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Calling all Kirtan lovers! This is a group for anyone who wishes to participate in the feel-good practice of kirtan-- devotional chanting. We will post upcoming kirtan events in the Sarasota/Venice/Bradenton area.

Upcoming events (5+)

Ecstatic Kirtan at Unity of Sarasota!!! Haribol!

Unity Of Sarasota

Please come and join us as we chant the Divine names - in gratitude for our blessings and in prayer for those in need. Chanting has a way of connecting us to each other and to the Truth that dwells within each of us: pure Divine love. Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram. Our kirtan practice is grounded in Bhakti Yoga, frequently defined as the yoga of devotion. More importantly, perhaps, is the Seva (aka "service") aspect of Bhakti, where we offer our efforts to help others as a prayer to our chosen Divinity. Ultimately, that's what these weekly kirtans are about, an opportunity to express gratitude in song and to share our blessings with those in need. These events are free of charge and we will be accepting donations, which are optional, for the benefit of The Miracle League of Manasota and Friends of The Haven, non-profits in Sarasota County that serve the special needs community. Please know that the only requirement is a beating heart and a voice! If you don’t wish to sing, come anyway and listen and / or clap along!!! Please note that this is a community effort and we strongly encourage all to consider introducing and leading chants. Musical ability is not required as this is not music but prayer in song. We also encourage chanting that is light hearted, joyous and ecstatic!!! Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRQKirtan or our website at https://www.srqkirtan.wordpress.com/ . The SRQ Community Kirtan is supported by the funding and mission of the Call and Response Foundation (www.callandresponsefoundation.org). Call and Response collaborates with local grassroots organizers to host affordable weekly kirtan events. The Sarasota kirtan community is vibrant, joyous and growing. Please join us.....and bring your friends. Chant and be happy!!!!

Special Hare Krishna Kirtan and Satsang at Unity of Sarasota

We are happy to invite you to Unity Of Sarasota on Saturday, March 23 at 6:00 pm for our first Special Hare Krishna Kirtan. The event will be co-hosted by devotees from ISKCON, Tampa and Sarasota Community Kirtan. All are welcome and admission is free. The evening will start with kirtan, lead by devotees and attendees are welcome to participate in the chanting of responses. Please feel free to bring your drums, shakers and kartals to join in keeping the rhythm. During this time, devotees will also briefly share their thoughts about Bhakti Yoga and the importance of chanting the Names, especially within these often turbulent times. Following chanting, at 7:45, devotees will offer prasad, sacred and blessed vegetarian food, for all to share. In keeping with ISKCON tradition, prasad is offered freely and at no cost to attendees. Please keep in mind that like our regular Friday kirtan, this will not be a musical performance but rather an offering of devotion through prayer in song. The evening will be a lovely, joyous and relaxed gathering of singing, sharing and community building. Let's please acknowledge the kindness and generosity of the Tampa devotees for offering this program and preparing their invariably delicious prasad and show them our gratitude and support by having a great turnout! We hope that this will be the first in a regular series of collaborative events planned and hosted by our communities. One final note: If you do plan to attend, please RSVP on the event page so that we may get an idea of how much food should be prepared. Thank you. Haribol

Kirtan Tuesdays with Cheryl

Garden of the Heart Yoga

EVERY TUESDAY, join us for kirtan chanting at 7:30 pm $5 donation chairs and/or cushions are provided (doors will open at 7:25, as there is a yoga class meeting until 7:15)

Ecstatic Kirtan at Unity of Sarasota!!! Haribol!

Unity Of Sarasota

Please come and join us as we chant the Divine names - in gratitude for our blessings and in prayer for those in need. Chanting has a way of connecting us to each other and to the Truth that dwells within each of us: pure Divine love. Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram. Our kirtan practice is grounded in Bhakti Yoga, frequently defined as the yoga of devotion. More importantly, perhaps, is the Seva (aka "service") aspect of Bhakti, where we offer our efforts to help others as a prayer to our chosen Divinity. Ultimately, that's what these weekly kirtans are about, an opportunity to express gratitude in song and to share our blessings with those in need. These events are free of charge and we will be accepting donations, which are optional, for the benefit of The Miracle League of Manasota and Friends of The Haven, non-profits in Sarasota County that serve the special needs community. Please know that the only requirement is a beating heart and a voice! If you don’t wish to sing, come anyway and listen and / or clap along!!! Please note that this is a community effort and we strongly encourage all to consider introducing and leading chants. Musical ability is not required as this is not music but prayer in song. We also encourage chanting that is light hearted, joyous and ecstatic!!! Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRQKirtan or our website at https://www.srqkirtan.wordpress.com/ . The SRQ Community Kirtan is supported by the funding and mission of the Call and Response Foundation (www.callandresponsefoundation.org). Call and Response collaborates with local grassroots organizers to host affordable weekly kirtan events. The Sarasota kirtan community is vibrant, joyous and growing. Please join us.....and bring your friends. Chant and be happy!!!!

Past events (278)

Kirtan Tuesdays with Cheryl

Garden of the Heart Yoga

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