Paramahamsa Vishwananda encourages us to direct our natural desire for sensory pleasure into the service of the Lord. Creatively capturing the Lord in colour, music, and movement allows you to enjoy the full spectrum of divine beauty.
Create an Expression of Love
To those who are constantly engaged with Me, and who worship Me with intense Love, I give them the realisation by which they can come to Me.
Joyful, Sensory Service to the Divine
Our experiences are influenced by our senses. Uncontrolled, they can turn us into a slave for worldly pleasures. Channelling the senses toward the Divine allows us to attain the highest happiness and loving communion with God.
Living bhakti through devotional arts lets you express your true being and enjoy the splendour of your relationship with God.
Art manifests divine beauty.
Find yourself in the music
When we sing and dance, not for our own pleasure but for the pleasure of our Beloved Lord, the mundane transforms into the Divine. As the purity of love begins to flow, thinking stops, and only being remains. Nothing else exists except you and your Beloved.
Like a serenaded lover, the Lord responds when you sing His Name from your heart. Fortunately, His response has little to do with the quality of your voice - all that matters is the sincerity of your calling.
Enjoy the sweetness of love.
Painting is Meditation
Meditation is a supreme state of focus that engages our whole being. Allowing ourselves to get totally absorbed with drawing or colouring a Divine Form captivates the senses, pulling them away from the world to focus on the Divine.
When the subject of your art is a Divine Form, the Lord holds your attention and draws you closer to Him. This connection deepens even more when you work on a piece over time, or work with the same form over and over again. The more time you spend focusing on an image of the Divine, the easier it is to visualise during meditation.
Paint the Divine into being.
Bringing Scriptures Alive
Calling upon ancient scriptures for inspiration, our theatre plays fill the senses with colours, movement, music, and dance.
Although each performance is unique, they all transport you beyond time and space to a different realm of existence. There, you naturally become a real-time witness and get to take part in the unfolding lilas of the Lord and His bhaktas.
Watch the Divine Play
Free Devotional Arts Mini-Workshops
Experience the sweetness of singing the Lord's Name. Aaradhakananda, Head of Bhakti Marga Music, explains the profound value of this simple practice. He will also give a mini-workshop in how to use your voice as an instrument and lead you through two simple kirtans.
Time: 16 Minutes
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Dakshini, Head of Bhakti Marga Art, will introduce you into the ancient spiritual practice of creating devotional art. She will also lead you into a short meditation to help you begin to explore and manifest the beauty Divine Mother Herself by colouring an image of Her in the form of Maha-Lakshmi.
Time: 6 Minutes