One of New England's newest devotional music groups, Heart Centered Kirtan is a 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 Buddhist mantras into our own original blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. The band is wallah Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox), Thomas Matherly (guitar/vox), Amanda Turk (percussion) and friends.
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 connection, and fosters an awareness of something greater than one's individual self.
Everyone is welcome, including beginners and kids of all ages. Come sing, dance, or just listen -- and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.
> 2nd Fridays (Sept 13, Oct 11, etc.) @ 7:00* - 8:30 pm
.... Community Yoga & Wellness, 16 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA
...... ^^ Join us in our new home base! *Note change in start time.
> Sunday Sept 15 @ 10 - 11 am < Part of the usual Sunday service.
.... First Parish Unitarian, 72 Main Street, Northfield, MA
> Tuesday Sept 24 @ 8 - 10 pm
.... Contact Kirtan: ABCD Contact Improv Dance Jam
...... Montague Retreat Center, 77 Ripley Rd, Montague, MA
> For our full schedule click here