Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

Integral Yoga Philosophy
The path of love and devotion:
Through prayer, kirtan, puja, and practices that help transcend the limited personality or ego, one attains union with the Divine.

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Bhakti Yoga
  • Hahuman Chalisa: An Introduction with Lila Shakti Mayi - Class 1

    The Hanuman Chalisa is the 16th-century Hindu devotional hymn to Lord Hanuman. In this 3-part video series, Sanskrit scholar Lila Shakti Mayi gives a thorough introduction to the Hanuman Chalisa, exploring its historical background, giving careful instruction on pronunciation of the Avadhī langua...

  • Mahamantra: Live at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville 3/15/24

    This Kirtan took place during the "Find Your Voice, Find Your Self" program with Narada Williams at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on 3/15/24.

    Musicians:
    Harmonium and lead vocals: Narada Williams
    Tabla: Loren Oppenheimer
    Singers: Kali Kalin, Lila Shakti Mayi, Lisa Scott

    Learn more about Narada...

  • Saraswati Vandana: A Chanting Tutorial with Narada Williams

    Learn to chant the Saraswati Vandana, a sacred slokah to Goddess Saraswati. With careful attention to meaning and pronunciation, Narada Williams leads the student through the slokah, providing musical accompaniment on the harmonium.

    Saraswati Vandana
    (Sanskrit Adoration of Saraswati)

    जय जय हे ...

  • Radhe Govinda: Live at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville 3/15/24

    This Kirtan took place during the "Find Your Voice, Find Your Self" program with Narada Williams at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on 3/15/24.

    Musicians:
    Harmonium and lead vocals: Narada Williams
    Tabla: Loren Oppenheimer
    Singers: Kali Kalin, Lila Shakti Mayi, Lisa Scott

    Learn more about Narada...

  • Karpura Gauram: A Chanting Tutorial with Narada Williams

    From the ancient Yajur Veda, Kapura Gauram is a beautiful sloka in praise of Lord Siva. In this chanting tutorial, Narada Williams teaches the recitation of the sloka in the traditional Vedic meter and in a more melodic style.

    कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारम्
    संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् |
    सदा वसन हृदयारवव...

  • Bhajo Radhe Krishna: Live at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville 3/15/24

    This Kirtan took place during the "Find Your Voice, Find Your Self" program with Narada Williams at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on 3/15/24.

    Musicians:
    Harmonium and lead vocals: Narada Williams
    Tabla: Loren Oppenheimer
    Singers: Kali Kalin, Lila Shakti Mayi, Lisa Scott

    Learn more about Narada...

  • Rasa: the Yoga of Emotion - A Conversation with Prema Mayi

    Prema Mayi and Avi discuss the emotional connection and release that music allows for, the effects of believing in reincarnation on our quality of life, how we are able to connect to the divine nature of life, and much more. Prema Mayi shares some music to begin and close out the episode.

    Learn...

  • Sita Ram Bolo Ram: Live at Satchidananda Ashram 3/15/24

    Performed before a live audience at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on 3/15/24.

    Performers:
    Harmonium and lead vocals: Narada Williams
    Tabla: Loren Oppenheimer
    Singers: Kali Kalin, Lila Shakti Mayi, Lisa Scott

    Learn more about Swami Karunanda

  • "Vande Gurudev” in Rāga Bhūpāli: Chanting Tutorial with Narada Williams

    Raga Bhupali is a Hindustani classical raga. It is a pentatonic scale (uses 5 notes in ascending and descending scale). Most of the songs in this raga are based on Bhakti rasa. Raga Bhupali, Raga Yaman and Raga Bhairav tend to be the three basic ragas of Hindustani music, learnt first by its stud...

  • “Gajananam” in Rāga Bhūpāli: A Chanting Tutorial with Narada Williams

    In this chanting tutorial, students will learn the Gaṇeśa slokah "Gajananam" in the classical Rāga Bhūpāli. Taught by Narada Williams, this class covers all aspects of the chant, including the meaning of the Sankskrit words, correct pronunciation, and proper vocal pitch. The class is accessible a...

  • Introduction to Rāga Bhūpāli: Chanting with Narada

    The word Bhūp literally means ‘The King’. Rāga Bhūpāli is a Hindustani classical raga. It is a pentatonic scale (uses 5 notes in ascending and descending scale). Most of the songs in this raga are based on Bhakti rasa. Rāga Bhūpāli, Raga Yaman, and Raga Bhairav tend to be the three basic ragas of...

  • Introduction to Nada Yoga - Part 1: A Chanting Tutorial with Narada Williams

    Discover Nada Yoga, the Yoga of sound, and learn the fundamentals of Saptak Sadhana, the practice of chanting the seven musical notes (saptak) as a powerful tool for cleansing, balancing, and harmonizing your being.

    Toning Exercise - meditation on Sa:
    Mmm or “humming”
    Hah - sourced in the navel ...

  • Introduction to Nada Yoga - Part 2: Yamuna Theera Vihari

    Embark on a transformative journey into the world of sound and vibration with this immersive program series. Dive deep into the ancient practices of Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound, and discover the profound healing potential that lies within.

    Explore:
    • The power of sound: Understand how sound wav...

  • Music as a Path of Transformation: A Conversation with Sean Johnson

    Kirtan artist Seán Johnson, of Seán Johson and the Wild Lotus Band, discusses:

    - the importance of preparation for presenting and his personal singing practice as a means of connecting to the universe
    - the balance between planning and staying present in the moment - using templates as a framewo...

  • In the Vastness of Everything: A Conversation with Gaura Vani

    Gaura Vani was raised from birth in temples in India and the US by his Hare Krishna parents. He plays ancient Indian drums and sings in archaic languages like Sanskrit for the blue-skinned Lord Krishna. And now he's teaching his three children this same timeless art called kirtan. Links: Patreon:...

  • The Path of the Bhakta with Narada Williams

    Dive deep into the world of Bhakti Yoga with this well-rounded talk by Narada Williams as he discusses the history of Bhakti Yoga, the variety of approaches to Bhakti Yoga and how to bring this devotional path of Yoga more fully into your daily life.
    Learn more about Narada Williams

  • Bhakti Yoga: A Talk with Swami Asokananda

    Using both modern scientific findings and scriptural insight, Swami Asokananda discusses the spiritual path of Bhakti Yoga in this fascinating talk.

    Learn more about Swami Asokananda

  • Journey Into Bhakti Yoga Part 1 with Edwin Bryant

    Join Dr. Edwin Bryant in Part 1 of a deep dive into ancient yogic texts and the devotional practice of Bhakti Yoga.
    Learn more about Edwin Bryant

  • Flying on the Wings of a Devotional Heart - A Conversation with Jai Uttal

    Grammy nominated singer/song writer Jai Uttal sits down with IY Podcast host, Avi Gordon, and opens his heart, sharing pieces of his experience and perspective with authenticity. How do we move beyond our insecurities? How can we be more vulnerable? Jai discusses these questions and more.

    Learn ...

  • Acceptance: The Intersection Between Bhakti and Jnana - Q&A with Rev. Paraman

    A recorded Q&A from Sep. 2021 with Rev. Paraman Barsel on Acceptance and the intersection of Bhakti and Jnana Yoga.
    Learn more about Rev. Paraman Barsel

  • The Yoga of Divine Manifestation with Rev. Lakshmi Barsel

    Rev. Lakshmi Barsel offers a Satsang talk about how life presents exactly what we need, as we need it, on our spiritual path
    Learn more about Rev. Lakshmi Barsel

  • Understanding the Gayatri Mantra with Rev. Lakshmi Barsel

    The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most revered and powerful of all mantras. It is a prayer for enlightenment. Join Rev. Lakshmi Barsel for an in-depth examination of this famous mantra.

    Learn more about Rev. Lakshmi Barsel

  • Journey Into Bhakti Yoga Part 2 with Edwin Bryant

    Join Dr. Edwin Bryant in Part 2 of a deep dive into ancient yogic texts and the devotional practice of Bhakti Yoga.
    Learn more about Edwin Bryant

  • Living the Gita: Bhakti Yoga with Rev. Lakshmi Barsel

    Rev. Lakshmi Barsel discusses Bhakti Yoga as it relates to the Bhagavad Gita in her video series Living the Gita: From Despondency to Enlightenment.
    Learn more about Rev. Lakshmi Barsel