Join us for an evening of music, prayer and meditation. At this month's kirtan we will also be doing a winter solstice ritual celebrating the earth. Deep healing has been experienced by people who regularly attend our satsangs. It is an opportunity to ask questions and hear inspiring words. It is a chance to focus inwardly rather than outwardly. Those who attend regularly find that their lives improve remarkably, they are more energetic, clearer in mind and healthier in body. Socialize and share healthful vegan snacks provided by all participating.
8:00 pm Introductions
8:30 pm Talk & Discussion, Songs, chants, stories, Peace meditation
9:30 pm Being in Community - sharing food, meeting friends, etc.
Fee for the evening is your contribution of vegan food to share and/or a suggested $10 donation.
RSVP by Sat, 5pm. [masked]
Kirtan is call-and-response chanting or "responsory" performed in India's bhakti devotional traditions. A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium, tablas, the two-headed mrdanga or pakawaj drum, and karatal hand cymbals. It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism, Sikhism, the Sant traditions, and some forms of Buddhism, as well as other religious groups.
Satsang in Indian philosophy means (1) the company of the "highest truth," (2) the company of a guru, or (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth. This typically involves listening to or reading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’s daily life. Contemporary spiritual teachers in the West frequently come from the East but can come from any part of the world.
The idea of satsangam was first spread by ancient Rishis such as Vedavyasa and Valmiki who explained its value in numerous ways.