1. Living Your Calling in an Age of Confusion

    On the evening of Friday, May 6th, New York’s Bhakti Center partnered with Upbuild to hold a dinner event featuring a talk by Radhanath Swami on the topic “Living Your Calling in an Age of Confusion”. Upbuild is an educational social enterprise created by Rasanath Das and Hari Prasad, who both used to live and serve at The Bhakti Center as monks. Upon graduation from the monastic order they went on to launch Upbuild which aims at maximizing the human potential by creating environments that inspire genuine purpose and authentic...
  2. Radhanath Swami Returns to Sacred Sounds at Rutgers University

    Radhanath Swami visited Rutgers University on April 28th, 2016 to participate in the award winning event Sacred Sounds, a dynamic program of kirtan and talks on bhakti-yoga. Since it’s inception in 2009 Sacred Sounds has been a movement bringing together a group of students working towards the goal of producing an unforgettable evening of spiritual energy. This year’s event was another grand success as Radhanath Swami, along with the kirtan group  The Juggernauts, moved a group of four hundred students to dance ecstatically with their arms raised in the air, crying out the sweet names of...
  3. Radhanath Swami Speaks at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art

      On Saturday, May 7, Radhanath Swami spoke before a capacity crowd at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. The Rubin Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions. On the eve of the release of his upcoming book The Journey Within, Radhanath Swami was interviewed by yoga teacher and social activist, Dana Flynn on the topic of how to live spiritually through yoga in an increasingly materialistic and impersonal world. Following the discussion Radhanath Swami took...
  4. Bhakti Immersion at Govardhan Eco-Village

    Over one hundred participants from five yoga and kirtan groups joined the Bhakti Immersion Retreat held at Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), near Mumbai, from January 25 to January 29, 2016. In the words of Vishvambhar Sheth, who headed one of the groups, the retreat consisted of “Bhakti teachings, yoga asana classes, Ayurveda and of course dancing and chanting!” Another group leader John Smritic shared on social media a picture of Radhanath Swami addressing the participants of the retreat (John included) and texted his experience, “360° mountain surround, golden setting sun,...
  5. Chandan Yatra Festival at New York’s Bhakti Center

    On Saturday, July 19th, Radhanath Swami was at The Bhakti Center in New York City to celebrate the festival of Chandan Yatra. In the bhakti tradition the observance of festivals is a way in which a community comes together, sharing their time and talents to create beautiful celebrations. Many of these festivals have been observed in a similar fashion for centuries and their annual dates of arrival are highly anticipated. Chandan Yatra (the sandalwood paste festival) is said to have been first celebrated hundreds of thousands of years ago on...