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Kirtan with Kamini
Dear Chanters, Happy to announce our next Kirtan on Saturday September 8, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM Lets meet, chant, meditate and Sing Kirtans with some delicious Vegan food !! Kamini will be sharing authentic traditional Sanskrit Kirtans infused with Indian Ragas. Indian classical music and its ancient tradition of Ragas (sacred scales) is a classical mode for practicing Kirtans. While meditating on the tones in different ragas, amazing transformations can happen. Kamini's music is authentic and pure tone and embodies the soul of Indian classical music. Expect an extraordinary experience of a deeper and more expansive connection with Spirit that will bring you a deeper insight into your Self, your practice and your understanding of yoga. Indian Ragas based Kirtans and traditional rhythm patterns - "Taals" lift listeners into a higher state of consciousness- a state of pure bliss, away from day-to-day stress. Please Do Not Forget to bring your own reusable plates, cups, spoons, etc ( No Plastic/paper). We won't have any plastic/paper to reduce amount of waste we produce. Here is our vdeo from last kirtan Please bring your chants, Mantras and Kirtans. You are all welcome to lead a Kirtan as well, or bring an instrument and Jam with us. Kirtans have short “Mantras” or couplets. These mantras are repeated over and over. Typically the lead singer starts singing the Mantra slowly and builds in up to a higher tempo. By focusing on the rhythm and by singing these versus people experience freedom from stress. Often times people who participate, clap in rhythm while singing, close their eyes to concentrate and at the end of a Mantra sigh and enjoy the newly found bliss and enjoy the silence. Kirtan involves singing but it goes beyond ones singing abilities. It is not about the “Art” of singing but about “Heart” of singing. Everyone can participate, regardless of age or cultural background. The purpose of this music is to get us out of our heads and into our hearts. Typically, the songs can last for 20-30 minutes each with a few moments of silence in between each song so you can soak it all up. The longer songs allow for deeper experience of the effects, and with the simple, repetitive lyrics (it’s a chant, after all!) we really don’t have to think much about the words.People often say they feel “buzzed” for days following such a chanting experience. Namaste

Kirtan and Music

2631 Bloom St · Simi Valley, CA

Respond by: 9/8/2018

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    Namaste! and Welcome everybody to this Kirtan Group. This meetup group is for all of you who want to chant, de-stress, connect and sing together in a sacred call and response style Kirtan followed by a vegetarian Potluck(optional). So bring along your musical instruments and your voices, or just your ears and heart! No experience required. Just your willingness to participate.

    A brief note about Kirtan: Kirtan is a style of music which is based on ancient chants. Kirtan de-stresses and calms our mind when you listen to it and participate by singing. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn't have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along.

    Looking forward to meeting and singing with all of you!

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