Come for a night of beautiful chanting. Mangalananda is a kirtan singer well-versed in the traditional kirtan style of the rural villages of India. His kirtan is couched in the mystical ragas of India and is full of the lively ecstatic joy of the Divine Names. If you love to chant, he and his band will be a performance not to miss.
Mangalananda is Acharya of Ma Anandamayi Ashram in India, where he lived for twelve years. He has been touring the US and Europe since 2007 giving kirtan and workshop presentations and just recently completed a new kirtan CD, Auspicious Bliss (with a very successful and well-attended CD release concert at the Performing Arts Center in San Rafael). Acharya Mangalananda also just performed at Bhakti Fest.
Sw. Mangalananda--"What is Yoga?": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ6EqYwn2ZI
Acharya Mangalanda is an American disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma and has been deeply associated with India and its culture since he was 19 years old. He has been a follower of the Path of Bhakti Yoga and Mantra Yoga for over 40 years under the training of Sri Anandamayi Ma, and some of her closest Disciples, including Swami Bhaskarananda ji and Swami Kedarnath. Mangalananda shares both kirtan and workshops in Bhakti Yoga and Swakriya Yoga with people worldwide, touring Europe and the US every year.