An immersion of sacred sounds transcendental vibrations and sacred stories.
A life enhancing program by Asha, aka Anuradha dasi.
Open your heart and feed your soul with Kirtan (musical mantra meditation) of the Holy Names of the Divine. Be ready to sing and dance! Floor seating is encouraged, however, chairs will be available for those who cannot join us on the floor. Shoes are optional 🙂
Kirtan is a limb of Bhakti Yoga, meaning to glorify the transcendental nature and qualities of the Divine, and can be done via speech or song. In this case, it will be musical chanting of simple and traditional Vedic mantras in a call & response form. All are encouraged to open their mind and heart to the experience.
Asha, aka Anuradha dasi, was born and raised in the Gaudiya Bhakti Yoga tradition, in a kirtan-focused family. As a small girl of duo-races of Indian and African-American descent, she gravitated towards percussion, specifically of the mridanga, a clay drum hailing from West Bengal, India and used in traditional Gaudiya kirtan. She hopes more women will learn the art of mridanga playing, as it fosters a combination of both grace and strength. “Kirtan has transformed my life in such a way I cannot live without it. I know it has and will do the same for others who embrace it.” When Asha is not engaged in kirtan, she works as a Physical Therapist and is the owner of SoulRise Physical Therapy, LLC.
This is offered on a free will donation basis. Payment accepted at the door. Please give from the heart and give what you can. No one is turned away.