(Sanskrit: कीर्तन; IAST: Kīrtana)
A Sanskrit word that means “narrating , reciting, telling, describing” of an idea or story.
Kirtan night is a dynamic musical experience of the Bhakti tradition. It is a call and response of Sanskrit chants or mantras that is typically done with musical instruments such as a guitar, drums, and often a harmonium. Kirtan nights hold space for connection and community for the city’s Bhakti yogi practitioners. Expect both meditative and exuberant chanting!
What Is A Mantra?
& Why Do We Chant It?
Sanskrit Mantras are not just a collection of words in Sanskrit, a language of ancient India. Mantras contain powerful energies that vibrate within us and bring alive the creative potential of life.
Singing Mantra drops us out of our head and into our hearts. Mantras are tools to free the mind from the mind, allowing the drama to fall away so our hearts can expand.
When we work with Mantras we are absorbed in feelings of peace, clarity, freedom and love – ‘Bhakti Bliss’.
All these feelings are coming from within and can be accessed any time.