BHAKTI MARGA HUNGARY
CREATING A SPIRITUAL CENTER
WHAT IS SANGHA?
HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT
WHAT WE OFFER
YOGA, MEDITATION AND RITUALS
PARAMAHAMSA VISHWANANDA AND BHAKTI MARGA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
Bhakti Marga, the Path of Devotion, has evolved into a dynamic international organization of spiritual seekers in recent years. We are present in more than 70 countries. Surround yourself with positive, creative 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 organized 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 2022. We regularly pursue our yoga and meditation programs described below, as well as activities typical of the path of Bhakti.
We are now operating in our new headquarters and Ashram in Kóka, Hungary, where we have moved in in November 2021. We regularly gather here for prayers, Kirtan, OM Chanting, and Vedic chanting. In the future, we will regularly hold courses about Atma Kriya Yoga, Babaji Surya Namaskar, Sri Yantra, Mudra, music, painting and Puja.
CREATING A SPIRITUAL CENTER
With the blessing and request of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, the Hungarian community of Bhakti Marga (Path of Devotion Hungary Association) would like to establish a place that provides an opportunity for retreats, silence, recharge and where spiritual people can live and work together.
The Temple is an integral part of the center, where we perform regular ceremonies on the Murtis. Murtis, or deities, are sculptural representations of some manifestation 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?
Sangha is a Hindi word, comprised of the Sanskrit words samgha, meaning ‚together‘ and han meaning ‚coming 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 can 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 treads the path of Bhakti through which the activities listed below awaken love and devotion in us
- Regular prayers, ancient Hindu ceremonies, Puja and Yagna (fire offering) in our temple.
- Courses with experienced and trained instructors: Atma Kriya Yoga, Babaji Surya Namaskar, OM Chanting, common mantras, studying Bhagavad Gita and other holy scriptures based on the teachings of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, Bhajan and Kirtan singing and lectures, Sri Yantra, spiritual arts, painting, and also cooking courses based on vegan and ayurvedic principles.
YOGA, MEDITATION AND RITUALS
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 open up 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!
From the beginning Paramahamsa Vishwananda has taught us to recognise the importance of art in both music and painting as a form of expression of surrender to God.
THE PATH OF BHAKTI THROUGH MUSIC
When we sing and dance not for ourselves but for the pleasure of our beloved Lord, the ordinary 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
You can choose from a variety of courses and workshops from beginner to advanced level, and also for children.
- New icon painting
- Painting Hindu motifs
- Intuitive painting
- Sri Yantra painting
The main focus of the activities of our association is on people and the environment.
With our programs we want to support the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of people. We not only carry out the activities listed above in our center but also outside in the world. We are more than happy to visit other spiritual communities, individuals and public venues.
- providing courses, workshops for young people and adults
- 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 of social aid
By supporting the renovation and maintenance of the center, you are also helping to bring it all to the world.
WHAT IS BHAKTI?
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 reality. It means you are ready to meet God, who is there, deep in your heart.
“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.
BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR ASHRAM
By the blessing of our Master, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, in the autumn of 2020 we started searching for an appropriate place to establish our spiritual center and ashram close to Budapest. We 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 – similar to the other Bhakti Marga ashrams – that not only enriches and inspires our lives but of all people coming to visit us.
We are raising money for the 4 important project below:
work up the temple and adherent parts, setting up the temple and purchasing the murtis (Divine representations)
renovating of the main building (kitchen, bathroom and flooring, painting)
modernization of the heating system with ecological solutions in mind
renovating of the 106 square meter outhouse, where we would like to create a one-room and a two-room apartment. You can see the draft visual layout below.
The temple is the heart of every Ashram. When it becomes ready the Master personally comes to inaugurate the temple and the surrounding Ashram as well. We can only open the center after that happens.
That is our reason for focusing the fundraising on the temple. According to the calculations it will cost approximately 10 million Hungarian Forints (26 000 Euros).
In line with working up the temple we would like to start the renovation of the outhouse as well. The approximate cost of that amounts to 30 million Hungarian Forints (80 000 Euros).
If you would like to support any individual cause specifically, please make a comment during making your transfer, so that we know which project you intend to back up.
Donation is not only present in Hinduism, but is present in all religions. When we give from a pure heart, selfless service awakens in us and our heart gets calm. The feeling of joy and compassion overcomes us.
We welcome your support with joy and gratitude.
Please select the way you would like to donate.
You can follow the received donations here
We are raising money for the temple
(10 million Forints, 26 000 Euros)
Donations offered for the renovation of the outhouse
(30 million Forints, 80 000 Euros)
Depending on the amount of your donation, after the official open of the center, you can enjoy various benefits:
Spend a few unforgettable days in our center;
Participate in events and courses;
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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