Bhakti Fest Presents: Recommended Videos & Talks


A large part of Bhakti is to serve. To serve one another, our land, our hearts, our minds, and the Divine. It is important to educate one's self and become proactive on all great teachings, current events, social justice, and environmental concerns.



Alan Watt's Live Lecture Series: 'The Sense of Non-Sense' explores the roots of humans' unhappiness. To watch, visit What is God's Purpose for this World

Her Eminence Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche gives advice to women practicing in a modern context. To watch, visit Khandro Rinpoche talks with The Yogini Project

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. To watch, visit Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model..

Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer - defining the word "pretty". This woman's challenge against society's standard of 'pretty' will leave you breathless. To watch, visit Katie Makkai - Pretty

Graham Hancock tells the story of his 24-year relationship with cannabis brought to an abrupt halt in 2011 after an encounter with ayahuasca, the sacred visionary brew of the Amazon. Along the way he explores the mystery of death, the problem of consciousness, and the implications for the human future of a society that wages total war on true cognitive liberty. To watch, visit The War on Consciousness: Graham Hancock at TEDxWhitechapel

Scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva has become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds -- considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents -- are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, links genetic tinkering to problems in our ecology, economy, and humanity, and sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth. To watch this compelling talk, visit Vandana Shiva on the Problem with GMOs

This is the trailer to Scientists Under Attack - Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money, from the documentary's website (www.scientistsunderattack.com). To watch, visit Genetic engineering and the threat to freedom of science

"Natural" claims in the cereal and granola aisle mislead consumers. A new research study from The Cornucopia Institute indicates the "natural" claim is mostly meaningless marketing hype, in contrast to the USDA certified organic label which signifies the food was produced without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), toxic pesticides and other potentially dangerous synthetic inputs. Cornucopia and USDA research finds GMOs, and toxic pesticide residues, in "natural" cereal ingredients... and many "natural" brands are often priced higher than equivalent organic products. To watch, visit Is MSG safe? The dangerous effects of Excitotoxins!

MSG has been added to our food supply in massive amounts, but do you know what it does to your body and what the scientifically proven research says about MSG? To watch, visit Cereal Crimes

The Rave Diet shows how cancer can be successfully healed with dietary treatments and natural supplementation. It explains common misconceptions about cancer, shows how diets designed to fight cancer are more successful than conventional treatments, discusses startling cancer research findings with T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and has interviews with people who have reversed cancers using diet. To watch, visit Rave Diet Eating Dvd With Mike Anderson, Cure Cancer Naturally

This video was shown at the TED conference in 2011, with scenes from "Wings of Life", a film about the threat to essential pollinators that produce over a third of the food we eat. The seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life and is the mystical keystone event where the animal and plant worlds intersect that make the world go round.To watch, visit The Beauty of Pollination

While sitting on the banks of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers as part of the Maha Kumbh Mela, our Bhakti Yatra group helped serve Ganga Action Parivar's clean up mission of India's sacred rivers by picking up trash along the Yamuna's river bank. At Bhakti Fest Midwest, a pre-intensive will be held as well as a workshop by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, founder of the Ganga Action Parivar clean up mission, on how we can all help contribute in preserving Mother India's sacred rivers. To watch the The Yamuna Network's "A River in Peril", visit Yamuna: A River in Peril

An island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line exists where nobody lives, only birds and yet, you will not believe what you will see here. To watch, visit Midway Island

From "The Man From Marin" comes "Sensitive People", off the upcoming album "Hits From The Hot-Tub" by Vir McCoy. A hilarious look at whats happening to us in the sensitive world. To watch, visit Sensitive People by Vir

From disabled to active yogi, the tale of this veteran proves that one's inner strength can defeat all odds. To watch, visit Most Amazing Inspirational Transformation

Aldous Huxley is best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, but he was also a great humanist, pacifist, and satirist, and a voice on spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. To watch an exclusive interview with Huxley from 1958, visit Aldous Huxley Rare Interview

Alan Watts is a timeless philosopher best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. His words were an inspiration in the 60s and continue to be now. To listen to one of our favorite talks of Watts, visit Alan Watts-Philosophy and Existence

George Harrison was best known for being the 'Quiet One' of the ever famous Beatles, but among the Yoga community he was known for being a confident proponent of Krishna Consciousness and chanting. To watch an interview with Harrison from Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, visit George Harrison on Chanting

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