Kirtan is a meditative and energizing practice of devotional call-and-response singing. The repetition of the phrases combined with the back-and-forth nature of this group song relaxes body and mind, creates community, and fosters an awareness of something greater than one's individual self.
One of New England's newest devotional music groups, Heart Centered Kirtan is an eclectic collection of Pioneer Valley, MA, folks dedicated to offering an accessible pathway into the mysteries of the heart. In our modern adaptation of this traditional practice, we weave Sanskrit and Buddhis mantras into our own original blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. The band is wallah Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox) with James Robinson (guitar/vox), Melissa Stevens (vox), Thomas Matherly (bass), and Amanda Turk (percussion).
Everyone is welcome including beginners and kids of all ages. Our kirtans are informal, accessible and inspirational. Come sing, dance, or just listen -- and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.
> Second Fridays @ 7:30 - 9 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9 etc.)
... Green River Yoga, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301
> Sunday Sept 23 @ 10 am
... First Parish Unitarian, 72 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360
For our entire schedule click here