Active and dynamic form of meditation using improvisational music to allow you to get out of your head and into your heart.
Arrive early (5:30) if you'd like to practice or get some instructional time in.
There is no formal beginning or end, you may come and go freely.
This is a relaxed offering, appropriate for all levels, all ages.
You do not need to be a singer or a skilled musician; the quality of the kirtan is indicated by the qualities of your heart, not musical proficiency.
60-90mins - donation based
Temple of the Rebel Goddess
400 Linden Ave, Dayton OH
Kirtan is derived from a Sanskrit root meaning "to call, recite, praise, or glorify." Put simply, kirtan is the use of call and response singing (using sacred mantras and the names of the Divine) to cultivate love and devotion. It is a very active and dynamic form of meditation/worship using improvisational music to allow you to get out of your head and into your heart.
We play harmonium (a small hand pumped organ), mridanga (an Indian clay drum), and kartals (hand cymbals). We encourage you to play along with your own instruments (drums, rattles, guitar... whatever you'd like) or borrow some of ours!
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