Krishna West is a spiritual project that serves the world through the teaching and practice of advanced spiritual knowledge found in ancient texts such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-bhagavatam. As one of the oldest, most cherished treatises on the philosophy and practice of yoga, Bhagavad-gita explains that we are all eternal spiritual beings. We have always existed and always will exist. Only our temporary body is born and dies. Compelled by the reactions to our worldly actions (karma) we wander through many lives until we clearly grasp our eternal identity as souls, and our loving relationship with an infinitely beautiful, all-knowing, and ever youthful God, Krishna. Krishna West teaches the timeless, non-sectarian path of bhakti-yoga, devotion to God and all souls. Bhagavad-gita describes bhakti-yoga as the highest stage of spiritual yoga.
We call this project Krishna West because we do everything possible to make bhakti-yoga easy, relevant and enjoyable, without in any way compromising, diluting, or diminishing the purity and power of a glorious ancient tradition. We do this by offering the essential spiritual teaching and practice in its entirety, without requiring students and practitioners to embrace a new ethnicity composed of non-essential Eastern dress, cuisine, music etc. Everyone deserves the chance to practice genuine bhakti-yoga within an external culture that is comfortable and natural for them.
This knowledge belongs to all people without any sectarianism, whether being race, gender, nationality, culture or religion. It's a group to make friends and create a family with common thinking and life goals.
We see cycles everywhere: birth, development and death; the seasons; day and night; planets’ orbits, we see it in history of civilizations, and so on. It’s clear. The whole universe runs in cycles, including our actions. And we have to keep this cycle of receiving and giving running to avoid getting caught up in bad reactions that can delay our spiritual enlightenment.
5:00 PM - Greetings
5:15 PM - Kirtan Meditation
5:35 PM - Japa Meditation
5:45 PM - Speech on Spiritual Science
6:15 PM - Q&A
6:25 PM - Vegan snacks served in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere