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  • Join Our Team: Bhakti Center in New York City

    We exist to develop an inspired, nourished and engaged community of practitioners of bhakti yoga that people love to be around. We strive to create relevant ways for people to experience spiritual transformation and feel at home within our community by making it easy to apply the principles of Krishna consciousness or bhakti yoga in their daily lives


  • Bhakti Center Offers Yoga Teacher Training Grounded in Vaishnava Tradition

    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bhakti Center in New York City has been offering a new selection of virtual yoga teacher training and meditation teacher training programs, as well as training in Ayurveda and kirtan.

  • New Portland Bhakti Center Launches, Serves Friday Feasts To Go

    While its doors remain closed to the public due to COVID-19, the brand new Portland Bhakti Center has launched and is serving COVID-safe Krishna Friday Feasts to-go for all.

  • “Pathways to Perfection” Series Dives Deep Into Bhakti Practice

    As part of its online Bhakti Wisdom offerings, designed for people who want to dive deeper into their practice, the Bhakti Center in New York City is offering Pathways to Perfection, a 10-part series on the nine processes of devotion.

  • Bhakti Center Lays Foundation For A Transformative Year Ahead

    The Bhakti Center’s community is what its team are most proud of, fostering incredible transformation. Its latest report, shares several “Bhakti Journey” stories from everyday New Yorkers who were searching for something more, showing their step-by-step progress.

  • Dream Made Reality: Owning New York's Bhakti Center
  • Roots of Kirtan Festival Introduces Newcomers to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

    On Saturday March 16th, just a few days before Gaura Purnima (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day), around 250 people visited Manhattan’s Bhakti Center for the Roots of Kirtan festival – described as “dynamic, creative and overflowing with devotion.”

  • Divya's Kitchen Named as One of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

    These scrumptious spots are located across 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offer a range of cuisine from American to Indian to Mediterranean.

  • “Mysteries of the Sacred Universe” Seminar in New York

    On June 16, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies, Murali Gopal Das presented a lively seminar at New York City’s Bhakti Center. Murali Gopal holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ohio University, has served an internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

  • Sacred Ecology Forum Hosts Conference on Sustainability in New York

    “Sustainability from the Inside Out”, as the conference was named, was hosted conjointly by Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), Mumbai and the Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center on June 10th, to explore the profound connection between the practice of yoga and the sustainability of the Earth and its resources ahead of the International Yoga Day.

  • Matchless Gift: A Collective Art Exhibition in New York

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness – New York 1966-2016 – Bhagavat Atheneum / Bibliothè Contemporary Art in collaboration with Association Culture del Mondo present "Matchless Gifts: A group exhibition of work by artists related to the Krishna Consciousness Movement from its earliest days to the present" at The Bhakti Center in New York.

  • Rasanath Das | Living the Tension

    Rasanath is a former management consultant and investment banker who became a monk. Rasanath shares his incredible journey from his life as an "external achievement machine", to one rich in spiritual introspection, integrity, and true connectivity.

  • Ethan Hawke Film Shot at Bhakti Center Released on Blu-Ray

    The independent film 10,000 Saints, which includes scenes shot in the Manhattan Hare Krishna Temple “The Bhakti Center” and features ISKCON devotees, was released on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming services on October 6th. Based on the novel by Eleanor Henderson, it is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of the Oscar-nominated American Splendor.

  • Second Gen Devotees Give Manhattan a “Taste of Bhakti”

    While the Bhakti Center has had a restaurant on and off for the past seven years, Taste of Bhakti is a fresh new start spearheaded by ISKCON’s second generation and other young devotees. Taste of Bhakti’s home, at 25 1st avenue, is in the midst of Manhattan’s East Village, a hipster spot populated by vegan restaurants and organic juice bars.

  • Bhakti Buffet Grand Opening in New York City

    New York’s Bhati Center on 25 First Avenue opened its new Bhakti Buffet on October 10th. The Bhakti Buffet serves the guests of the Bhakti Center and is open to the public.

  • New “Urban Monk” Book Makes The Spiritual Achievable

    With his new book Gadadhara Pandit Das—who currently resides in New York City—is helping the average people realize that spirituality can be for them too. In telling the story of his life, his book Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine demystifies a “Hollywood” idea of what a monk is and emphasizes that any “normal” person can follow the spiritual path.

  • Devotees Bond in Service as Superstorm Sandy Rages
    No ISKCON devotees were hurt as a result of Superstorm Sandy, and no major damage to any ISKCON temples was reported. But centers in New York and New Jersey were affected by power outages.
  • The UK’s first Krishna Conscious Youth Hostel Opens in September
    The UK’s first Krishna Conscious Youth Hostel will be launched in September 2012 in Harrow. It will be open for unmarried men or young professionals who are looking for an affordable room with freshly cooked vegetarian meals, and interested in living with spiritually-minded people.
  • Why Being a Hindu Has Made Me a Better Catholic

    Without the grace and knowledge I have received in my practice and life as a Hindu minister, I would not be able to approach my heritage as a Christian in such a meaningful way. This reality leaves me with a grateful heart, and a desire to go deeper into this harmony, to honor where I have come from, where I am now, and where I am meant to go.

  • Letting Go of Wall Street
    Rasanath Das was an atypical member of the city's investment-banker class. The 32-year-old MBA earned a $170,000 salary working long days negotiating deals at Bank of America. But on his free nights, he slept on the floor of a bare room shared with 13 other Hindu monks in a monastery in the East Village.
  • Bhakti Center Book Club Bridges Cultural Gap for Seekers
    At the Bhakti Center in New York City, two brahmacharis (celibate students) are developing a new book club that helps bridge the cultural gap between the ancient spiritual texts of India and a postmodern audience.
  • Inside the Ashram: Cooking With The Bhakti Center In The East Village
    The Bhakti Center of New York City is in East Village, within a three block radius of a funeral home, a nail salon, a cemetery, three gay bars, and a Jewish deli. Dave is preparing food for Columbia University’s Bhakti Club, which meets for a cooking class every Tuesday night.
  • Prema Hara: Distributing Divine Love of Kirtan
    Released on March 3rd, Prema Hara’s debut album, “Sweet Surrender,” is almost achingly beautiful. The soaring male and female vocals interlace with dazzling artistry, and draw spiritual emotion from the listener.
  • New York’s Bhakti Center Offers Ashram Experience Course
    About ten applicants will participate in a summer course at Bhaktivedanta Ashram in the Bhakti Center, New York City this July 5th to September 1st that will immerse them fully in ashram life.
  • Food for Meditation in Ohio
    The student club "Bhakti" is fast becoming the best source of free vegetarian food on the campus of Columbia University in New York.