7020 SW Vermont Ct., Portland, OR
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, and...no musical ability required! Please join us!