Providing a "retreat for the soul" for travelers who want to have a more personal 'home away from home" experience while in NYC, and to have a deeper connection to their soul and the Supreme Consciousness of the Godhead. The principal of caring for travelers in this way is an integral part of our mission & vision of service through compassion. We also offer daily devotional services through our affiliate program the Bhakti Center as well as programs on site such as yoga & kirtan (devotional chants).
Distribution of Pure Vegetarian Food sanctified by Mantra to the homeless of NYC. At Sanctuary NYC, we understand that anyone who eats this special food offered in devotion to the Supreme will have one's consciousness purified of past negative karma. We distribute weekly at lunchtime in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. We support this program though our donations and volunteer efforts. Please check out some of the pics from this beautiful lunch program. (link for pics). We encourage all our guests to volunteer at least once during their stay, either Monday, Wednesday or Friday @ 11 a.m.
Distribution of the Classics of Vedic Wisdom literature throughout the greater New York area. These include such renown texts as Bhagavad-Gita, popularly known as the book which inspired such wise visionaries as Gandhi, Emerson & Thoreau. Our mentor and spiritual preceptor His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, dedicated his life to this mission. He left India at the advanced age of 70 to travel west to teach & translate the ancient Vedic literatures for the re-spiritualization of human society.
Classes and workshops on health/wellness/spirituality such as yoga instruction, meditation, vegetarian cooking and many more from diverse backgrounds.
Born and raised on a path of Bhakti Yoga, the Masla sisters hold a passion for meaningful connection, holistic healing, ancient eastern studies, and the creativity of expression. Cultured in the ancient healing systems of India, educated in healing modalities of the West, their dream is to facilitate spaces to connect with the highest Truth and fullest potential.www.stantonstreetyoga.com
The Bhaktivedanta Ashram in the East Village, where dedicated monks strive to imbibe these teachings for the benefit of all human society. Guests can observe a few hours in their fascinating lifestyle of bhakti or devotion at their nearby Temple. A percentage of our donations goes to help support these monks.
International Holy places of pilgrimage such as Krsna-Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan, India, Mathura District, where millions of people come yearly to experience the transformative effect of this most sacred land. We also support this project and some of it's subsidiaries listed below.
Sandipani Muni school for underprivileged & orphaned children. We donate to this magnificent program which gives illiterate youth in Vrndavana, India a comprehensive education and a true sense of meaning & belonging.
Save the Cow Foundation. We also help protect Krsna's favorite animal, the gentle & giving cow, from abuse and slaughter that is now becoming rampant where it was once outlawed in India.
Festival of India - multimedia festival tour through the spring, summer and fall which colorfully promotes India's profound spiritual culture.