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Minnesota Kirtan Gatherings is your source for events related to kirtan, chanting, devotional singing, and mantra music in Minnesota and sometimes Western Wisconsin. These gatherings are supportive of the personal exploration of the spiritual path and living in community with an open heart and mind. Kirtan is a devotional practice, rooted in Bhakti yoga. Chanting and devotional singing creates an instant connection to the Divine, regardless of denomination.

Our organizers and event hosts make every effort to list all available events that may be of interest to our community. Please check the calendar for a list of events such as:

Kirtan

Workshops

Classes

Special celebrations

Festivals

Join us! Our group membership is free and open to everyone. However, we appreciate small donations to the meet-up in order to pay for the annual fees.

Our posted events may be donation-based or require payment, depending on the requirements of the facilitator or host. There is also a related group on Facebook (Minnesota Kirtan Gatherings) where we repost the events from this meet-up to attract an even wider audience. To have an event posted, please contact the organizer.

Thank you for your support. Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon!

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"Love is the door, chanting is the key." (Bhagavan Das)

Upcoming events (4+)

Bhakti Weekend Retreat at Samsara Ridge

Needs a location

$150.00

A weekend of communal devotion through kirtan, yoga, and vibrant vegetarian foods located at the beautiful sanctuary of Samsara Ridge, just north of St. Croix Falls. Come celebrate the full moon and summer wealth of abundance while honoring the Divine.

We invite you to come experience the magic of Samsara Ridge at Wolf Creek within a carefully held container for extraordinary artistry to be shared in a spacious and easy way. Be guided by dedicated musicians, yogis, poets, healers and facilitators into blissful sound and melodic silence, ecstatic movement and sweet stillness.

This gathering is open to all people from all backgrounds and faiths. One must only come with an open mind and heart. This celebration will be held with a creative opening and closing ceremony.

More information and event registration can be found on the Samsara Ridge Website linked below!

https://www.samsararidge.com/bhaktiatsamsara-2022

Chant with Kirtan Path

Needs a location

Open your heart to the rhythmic flow of call-and-response chanting and feel the energy of this powerful yogic practice.

​No previous experience is required. Chant sheets will be available. Free event - donations joyfully accepted.

Nokomis Yoga, 2722 East 50th Street, Minneapolis

COVID safety:
​Please note that the studio policy requires COVID vaccination. Masks are optional - do what you feel is safest for yourself. Singing does remain a high-risk activity and the band will not wear masks. We will have the front and back doors open, plus ceiling fan and air filter running. We ask that anyone feeling unwell or showing any tell-tale symptoms stay home for the protection of everyone.

About the event:
Kirtan is the sacred tradition of call-and-response chanting, brought to us from India. Kirtan is one of the principal activities of Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion). The chants come from the Hindu tradition, but people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds participate in kirtan - it is in essence a meditation, repeating the names of the God, turning inward towards ourselves.

We experience the energy and vibrations of communal singing, connecting to the Divine and each other, opening our hearts and quieting our minds. Everyone participating contributes to the experience, emanating loving energy to the universe.
About the artist:

Kirtan Path has been singing with the greater Twin Cities kirtan community since 2009. They also participated in many Midwestern chant events over the years, such as the Twin Cities Kirtan Festival, the Twin Cities Yoga Festival, India in Iowa, the Inner Peace Festival, Bhakti Fest Midwest, Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest, Great Mother Chant, Kirtan Fest Milwaukee, Circle of Celebration and Soul Family ReUnion.

Kirtan Path released one album to date, titled Samgayati - A Gathering in Song.

For more details visit www.kirtanpath.com

Kirtan - Yin Yoga - Meditation

Location visible to members

Join Bhakti Yoga Minneapolis for Sunday night Kirtan Yoga class, Kirtan, all level yoga and meditation.
Register at bhaktiyogaminneapolis.com
Walk ins welcome.

Kirtan at Greenway Yoga

Needs a location

Please join us Tuesday, August 16th at Greenway Yoga from 7:30-9pm.

Kirtan weaves music and mantra together as a part of Bhakti yoga, the path of divine love. We'll be chanting and connecting to our hearts though song, poetry, and the sounds of the harmonium, violin, and guitar.

All faiths and cultural backgrounds are welcome as we explore Sanskrit chants, Sufi poetry, and soulful prayers. Offered in the spirit of Dana (joyful giving). Donations are gratefully accepted.

Blankets will be available for sitting on, though you are welcome to bring your own mediation cushion or chair as well.

Past events (1,450)

Zikr-The Sufi Ceremony of the Remembrance of God

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