4:00pm Traditional Bhajan & Kirtan

Kīrtana is a form of musical worship or group devotion practiced by the Vaiṣṇava sects (followers of the god Vishnu) of Bengal. Kīrtana usually consists of a verse sung by a soloist and then repeated by a chorus, to the accompaniment of percussion instruments. Sometimes the singing gives way to the recitation of a religious poem, the repetition of God’s name (nāma-kīrtana), or dancing. Frequently the kīrtana songs describe the relationship between the human soul and God in terms of the love of the divine cowherder Krishna and his favourite, Rādhā. The classical kirtan consists of a call of a short devotional phrase or mantra sung singularly and then the congregation repeats in a rhythmical chanted response. An orchestra historically provided by drums, flutes, cymbals, and various archaic stringed and wind instruments accompany the vocalization.

 

4:30pm Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Join our evening discussions, as we combine the head and the heart, through practical philosophy and transformational lifestyle management. Aiming at real heart satisfaction, we tackle the real issues of life.

The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate disciple Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization. No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.

 5:30pm Prasadam Feast