what to expect

  • arrive / depart on your own schedule
  • beautiful devotional mantra music
  • sing along
  • musicians trade off throughout the evening
  • world class talent
  • friendly atmosphere
  • free vegetarian feast will be served to guests beginning at 6:00pm
  • bring a friend / meet new friends

NY KIRTAN

a sound revolution

date – saturday. july 1

time – 4:00-10:00pm (arrive / depart on your own schedule)

location – the bhakti center / temple room 3w

admission – free of charge


Every month or so The Bhakti Center hosts an extended kirtan at home, or at a nearby yoga studio or project that we collaborate with. In July we will be hosting it at home in The Bhakti Center.

The “NY” in NY Kirtan stands, not only for New York, but also for “Nama Yajna”  the sacred rite or offering of the chanting of the names of Radha & Krishna, which uplifts our hearts and counters all the negative influence of the modern age we live in. It’s an opportunity to gather together to raise our voices, raise our hearts and raise the atmosphere.

Schedule:

4:00-4:30 – Namarasa
4:30-5:15 – Prema
5:15-6:00 – Jay Jagannath
6:00-6:30 – Syama
6:30-7:30 – Ananta Govinda
7:30-8:30 – Vasudev Jones
8:30-9:30 – Acyuta Gopi

A free feast vegetarian will be served to guests beginning at 6:00pm .


Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.