Past Meetup

Kirtan/Satsang and Global Peace Meditation Monthly Meetup with Yogi René

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The focal point of the satsang session will be the lecture on Holistic living - the yogic way where Swami Radeswarananda Ji will talk about the real meaning of yoga, what yoga means at a physical, mental and spiritual level. The music’s performance will consist of a bhajan or two to establish a calm mind.

Live Music – Bhajan – 20 mins

Swami Radheswarananda will speak on Holistic living - the yogic way – 30 mins

Meditation /Chanting– 10 mins

Spiritual Q&A – 10 mins

Silent Meditation– 10 mins

Here is a little bit about Swami Radeswarananda:

Swami Radeswarananda is a disciple of Sri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. Swami Ji has dedicated his life to serving humanity. He was trained in meditation and yoga practices by master himself. For over 10 year his life’s work has been spreading that peace, that tranquility, that joy, that bliss, that love his has found within.

Fee for the evening is your contribution of vegan food to share and/or a suggested $10 donation.

RSVP by Sat, 5pm. 718 544-5997

Kirtan is call-and-response chanting or "responsory" performed in India's bhakti devotional traditions. A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium, tablas, the two-headed mrdanga or pakawaj drum, and karatal hand cymbals. It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism, Sikhism, the Sant traditions, and some forms of Buddhism, as well as other religious groups.

Satsang in Indian philosophy means (1) the company of the "highest truth," (2) the company of a guru, or (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth. This typically involves listening to or reading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’s daily life. Contemporary spiritual teachers in the West frequently come from the East but can come from any part of the world.

The idea of satsangam was first spread by ancient Rishis such as Vedavyasa and Valmiki who explained its value in numerous ways.