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Satsang with Norman is approximately 90 minutes, beginning with brief Kirtan, followed by silent meditation, dharma talk and heart wisdom dialogue. Inspired by the teachings of Adyashanti, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta, and Mooji, from the Zen and Advaita traditions. Tea is served after Satsang. All are welcome. There is no event fee. Donations are appreciated. Directions: http://awakeningtotheheart.com/map--directions.html Satsang is a Sanskrit word which means "gathering together in truth" or "being with the truth." In Satsang, we gather together to inquire into our True Nature and to awaken our heart. It is an invitation to let go of who you think you are in your thoughts and begin to touch, feel, and live from the essence of your being which is a wide open heart. Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Wisdom) and Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Love and Devotion) can meet as one in Satsang.
Join us for our 1st Sandwich Mountain Community Kirtan Event! We are excited to announce that Scott Whitmore will be here to offer a Kirtan Workshop and then will lead Kirtan at BodhiHeart Yurt. All are welcome! You are invited to participate in the full afternoon workshop & kirtan, or choose to join us just for the community kirtan. Kirtan Workshop: 1:30-3:30 pm Community Kirtan: 4:00-6:00 pm Donations Gratefully Accepted to help support the Call and Response Foundation. Suggested donation: $20 at the door. Please register for this event: http://www.awakeningtotheheart.com/calendar--events/special-events/kirtan-workshop--community.html Would you like to learn how to lead Kirtan or begin a personal chanting practice? Here is a special opportunity for you! No experience needed. If you have an instrument (harmonium, drum, guitar), please feel free to bring them. Cynthia will have her harmonium and we will also have a couple of Djembes, a Cajon drum, and a variety of Khartals, Finger Cymbals, Tingshas, & Shakers... Chairs and floor seating provided. What to bring: a water bottle, warm socks or slippers, and your open heart What to expect in Kirtan workshop: -Take the practice of chanting into your home -Learn how to play 3 chants -Learn tips to leading Kirtan -Explore leading on an instrument (harmonium, drums, guitar) -Find your voice -Talk about the chanting practice About Scott: Scott Whitmore is an experienced kirtan leader intrigued with the interconnectedness of the heart, mind, and spirit. While in college, Scott began studying Eastern Religions and the teachings of Ram Dass. A few years later, Scott was invited to move to Maui to serve as a personal assistant to Ram Dass, where Scott first began leading kirtan. After serving Ram Dass, Scott worked for four years as a Applied Behavioral Counselor/Teacher for children with severe special and behavioral needs. Now, Scott now serves as the Director of Outreach and Development for the Call and Response Foundation. Over the years Scott has had the honor to accompany Krishna Das, Nina Rao, and Devadas.
Join us for a day of inquiry, silence and sacred sound. This retreat is an invitation to rest in presence, a place that lies beyond personal identity and the mind. The day includes morning and afternoon Satsang with Norman, kirtan and meditation sittings. All are Welcome! Preregistration is required. Requested Donation: $45-65 per person If you are unable to come because of financial concerns, scholarships are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. More details: http://www.awakeningtotheheart.com/calendar--events/special-events/february-16-2019--silent.html
We are excited to have Adam back at BodhiHeart Yurt for another Kirtan event! Join us and experience the wonder of Kirtan from the Heart with Adam Bauer & his band. Adam travels the globe sharing the heart-expanding beauty of group chanting in gatherings large and small. From Bhakti Fest and Wanderlust to more intimate festivals, ashrams and yoga studios, Adam enchants and inspires listeners with his deep, soulful presence wherever he goes. Tickets - in advance: $20 / at the door: $25 Children under 12: free (please let us know in advance) To purchase tickets: http://www.awakeningtotheheart.com/calendar--events/special-events/kirtan-from-the-heart-with.html All are Welcome. If you want to attend this event, but are unable due to financial constraints, please email us: [masked]