A Possible Alternative for Ayodhya?

–by Rukmini Walker This week The Times of India’s headline story was that the Indian Supreme Court has decided to send the 70 year old Babri Masjid Ayodhya litigation case to mediation. This is a very wise decision on their part. I’m reminded of the biblical story of King Solomon. Two different women were both […]

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

The DC premiere of the film, Mantra, Sounds into Silence is on Sunday, July 8th. My son, Gaura Vani was interviewed in the film and he will be leading kirtan at the theater after the film. There are a few tickets still left. I hope you can join us! Click here for ticket for the […]

Vaishnavi Retreat Oct 5-7

VAISHNAVI RETREAT A BHAKTI INSPIRED RETREAT FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN OCT 5-7   |   Cobb, CA A 3-day interactive retreat to celebrate and connect with other women of Bhakti and spiritual seekers alike in a refreshing, supportive environment. Through illuminating classes and seminars, meditative japa and kirtans and spirited festivities, this retreat’s purpose is to inspire you to progress in your spiritual journey back […]

Urban Devi Discussion Group

a women’s discussion group dates – sundays, april 22, may 6, june 10, july 15, august 12 time – 2:00pm – 4:00pm location – the bhakti center / 3w admission – free of charge Topic: Discussing Visakha Dasi Latest Book: Five Years, Eleven Months and a Lifetime of Unexpected Love Urban Devi is a monthly […]

LA Times review of Mantra: Sound into Silence

‘Mantra: Sounds Into Silence’ examines the quiet power of shared singing For those who have been moved by a unified “om” at the end of a yoga class or harmonized in church, “Mantra: Sounds Into Silence” will resonate. This documentary examines the quiet power of shared singing, looking beyond religion and focusing on the connection […]

Mantra: Sound into Silence

Friday March 17 in NYC! My son, Gaura Vani, will be leading a kirtan after the screening of the new movie Mantra: Sounds into Silence at the Rubin Museum. Click here for tickets. Dear Kirtan Family, The practice of kirtan has touched us deeply. It has brought us great personal transformation, giving us a sense […]

Bhakti Blossoms Book Review

by Tammy T. Stone at The Tattooed Buddha Editor: Dana Gornall As a young, fledgling writer in high school, I often found myself penning anything from creative writing exercises to poems, songs and short stories (even a film treatment—I was ambitious!) featuring male protagonists. I never questioned this tendency. My teachers as well, both male […]

India Pilgrimage

Have you always wanted to go to India, but had some trepidation about embarking on the journey? If so, this is the trip for you! Let go of your fear and know that you’ll be in the best of hands with Gaura Vani and Rukmini! Both have multiple years of experience (more than we can […]