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KIRTAN (Followed By The Fundamental Spiritual Philosophy Of Kirtan)
EVERY 2ND SATURDAY! KIRTAN (Followed By The Fundamental Spiritual Philosophy Of Kirtan) Donation-based community event for all ages! 6:30pm-7:30pm KIRTAN Come relax in peace and bathe in the beautiful transcendental sound vibrations of sacred mantras that feed and nourish the spirit soul. Kirtan is a joyous celebration and a living, moving meditation. Join Patita Pavana for an hour of community friendship, peaceful Mantra Meditation, Gauranga Breathing, Japa Meditation, and MORE uplifting Kirtan. 7:30pm-8:00pm: MANTRA MEDITATION WORKSHOP "The Fundamental Spiritual Philosophy of Kirtan" For those who wish to stay after the kirtan, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to further and deepen your spiritual life. Materials: Study sheets; Bhagavad Gita "As It Is" (There is a small cost of $12.00 cash to cover the expenses of ordering and purchasing the books) * * * * * * * * * * KIRTAN IS A JOYOUS CELEBRATION; A LIVING, MOVING MEDITATION Kirtan is a universally recommended activity in all spiritual processes throughout the world. Engage and experience Kirtan, a non-denominational practice that has been passed down since time immemorial and a constant in all paths and religions. Getting together as a group is a fun way to do this! It is a great activity for families and communities. We can sing mantras using all kinds of instruments and genres of music. Oftentimes, people will get up and move to the beautiful transcendental sounds or groove to a rock out kirtan. There are no hard and fast rules! You will be hearing and singing beautiful mantras and transcendental sounds that create peace and harmony by their spiritual potency wherever you go! Come taste the sweet nectar of true happiness and peace. COMMON ROOM: The kirtan will be held in the Common Room which will be on your LEFT as you enter the gate from the ACE Parking lot. * PARKING VOUCHERS: Parking vouchers will be provided so please hold onto your ACE PARKING LOT tickets when you arrive. * GPS Address for ACE Parking Lot: 298 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 * BRING YOUR DRUM, GUITAR OR FAVORITE INSTRUMENT * * Kirtan is a family-friendly event for all ages * No experience necessary * Some instruments will be provided * Water and light refreshments will be offered PEACEFUL INDIVIDUALS CREATE A PEACEFUL SOCIETY FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul" - Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, Chapter 2, Text 17​ Aloha and Namaste, Spirit Soul And Friends-A Musical Peace Troupe

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

298 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 · San Diego, CA

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Welcome to San Diego County Kirtan! We are delighted that you have visited us today. This wonderful MeetUp group is created to keep you in touch with Kirtan events in San Diego County and surrounding areas. We look forward to chanting with you at the incredible events that are forthcoming.


Kirtan is when more than one person gets together to joyously sing or chant various Mantras. Man means mind, Tra means that which frees; a mantra is a sound vibration that frees or delivers the mind from its attachment and preoccupation with worldly matters, and focuses it on the Supreme. Every day we hear sounds that increase our attachment and preoccupation with worldly matters, so obviously not just any sound is a mantra. Only words that have the spiritual potency to free us from material conditioning are Mantras. The only words with that spiritual potency are any sound coming from God such as His Names and Words because they are nondifferent from Him, and are as pure and purifying as God Himself.

Kirtan is completely non-sectarian and non-denominational because the universal principle for spiritual reawakening through singing the Names of God is recommended in the Bible (both Old and New Testaments), Koran and Vedic Scriptures.

Kirtan is a spiritual tool to purify one's consciousness and bring the soul real peace and happiness; Peaceful individuals create a peaceful society.

There Should Never Be a Charge For Kirtan!

According to Yoga texts, it is forbidden to charge for Kirtan and teaching spiritual truths because these should be freely available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. Therefore, we do not list on San Diego County Kirtan MeetUp kirtan events that require payment for admission.

Taking part in or learning about Kirtan has nothing to do with having enough money, having a melodious voice, or becoming a professional kirtan leader, singer or musician. Anyone can chant, sing, dance and participate in Kirtan at no cost—so bring yourself, children, family, friends and musical instruments!

For more information on "What Is Kirtan?", "What Are Mantras?/What Is Mantra Meditation?" and “There Is Never A Charge For Kirtan!”, please click on the above "Pages" tab.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at one of the many upcoming events.


Aloha and Namaste,

Annette Laborte

Bia Laborte



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