CHANTING EVENINGS Sanskrit KIRTAN CALL OF THE HEART
Saturday 12th October, Saturday 9th November & Sunday 8th December 7pm
ADDRESS: Studio 4, St Oswald's Studios, Sedlescombe Road, West Brompton, London (don't use post code in Google maps as takes you to wrong place- left WB station, Left Lilie Road, Right Sedlescombe Road. Enter through black iron gate on right)
NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF SANSKRIT OR SINGING NECESSARY. Just an open heart.
This is really chanting where there is no "knowledge" needed, it is experiential
The sangha, the group join in, in form of call and response
Gradually the mind quietens and the attention drops to fill the body,
and awareness of place, the present, free from the seeming contsraint of time and space
Eventually "I" would disappear and it becomes a meditation
The activities will involve:
Being Full of Joy
Letting body vibrate and be nourished
by the sounds
Being as a symphony,
in union together, one voice
Letting go of tension
We also look at some of the words and language of the Vedic chants in more depth and have a period of reflection on this.
FREE! (Collection box at end if wish to make a donation)
There are some Yoga mats and blankets at the venue and am working on the cushions. In the meantime, do bring a cushion or block to be as comfy as possible and more importantly...
Don't be afraid of your natural sound. They say seeing is believing- well singing is being and singing Sanskrit is being happy.
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London based Poet Geoffrey Murray describes the experience