Damodar Das Kirtan at Foundation of Light
Join us on the third Friday of every month at Foundation of Light for an easy, uplifting, and enjoyable practice. No prior experience or musical skill is required, and this is available for all faiths. Admission is a suggested donation of what feels honest for you, with a suggested donation between $5 to $20. Kids are welcome!
Hosted by Damodar Das Kirtan
www.DamodarDas.com or “Damodar Das Kirtan” on facebook
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is the practice of devotional singing to the Divine. A form of ‘bhakti’ yoga (the yoga of devotion), this powerful, transformational spiritual practice is considered an easy path to liberation. Kirtan opens the heart, purifies the entire being and the surrounding atmosphere and stills the mind.
“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.” – Krishna Das
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