Archive for May, 2012

Excitingly, a recent article in the New York Times on yoga and wholesome partying talks about Art of Living‘s Yoga Rave and New York City-based Bhakti Band. The sanskrit chanting and interactive style creates a high-energy, dynamic atmosphere without alcohol or drugs. It is a natural high. check out the article: “Downward Dog at the Club”

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

 YOGA aficionados often describe the practice as having two possible benefits: strengthening the body and clearing the mind.

Now some young enthusiasts are trying to bring their peers to yoga by promising that it can make their social lives more wholesome, too. The idea is that yoga and a sober dance party go together much like raw chocolate and organic peanut butter.

One such event, a “yoga rave” on a Thursday evening in early spring at Pacha, a nightclub in west Midtown Manhattan, was organized by the Art of Living Foundation, a 30-year-old organization with centers around the world and a mission to promote peace through yoga and meditation.

Shephali Agrawal, a lawyer and a volunteer director at the Art of Living center in New York, explained the connection between the foundation’s mission and a club party.

“Meditation is really discovering the love and the bliss that can be inside, and dancing is such a natural expression of that,” she said. “Just connecting to the pulse, to the music, it allows that energy that’s inside to explode outside.”

In this new video “Who is Bhakti?” Bhakti Band members, Manish Tandon, Mary Walker, Joey Repice and Yumna Omar talk about how they got together and what the music means to them.

 

 

 

blogpost: Yoga Rave Party from Argentina Debuts in NYC

blogpost: North Jersey Team hosts Bhakti Band Concert

 

 

 

 

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Here are photos by Prabu Vijayan and Umesh Pachpande of Art of Living‘s founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar‘s visit to the International center in Quebec, Canada. There were courses for all ages from May 5th to 14th including an advanced meditation course. We had a fun celebration for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s birthday on May 13th.

Here are photos by Prabu Vijayan

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Join us for Anand Utsav!

a musical evening with renowned singer Sachin Limaye!

Venue: Edison Hotel
Address: 3050 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
Date and Time: Jun 03, 2012 5:00 PM
Dinner will be served.

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Here is a video (by Niyati Bhatt) of his concert in New Jersey in 2009.

 

 

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