Past Meetup

Let's Chant! A sunday afternoon kirtan event in Balaclava with live band

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An afternoon of deep chanting from both the Yoga and Buddhist traditions with fantastic musicans in Balaclava. We warmly invite you to join us for chanting at our monthly get-togethers. We chant simply because we love to. The chants combine deep skill and craft
with raw heart-felt devotion. We have been leading chants regularly for a total of 50 years between us. We do not subscribe to any tradition while remaining deeply respectful of all.

This is an inclusive practice. Everybody is welcome! Chanting is a quick and joyful way to quieten the mind and drop deeply into the heart space.

Here is a short video of the classic Jaya jaya shiva shambo which is chanted in many yoga traditions throughout the world

About the musicians

Harbant Gill – Harb, by day a journalist, is also a musician who has been playing the harmonium and leading chants for 17 years as part of the dogma-free spiritual journey she is deeply committed to. She is also a former head of the Siddha Yoga music department and a lover of traditional chanting as practised by the wise masters.

Philip Gunter - Phil, who began meditating at 17 has been leading chants as a merdang player and percussionist for nearly 20 years. He is also a professional oud player, and has been recording music for the past 17 years as a solo artist and an ensemble member. Phil is one of the in-demand drummers for Kirtan in Melbourne and has a sensitivity and groove that is truly sublime.

Arjuna Roberts - I am director of Zen Yoga Central studio ( ( where I teach yoga and Mondo Zen meditation and I'm also a jazz musician having played piano now for over 30 years. I LOVE combining the practise of meditation with music through the vehicle of Kirtan and I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Harb & Phil with this offering.

This event will run from 2-4pm and the cost is $10.


We have a few but always run out. There are also plenty of chairs at the venue.

If you would like any more information feel free to call me[masked]