Sat, 20 May|
Mantra Chanting & Kirtan with Cacao
dedicated to the Goddess
Time & Location
20 May, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hastings, 208 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
About The Event
An invitation to drop into the Heart and let it express through sound.
In May, we will dedicate the session to the Goddess in her different forms, such as Saraswati - knowledge and arts, Lakshmi - beauty and health, Durga - strenght and dignity, Kali - fierce love
No previous experience necessary, no singing abilities required, as we will sing not to perform, but to experience the profound effects that Mantra Chanting and Kirtan, YOGA OF THE SOUND, can bring:
- Inner peace
- Meditative states of absorption
- Happiness and joy, springing from within
- Opening of the heart with feelings of love and compassion
- Deeper connection with self and others
~ MANTRA ~
A mantra is just a syllable, word, or phrase you repeat during meditation. You can speak, chant, whisper the mantra.
The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: “man,” which means mind, and “tra,” which means transport or vehicle. In other words, a mantra is an instrument of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.
Like a seed planted with the intention, a mantra can be thought of as a seed for energizing an intention. Much in the same way you plant a flower seed, you plant mantras in the fertile soil of practice. You nurture them and over time they bear the fruit of your intention.
In this session, we will work with a specific Sanskrit mantra which we will repeat 108 times after learning about its meaning and use.
~ KIRTAN ~
After the mantra chanting practice, we will continue with a lead kirtan, using instruments and music as tools for the mantra.
Kirtan is a meditative practice, based on ancient chants, which has the ability to quiet the mind and bring us into the Heart, a space of no-thought and beyond reason. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and you can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back or together with them. A single chant can go on for up to ten or twenty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind. The magic of the chants can then carry you within. Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.
~ CACAO ~
Ceremonial cacao will be used as a potentiator for meditation and Heart-connection.
We will have a cup of Keith's cacao, the original cacao made for ceremonies, and experience the nourishing and deepening effects that can offer into our practice.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Literally everyone, as the practice of kirtan doesn't require a specific belief system or lifestyle, everybody's welcome - any age, culture, gender This is an OPEN community event!
WHAT SHALL I BRING ALONG?
If you play an instrument, feel free to join the music - please just come 15 mins earlier to tune-in :)
We believe in the incredible value of this practice and still want to make it accessible for all.
Please choose your pricing below or simply register on here and bring cash on the day. Minimal contribution $10 to cover costs of cacao and online booking fee
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