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Kirtan Friday at the Ananda Community Chapel

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  • Ananda Community's Living Joy Center

    7020 SW Vermont Ct., Portland, OR (map)

    45.477257 -122.749161

  • Turn west onto Vermont Court from SW Oleson Road, take first driveway on the right, then the very first building on the left -- the door facing the driveway/parking area opens to a small foyer, and the chapel is the door immediately to your right.
  • The style of chanting we offer is one which Paramhansa Yogananda brought to the West, sung in unison (vs. call-and-response), and consisting of prayers and affirmations put to simple, repetitive melodies—providing a beautiful expression of the heart's natural yearning for the Divine. Our chants are mostly in English, but there are the occasional Sanskrit chants and even some sung in Italian—very much a language of the heart! These are  usually accompanied by  harmonium and guitar.

    This evening of devotional chanting and meditation (we usually reserve the last half hour or so, 8:30 to 9:00, for a period of meditation) is meant to help open the heart and experience God's presence within your own Self. 

    Come for some, or come for all, there is no charge, musical ability required!  Please join us!

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  • Michael
    Event Host

    Greetings! Chanting and kirtan have been an important part of my life for years. I'm a part of... more

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