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May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KIRTAN – Saturday, May 12th
7:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Kirtan is call and response chanting, accompanied by harmonium, drum, tanpura and small percussion. Lyrics are provided.
In the words of Krishna Das:
“The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that’s deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us. These chants have no meaning other than the experience that we have by doing them. They come from the Hindu tradition, but it’s not about being a Hindu, or believing anything in advance. It’s just about doing it, and experiencing. Nothing to join, you just sit down and sing.”
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton – UUSGU is hosting Rhythmic Heart Kirtan, a community Kirtan event where we come together to raise our voices in song. It calms the mind and reconnects us with our deeper self. This is a participatory sacred experience, so come ready to sing, dance, etc! Connection with others, through the synergy of music allows us to tap into the blissful beings that we are. Come even if you can only be there for a short time.