Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it isn't necessarily a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.
Join us on December 15th at 7PM to experience this unique way to stillness. $10 donation suggested.
Kirtan is non-denominational but because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit. If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no word meaning to distract the mind. The chants can then carry you within.
Led by One Voice. offers mantras and prayers set to western style music. Our instruments include voice, harmonium, percussion, guitar, and mandolin. Part of the Bhakti Yoga tradition, Kirtan opens the heart and quiets the mind, works with the energetic body, and creates a path to the Higher Self. No experience is needed. Kirtan springs from a folk tradition that is inclusive and community oriented. Meditating, breathing, moving, singing--all are ways to experience this practice. At a Kirtan, all voices, great and small, join together to become One Voice. One Voice
Children are welcome. Chants sheets will be provided.
$10 suggested donation at the door.