what to expect

  • focus on a sanskrit verse of Bhagavad-gita
  • interractive discussion
  • powerpoint presentations
  • handouts
  • exercises
  • shared reflections
  • questions and answers
  • program is followed by a light vegetarian meal

Karuna Gauranga Das has practiced Bhakti-yoga since his childhood. After completing his Bachelor’ Degree in Commerce and Masters in Business Administration, he dedicated his life as monk at Pune, India in 2010. He has been actively involved in cultural and spiritual outreach, mentoring & counselling, value education for children and ashram development. He also heads the hospitality department at the Bhakti Center. He has taught the Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Bhakti texts for the past 11 years at colleges, corporates and homes.

Dr. Kulkarni (Paramananda Gopal Das) is a researcher in computational neuroscience at NYU Medical Center. In his teachings he brings together the ancient wisdom and tools of the Vedic tradition along with cutting-edge findings in psychology, physics and other sciences. He has been a practicing Bhakti-yogi since 2008. Paramananda also completed his monastic training at the Bhakti Center in 2017. Over the past several years, he has been actively involved in spiritual outreach and community development and teaching and writing about Bhakti.


timeless wisdom, applied today

date – saturdays

time – 7:00-8:30pm

location – the bhakti center / 2e

admission – free of charge

Gita Life is a weekly interactive talk facilitated by a monk (Karuna Gauranga Das) and a researcher in computational neuroscience (Dr. Prathamesh Kulkarni). Together, they explore the Bhagavad-gita, one verse at a time, leading guided discussions aimed at uncovering lasting solutions to the daily grind of life in a fast-paced world. The experience is enriched by simple examples, stories and group activities.

This group intends to inspire both new seekers as well as those with some familiarity with the text and the culture it stems from.