what to expect

  • begins with kirtan (traditional devotional music)
  • approx. 150 guests
  • devotional atmosphere of the center’s Radha Krishna temple
  • exceptional guest speaker
  • mingle afterwords with a free vegetarian feast

rns bio w100

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gitaSrimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

a talk on


with Radhanath Swami

date – saturday. august 27
time – 6:00-9:00pm
location – the bhakti center / temple room 3e
admission – free of charge

Radhanath Swami returns to The Bhakti Center discussing the Jaladuta Prayers which are poems composed by Srila Prabhupada aboard the Steamship Jaladuta.

Srila Prabhupada is the preeminent teacher of the bhakti tradition of our time. His voyage on the Jaladuta 50 years ago marked the beginning of a spiritual revival. The challenging journey presented considerable hardship. Srila Prabhupada wrote of sea-sickness, and on the thirteenth day of the voyage, during the passage through the Arabian Sea, he suffered a massive heart attack.

At the conclusion of the trip, as he disembarked onto a lonely Brooklyn pier to begin his mission to share bhakti with the Western world, he held two poems composed from the docked ship. They were entitled Prayers to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krsna and Markine Bhagavata-dharma.

Please join us as Srila Prabhupada’s disciple Radhanath Swami shares his thoughts on these very unique, heartfelt expressions that have become treasured items of the modern bhakti tradition.


6:00pm – Kirtan

7:00pm – Radhanath Swami Talk: “Prayers on the Jaladuta” (the prayers composed by Srila Prabhupada).

8:00pm – Kirtan and vegetarian prasad feast prepared by Doyal Gauranga