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 / with special guest Gaura Vani

date – saturday. april 22

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

location – Stanton Street Yoga /196 stanton st, new york, ny

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 April we are taking NY Kirtan to our dear friends Stanton Street Yoga, on the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of their opening, for six hours of kirtan. Along with a host of talented and devoted kirtan singers and musicians we are very happy to have Gaura Vani as a special guest.

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.
Musicians will include
– Gaura Vani
– Ananta Govinda
– Acyuta Gopi
– Tulasi Nadia Sutaria
– Namarasa Sutaria
– Virabhadra ram
– Jay Jagannath
– Prema Burnside
– Rupa Patel
Gaura Vani will chant at 7:00pm.

Dhyana and Syama (from Stanton Street Yoga will share some words about Stanton Streets 5th Anniversary and lead a kirtan.

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.