A night of Deep, Meditative and Groovy Chanting with Arjuna Roberts & Vishnu Dutt Chant Duo plus Saraswati Soul
@ Richmond Yoga in Daily Life Centre 8 Corsair st Richmond
Saturday 2nd February 7:30pm-10:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
$15 at the door.
This will be the last chant event with our wonderful drummer Maestro Vishnu Dutt before he returns to India, and I'm planning to send him off on a high with a night of extended deep chanting with great musicians playing with 2 bands.
Sun Hyland's Saraswati Soul Chant Band will also be playing so I anticipate a night of great chanting.
About our approach to the practice of chanting
The practice of chanting is a deeply transformative meditation practice as well as celebration of the wonder and miracle that is life and the cosmos. By coming together to chant ancient sanskrit mantras (with some english chants as well ) with musical accompaniment we can experience a deeper connectedness with our true self and a connectedness with others and all life. We can discover and experience our deep and clear mind that transcends
our rational or discriminating mind (what we call ego-mind), and experience our vast, free and fearless mind within us transcends all limitations and is always boundless and at ease regardless of what is going on in our lives.
What we also discover is that this depth of deep clear mind also includes our heart, and by experiencing this depth of consciousness within us we naturally and effortlessly discover our compassionate and fearless heart. Chanting can also be a great way to shift any stuck emotions or feelings in the body allowing our emotional body to be clear and open. And by doing this practice with music and in a group we raise the energetic flow of prana (life-force energy) in our bodies, just like other yoga practices.
It is also important to point out that it doesn't matter whether you think you can sing or not, or how good or bad you think your voice is! With chanting there is no good or bad chanting, there is only chanting and we just do it!
I am a long time Zen meditator, Jazz musician and Yogi with a deep love for chanting and have been leading chanting groups since 2008 and I'm excited to be able to share this beautiful deep practice with others.
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