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/
 
 

 

Friday July 26th 7:30pm-9:00pm

Kalidasa Community Kirtan

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Kalidasa Joseph Getter facilitates kirtan, the joyful, meditative call and response singing of the holy names from the Hindu tradition. He is a creative world musician with decades of experience in kirtan, experimental music, Jazz, Indonesian gamelan, Indian classical music, and music for yoga, theater, dance and sound healing. Serving on the faculty of several music schools, he leads the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan program and is music director of the Oddfellows Playhouse Children’s Circus. He lived in India for two years and has degrees from Oberlin College and Wesleyan University.

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 the Facebook Event