what to expect

  • arrive / depart on your own schedule
  • beautiful devotional mantra music
  • sing along
  • musicians trade off throughout the evening
  • both world class talent & newer musicians
  • friendly atmosphere
  • beautiful temple setting
  • dimmed lights & meditative singing towards the end
  • snacks and mingling afterward
  • bring a friend / meet new friends

THURSDAY NIGHT KIRTAN with Sacinandana Swami & Radhanath Swami

date –  thursday august 31

time – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

location – the bhakti center / temple 3e

admission – free of charge

Join us for an unforgettable evening of kirtan with special guests Radhanath Swami and Sacinandana Swami.

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, and the New York Times bestseller The Journey Within. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad 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.

Sacinandana Swami is known for his significant contribution to the practice of contemplation and meditation for modern practitioners of Bhakti-yoga. He has lived as a monk for 42 years, publishing seven books that share his insights on mantra and Bhakti. He teaches at the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education in India and the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. Sacinandana Swami also serves as the spiritual guide for the Veda Academy, which is active in eight countries, and recently founded the organization, “Yoga Is Music”. Fond of India’s sacred pilgrimage sites, he annually visits to seek personal inspiration. Although his pilgrimages have taken him all over the subcontinent, he is particularly fond of the sacred land of Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

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.

Every Thursday night the Bhakti Center is happy to present kirtan led by a variety of talented and devoted musicians. To receive updates of who will be leading on upcoming dates sign up for our mailing list or check our Facebook page.