what to expect

  • warm, welcoming environment
  • stories and practical tools shared by experienced caregivers
  • a chance to ask questions to experts in their field
  • questions and answers welcomed
  • group size approx. 10-30 people
  • walk away with a better understanding of life & death and with clear ideas of how to care for others

Ghanashyam Das


providing support for end of life caregivers

featuring Ghanashyam Das

date – monday. december 11

time – 7:00-9:00pm

location – the bhakti center / studio 5e

admission – suggested donation $10 – $15

see donation policy

At times, being a caregiver can be challenging, isolating, or overwhelming. For this event the hosts will lead a theme based discussion and invite guests to share their own discoveries and challenges with an experienced and supportive group that aims at exploring sacred perspectives and practical caregiving tools.

If you or someone you know is dealing with the challenge of care-giving, time with this devoted professional can be invaluable.

• Ghanashyam Das spent 11 years as a monk, studying and practicing in the Bhakti tradition. He currently serves as Hindu Chaplain for both New York University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is trained and experienced in dealing with death through his work in hospitals and hospices.

The Bhakti Centers Donation Policy

The principle of bhakti is to do for others without motive. In yoga’s spiritual culture a teacher shares the wisdom of the sacred texts as an act of devotion rather than for profit. This is especially important in the Bhakti tradition where teaching and learning are essential ways bhakti is exchanged in daily life. It also keeps affordable for all this most important activity, sharing knowledge for upliftment.

At The Bhakti Center we honor these important principles of education: that teaching is done purely out of love, and that it is kept affordable. Therefore, for all of our classes on the sacred texts we don’t charge a set price.

So how do teachers survive? The answer is that pure teachers depend on God and good students honor that by sharing a donation from the heart and according to their means. Gratitude and generosity from student to teacher is also part of the yoga tradition.

For the event “Sacred Care” we suggest a donation of $10 – $15, although all donations will be welcomed.