At the center of the ashram is the sacred image of Murali Krishna, whose names together mean, “With the sounds coming from his flute, he is the divinity who draws us to himself.”
Many yogis and scholars have contemplated this divine call to love. The female practitioners known as the Vraja Gopikas were considered to be some of the greatest of all yogis … transfixed in the highest states of samadhi by the enchanting sounds of Krishna’s flute.
This experience blends ancient Sanskrit poetry and literature with the mellifluous sounds of classical Indian bansuri bamboo flute. Combined with sweet and serene kirtan, you will find yourself with a better understanding of the call of the Divine — and elevated into meditation.
Historically, Love Call of the Divine was conducted as a ceremony on the full moon. This event is scheduled to fall on the full moon to enhance its powerful benefits and meditative effects.
Come rejoice in these beautiful, love-filled melodies, complemented by relevant passages from the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, and Bhagavata Puraṇa to illuminate the love call of the Divine.
Graham M. Schweig, PhD, E-RYT 500 | YACEP, is a practitioner of meditation and heart-centered yoga for more than 50 years. He leads workshops, seminars, and lectures on yoga and religion in the United States and Europe. He is accompanied by his wife and life-companion, Catherine L. Schweig, RYT, who together founded The Secret Yoga Institute.
Graham holds a doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion with a specialization in sacred Sanskrit yoga literature. He is a professor of philosophy and religion and director of religion studies at Christopher Newport University and a distinguished teaching and research faculty at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
Over the past fourteen years, Graham has been invited by the Smithsonian Institution to deliver more than three dozen lectures on religion and Yoga at its museums in Washington, DC.
Among his more than 100 publications, his translation of the Bhagavad Gita (Harper Collins, 2010) has been used in Yoga teacher trainings nationwide. His translation and commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra is forthcoming from Yale University Press, and his book, The Yoga of Love, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
Krishna Kanta Dasi has been a student and practitioner of Bhakti Yoga since 1986. Thirty years ago she was formally initiated into the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage, which has the heartfelt chanting and singing of Sanskrit mantras at its core. As the wife of Graham M. Schweig, Krishna Kanta assists him with the research and content editing of his books, and designing yoga workshops. Krishna Kanta is also a mother, an artist, and runs an online, international, spiritual sisterhood dedicated to inspiring women, from which five award-winning publications have emerged. Krishna Kanta’s own poems have been nominated for Pushcart prizes and she is also editor of the first poetry collection by contemporary women of the Bhakti yoga tradition.
Steve Gorn, whose flute is said to ‘re-align the cells,’ is featured on the Grammy winning recording, Miho: Journey to the Mountain, with the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award winning Documentary film, Born into Brothels. He has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone, and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world. Well known to audiences in India and the west, he is one of the few westerners recognized to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music. His CD, Luminous Ragas, is a landmark recording of music for yoga. Recent recordings include Rasika, with Tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee, and Illuminations, with Nepali flutist, Manose
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