The Path of Love Classes

I met with Roger Christie twice this week and will be going to his worship at 4:20 today. Starting Wednesday, May 24th, 7:00 pm, I’m going to be teaching “The Path of Love” in the Hawai’i Cannabis Ministry Sanctuary. I’ve networked with others and looked for people to work with and a place to teach. Roger is the most open, welcoming guy I know. He’s a real minister to many persons. He’s from New Jersey and just three years younger than me so we have a lot in common. I’m from Brooklyn.

It reminds me of the early seventies when I was in Amsterdam as a sannyasi and went to DeKosmos, a hash club, and taught The Path of Love in the basement. Unfortunately, I was not partiaking in those days. Roger and I agree that it is really too bad Swamiji cut people off from the sacrament. I really believe cannabis, mushrooms and other psychedelics are conducive to development of pure love of God. Heck, even Swamiji went to the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street to chant and preach in their back room. I lived in a commune on Ashbury Street when I met Swamiji and smoked in the car on the way to the airport when he first arrived there in January, 1967. Many of us hippies enjoyed chanting, hearing Swamiji talk and eating prasadam. We became his disciples. He asked a lot of us and some of us did what he said. However, there comes a time to be an adult, be in charge of your own life, decide what works for you and what doesn’t and live your own life.

The Path of Love

An on going series of devotional yoga classes based on the teachings of the 15th century mystic/incarnation, Sri Krishna Chaitanya. They are presented in a post-modern, holistic way with a universalist approach. 19th century, Bengali devotional teacher, Bhaktivinode Thakur’s book, Sri Chaitanya-Shikshamrita, forms the starting point of the teachings. They are offered in a way that is easily understandable, practiced and relevant to our lives here and now. This is a sensible and uplifting means of realizing our relationship with God and entering into the transcendental pastimes of Radha and Krishna, the Divine Couple. The path is simple yet sublime. Love is the answer.

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (Drop in)
The Sanctuary
94 Kamehameha Avenue, Suite 3, Hilo
2nd floor, next door to Cronies

Donations accepted

Subal Das (Steve Bohlert, M.Div.) is a disciple of Lalita Prasad Thakur, the son and disciple of Bhaktivinode Thakur. Subal is a cutting edge devotee of Radha & Krishna, the Divine Couple. He prepares persons to be their transcendental associates by following the Path of Love. Subal draws upon the best of ancient and modern mystical wisdom from various spiritual traditions and presents a devotional mysticism that cuts through externals to the kernel of truth, beauty and love. He was initiated into The Path of Love in 1967 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami and was his disciple for eight years. In 1974, he received advanced initiation and instruction from his siddha pranali guru, Lalita Prasad Thakur. Subal spent three years in India living in the holy places and studying with various teachers. He taught The Path of Love extensively throughout India, North America, Europe, Hawaii and Fiji. He now lives in Puna.

For further information: call (808) 965-7028 or see

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