The Journey Within by Radhanath Swami


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  1. The Great Gift of Chanting the Holy Names

    Illusion is to see things separate from God. So to see the sacredness in everything is to realize or understand that everything has a relationship with God. Illusion is when we don’t see anythings eternal connection to its divine source. So when we understand our eternal nature and everything is connected and emanating from God, then we can actually see things in truth. Misconception of appearances due to illusion is the cause of so much suffering and conflict. The knowledge of the relationship between the soul and God, soul and...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Kirtan London

    On 18th March 2017, Radhanath Swami spoke to the metropolitan crowd of 140 people at the breath-taking Kirtan London day retreat at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Started five years ago by a small team and launched with Russell Brand and Radhanath Swami himself, Kirtan London has grown into an attractive movement to spread mantra, music and meditation. Jahnavi Harrison, one of the founders of the project, said “the aim of the initiative is to take kirtan to everyone! We want to take kirtan to people who typically wouldn’t come across it.” Since...
  3. From Illusion to Reality

    The difference between material and spiritual life is our perception. How we see the reality around us. According to our conditionings, the species of life we are in, the various designations we have identified with, our desires and our ego, everything is being filtered and creates a perception. A simple analogy. If you wear rose colored glasses everything looks rosy. So we, the soul, are perceiving life through the ego, then the intelligence, then the mind and the five senses. So what is real? Spiritual life is not about interpreting...
May
2
Tue
7:00 pm Wisdom From The Bhakti Tradition @ The Bhakti Center
Wisdom From The Bhakti Tradition @ The Bhakti Center
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After 7 months in India, Radhanath Swami returns to the Bhakti Center in New York City. Join us on two Tuesday nights in May to hear from an expert story-teller of the timeless wisdom of the Bhakti tradition.
May
4
Thu
7:00 pm Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center
Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center | New York | New York | United States
Join Radhanath Swami and a host of fantastic kirtan musicians for an unforgettable night of music twice in the month of May. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.
May
6
Sat
5:30 pm Festival Of The Divine Protector... @ The Bhakti Center
Festival Of The Divine Protector... @ The Bhakti Center
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Festival Of The Divine Protector - Sri Narasimha @ The Bhakti Center | New York | New York | United States
On Saturday, May 6th, The Bhakti Center will observe a traditional holiday, celebrating the divine appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva the half-man half-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu, with very special guest speaker Radhanath Swami. The appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva has been observed for millennia in India and is now celebrated world-wide. His story is beautifully told in the sacred text Srimad Bhagavatam. Traditionally, bhakti-yogis honor Sri Nrsimhadeva as the protector of His devotees and the remover of all obstacles and difficulties on the path of devotion. The evening will feature a talk by Radhanath Swami and include a line-up of wonderful kirtan leaders, a drama, a beautiful traditional ceremonial bathing (abhishek) of the form of Sri Nrsimha and an amazing vegetarian feast served to all guests. SCHEDULE Kirtan – 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arati – 6:30pm Drama – 6:45pm – 7:30pm Talk: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Abhishek – 8:30pm (Feast serve out will begin at 8:30pm)
May
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wisdom From The Bhakti Tradition @ The Bhakti Center
Wisdom From The Bhakti Tradition @ The Bhakti Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After 7 months in India, Radhanath Swami returns to the Bhakti Center in New York City. Join us on two Tuesday nights in May to hear from an expert story-teller of the timeless wisdom of the Bhakti tradition.
May
25
Thu
7:00 pm Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center
Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Kirtan @ The Bhakti Center | New York | New York | United States
Join Radhanath Swami and a host of fantastic kirtan musicians for an unforgettable night of music twice in the month of May. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

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