~ Awakening to the Heart ~ 

A Mountain Sanctuary for Heart-Centered Community Gatherings & Events

Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire  

Community Kirtan


   2023 dates                  Sunday 2:00-3:30 pm                

  • June 18 
  • July 30 
  • August 13 
  • August 27  
  • October 8
  • November 19
  • December 31


Cynthia, Audrey and Shana regularly co-lead our Community Kirtans







Community Kirtan is a devotional practice and expression of heart connection with healing sounds of sacred music,  mantras and soulful chanting, which creates a sense of unity.

Kirtan has the power to be profoundly healing 

with time to meditate, sing and dance together.

All are Welcome

This is a Family Friendly Event!

Donations gratefully accepted


Kirtan has roots from the Bhakti Yoga tradition—the Yoga of Love and Devotion.  

This tradition began centuries ago in India, as a spiritual practice and a way to connect with the Divine.  As a result, many of the chants we do are in Sanskrit and call upon individual deities and the Divine they represent within ourselves. The vibration of ancient mantras create a powerful energy of renewal and transformation.

What to Expect:

  • It is important to know that Kirtan is not a concert, even though it usually has musicians and lead singers/chanters. We gather in community with reverence and create a sacred space for one another. It is a simple and joyful way to be fully in the present moment, with each other, with music, chanting & singing—an experience of heart-felt unity.

  • You will be guided by the chant leader and often invited to chant in a call and response singing of mantras and other devotional music. Each chant will be followed by a short period of meditative silence.

  • Kirtan songs are simple and repetitive. No need to be a “singer” to chant. Just bring your voice & open heart. During kirtan, all voices & hearts meld into one. 

  • Don’t worry about having to learn all the words, just listen and repeat what you hear. It doesn’t have to be “correct”. The purpose of Kirtan is to get in touch with your heart, connect with others, to feel free and joyful!

  • There are many ways to participate and you are invited to do any of the following—chant, sing, move or dance, or be silent—all while soaking in the heart-opening sounds and healing vibrations of Kirtan.


Do you have some musical experience 

or would like to offer something to our Community Kirtan?

Please contact Cynthia if you would like to be a Guest Kirtan Wallah, 

become a regular musician for Community Kirtan or want to lead a chant.
… And if you have  any questions ...

Cynthia Scrimshaw                             Audrey Drake                               Shana Aisenberg