"Let your whole life be a spiritual song." Satya Sai Baba
Kirtan is a call and response style of singing in community. It is a spiritual practise that is one of surrender and devotion. The devotion to love and bringing that impulse to the world is the basis of joining our voices in universal heart song. By singing divine names and mantra a deep love can awaken, bringing a sense of the beautiful light that we truly are.
Sai Community Kirtan Creating Love and Connection Every month at Divine Love Studio Location 493704 Baptist Church Road, Priceville ON, West Grey Time 10:30am-12:30pm Followed by Vegetarian Potluck Donation for the food bank welcome.
AUGUST - Saturday August 18 - Special Event Bhakti Interactive playshop with Sai Community Kirtan Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm [ 3.5 hours ] Investment: $72 (tax in) Location: Yoga at Spirit Ridge - 046397 Old Mail Road, Meaford Suitable for: yoga teachers and anyone curious about bhakti yoga, kirtan, and the power of mantra and sacred sound This playful interactive workshop takes shape in the form of a kirtan, with learning opportunities around each chant. There will be an introduction to Bhakti yoga, the deities we chant to, the practice of kirtan and the instruments used. There will also be an opportunity to practice japa (mantra repetition), lead a round of a chant, as well as journaling about the experiences. We will invite you to chant while moving through some asana poses. At the close we will integrate our time together with a sound bath.
Sai Community Kirtan
What is Sai Community Kirtan? It is all of us. We create and co-create the magic together. Marie-Eve Perreault, Pat Sandford, Tracy Young and Surya Leigh Mellor have come together to create Sai Community Kirtan. They bring their love of Bhakti together to share mantra with community. Their aim is to keep it fun, inclusive and full of love.
Kirtan, the call and response singing of songs praising the name of Life Life in its many forms. Open to everyone, this accessible and participatory approach leaves us with a powerful sense of connectedness that occurs in the process of singing together. It is so refreshing, healing and empowering to reconnect with others in this way in the midst of our separate and busy lives. With the simple repetition of mantra combined with loving melodies, we can experience our hearts grow to include all. As the Call and Response Foundation puts it, "A mantra is an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that one can use to enter into a heightened state of awareness and a deep connection to the heart. It is said that mantras work with the body's physiology to regulate and balance internal states - in a sense, flipping on the happiness switch. The call and response approach encourages listeners to become participants as they repeat simple mantras along with the musicians. Mantra music comes in many forms including kirtan, and ancient Indian practice of call and response chanting that is a the core of bhakti yoga or the yoga of devotion. Chanting has been practiced for thousands of years by diverse cultures and is now undergoing a renaissance in the west. More than just music; chanting is a contemplative practice in the vein of meditation and yoga. It promotes community, peace and conscious living." - Marie-Eve
Sai Community Kirtan on the road
If you are interested in having Sai Community Kirtan coming to your community please contact Pat Sandford at email@example.com
"Music gives a soul to the universe wings to the mind flight to the imagination and life to everything." Plato