3574 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Satsang is a gathering at which spiritual seekers read and contemplate spiritual readings, sing kirtan and build community. This satsang is offered by the Vancouver branch of the Saltspring Centre of Yoga.
The inspiration of this satsang/kirtan and the Saltspring Centre of Yoga is Baba Hari Dass. Affectionately known as Babaji, Baba Hari Dass is a yogi and a quiet scholar who has remarkable skills in sculpture, music, architecture, yoga philosophy, writing and story-telling, and Indian cosmology. Now in his nineties, he no longer travels, though the centres inspired by him continue to share his teachings.
The format of the evening:
- reading and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- repetition of the Mahamrtyunjaya Healing Mantra
The harmonium is one of the main instruments for the kirtan, as well as the guitar. Various percussion instruments are also available to use to add richness and energy to the chants.
Everyone is welcome to participate to the level they feel comfortable whether just to listen, or to share and sing along, or to offer a chant of their own. This is a non-profit event and all donations will be used for further events. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.