Welcome to the Bhakti Yoga Club website!

Here at Mr. Jefferson's University there are hundreds of courses and organizations to teach you the knowledge you'll need to get a good job and start a successful career. But, incredibly, there are few courses, if any, which help you understand who you are.

Many people go through life focusing only on working, accumulating possessions, and generally advancing materially. In due time, they become riddled with anxiety because these things do not bring actual happiness. They wonder: Is this all there is to life? Do I just work until I die? What is the purpose of life? Why am I here on earth?

By attending the Bhakti Yoga Club, you can create a balanced life by learning a philosophically sound process of self-realization the science of Bhakti Yoga. You won't be troubled by life's existential questions because you will have examined them and found the answers.

Throughout life, a good job is nice to have but a peaceful mind (that comes from knowledge of the self) is even better. Why not strive to have both? Bhakti Yoga isn't difficult to learn. No limber body is required. The Club charges no fees. All that is required is a strong desire to see things clearly. Join other like-minded students and adults and learn the basics of this science of self-realization.

Bhakti Yoga has a rich scholarly tradition and includes many philosophical literatures. The Bhagavad-gita, the fundamental text used in the Bhakti-Yoga Club's programs, delineates the ABC's of spiritual life, and forms the basis of the tradition. The dynamic principles contained in the Bhagavad-gita are nonsectarian, and contain the building blocks of spiritual life, which are used by the major philosophical and religious traditions of the world.

The American Transcendentalist Society (Thoreau, Emerson, et. al.), as well as writers John Greenleaf Whittier, Walt Whitman, and T. S. Eliot were all greatly influenced by the Bhagavad-gita, and studied it routinely. The Bhakti-Yoga Club is an authorized and registered CIO at the University of Virginia, and meets regularly for a program of mantra meditation, a short class and discussion of a Bhagavad-gita verse, and a free vegetarian dinner. Everyone is welcome.

Review the pages on this website and see if perhaps you might like to come and enjoy the singing, intellectually stimulating topics of discussion, delicious vegetarian dinner, camaraderie of students and community members that our get-togethers offer. Its a wonderful way to start the week.

Note: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have Univeristy employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts or omissions. Copyright © 2005 The Bhakti-yoga Club. All rights reserved.
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