The Yoga of Devotional Love: Narada’s Bhakti Sutras with Vivek Desai
Fri 8:30-9:30PM Lecture: By Donation / included in overnight guest rate
Sat 10:30AM-12:30PM Workshop: Tuition $40
The Friday Evening Lecture will explore the profound and heartfelt subject of devotional love.
"Love" is one of the most loosely used words and, at the same time, one of the least understood. What is love, really? Is it desire, or is it fulfillment? Is it to give, or is it to get? Is it to possess, or is it to sacrifice? The Narada Bhakti Sutras, an ancient sacred text, is a comprehensive treatise on the nature of love, with devotional love considered as the highest form. What is devotional love, how can one experience it, and what is the result of being immersed in it?
Preceded by Meditation Program beginning at 7:30PM (by donation).
The Saturday Morning Workshop will take a deeper look at the subject material using aphorisms from the Bhakti Sutras as pointers. The focus will be on the relevance and practical application of these ancient aphorisms. The workshop will include exposition, discussion and guided meditations.