Bhagavad Gita Class and Kirtan
Atmanivedana das (Atma) and his wife Subhangada dasi (Subhie) and their friends, including Kaliya Krishna and Michael Collins, will lead blissful kirtans in which all present may participate. Atma will also speak about how after encountering kirtan and people who live according to the purpose of kirtan impacted his life forever
Type of Event
- Community Event
November 8th Saturday 1-2:30PM
Atma and Subhie run weekly programs in both Long Island and Manhattan at which they hold blissful kirtans, and Atma teaches Bhagavad-gita. Kirtan meditation consists of hearing and chanting Sanskrit names for God to the accompaniment of melodious and rhythmic music in order to invoke God's divine mercy and presence. Atma's and Subhie's kirtans focus on chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. Bhagavad-gita is studied according to the ancient, yet unbroken, chain of teachers, as taught originally by Krishna and eventually Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Rupa Goswami, and more recently Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The Bhagavad-gita covers various fascinating topics, such as karma, reincarnation, the soul, the material energy, the Supreme Soul, time, and the relationship between the soul, the material energy, and the Supreme Soul.
Atma is a brahmana priest and has been studying, teaching, and living according to the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita since 1990. After living in a monastic setting for eight years, Atma resumed his undergraduate education at Brown University, then enrolled at the University of Chicago Law School from which he graduated in 2004. Atma practices law in Long Island and New York City. Subhie has been living her life according to the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita since 1991 and is also an initiated priest. Subhie lived in a monastic setting until 2005. From 1991 to 2005, Subhie taught Bhagavad-gita in Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Germany, and United Kingdom. Subhie spent several years studying Vedic knowledge in India, primarily in the holy town, Vrindavana. After 2005, Subhie resumed her undergraduate education in religion at the University of London -- and then locally at Queens College, after she moved to New York and married Atma. Subhie completed her Master's degree in teaching at Queens College and is a school teacher.