What is Kirtan
Kirtan is the call-and-response singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery.
This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of contemporary practitioners, Kirtan has been transported beautifully to all cultural and musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity.
Weaving together melody, music and mantra with people responding to the words of the singer, clapping, swaying and sometimes dancing. Kirtan is simultaneously a meditative, exhilarating and fun activity.
Everyone is welcome to join in with beautiful sacred Kirtan meditation (yoga chanting). Whether you are a beginner or a long time meditation practitioner, you will leave feeling uplifted, relaxed and satisfied.
Join us four nights a week at our warm and welcoming centre in Collingwood.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Optional: Come at 8:00pm for dinner.
8:30 – 9:00pm
Sunday Meditation Gathering (see below)
5:00 – 8:00pm
All welcome. No charge – runs by donation. No booking required.
Sunday Meditation Gathering
The first programme for 2018 will be from this Sunday January 14th
5:00 – 8:00pm
Accompany us for beautiful sacred Kirtan meditation, a guided meditation, an inspiring talk on the timeless wisdom of yoga and a fantastic vegetarian feast.
The chanting of sacred mantras can transport you to a place of peace and harmony and reawaken your natural spiritual consciousness. The guided meditation enables you to rest the mind and body and relax. This is the perfect time to inquire about spiritual topics, make new friends and cultivate your spiritual garden.
Stay until the end for a tasty cup of our famous “house” Dandelion Chai.
All welcome. No booking required.
$8 suggested minimum meal donation.