Events

Garuḍa Dāsa Kavirāja has a busy schedule of teaching engagements, yoga workshops, and lecturing around the world. Below are some of his upcoming public engagements:

June 21st, 2020: Bhakti Yoga Summit 2020 (Register Online)

June 22nd-25th, 2020 – Program at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas (See Details Here)

What does it mean to be both seer and seen simultaneously? Explore how a neuroscientist understands the dazzling interplay of synapses that we call sight, and what transpires in the mind’s eye of a visual artist. “The eye with which I see is the very same eye with which God sees me,” but what does this mean for you?
Delve into ancient wisdoms and stories about the mysterious ‘blind seer,’ and about God bestowing a ‘divine eye’ to the devotee. There are so many stories that explore this theme, and always more questions. Can we “wake up to find out that we are the eyes of the world”?

November 25th-28th, 2020 – Program at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas (See Details Here)

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.

Past

November 9th, 2019 – Lecture at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (See Details Here)

“Death & Beyond: Comparative Reflections on World Religious Traditions”
Acquire knowledge and appreciation of ways in which death, dying, and the meaning of life function in the major religious traditions of the world. The search for meaning after death has always been an integral part of every religion’s system of beliefs and many personal spiritual quests, and the answers vary significantly. Today, explore what we learn from the ancient voices of world religions about the meaning of life and death, the process of dying, and life after death using different visions of life, death, and the afterlife from a variety of religious and cultural perspectives, both Eastern and Western. Stories, teachings, and rituals from the major religious traditions, as well as contemporary scholarly discussions, are examined to illuminate the ultimate life event: death.