Summer Solstice Kirtan

Summer Solstice KirtanWe hope you can join us for our next Kirtan event: Summer Solstice Kirtan on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate. It is non-denominational; the Universal language of Spirit; the song of the Soul. It’s effortless and joyful. The music does the work for you as you flow with the melody and rhythm.
The performers and the concert-goers create the experience together. The chants are sung in Sanskrit. The ancient chants contain powerful renewing and transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us. Singing is the heart of kirtan, all voices merge together to become One Voice.
“Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each other.”
Here are some more interesting things about kirtan:
  • It began in India centuries ago as a spiritual practice, and was known as the layman’s way to connect with the Divine.
  • In the last ten years, it has become a phenomenon across the United States. It has transformed musically to appeal to the ears of American audiences.
  • It is a new kind of concert experience here in the West. It’s not so much a performance as a journey into the self through the practice of listening & singing.
  • The leaders are called wallahs, and everyone is part of the music.

“It’s like singing around a campfire”, “It’s like a hootenanny with meditation.” While singing along at a kirtan concert, you can experience your own voice becoming as beautiful as those performing-all voices merge together to become One Voice.

All are welcome to join. This event is by donation. To register, please click here:

List of Mantras

OM Shanti (Open & Close)

1. Jaya Jagadambe Hey Ma Durga

2. Hare Hare Maha Deva Shambo Kashi Vishwanatha Gange

3. OM Aim Saraswati Namaha OM

4. Mountain Hare Krishna & Amazing Grace

5.  Narayana / OM Namo Bhagavate VasuDevaya / For Your Love

6. OM Namah Shivaya

Twameva Mata