When: Thu., July 3, 7 p.m. 2014
A jewel among the various spiritual practices associated with Hinduism is kirtan, or devotional chanting. Traditionally, kirtan is sung in call-and-response form. The words to kirtan songs are often repetitions of different names of the deities, usually in the Sanskrit language, or in a language derived from Sanskrit. The focus on the deities, and the repetition of their names releases the mind from it’s habitual patterns. The vibrations of the Sanskrit sounds expand our hearts and minds beyond their normal limitations, into the depths of Spirit, and the recognition that we are never away from the Beloved.