Sridhar Silberfein, Founder of Bhakti Fest, on Bhakti, Humility and Service

Written by on August 6, 2014 in Art and Music, Inspirational with 0 Comments

In this video you are presented with a wonderful opportunity to watch Sridhar Silberfein converse with Anjula Ram about bhakti, the ego, humility, and being of service. He shares stories about his journey, experience with gurus, and how Bhakti Fest came about and what attendees can expect.

When Sridhar Silberfein escorted the Hindu teacher Swami Satchidananda to the stage at Woodstock to deliver an invocation in front of 500,000 flower children, he came to understand his true purpose in life.

Surveying the crowd, Silberfein turned to the cotton-bearded swami and said, “Wouldn’t it be nice to get all these people chanting the names of God?” Forty years later he did that at Bhakti Fest–the Indian devotional music festival he founded in 2009.

Prior to founding Bhakti Fest, Silberfein founded Desert Essence cosmetics and introduced tea tree oil to the Western market. Silberfein has been closely aligned with Amma, the Indian holy woman known for giving hugs to followers who line up by the thousands for her embrace. When Amma makes her yearly pilgrimage to California, Silberfein hosts her at the center of her U.S. operations.

Mounted twice a year in Joshua Tree, Calif., and now once a year in Madison, Wis., Bhakti Fest has become a fixture of the West Coast festival circuit. The festival brings more than 3,000 for a weekend of yoga, music, chanting, breath work, workshops, and a more-than-healthy dose of kale seaweed salad. As the largest yoga and kirtan festival in the West, Bhakti Fest will be expanding this September to incorporate conscious world music, which is certain to aid towards Bhakti Fest's continued expansion.

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