The Journey Within by Radhanath Swami


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  1. What is the Purpose of Temples?

    Question: What is the purpose of temples? Radhanath Swami: A temple is a place where people are in a selfless spirit of compassion and love, and are truly worshipping God and surrendering their hearts to him. A temple is a place that transforms your life, by illuminating you and bringing you to higher states of consciousness and higher states of living. Temples are not just places where you give donations, see the deities and say a prayer. It’s pious to go to a temple and give a donation and walk...
  2. The Nature of Difficulties

    Question: Even if we look in the right direction and do the right things, why some difficulties still come? Radhanath Swami: If you are in the ocean, even if you swim correctly, do you still get wet? Yes, because you are in water. So, the nature of this world is there will be difficulties. No matter what right or wrong we do there will be difficulties. If we are going in the wrong direction, the difficulties will be perpetuated, complicated and worsened for the future. If we’re going in the...
  3. Tuning Into Grace

    Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda descended into this world to teach us that the power of illusion is inconceivable, but by the grace of the Lord we can overcome all obstacles. The three modes are impossible to cross over but one who takes shelter of Krishna can easily cross beyond it. How is that? When we take shelter of the Lord we attract the grace of the Lord. The path of Bhakti is to access that grace. By our desire to serve and please the Lord, our humility and devotion,...
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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