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Kirtan Training Weekend Immersion with Govindas

(NOTE: Days for this workshop are correct but times have not yet been announced.)

Jai ma and blessings dear Bhaktas!

In this weekend Kirtan Training Intensive with Govind Das, director of Bhakti Yoga Shala, in Santa Monica, participants will cultivate the tools to enjoy the ecstasy and fulfillment in leading Kirtan- the ancient Bhakti Yoga practice of devotional mantra chanting. All levels of musicianship are welcome from total beginners to masterful musicians.
Personal guidance and teachings will be given individually and collectively dependant upon the participants degree of musical understanding on how to develop their own personal path of leading kirtan. Participants are encouraged to bring their instrument of choice to the training. As well, during this intensive we will joyfully explore:

-How to Lead Kirtan with and w/o instruments
-Kirtan as an authentic spiritual practice
-Kirtan Mantras, pronunciations and their meanings
-Bhakti Yoga and the Gurus/Saints of the Bhakti Tradition
-Gods, Goddesses and their meanings
-Singing Exercises and working with the instrument of Voice
-Rhythm Training and the power of tempo changes in kirtan
-Guidance on how to take your kirtan out into the world!
-Bring your Harmonium, guitar, drum, shakers, and any other instruments you want to bring into your kirtan practice.
-and much much more!!!!

Sign up and learn how to lead Kirtan. All Levels of Musical Experience and Novices Welcome!

Dates: Fri, Sat, Sun, March 22-24th
Location: Washington DC, 1710 Connecticut Ave
Tuition: $299 early (before Mar 5), $349 late registration

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  • Irv S.

    As noted below, I could not attend this workshop but wanted to know if it will be offered again. I haven't heard from anyone. Is someone monitoring these comments?

    March 23, 2013

  • Irv S.

    This sounds great but I already have other commitments that weekend and cannot attend this session. I would like to start a kirtan group east of the Anacostia River here in southeast DC where I live. In fact I just posted an email out on some of the community listserves that I belong too, to see if there were any chanters or would be chanters out there who'd like to connect. After posting it, I saw the email referencing this workshop (a bit of the universe's serendipity at work eh?) which would be right up my alley if I could attend. I realize that Govind Das is coming out from CA to do this and was wondering if a future visit may be in the plans? Any advice that you can give on starting a group would be welcomed.

    I'm reachable at [masked]

    February 26, 2013

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