Awakening to the Heart 

 A Mountain Sanctuary for Heart-Centered Community Gatherings & Events

             Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire                  




Kirtan

Connecting Hearts with Sacred Chants & Music

- Come Sing, Dance and Experience the Joy of Kirtan -

All are Welcome!


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Kirtan is the Ecstatic, Meditative Call & Response Devotional Singing of the Divine Names from  Hindu Tradition. 

It’s a wonderful way to quiet the mind and open the heart, to remember the sacred within and around us, and to connect with community.  All are welcome to this easily accessible spiritual practice of singing names and mantras with traditional and contemporary melodies. Participants are invited to sit comfortably, sing as though no one is listening, clap their hands, and dance or move if they wish.

Kirtan is a simple yet powerful and direct way to connect with self, spirit, source, and community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  ~ Kalidasa

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Kalidasa & Friends
Kirtan with Kaveri Dasi 

& Shana Aisenberg


Sunday, July 21, 2:00-3:30pm

$20-$30 Requested donation   


We were grateful to have Kirtan with Kalidasa and Friends share a special kirtan with us last fall, and are so excited they will be joining us again this summer! All are welcome to this spiritual practice of call and response singing of mantras with traditional and contemporary melodies.


Kalidasa (Joseph Getter) leads kirtan with his voice, harmonium, bamboo flutes and hand drums. He is a kirtan wallah, creative world musician, composer and teacher, with decades of experience in kirtan, Javanese gamelan of Indonesia, Carnatic classical music of southern India, experimental music, drumming Jazz, as well as music for yoga, theater, dance, sound healing, and the circus arts. 

Kaveri Dasi provides support on the mridanga (a traditional clay-bodied drum of India) and also as vocalist. She is a Vaishnava and member of the Bhakta Bhandav organization. 

Shana Aisenberg is an accomplished musician and teacher who masterfully complements and supports kirtan with the exquisite sounds of her fiddle. 


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Shanti Kirtan

with Todd Glacy, Helena Nash,
Marni Prince & Jason Prince


Saturday, Aug 24, 4:30-6:30pm

$20-$30 Requested donation 


We are so happy to have Shanti Kirtan join us for the first time this summer! 


Have you ever witnessed a room of people so deeply moved by music? Smiling faces, eyes closed, clapping hands, and singing are sure signs that the power of music has brought a sense of joy and well-being into their lives.


Shanti Kirtan originated in Maine offering a modern sound with evocative melodies to the ancient practice of Kirtan. Members Todd Glacy, Helena Nash, Marni Prince and Jason Prince collectively have 30+ years of experience bringing sacred music to venues throughout New England and beyond for healing and spiritual and emotional connection. 


shantikirtan.com 




Sandwich Mountain

Community Kirtan 

Sundays, 2:00-3:30pm

May 5, June 9, Aug 11, Oct 20

$20  Suggested donation (or as able)


                   Join us for Community Kirtan!         
                          
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Kirtan Bliss
Mantra Music & Heart Song Experience                                                                        

with Gina & Gershone                                            


        Sunday, September 29, 4:30-6:00pm

$20-$30 Requested donation

 

We love hosting Gershone and Gina each fall through Awakening to the Heart at our sanctuary. What a kindhearted, joy-filled and energetic duo they are; which manifests fully into their offerings. An experience not to miss…


Together Gershone and Gina weave a tapestry of sound, love, and wisdom. Come as you are - sit and receive, or chant and move with us! 


What is Mantra Music & Heart Song Experience?

“Mantra is ancient vibrational technology to shift into a greater resonance with Reality, to clear the mind and open the heart. Recited, chanted, or sung, it’s a yoga practice much, much older than practicing asanas, and found in spiritual traditions worldwide. Our offering honors and includes elements of traditional kirtan, infused with modern musical inspiration of beat and melody, with prayerful English and Hebrew lyrics woven into the songs in an embrace of all spiritual traditions. Add the collective energy of a group gathering, and you have an experience that takes you beyond yourself into communion, realness, and elevation, as well as contributes positive, loving vibration to the world all around.”


Gershone and Gina are a dynamic duo that bring a unique sound to their high energy mantra music, sharing the power of mantra as medicine with ecstatic devotion. Fusing elements of traditional kirtan with improv trance, rockin’ grooves, with sweet harmonies and deep spaces that move energy and uplift the heart in the collective experience of Bhakti Yoga. 


gershonemusic.com 



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Carrie Grossman Kirtan

with Danny Solomon,
Owen Landis & Ezra Landis


       Saturday, October 5, 6:30-8pm

 $20-$30 Requested donation


Awakening to the Heart is delighted to welcome Carrie Grossman to our sanctuary for a heart-expanding evening of Kirtan in the intimate and cozy setting of BodhiHeart Yurt. For millennia, seekers have used chanting to kindle the light within. Drawing on this rich tradition, Carrie will guide us into into the heart through sacred music, mantra, and meditation. Come release your burdens and immerse yourself in Bhakti—the yoga of love. 


Carrie will be joined by the brilliant Ezra Landis on guitar, Owen Landis on drums, and Danny Solomon on bass. All are welcome.










Carrie Grossman (Dayashila) is a devotional singer, composer, writer, and lifelong student of the mystical traditions. For over 20 years, she has studied the art of sacred sound, guiding people into the sublime realms of the heart through her concerts, workshops & retreats. You can find her acclaimed albums—Soma-Bandhu, The Ram Sessions, Homeward, & Pranam—on all digital & streaming platforms, & on the popular meditation app Insight Timer.


carriegmusic.com 




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