967 in San Francisco, CA.
OUTLINE FOR A PLAY ABOUT LORD CAITANYA - SRILA PRABHUPADA
Recorded on April 5, 1967 in San Francisco, CA
A page from the "Back to Godhead" magazine
Volume One, Number 13, Page 34, 1967
This is arguably the most famous Hare Krsna rock poster of all time, "Krishna Consciousness Comes West - Mantra Rock Dance". This concert took place on January 29, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom on Sutter at Van Ness in San Francisco. The show was a fundraiser for the San Francisco temple. The Avalon hall was donated for the fundraiser that night by The Family Dog, who ran the venue and promoted hundreds of now legendary rock concerts there. Srila Prabhupada was joined by the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and her Big Brother band, Moby Grape and Allen Ginsberg.
The first Ratha Yatra festival poster was designed by Haridas prabhu. It pictured an enormous wooden chariot from India with a brilliant, red-haloed Lord Jagannath in the center above a red "Hare Krishna" icon. Announcing the festival in charming child-like letters and drawings, the poster read as follows:
The Rathayatra Festival of India, a sacred celebration in worship of the Supreme Lord, Krishna, will be enacted Sunday, July 9, for the first time in the western world. People and cars meet at 1 p.m. at corner of Haight and Lyon to form a processional to the sea. There will be 8 days of festivities, chanting, dancing and feasting on ocean beach. All are welcome to this joyous event!
In Vol.1, No. 2, 1967, of The Maverick, had a multi-page article entitled "Welcome To San Francisco", written as a survival guide for all the hippies arriving for the Summer of Love. Included in this issue a brilliant, rainbow hued Lord Krsna, advertising Hare Krishna at the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, June 26, 1967.