February 5, 2011 · 5:30 PM
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FREE SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE : DISCOURSES ON BHAGAVAD GITA AND KIRTAN : FREE VEGETRIAN DINNER.
Kirtan and Discourses on Bhagavad Gita As It Is
Teachers: Atma and Subhie, Each Practitioners of Bhakti-Yoga for 20 Years
Free Vegetarian Dinner Served
On Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the East Village Atma-Nivedana and Subhangada will teach how to hear and chant in kirtan, which is mantra meditation as practiced for thousands of years in India. Our focus will be 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-Nivedana and Subhangada will together explain the Bhagavad Gita verses according to the ancient tradition that they have studied and lived by for a combined forty years. Questions and answers will follow. The meetup should be short but sweet, lasting about two hours. After that, vegetarian snacks will be served. Admission is free. Donations to help fund having the venue or other aspects of the program will be humbly accepted (but not required!) 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, Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness will be available for any member who might choose to take one home to keep if they can make a donation (suggested donation is $10). 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 as Krsna
ABOUT KIRTAN AND DISCOURSES ON BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS
Each Saturday evening in the East Village of New York City, Atma-Nivedana and Subhangada will 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.
Atma-Nivedana ("Atma") is an initiated priest who since 1990 has been studying, teaching, and living according to the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita as taught and followed by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. After living in a monastic setting for eight years, Atma resumed his undergraduate education at Brown University, where he hosted weekly programs that focused on kirtan and Bhagavad Gita. He then enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School from which he graduated in 2004. Currently, Atma spends his weekdays as a securities fraud prosecutor while his primary aim is to imbibe in his own life the devotional teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and to share the same with others as a humble offering to God.
Subhangada ("Subhie") has been living her life according to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita since 1991 and is also an initiated priest. Subhie also lived in a monastic setting until 2005. From 1991 to 2005, Subhie taught Bhagavad Gita in Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Germany, and United Kingdom. Subhie spent several years studying Vedic knowledge in India, primarily in the holy town, Vrindavana. After 2005, Subhie resumed her undergraduate education at the University of London, and then locally at Queens College, after she moved to New York and married Atma. Subhie is currently completing her Master's degree in teaching at Queens College.
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PICTURE OF TEACHER ATMA AND SUBHIE.