Kirtan is an important aspect of yoga. Just as rasgula [an Indian sweet] is incomplete without sugar, so yoga is also incomplete without kirtan. Kirtan is not religious chanting, nor is it just singing one word many times. It is a part of nada yoga, the yoga of sound, in which you produce sound waves and follow them with your awareness. By singing kirtan you are able to withdraw yourself from the body and your external environment. You are travelling by the jet of emotions, therefore, you do not confront the mind at all. In raja yoga you have to fight the mind, but in kirtan you bypass the mind.
— Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Kirtan & Poems
8th December 2018 Canvas Cafe Shoreditch - FREE ENTRY
Singing the healing and powerful sounds of mantra, has been described by many as a wonderful way to ‘come home’ to your highest self.
While chanting with the community you may experience a sense of freedom, love, connection, You may feel moved, inspired. You may reach a space of ecstatic joy!
Join us for an afternoon of Kirtan, vedic chanting and magic poetry!
Community Kirtan & Meditation
20th December 2018 7 PM - 8PM
Community Kirtan & 108 OMs
9th December 2018 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM Ministry of Yoga, Lisbon