Bhakti Chakora Ashram

Project of Vana Madhuryam USA.

A PURE BHAKTI YOGA COMMUNITY OF SEATTLE WA, USA

KIRTAN · MANTRA MEDITATION 

VEDIC PHILOSOPHY STUDY · KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS

Experience the Bliss:
Join our Weekly
Seattle Kirtan

Come gather with us in like-minded spiritual community (satsang) – for a collective mantra meditation music experience of chanting the maha-mantra and devotional singing of other sacred Sanskrit mantras.

 

Our Kirtan programs serve as an urban spiritual retreat where you can decompress from the pressures of hectic city life, and transport to another realm of inner peace, bliss and true happiness.

Kirtan is a type of sacred mantra sound bath, a heart-centered practice of mindfulness to calm the mind, opening the heart, enliven the spirit, and connect to the Divine. Kirtan is the essential practice of

 

by Love Donation

 

Includes a delicious sattvic vegetarian & vegan blessed meal

(prasadam).

 

in Wedgwood, Seattle

Get connected with us on Social Media

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(with all our current events!)

 

Tap Here for our Instagram Account

(with weekly Livestreamed classes!)

 

Tap Here for our YouTube Channel

About our Lineage

Our tradition comes from a pure, bonafide, source of Vedic knowledge through a lineage of Gurus (in Sanskrit – “Guru Parampara”). This lineage has effectively transferred knowledge and wisdom from guru to disciple for over 5,000 years. This lineage is called the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya, and traces back to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna and his imparting of all knowledge to Lord Brahma. These teachings have been meticulously preserved in their authenticity, and are presently shared and taught around the world for souls eager to hear the truth by our living spiritual master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Vana Goswami Maharaja.

We are looking for Sponsors!

We are actively looking for monthly sponsors for to kickstart our new outreach project. Together, we can make Pure Bhakti Yoga teachings accessible for all, feed people nutritious vegetarian meals, and create a permanent spiritual community gathering place centered in Krishna Consciousness.

 

Your sponsorship helps manifest the heartfelt desires of our dearest Gurudev, Srila Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja, our entire Guru Parampara, and Lord Caitanya.

 

We invite you to become a Bhakti Chakora Bird today by pledging your monthly sponsorship of Bhakti Chakora Ashram for any amount from the heart.

 

Our goal is to find at least 20 people to sponsor $108/month before June of 2024. Can you help us meet our goal?

What does
"Bhakti Chakora" mean?

A “Chakora bird” is referenced multiple times  in the Vedas as a mystical bird which subsists solely on moonlight. A “Bhakti Chakora” in turn signifies one who is at such a transcendental level that their main sustenance is pure devotion – or bhakti.

 

This beautiful name was given to our spiritual master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Vana Goswami Maharaja in his pranam mantras (verses of giving respect and honor):

 

vande ‘ham bhakti cakoram gauranga-nija-prestthitam

srimate bhaktivedanta swami vanam namas tubhyam

 

“I offer my prayers and obeisances unto Srila Bhaktivedanta Vana Maharaja, who is like a chakora bird, always drinking the moon-rays of pure devotion and who is among Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s own dear ones.”

 

Subsequently, his disciples are all like his baby Chakora Birds, and he gave the name to this ashram, “Bhakti Chakora Ashram“.

About the Ashram

Bhakti Chakora Ashram is a grassroots collective of devotees, friends, kirtan lovers, spiritualists, seekers, yogis, meditators, and inquirers of the Absolute Truth. We gather together regularly to engage in spiritual community, chant, sing, serve, practice Pure Bhakti Yoga and mantra meditation, and Krishna consciousness and Vaisnava philosophy. We operate under the loving guidance and instruction of our dearmost spiritual master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Vana Goswami Maharaja, from West Bengal, India. You can read more about him here.

 

Our aim and object is to practice and spread these impeccable teachings, which intricately describe the spiritual aspect of this universe, solve all of the world’s most pertinent problems such as birth, death, disease and old age; and answer the deepest, age-old questions of human beings like “Why am I here?”, “Why am I suffering?”, “How do I get out of suffering?”, and “What happens after death?”

 

We host regular gatherings at our ashram & nonprofit headquarters office in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle- as well as at yoga studios, markets, spiritual & community centers, parks and private homes throughout the Greater Seattle Area and Pacific Northwest. We also host annual & bi-annual visits with our spiritual master, who stays at the ashram and gives lectures at various venues around the city.

 

Our ashram & outreach project in Seattle is a project of the nonprofit organization Vana Madhuryam USA.

What Bhakti is about

Learn more about this heart warming process of connecting to the Divine and your true nature.

Love

Bhakti yoga is a divine path where the soul meets their Divine Creator, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, becomes free from all suffering and achieves divine love.

Divinity

Learn the process of connecting to the Divine through the practice of singing the maha-mantra and other sacred mantras.

Knowledge

Acquire knowledge from ancient Vedic scriptures, passed down for ages through the sages and divine teachers.

Bliss

Chant, dance, and feast with us. Bliss is a natural result of the process. Awaken your higher true self, which is innately blissful.

Events Calendar

Weekly Friday Night Kirtan

This Friday and every Friday.

6:30pm-8:30pm
with a Vegetarian/Plant-Based Dinner

By Love Donation
At the Wedgwood Ashram.
3301 NE 75th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Sunday Program

Come learn and sing ancient Sanskrit prayers, read from the Vedic scriptures and wisdom texts of ancient India about the Pure Bhakti Yoga process, and delight in our Sunday Vegetarian Love Feast.

This Sunday and every Sunday.

4-6:30pm with a Vegetarian/Plant-Based Dinner

By Love Donation
At the Wedgwood Ashram.
3301 NE 75th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Festival Days

Join us for important festival days, Wisdom Talk event series with our Guru, and programs with many other master teachers of Pure Bhakti Yoga from around the world.

Check the event calendar for regular updates.

By Love Donation
At the Wedgwood ashram
3301 NE 75th St
Seattle, WA 98115

+ varying locations.

“One should learn how to associate with the devotees of Bhagavan by gathering with them to chant the glories of Bhagavan [The Supreme Personality of Godhead]. This process is most purifying. As devotees thus develop their loving friendship, they feel mutual happiness and satisfaction. And by thus encouraging one another they are able to give up material sense gratification, which is the cause of all suffering."

Bhagavat Purana [Srimad Bhagavatam], Canto 11 Chapter 3 Verse 30

How to Get Involved

Volunteer

Our ashram is run completely on the concept of seva, or selfless devotional service. As we engage our skills, energy, and time in the ashram, we develop eternal benefit, help maintain a beautiful spiritual community and regular gathering space, and progress in our spiritual life.

Donate

All kirtans and bhakti classes are by donation from the heart. Please consider giving to our nonprofit with a one-time or monthly donation, which supports the ashram and all associated costs for regular programs.

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Bhakti Chakora Ashram

Primary Address

3301 NE 75th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Email

info@vanamadhuryamusa.org

Phone No

+1 (206) 557.2864
Available on WhatsApp

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