The second Saturday of every month!
Winter Schedule: October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10
Where: Wholistic Sound, 104 Blueberry Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878
(They will also be listed in New Events at the top of the page as the dates approach.)
What is kirtan? Jai Uttal says it beautifully, "Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space — digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.
Kirtan is singing over and over the many names of God and the Goddess, the multi-colored rainbow manifestations of the One. It is said that there is no difference between the name and that which is being named, and as the words roll off our lips in song, the Infinite is invoked, invited, made manifest in our hearts."
Kirtan takes the form of simple call-and-response chants, or mantras, which seem to embed themselves into the heart and the psyche, infusing the spirit often with a multitude of feelings and emotions- longing, joy, sadness, ecstasy and all the many varying shades in between. The practice is simple and beautiful, the experience can be profound.
The second Saturday of every month we will come together to practice kirtan, sharing our favorite chants and learning together in a cozy nurturing environment. If you have an instrument- guitar, flute, drum, harmonium or whatever- please feel free to bring it. Depending on the level of interest we may begin to learn the simple system of musical notation called "sargam" as well.
If you would like to read more about the background and practice of kirtan just click here!
Kirtan Kindergarten is held the second Saturday of each month from 4-5:30 pm in my cozy living room at 104 Blueberry Lane, Tiverton, RI 02878. $10 Suggested donation. No experience necessary and all are welcome.