what to expect

  • friendly atmosphere
  • bonding with fellow seekers
  • wisdom from the bhakti tradition
  • group reading and sharing thoughts
  • group size approx. 12-15 people

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GROWING BHAKTI

a women’s community group

three women’s growing bhakti groups will be running simultaneously for the spring season / you can choose the one that works best for you / participants must register and these groups will close once they begin

Group 1

led by Lucy Ocampo & Radhika Khosharay
dates – wednesdays. february 22 – may 24
time – 6:45 – 8:15pm
location: the bhakti center, room 5e

Group 2

led by Tulasi Kunja & Julie Pasqual
dates – thursdays. february 23 – may 25
time – 6:15 – 7:45pm
location: the bhakti center, room 5e

Group 3

led by Rasika Gopi & Alexandra Moga
dates – sundays. february 19 – may 21
time – 10:00 – 11:30am
location: the bhakti center, room 2e

admission: free of charge
capacity: 15 for each group
Please email the Community Groups team for questions or to register


Description –

Growing Bhakti – A Women’s Group is designed for women looking to deepen their faith in bhakti, pursue spiritual growth and share healthy relationships. Together we’ll explore truth and find strength and inspiration to live out the truths we discover as women on a spiritual path.


Who is it for? 

Women looking for ways to root deeper into their bhakti practice.

Sat-sanga, or relationships with fellow devotees, is a powerful means to develop one’s relationship with Krishna. An ideal forum for sat-sanga is within a community group where like-hearted people with similar spiritual aspirations can come together to intentionally discuss spirituality.

Regardless of our stage of spiritual practice, we all need inspiration and support to stay with it. We’ll share in the joys and realizations on our life’s journey, as well as encourage one another through the struggles by striving for for a higher principle and living with the integrity of our spiritual values.


Commitment–

In order to honor fellow group members, we ask that only those who can attend at least 75 percent of the meetings join the group. The core intention of the community groups is to build relationships which requires time and consistency in showing up for one another week to week. Everyone who joins will be asked to sign a commitment contract. 


GROUP 1

What to Expect–

Over the course of several months, the group will read through and discuss Spiritual Warrior IV: Conquering the Enemies of the Mind.

In Spiritual Warrior IV, world renowned spiritual teacher Bhakti Tirtha Swami offers profound insight into the material crisis of depression, anxiety and hopelessness and how to genuinely transform and uplift one’s consciousness through bhakti.

Required for Group–

Spiritual Warrior IV: Conquering the Enemies of the Mind by Bhakti Tirtha Swami (ebook also online)

– journal and writing utensil

Schedule–

6:45 – 6:55: Check-in
6:55 – 7:10: Read from Spiritual Warrior IV
7:10 – 7:25: Japa meditation/ writing
7:25 – 8:05: Open discussion
8:05 – 8:15: Check-out


GROUP 2

What to Expect–

Over the course of the 3 months, the groups will meet weekly, reading the inspiring book Spiritual Warrior II: Transforming Lust into Love .

In this book, world renowned spiritual teacher Bhakti Tirtha Swami offers profound insight into the material crisis of lust and how to transform it into genuine love of ourselves, one another, and God. Through the perspective of bhakti-yoga, Bhakti Tirtha Swami addresses questions such as: What is love? Where does lust come from? How can sexuality become a constructive force? How can we have better relationships? And ultimately, How can we be instruments of Love in service to Krishna?

Required for Group–

Spiritual Warrior II: Transforming Lust into Love by Bhakti Tirtha Swami (ebook available online)

– journal and writing utensil


GROUP 3

What to Expect–

Over the course of several months, the group will read through and discuss Saints Are My Heart by Sivarama Swami.

In this book, world renowned spiritual teacher Sivarama Swami narrates beautifully the pastime of the meeting between Lord Narayana and Durvasa Muni. Their loving exchange shows the great lengths the Lord will go to in order to reciprocate with his devotee.  “All living beings seek love, and that search is ended when one falls in love with the Lord.”

Required for Group–

Saints Are My Heart by Sivarama Swami

– journal and writing utensil

Schedule –

10:00 – 10:10: Check-in
10:10 – 10:30: Read from Saints Are My Heart
10:30 – 10:45: Japa meditation/ writing
10:45 – 11:20: Open discussion
11:20 – 11:30: Check-out