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Returning from India

posted Feb 6, 2017, 2:29 PM by C. Love


The funny thing is that when we had a long layover in Bangalore we decided to pass the time playing bhajans at the airport. In no time we were surrounded by curious Indians. I couldn't help but laugh... in the 60's Prabhupad sent his disciples to international airports to chant and expose the West to Krisna Consciousness. Now, in 2017, us Westerners were the only ones chanting at the Indian airport! 

This journey was powerful on so many levels, the least of which was the absolute confirmation that God is not Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist nor an exclusive member of any other religion. God can, of course, be found through these belief systems, however, God is beyond form, is eternal and omni-present and can take whatever form a devotee needs in order to support his or her spiritual practice. That's love....

Bhakti Yoga Night

posted Aug 4, 2016, 8:52 PM by C. Love   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 8:55 PM ]

In the West there are many ideas about what "Kirtan" is. In it's true form, it is a spiritual service with multiple parts. Kirtan is not a genre of music, although one of the parts has to do with chanting and singing.

Kirtan has five parts: (1) Uttering God's name in prayer. (2) Spiritual lesson part A: scripture/philosophy. (3) Devotional chanting and singing. (4) Spiritual lesson part B: stories/interpretation. (5) Closing prayers that include prayer for the universal well being of all.

Bhakti Yoga Night is an opportunity to participate in a spiritually rich meditation practice that feeds the soul. Come practice with us and experience the peace that Kirtan can bring to your life.

Ecstatic Kirtan

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:35 PM by C. Love   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:36 PM ]

We are super excited to collaborate in bringing Daniel Stewart to our community. We will begin kirtan as we usually do with Living Devotion, then Daniel and Friends will take it up and we will end with our customary meditation with crystal bowls. Come join us for  a lovely evening of bhakti.

NURTURE

posted Mar 4, 2016, 9:48 PM by C. Love

The benefit for Raymond Naeyaert was an amazing experience of community. A special thanks to Pearl of the Ocean Restaurant for providing the phenomenal Sri Lankan dinner. Thanks to all. The entire event was volunteer organized, run and performed. We raised nearly 2k USD for Ray! An awesome way to raise $ for someone in need in our community. Bravo everyone!!!

SYNERGY SOLSTICE

posted Nov 26, 2015, 2:32 PM by C. Love

The second SYNERGY EVENT is coming on December 19th: 
Synergy Events are about Conscious Community. Each event blends live music, singer-songwriters, educational experiences and multi-tradition spiritual/healing arts with a bhakti yoga foundation. Synergy Events are community celebrations of life; designed with depth, fun, empowerment and inspiration in mind. Each event is crafted as though it was happening in the comfort of your own living-room.

Guided Meditation & Sound Healing

posted Sep 3, 2015, 5:58 PM by C. Love   [ updated Sep 6, 2015, 9:08 PM ]

We have gotten a lot of positive response for this portion of our events. It makes sense to have this time to drop in with yourself after a two hour bhakti yoga practice. We have decided to continue this extra offering until further notice. 

Some call what we are doing "sound healing", we see it as a way to maximize the efforts of the practice. After a solid, two hour Bhakti Yoga practice, it feels right to drop into deep meditation. For those who meditate best with sound waves, we intuitively channel a different soundscape at each event to support your experience.

Musically Guided Meditation Journey

posted Mar 15, 2015, 2:15 PM by C. Love   [ updated Sep 6, 2015, 9:09 PM ]

In February we offered a special musically guided meditation after our regular Bhakti Music Practice. We have received a lot of feedback that this opportunity is of great value and that we should continue to offer it. We are committed to this extra hour through this coming May. Please let us know if this added practice is of benefit to you.

Diving Deeper on Valentines Day

posted Jan 17, 2015, 11:26 PM by C. Love

            I am really excited about the February Music of Yoga event. We are adding an extra hour for those who want to go deeper into their meditation practice. After the music and chanting portion of the evening we will have some meditation time that is guided, at first, by soundscapes created by special instrumentation. Eventually, we will drop into the depths of silence to complete the practice. There will be some time before the completion of the evening to receive personal assistance with your meditation/bhakti yoga practice. I hope to see you there. This is our Valentines gift to you. If this experience is desired by our community we will be offering more.

Warmly,

Deeheart

Upcoming Spring Meditation Retreat

posted Jan 17, 2015, 11:24 PM by C. Love

            I look forward to this retreat every year. Life has a way of becoming busy. This retreat is about unplugging from the stimulus that comes with our modern technological life. It is like climbing high into the Himalayas and finding a quiet cave to sit in. For me, this is a crucial tool in remaining grounded, calm and peaceful throughout the year. I hope you can join me this year, the support this retreat offers for your continued personal practice is awesome. 

Warmly,

Deeheart

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