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Community Kirtan

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Join us for the expression of heart connection through Kirtan, 
with uplifting and healing sounds of mantras
and soulful meditative chanting.

All are Welcome

Kirtan is for Everyone ~ This is Family Friendly!
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Donations Gratefully Accepted

BodhiHeart Yurt_ready for Kirtan

What to expect:

- In community kirtan, you are invited to participate in leading a chant. 
If you would like to share a chant, 
please sign up with Cynthia. 

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- You will be guided 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. You do not need to be a “singer” to chant. Just bring your voice & open heart. During kirtan, all voices & hearts meld into one.

- Some have experienced kirtan before, and others are new to it. 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, and to feel free and joyful!

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

Ganesh Community Kirtan

For your comfort: (when we are able to meet in BodhiHeart Yurt again)
we have chairs
, backjacks, zafus, and yoga blankets; bring your water bottle, wear comfortable clothing & warm socks. 


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Kirtan is simple, joyful and powerful meditation. 

It is the ebb and flow of healing sound
—mantras, ancient chants, dev
otional music— 
and all voices merging into One. 

It awakens us to our hearts, 
and our connection with one another.  

The beauty of Kirtan is that everyone can participate
—with voice, movement, or stillness. 

And w
ith an open mind and heart, your soul and body 
                                   will respond with deeper knowing and delight.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                           ~    Cynthia Scrimshaw                                                                                                                                            

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