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Kirtan at Yogashakti Ashram (Palm Bay)
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at Yogashakti Mission for a free kirtan open to all featuring "Rayananda and the Wandering Sadhus" band. 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 large, screened-in, covered pavilion and will be held rain or shine. In the event of cold weather, the kirtan will be held inside the ashram's temple. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Yogashakti Mission

3895 Hield Rd Nw · Palm Bay

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    Rayananda and Yamuna have led devotional kirtan chanting for the past 8 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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