Happy Valley Community Kirtan

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In collaboration with The Call and Response Foundation http://www.callandresponsefoundation.org/, Sacred Roots Healing is hosting a bi-monthly community kirtan, each 2nd and 4th of the month at 7:30pm.

The Call & Response Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving and expanding the mantra music community. The mission is to share the experience of chanting with one million people by 2020. Their vision is to raise consciousness on the planet through mantra.

IMG_3838The foundation started in 2010 with a dream… Three people who felt more vibrant, calm, and connected through kirtan, the ancient sanskrit practice of call and response chanting, decided to share the practice with as many people as possible.

Now, the staff works to connect sacred sound musicians in outreach programs like universities, prisons, psychiatric facilities, refugee communities, shelters, and more so that they can offer free conscious music to participants.

The events are by donation and a portion of your donation goes back to the call and response foundation to support these programs.

If you love to sing, you just might love kirtan! In a traditional Indian call-and-response style that is simple to learn and easy to follow, we sing the sacred names of the Divine One. Everyone experiences kirtan in a different way.  It doesn’t have to be religious. You could almost describe it as a sing-along!
 
A typical kirtan is experienced with everyone sitting on the floor or in a chair. The wallah (leader) sings a mantra and the audience sings it back. As you sing, it is possible that you begin to feel a connection to each other and feel a peaceful release of stress within your body and mind. We invite you to experience this for yourself ,as we are very excited for this wonderful opportunity to connect with community and to support each others’ transformations.
 
Click on this link to listen to samples of  kirtan: http://newworldkirtan.com/

Kirtan with Matthew Andrews Friday September 27th 7:30pm

Matthew Andrews has been in love with kirtan since 2000. After a life-changing trip to Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi ashram in 2017 he started putting together original arrangements and leading kirtan locally. His voice transmits a profound devotion to the Divine Beloved that flows strongly through his daily life. You can check out his original music on soundcloud.

This event is sponsored by The Call and response foundation. The Call & Response Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving and expanding the mantra music community. The mission is to share the experience of chanting with one million people by 2020. Their vision is to raise consciousness on the planet through mantra !
The foundation started in 2010 with a dream … Three people who felt more vibrant, calm, and connected through kirtan, the ancient sanskrit practice of call and response chanting, decided to share the practice with as many people as possible !
Now, the staff works to connect sacred sound musicians in outreach programs like universities, prisons, psychiatric facilities, refugee communities, shelters, and more so that they can offer free conscious music to participants ..
The events are by donation and a portion of your donation goes back to the call and response foundation to support these programs.

Suggested donation $10-$20

Link to Facebook Event

Dave Russell Kirtan Sunday September 29th 7:30PM

Come up for air! Behind all that ‘stuff’, there is always a state of ease to tap into. Dave’s kirtans are an East/West fusion of musicality, devotion, and a little humor. The easy call-and-response melodic chants range from gentle and sweet to totally rocking. Infuse yourself with powerful healing from the mantras. Experience the power and joy of group singing.

Dave prefers to sing more and talk less at his kirtans (Holly makes sure of this) to really offer the chant experience at its deepest level. Dave leads kirtans around the Northeast and regularly at Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA.

For this event, he will be accompanied by Amanda Turk (percussion), and Scott Halligan (cello). NOTE: They begin RIGHT at 7:30 as folks like to get home early on Sunday nights.

Suggested Donation $10-20. We really appreciate your support to make these events happen.

Dave’s first kirtans were in 1972 when he was asked to lead Friday night kirtans for Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Institute. He lived, studied, and taught Hatha Yoga there just before meeting Ram Dass in 1973 (and darshan with Neem Karoli Baba) which changed everything forever. Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass continue to be Dave’s primary mentors for all these decades.

Link to Facebook Event

Seven Sisters Kirtan Every 3rd Thursday 7:00PM

Please join Seven Sisters Kirtan for a night of sound healing, meditation and kirtan. There will be meditative and uplifting energetic chants, and sound healing using crystal bowls and other divine tools by Joa and Amanda. The Seven Sisters kirtan band is a group of healers, musicians and long time friends who seek to be of service to the sound current and the divine feminine energy through song. Please join us, and sometimes our musical guests/friends for an inspired evening of crystal bowl healing, kirtan and meditation. All are welcome, suggested donation $10-20 no one turned away.

Kirtan is a call and response practice from India of chanting the Divine Name to bring one into greater alignment with the Self.
We will sing, chant and meditate together, mainly in Sanskrit but no previous musical experience is required and all are welcome from any belief system. We look forward to welcoming you!

$10-20 Donation

Link to Facebook Event