BHAKTI MARGA SPIRITUAL CENTER ESTABLISHMENT
PAMAMAHAMSA SRI SWAMI VISHWANANDA AND BHAKTI MARGA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
Bhakti Marga, the Path of Devotion, has evolved into a dynamic international organisation of spiritual seekers in recent years. We are present in more than 40 countries. Surround yourself with positive, creative and like-minded people who are living the devotion / Bhakti, which will help us to progress rapidly on our spiritual path and help us to remain faithful to the Master’s teaching and to be strong and persevering even in the challenges of life.
INTRODUCING THE HUNGARIAN COMMUNITY OF BHAKTI MARGA
Our operation in Hungary actually started when Paramahamsa Vishwananda first paid a visit to Hungary. He came to Budapest in January 2017, where he gave his personal blessing and Satsang to more than 1,000 people and seekers. Since then, we have organised several programs, participated in yoga and music festivals, became a member of the Association of Hungarian Yoga Teachers, published the first book in Hungarian, and we are planning to publish two more books in 2021. We regularly pursue our yoga and meditation programs described below, as well as activities typical of the path of Bhakti. Given the great interest and the growing number of disciples and followers, the time has come to create our own centre.
Currently, we have established a small temple in Budapest where we regularly meet for prayer, Kirtan, OM Chanting, Vedic chanting and regularly hold courses (Atma Kriya Yoga, Babaji Surya Namaskar, Sri Yantra, Mudra and Puja). Our communities operate in different parts of the country, including many OM Chanting circles.
CREATING A SPIRITUAL CENTRE
We would like to create a place that provides an opportunity for retreats, silence, recharge.
With the blessing and request of Sri Swami Vishwananda, the Hungarian community of Bhakti Marga (Odaadás Útja Magyarország Egyesület) is looking for a place where spiritual people can live and work together.
The Temple is an integral part of the centre, where we perform regular ceremonies on Murtis. Murtis, or deities, are sculptural representations of some manifestations of God. This will also create an energy hub that will have a wide-ranging positive impact on people and the environment.
It is important for us to educate about environmental awareness and a natural lifestyle, to promote a lifestyle close to nature.
Following the principle of ‘ahimsa’, no harm, our community follows a vegetarian / vegan lifestyle.
WHAT IS SANGHA?
The Sangha is a Hindi word, in Sanskrit samgha, means ‘together’ and han means to come together.
The word Sangha therefore means community. When we pursue the same goal and follow the same path, we support each other in the community. Together we are stronger than individually. The spiritual community provides opportunities to serve and grow together. The love, knowledge, and teaching of the Master can be manifested worldwide through the activities of the Sangha’s.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT
You will benefit from the acquisition and adaptation of practical spirituality in everyday life.
You will find an island of tranquility with us, away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Everything you learn from us can be wonderfully integrated into your daily life.
THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER
Our community walks the path of Bhakti through which the activities listed below awaken love and devotion in us
- In our temple according to regular prayer, ancient Hindu ceremonies (Puja and Yagna (fire offering))
- Courses with experienced and trained instructors: Atma Kriya Yoga, Babaji Surya Namaskar, OM Chanting, common mantras, studying Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures based on the teachings of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, Bhajan and Kirtan singing and teaching, Sri Yantra, spiritual arts, painting.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Immerse yourself in the mystery of ancient techniques to calm your mind, find your inner balance, and establish a deeper connection with yourself and others. Bhakti Marga’s yoga- and meditation techniques were received from the spiritual Masters, Paramahamsa Vishwananda and Mahavatar Babaji. Through their practice, our hearts are opened to the transforming power of love.
Although all practices come from the same source, each one penetrates the darkness in a unique way and illuminates the path of true happiness and true love. Because love is beyond religion, these practices have a beneficial effect on everyone, regardless of one’s individual belief or what spiritual master they are interested in.
FIND YOURSELF THROUGH ART
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda from the beginning has taught us to recognise the importance of art in both music and painting as a form of expression of surrender to God.
ON THE PATH OF BHAKTI THROUGH MUSIC
When we sing and dance for the pleasure not of ourselves but of our beloved Lord, the everyday life also becomes divine. As the purity of love begins to flow, thoughts become silent and only pure existence remains. Singing Bhajan and Kirtan and playing musical instruments, when we offer this to God with a pure heart and love, this act becomes a prayer.
Therefore, music and prayer play a very important role in the life of Bhakti Marga communities worldwide. Following the ancient Hindu traditions in our temples, we hold daily prayers and ceremonies, of which music forms an integral part. We also focus on teaching music and singing Bhajan and Kirtan together. There are Bhajan groups in our temples and communities, also supporting those interested in the path of Bhakti and the work of existing communities through programs and music education.
THE PATH OF BHAKTI THROUGH PAINTING
“Painting is meditation”, Paramahamsa Vishwananda declares.
“IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST AND A PAINTER, YOU FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND YOU AS YOU WORK. YOU FORGET EVERYTHING AND FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO. YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH AN IMAGE IN YOUR HEART AND IT APPEARS IN AN EXTERNAL FORM. WHAT IS WITHIN YOU IS ALSO MANIFESTED ON THE OUTSIDE”
A spiritual painter is spiritually connected to the divine form he/she paints. This creates an internal connection. In silence, in a meditative state, these visual creations are born.
Painting is also a manifestation of God through creativity. The paintings created in this way have an energetic effect on the environment, on man, recalling the memory of our divinity in us. Such artworks are the embodiment of beauty. They have a healing effect on their environment.
Painting offers many positive possibilities:
- it calms the mind
- awakens our creative abilities
- strengthens our intuition
- gives self-confidence
- connects us with ourselves
Choose from a variety of courses and seminars for beginners and advanced, adults and children alike.
- New icon painting
- Painting Hindu motifs
- Intuitive painting
- Sri Yantra painting
The activities of our association focus on people and the environment.
With our programs we want to support the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of people. We carry out the activities listed above not only in our centre but also outside the world. We are happy to visit other spiritual communities, individuals and public places:
- courses, workshops for young people and adults as listed;
- Yagna (fire offering)
- participation in festivals and exhibitions
- publishing and distributing newsletters, publications and books
- protecting the environment and nature (e.g. tree planting program)
- helping those in need
By supporting to create the centre, you are also helping to bring it all to the world.
What is Bhakti?
“BHAKTI REPRESENTS LOVE AND THIS LOVE IS A UNIVERSAL LOVE, THAT IS PRESENT IN EVERYONE. MARGA REPRESENTS THE PATH TO LOVE THAT IS IN THE HEART OF ALL OF US. SO EVERYONE IS PART OF BHAKTI MARGA”
Bhakti Marga means the path of devotion in different ways. Surround yourself with positive, creative and like-minded people who are living the devotion / Bhakti, which will help us to progress rapidly on our spiritual path and help us to remain faithful to the teachings of the Master and to be strong and persevering even in the challenges of life.
Bhakti means a love affair with the ultimate. It means you are ready to meet God, who is there, deep in your heart.
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
“MY MISSION IS TO OPEN THE HEARTS OF HUMANITY TO RECOGNISE AND ACCEPT THE ETERNAL DIVINE LOVE THAT PERMEATES US ALL.”
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is an enlightened spiritual Master and the founder of Bhakti Marga, the path of devotion.
His life and work is dedicated to encouraging all people, regardless of age, to love beyond cultural, religion, gender, and age boundaries, and to open our hearts to the recognition and acceptance of eternal Divine Love that pervades us all. He offers wisdom and tools to awaken our inner capacity to experience this love in our daily lives. He Himself is a living example of the transforming power of Divine Love. His teaching is to experience this unique personal relationship with God through Bhakti, love and devotion to God.
WE HAVE FOUND OUR CENTER
By the blessing of our Master, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, in the autumn of 2020 we started searching for an appropriate place to establish our spiritual centre and ashram close to Budapest. We have found it in an instant! Only 52 kms away from Budapest we have found a beautiful mansion that was built in 1909 as a nunnery and functioned like that until the ’40s. In the political storms of history this beautiful facility was abandoned, like many similar buildings in that era, until it was acquired and renovated 16 years ago. The facility lies in the village of Kóka in an environmental protection area, radiating peace and tranquility. Here, we would like to establish a social lifestyle with the guidance of our Master like in the other Bhakti Marga ashrams that not only enriches and inspires our lives but of all people coming to visit us.
Donation is not only present in Hinduism but can be found in all religions. When we give from a pure heart, it will benefit everyone.
On the spiritual path, people often think that it is free and you don’t have to worry about money. Of course, spirituality is not about worrying about money, but money is needed for it to function or for any services. In the Kali Yuga, donation means purification (Bavishya Purana, Ramayana).
When we give from a pure heart, selfless service awakens in us and our hearts relaxes. The feeling of joy together with compassion will dominate us.
With the help of your donation or in any other way, join the creation of this spiritual center of the community of the Bhakti Marga Hungary Association. If you would like to be a part of this project as well, your support is very welcome and appreciated!
How can you take part in the project?
The realization of the project costs HUF 75,000,000.
You can follow the collected donations here.
Depending on the amount of your donation, you can enjoy various benefits of your generous support after our center is operational:
- Spend a few unforgettable days in our centre
- Participation in an event or course
- As a donor, we will record your name on the wall of our temple. As our Master Paramahamsa Vishwananda said, all donors receive the blessings of daily prayers thereby.
You can also support us in later stages with:
- the maintenance of the church
- the maintenance of the operation of the centre
- the flower garden
- the vegetable garden
- the implementation of various projects
Ashram Project Fundraising
Please, support our association to purchase the Hungarian ashram!
The fund raising Organisation’s data
Odaadás Útja Magyarország Egyesület
Registered office: 1085 Budapest, József krt. 69. fsz. 1.
Court registration number: 01-02-0017506
Tax number: 19288624-1-43
Statistical number: 19288624-9499-529-01
Mobile: 06 30 736 9502
Proof of Donation
Regarding your online donation a receipt will be issued by us.
If you can account for the donation as an individual or with your company, or if you can claim a tax credit, please let us know in what name we shall issue the public donation certificate. In this case, make sure that we can only issue the certificate to the person from whom the money came. In the case of a company, the following is required to issue a donation certificate: company name, registered office, tax number. In the case of an individual, name, tax identification number, permanent address.
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