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CULTURE:
for experiencing the
transformative power of
arts & sciences
• regular programs
• classes, courses & events


CULTURE: for experiencing the transformative power of the arts & sciences

REGULAR PROGRAMS

THURSDAY NIGHT KIRTAN

thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

One of the Bhakti Center’s premier events. Every Thursday we get together for an unforgettable night of devotional music. Kirtan is a form of mantra music wherein a singer leads and the entire audience responds. Its roots go back centuries in India’s spiritual culture.

ALL LADIES KIRTAN

a kirtan for women, 6:00 – 8:00pm

A monthly gathering for women to raise their voices and hearts together in the setting of The Bhakti Center’s beautiful Radha Krishna Temple.

CLASSES, COURSES & EVENTS

HASTA WORKSHOP

Explore the World of Vedic Palmistry with Abhimanyu Dasa

Considered a sister-branch to Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), the science of classical palmistry is both accessible and fascinating

• admission: $220 / registration required

more info & registration

3 day course

• friday, january 19, 6:00 – 9:00pm
• saturday, january 20, 9.30am – 5:00pm
• sunday, january 21, 9:30am – 3.30pm

LEVEL 2 KIRTAN COURSE

learning kirtan together

A two session course for those who have either already taken Kirtan Camp or have some previous experience playing harmonium or leading kirtan and would like more advanced learning.

• admission – $75/ registration required

more info & registration here

sunday, february 11 (series begins)

1:00 – 3:00pm

KIRTAN CAMP

learning kirtan together

A monthly gathering for helping beginners learn to sing and play instruments, as well as lead kirtan, in a small group setting.

• admission – suggested donation $45/ registration required

more info & registration here

saturday, february 17 – SOLD OUT

2:00 – 5:00pm

saturday, march 17

3:00 – 6:00pm

THE DANCE

a dramatic reading of a one-act play by Joe DeGise II

Trapped in a single room, four disparate people don’t know how they got there or how to get out. Talk of God, duty and the meaning of life abound as they try to figure out what exactly is going on.

• admission – free of charge

saturday, february 17

6:45 – 9:00pm

UPSTATE KIRTAN RETREAT

with Doyal Gauranga & Kishor Gopal

An opportunity to take a break into nature and dive deep into kirtan with learning sessions as well as individual time with teachers to hone your skills on harmonium, kartals (brass cymbals), and mrdanga (clay drum), plus seminars on the history and meaning of kirtan as well as how to approach kirtan in a devotional attitude.

admission – $250 per person + lodging

more info & tickets here

3 day retreat

friday, april 20 – sunday, april 22

DHANYA

a live music performance of her debut album

Join acclaimed singer/songwriter Dhanya for an intimate musical performance, including songs from her debut self-titled album.

admission – $20

more info & tickets here

friday, april 27

8:00 – 9:30 pm

100 HOUR AYURVEDA TRAINING

with Syama Masla, Dhyana Masla, Richard Masla

This training is for yoga teachers, life coaches, yoga practitioners and anyone interested in diving deeply into the science and lifestyle of Ayurveda.

• tuition –  $1500 / early bird: $1250 (till June 1st)

more info & registration here

saturday, september 15

(course begins)

Look for the GATEWAY icon for programs that will be relevant and fully accessible for a new audience. These serve as good introductions, or places to begin your studies at the center.

Upcoming Culture Events

Thu 18

Thursday Night Kirtan

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 19

Hasta Workshop with Abhimanyu Das

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 02

All Ladies Kirtan

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 11

Level 2 Kirtan Course with Doyal Gauranga Das

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 17

Kirtan Camp with Doyal Gauranga

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm