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THE BHAKTI BEIRUT COMMUNITY
ABOUT BHAKTI

Bhakti is often described as the yoga of the heart, the yoga of devotion. You can describe it to some extent through words, but it’s most powerful impact is felt through the experience. In 2018, we hosted a special weekend retreat which gave all our guests that sweet taste of bhakti. In this simple video, we warmly invite you to experience a small sample of one of our main powerful practices – kirtan. 

The essence of bhakti

Bhakti emphasizes that at our core we are all spirit souls that are looking for the greatest source of pleasure: to love and to be loved. When our soul can reconnect to that greatest source of love – the Divine, then we can experience true satisfaction and fulfillment. By practicing Bhakti, we can reawaken this connection.

The practices of bhakti or the ways that we dive into this jewel of bhakti:

SPIRITUAL STUDY

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

ASSOCIATION

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

KIRTAN

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

FOOD

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

PERSONAL PRACTICE

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.

SERVICE

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. it is a form of bhakti yoga where the audience is encouraged to participate and has the power to open the heart. In its heartfelt expression, kirtan is music for the soul and can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy.
ABOUT US

We are a small but enthusiastic community of bhakti yogis, living here in Lebanon since 2010. After spending eight years gathering for kirtans in our homes and various locations around the country, we finally settled into our own cozy little space in Zalka.

Our center is a place where we gather together to support, encourage, and inspire each other along this uplifting path of bhakti. All are welcome, whether you are new, curious, inquisitive, or a seasoned practitioner. We have kirtans, philosophy discussions, books, meditations, food, and most importantly a warm welcome for anyone who steps inside. Please go here for location and contact information.