Tim Jordan is one of my favorite kirtan artist. His music is breathtaking and I wake up chanting the next day.
I also think it's important to support each other in the community. He would like to see more gay people especially women at this event.
He also loves seeing people chant and dance the night away!!!
What is Kirtan?
The practice of kirtan, call and response chanting, is a participatory music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga. Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity, connection to our true selves, connection to others. Kirtan uses the repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our mind and open our heart. The emphasis is on group participation, musical enjoyment, and pure devotion.
If you never been to kirtan or if you're an experience chanter, come out and be a part of the Glendale chant community. We have a wonderfully talented group of musicians who will be wrapping the sacred mantras into a beautiful offering. All we need is you to come and sing with us.
Many of us have been shamed about our singing voice at some time in our past. Kirtan is a perfect opportunity to re claim our voice.
"Let the sound of the chant strike you like lightning. Let it flow through your body. Then you will BE in the chant...Gratitude will arise spontaneously, and you will swim in the ocean of nectar." -Gurumayi
"Chanting is a significant and mysterious practice. It is the highest nectar, a tonic that full nourishes our inner being. Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within us. It releases such intoxicating inner bliss and enthusiastic splendor, that simply through the nectar it generates, we can enter the abode of the Self." -Swami Muktananda
Chanting will not be required. You're welcome to take in the beautiful energy and meditate or just enjoy the blissful music.
The studio has a few bolsters, and cushions. However, if you have your own you might want to bring them.
$10 at the door.
For more information about kirtan and this event:
The concert begins at 7:30pm. However, I recommend arriving a bit earlier to find a good place to sit on the floor.