a fundraiser for The Bhakti Center
(also featuring Dana Flynn, Syama, Dhyana, Virabhadra ram, Jai Giridhari, & Julie Pasqual)
date – saturday, may 20
time – 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
location – the bhakti center
admission – suggested donations
Contributor – $108
Benefactor – $250
Patron – $400
(see more donor information below)
register and donate here
7:00 – 8:00 am – Deep Into the Holy Name with Jai & Vira: A powerful meditation session taking the mind to higher vibrations through mantra.
8:15-9:15am – Devotion in Motion: Join Laughing Lotus founder, Dana Flynn, for a Lotus Flow style of yoga class around the theme of devotion, mixing poetry, movement and music in a way that is raw and genuine, and somehow makes it all fit together in a warm, welcome and inclusive atmosphere.
9:30-10:30am – Breakfast: stewed apples/ chia oatmeal/ fruit
10:30-11:00am – Kirtan: The entire group comes together as one through a powerful musical meditation of mantra.
11:15am-12:45pm – Dharma talk by Radhanath Swami: Join the best selling author and leading proponent of Bhakti-yoga for a discussion on how, by focusing on three aspects of spirituality – sadhana (personal practice), sanga (spiritual community), and seva (service), one can transform their spiritual life, even while living in a modern urban environment.
1:00-2:00pm – Lunch: Kitcheri, Baked Veggies with Tahini Sauce, Biscuits, Salad, Carrot cake
2:00-2:30pm – Bhakti Center Slide Show: For those interested in becoming stronger supporters of The Bhakti Center, this slide show will help you understand where we were, where we have come from, and future goals, as well as how you could help, both in terms of funds and services.
- Option 1 – Relationships: Exploring the 6 Loving Exchanges of Bhakti with Syama & Dhyana – We explore the value of spiritual association (sangha) and how it inspires and encourages us to maintain our spiritual life. We learn the six symptoms of a loving relationships, explore the necessity of such exchanges to develop the support, strength, and determination to succeed in spiritual life, and make a plan to increase the practice of these exchanges.
- Option 2 – Asana and Storytelling with Julie Pascal – In this workshop we will hear of the very embodiment of service – Hanuman, explore questions such as, “If you were given great powers, would you use those gifts for personal gain live to serve others with them? Then workshop participants will move through yoga poses that will open their hearts, and leave them ready for Hanuman-like service!
4:15-5:00pm – Questions & Answers with Radhanath Swami: A special opportunity to place questions to an important spiritual leader.
5:00 – 5:30pm – Closing Kirtan: Wrap up the transformation of the day through joining together in musical mantra.