Let's Chant! A sunday afternoon kirtan event in Balaclava with live band

 

LET'S CHANT!





An afternoon of deep chanting from both the Yoga and Buddhist traditions with fantastic musicans in Balaclava. We warmly invite you to join us for chanting at our monthly get-togethers. We chant simply because we love to. The chants combine deep skill and craft
with raw heart-felt devotion. We have been leading chants regularly for a total of 50 years between us. We do not subscribe to any tradition while remaining deeply respectful of all. 

This is an inclusive practice. Everybody is welcome! Chanting is a quick and joyful way to quieten the mind and drop deeply into the heart space.

Here is a short video of the classic Jaya jaya shiva shambo which is chanted in many yoga traditions throughout the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-vP3NQMLcs

About the musicians

Harbant Gill – Harb, by day a journalist, is also a musician who has been playing the harmonium and leading chants for 17 years as part of the dogma-free spiritual journey she is deeply committed to. She is also a former head of the Siddha Yoga music department and a lover of traditional chanting as practised by the wise masters.  

Philip Gunter - Phil, who began meditating at 17 has been leading chants as a merdang player and percussionist for nearly 20 years.  He is also a professional oud player, and has been recording music for the past 17 years as a solo artist and an ensemble member.  Phil is one of the in-demand drummers for Kirtan in Melbourne and has a sensitivity and groove that is truly sublime.  

Arjuna Roberts - I am director of Zen Yoga Central studio (www.zenyogacentral.com.au) where I teach yoga and Mondo Zen meditation and I'm also a jazz musician having played piano now for over 30 years. I LOVE combining the practise of meditation with music through the vehicle of Kirtan and I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Harb & Phil with this offering.   

This event will run from 2-4pm and the cost is $10.

PLEASE BRING A CUSHION TO SIT ON IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT ON THE FLOOR.

We have a few but always run out. There are also plenty of chairs at the venue.

If you would like any more information feel free to call me[masked]

 

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