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Rayananda and Yamuna have led devotional kirtan chanting for the past 9 years at yoga studios, ashrams, churches, and spiritual centers along Florida's east coast from Vero Beach to St. Augustine. They accompany the chants with harmonium, shruti, and percussion. Joining them is a wonderful group of musicians -- The Wandering Sadhus -- who play guitar, bass guitar, sitar, tanpura, and drums.

Kirtan, an ancient spiritual tradition of devotional call-and-response chants to the Divine, is an integral aspect of the path of Bhakti, the yoga of love.

Rayananda and Yamuna have been Bhakti Yoga practitioners for many years and have studied with numerous teachers in the Bhakti Yoga tradition. They were introduced to kirtan through the holy bhajans (hymns) of Amma, the Hugging Saint. Moved by the tenderness and nectar-sweet moods created by chanting the holy Names and realizing the power of mantras to purify and heal, they have embraced kirtan as their primary spiritual practice. Their kirtans are high-energy, heart-opening, bliss-soaked ecstatic happenings.

The words chanted during kirtan are sacred Sanskrit mantras from India. The chants invoke the Name of a specific deity such as Krishna, but it is always the one God, the one Divine Presence, that is being worshipped, regardless of the Name in a particular chant.

The purpose of kirtan is to bring us closer to the Divine. Chanting opens and purifies our hearts and allows us to experience the constant flow of love that surrounds us. Through our devotional chanting, we come to experience that wellspring of love within and to realize our ultimate oneness with the sacred.

It is said that God dwells where His Name is sung. Let us sing!

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Kirtan at Aquarian Dreams

Aquarian Dreams

Please mark your calendars for this evening of devotional chant to the Divine. Experience the sacred vibrational energy and heart-opening ecstasy and bliss of kirtan with the music of "Rayananda and The Wandering Sadhus" band. Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti, the Yoga of Love. The band’s kirtans have been described as high-energy, bliss-soaked, ecstatic happenings. Join the Kirtan Tribe: Sing, dance, chant, and fill your soul with the vibrations of love! The event is free and first-timers are always welcome. Love donations will benefit the Lightworkers Community Center and 2nd Harvest Food Bank, a local charity that helps feed hungry children in Brevard County. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Living in the Heart Space with Bhakti, the Yoga of Love

Aquarian Dreams

$10.00

Rejoice with Rayananda and Yamuna in this workshop -- "Living in the Heart Space with Bhakti, the Yoga of Love -- that will combine practical lessons from sacred Bhakti Yoga texts and devotional chanting using traditional Indian instruments. Topics include teachings from Narada’s Bhakti Yoga Sutras, purification techniques to open our hearts, and the use of powerful Sanskrit mantras to achieve lasting peace and happiness. No experience is necessary. This program is open to all yearning souls from all spiritual traditions. Rayananda & Yamuna have been Bhakti Yoga practitioners for over 15 years and have studied with numerous teachers in the Bhakti tradition. They regularly lead kirtans at yoga studios and spiritual centers.

Kirtan at Aquarian Dreams

Aquarian Dreams

Please mark your calendars for this evening of devotional chant to the Divine. Experience the sacred vibrational energy and heart-opening ecstasy and bliss of kirtan with the music of "Rayananda and The Wandering Sadhus" band. Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti, the Yoga of Love. The band’s kirtans have been described as high-energy, bliss-soaked, ecstatic happenings. Join the Kirtan Tribe: Sing, dance, chant, and fill your soul with the vibrations of love! The event is free and first-timers are always welcome. Love donations will benefit the Lightworkers Community Center and 2nd Harvest Food Bank, a local charity that helps feed hungry children in Brevard County. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Kirtan at Yogashakti Ashram (Palm Bay)

Yogashakti Mission

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at Yogashakti Mission for an ecstatic kirtan featuring "Rayananda and the Wandering Sadhus" band. The kirtan will celebrate Shiva in honor of the annual Shivaratri festival. We invite you to experience the bliss and heart-opening ecstasy of chanting the holy Names of the Divine in the wooded seclusion and sacred environment of the ashram. The event is free and first-timers are always welcome. Love donations will benefit Yogashakti Mission. The kirtan will be held in a covered area and will be held rain or shine. The band’s kirtans have been described as high-energy, bliss-soaked happenings. Join the Kirtan Tribe: Sing, dance, chant, and fill your soul with the vibrations of love! OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

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Chant in the New Year with Kirtan at Aquarian Dreams

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