“Bhakti stands for Love and this Love is a universal love which everyone carries– Marga stands for the way toward that Love within one’s own heart. Everyone is part of Bhakti Marga”
Bhakti Marga means “the path of Love and devotion.” It is a journey from the mind to the heart where we encounter true Love and our Divine Self.
Founded in 2005 by Paramahamsa Vishwananda, the Bhakti Marga community consists of hundreds of groups and thousands of like-minded individuals around the globe who are connected through their devotion and Love for the Divine.
“The Bhakti path means a love of relationship with God, with the Ultimate, a love affair with the whole. It means that one is ready to dissolve into the whole, that one is ready to invite the whole to come into one’s Heart.”
Core Values of Bhakti Marga
The Bhakti path is centered around developing a personal relationship with the Divine in such a way that unconditional acceptance of yourself blossoms and pure love flows to others. The core values of the Bhakti Marga path are:
- Love – learning to love ourselves, others, and the Divine. This helps us change from the inside out, inspiring others to do the same.
- Patience – developed by learning to do our duties in life with an attitude of acceptance and devotion.
- Unity – when we learn to work together and grow into seeing everyone and everything as an aspect of Divine creation.
The Bhakti Path takes you on a journey to experience the unconditional Love inside of you. Through this Love, we can find unity with everything. As this Divine Love arises within, so does the self-confidence to apply it in everyday life.
Bhakti Marga Spiritual Practices
Sadhana (spiritual practices) are spiritual tools that we can use daily to help us stay on our path and clear the obstacles in the way of awakening and experiencing the Love of the Divine within. To access this Love, we must first calm the mind and sincerely begin the journey towards awakening our eternal relationship with the Divine.
The Bhakti Marga Sadhana (spiritual practices) have their origin in 5,000 years of ancient wisdom. Each practice carries the blessing and grace of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda and His Guru, Mahavatar Babaji: father of all Kriya Yoga.
Love is the heart of all these practices, and since love is beyond religion, these practices are beneficial for everyone regardless of their personal beliefs or interest in following a spiritual Master.
Practicing any Bhakti Marga Sadhana with Love and Devotion is enough to both calm our mind and experience more peace and love in our lives, as well as bring us to the final goal of God-realization.
Bhakti Marga North America offers a wide variety of spiritual practices and events such as: music and kirtan gatherings; puja and prayer ceremonies; and Sadhana (spiritual practices) such as OM Chanting, Atma Kriya Yoga, Simply Meditation, and Babaji Surya Namaskar. All of these activities have the power and potential to help you access the wisdom of your heart and awaken your own unique relationship with the Divine.
Bhakti Marga North America
Bhakti Marga North America (BMNA) is a spiritual organization and community that supports the worldwide mission of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda to spread Love and Devotion, within the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Bhakti Marga’s North American mission is led under the guidance of Swami Tulsidas. Swamiji travels often giving satsang (spiritual talks), interviews, puja and yagna ceremonies, and individualized spiritual care to seekers throughout North America.
Bhakti Marga Local Communities
Community (sangha) is one of the cornerstone values of Bhakti Marga. We come together as a community to celebrate our love for the Divine. There are many local communities around the world that host a variety of activities centered around the spiritual practices and teachings given by Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
North America is home to several local Bhakti Marga communities that gather frequently for prayers, celebrations, courses, and more. Many cities in North America also have local Om Chanting circles where members meet regularly for Om Chanting and other activities. Please visit the Om Chanting circles page to find the Om Chanting circle nearest to you.