From the rural roads of Mayapur to the busy streets of New York City, today we are witnessing a kirtan explosion. Kirtan is a call-and-response style of meditative singing of ancient, sacred mantras. Though of Indian origin, artists around the world are using many languages, hymns and chants from a variety of traditions, to express heart-felt devotion for the Divine.
Kirtan calls upon energies of the divine which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, open the heart, bring us back to the center of our being, and acquaint us with our Self.
Since the beginning of time, humankind has sought connection with the Divine. The sacred texts of mystic India reveal a spiritual path known as bhakti yoga, service and devotion. Over one thousand years ago, this path of Divine love became a movement that transformed medieval India. This revolutionary movement brought women to the forefront of bhakti recognizing that women embody the essence of selfless love to the Divine. These luminary saints guided the way for future generations of women of bhakti.
Questions?: see http://womenofbhakti.com/wisdom/
Watch the trailer at: http://www.womenofbhakti.com/
Kirtan is bhakti meditation, and following the movie we will have a guided bhakti meditation session. We will have delicious vegetarian snacks available throughout the evening.
**Love offerings accepted**
Women of Bhakti is a documentary film about women in the bhakti (devotional) tradition – featuring compelling interviews with scholars, sadhus, and modern day yoginis who share gems of wisdom about the transformational power of bhakti.