Bhagavada Gita Discussion and Kirtan
What : Bhagavada Gita Discussion and Kirtan
When : Occurs every saturday evening starting at 5:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM
5:30 PM Kirtan/ Bhajan starts
6:00 PM Read and discuss Srila Prabhupada's Bhagvad Gita As it Is.
7:30 PM Kirtan or Sandhya Aaarti
8:00 PM Prasadam
8:30 PM Program Ends
Where : Hare Krishna Temple, 26 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Cost: Absolutley Free for Everyone! Followed by Free delicious Vegetarian Prasadam!
Contact : Atmanivedana das & Subhangada dasi (email : firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this program Atma-Nivedana dasa ("Atma") and Subhangada devi dasi ("Subhie") teach how to hear and chant sanskrit names for God in kirtan and teach a systematic study the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Kirtan meditation consists of hearing and chanting sanksrit names for God to the accompaniment of melodious and rhythmic music in order to invoke God's divine mercy and presence. Bhagavad Gita As It Is is studied according to the ancient, yet unbroken, chain of teachers, as taught originally by Krishna and eventually Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Rupa Goswami, and more recently A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Our focus is a systematic and thematic, but not difficult to understand, study of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Everyone will read verses together from the Bhagavad Gita, copies of which will be provided for attendees to reference during the meetup. Atma and Subhie will together explain the Bhagavad Gita verses according to the ancient tradition that they have studied and lived by for a combined forty years. We will learn about various fascinating topics, such as karma, reincarnation, the soul, the material energy, the Supreme Soul, time, and the relationship between the soul, the material energy, and the Supreme Soul.
Each Saturday evening in the East Village of New York City, Atma-Nivedana and Subhangada teach all members who attend how to engage in kirtan-meditation, which is the process of hearing and chanting ancient, sanskrit mantras to invoke God's divine mercy and presence. They will all give a discourse on Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Topics that will be considered include karma, reincarnation, time, the material energy, the soul, and the Supreme Soul, and the relationship between the material energy, the soul, and the Supreme Soul. This meetup is intended for everyone who is interested without discrimination and regardless of one's familiarity with the subject matter.
Hard cover copies of the beautiful Bhagavad Gita As It Is with the original 700 sanskrit verses, translations, and elaborate purports by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, will be available for any member who might choose to take one home for a suggested donation of $10.
This meetup is intended for everyone who is interested without discrimination and regardless of one's familiarity with the subject matter. Please come and relish this most wonderful discussion and kirtan, celebrating the glories of bhakti yoga, i.e., devotional service to God, who is known according to the Bhagavad Gita by the name Krishna.
Here is the general schedule of our meetups: we begin the evening with a kirtan that lasts about half an hour -- until about 6:00 p.m. Then, we have a class on Bhagavad Gita As It Is, which lasts for about an hour and a half. In the class, we will go through verses of the Gita in order, continuing from where the last class left off, with questions pertaining to those verses being encouraged throughout the class. By about 7:30, the last kirtan begins; it lasts for about 30 minutes. A sumptuous and nutritious vegetarian dinner is served after that.
Admission to each meetup is free. Donations for the meetup's expenses are welcome, but not at all required!
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