April 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Bhakti Lounge
117 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5B 1E1
Mangal Arti

It is easily observable that love, in every person’s life, is a necessity. From the very beginning of life we are groping our environment to find where and who that love we innately feel the need for can come from.
People are happiest when in the midst of loving, kind, reciprocating company. Though society puts independence on the pedestal, there is a deeper force that drives us to long to be dependent upon and depended upon by someone else in a loving, trusting manner.
However, nowadays, the closest anyone gets to love is a text message that reads “♥”, or that contains some other emoticon meant to convey that you’re loved… By a person on the other end of a screen they see more often than you.
Thus, knowing connection to be an unfulfilled essentiality, constantly deferred and delayed due to busy schedules or mental/emotional/physical mishaps, we develop a deep sense of insecurity, thinking “Does he even miss me?” or “Why hasn’t she called?” or “Do they even love me?”
So here we see the problem: we love insecurely, and partially, but seek cent percent loving reciprocation from our partners, even though what we put forth is incomplete and unstable.
We are hungry for wholesomeness, and yearn to be in a perfect relationship, but barely know what that means and where that stems from.

Where can we confidently plant our sacred seeds of love and trust? How can they healthily grow? How can we gain a firm conviction in true love and drop our weakening inhibitions towards it?

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion lead by our special guest, travelling monk Devamrita Swami, as well as a tantalizing vegan feast and an electrifying kirtan!