Community Kirtanis 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.