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Kirtan with Mirabai and Friends

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 –9:00 pm
Tuition : $20.00
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Let live devotional music elevate your soul. 

"Kirtan is for all people. There are no experts, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Kirtan allows us to enter into a mystery world-a world where all the logic of our minds, and all of the conditioning are left aside. With Kirtan, we create a temple inside the altar of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, and a place of just being." -Jai Uttal

"Kirtan is singing of God's name with feeling. Such singing and prayer has a benign effect on both the physical and subtle bodies. It is an excellent method of soothing the nerves and directing emotions to a positive goal. Kirtan Mantras are in Sanskrit, the most ancient of human languages. It is also known as "Devanagari" (language of the Gods). Sound, made up of vibrations, is energy. A Sanskrit Mantra is a mystical energy encased is a sound structure. To release the energy from the sound, we learn to repeat it at a certain rhythm. When you start repeating a Mantra, it creates a specific thought pattern. The energy literally manifests itself." -Swami Sivananda

Mirabai is trained in jazz and folk, and found the bhakti path in 2002. Mirabai has studied Indian music and kirtan with Jai Uttal, Sargam Shah and Krishna Das. She is often found playing at Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral on a Tuesday evening.