Paramahamsa Vishwananda encourages us to direct our natural desire for sensory pleasure into the service of the Lord. Creatively capturing the Lord in color, music, and movement allows you to enjoy the full spectrum of divine beauty.
‘To those who are constantly engaged with Me, and who worship Me with intense Love, I give them the realization by which they can come to Me.’
JOYFUL & SENSORY SERVICE TO THE DIVINE
Our experiences are influenced by our senses. Uncontrolled, they can turn us into a slave for worldly pleasures. Channelling the senses toward the Divine allows us to attain the highest happiness and loving communion with God.
Living bhakti through devotional arts lets you express your true being and enjoy the splendor of your relationship with God. Art manifests divine beauty.
Be it music, singing, painting, dancing or acting, with the right attitude – with love and devotion – you can turn your favorite activities into an offering to the Divine.
FIND YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC
When we sing and dance, not for our own pleasure but for the pleasure of our Beloved Lord, the mundane transforms into the Divine. As the purity of love begins to flow, thinking stops, and only being remains. Nothing else exists except you and your Beloved.
Like a serenaded lover, the Lord responds when you sing His Name from your heart. Fortunately, His response has little to do with the quality of your voice – all that matters is the sincerity of your calling. Enjoy the sweetness of love.
KIRTAN – MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
KIRTAN WITH THE MASTER
Meditation is a supreme state of focus that engages our whole being. Allowing ourselves to get totally absorbed with drawing or coloring a Divine Form captivates the senses, pulling them away from the world to focus on the Divine.
When the subject of your art is a Divine Form, the Lord holds your attention and draws you closer to Him. This connection deepens even more when you work on a piece over time, or work with the same form over and over again. The more time you spend focusing on an image of the Divine, the easier it is to visualize during meditation. Paint the Divine into being.
CREATE DEVOTIONAL ART
Dakshini, Head of Bhakti Marga Art, will introduce you to the ancient spiritual practice of creating devotional art. She will also lead you into a short meditation to help you begin to explore and manifest the beauty of the Divine Mother Herself by coloring an image of Her in the form of Maha-Lakshmi.