Toronto Kirtan Community

Toronto Kirtan Community
Kirtan Forever!

~ Connecting & Creating Community for Kirtan Lovers in Toronto and Beyond ~


ALL known kirtans are posted below on this website's Kirtan Calendar, on the left side above the list of links.

To receive a weekly newsletter listing kirtan events or to have your kirtan posted, please email torontokirtancommunity@gmail.com

On FaceBook: 'TorontoKirtanCommunity' group: I post the upcoming week's kirtans, as well as interesting articles, videos, photos, links about events and artists.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/torontokirtancommunity/

On Facebook's 'TorontoKirtanCommunity' page: links and information about kirtan and musicians are posted.
https://www.facebook.com/torontokirtancommunity

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokirtan

YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCdOJgxIDP7dGYNeBmXk20A
and http://www.youtube.com/palukam


Kirtan opens the heart and stills the mind. It is the yoga practice of ecstatic chanting. Through repeating the Divine Names in Sanskrit, the mind is cleared of worry, doubt, fear and all limiting concepts. The joy of peace and infinite love is given to the practitioner, and transmitted through the world by chanting. This is the practice of bhakti yoga or the yoga of devotion. - contributed by Pat Sandford

“Music that is saturated with soul force is the real universal music, understandable by all hearts.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

“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, all the condition and learning are left outside. And in this mystery, we create a temple inside of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, a place of just being.” —Jai Uttal

"Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment." -- Krishna Das

"You start doing chanting as technique. You start to sing ‘Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram.’ You start thinking it means, Honorable Ram, Hail Ram, Hail Hail Ram. Then after an hour you stop thinking about all of that and you are just singing it. You are realizing the aesthetic of the music and how beautiful it is. Then after a while it starts to go deeper until your heart is just singing, it’s singing from inside you. Then there’s a point where true bhakti starts- where dualism ends and you become like the chant. You are in a space where it’s not emotional anymore. It’s moved into the deeper, intuitive quality of love. Touching that love leaves you with trust in the method and trust in where the method takes you—trust in the Beloved and trust in how you get there." –Ram Dass

"If we know anything about a path at all, it's only because of the Great ones that have gone before us. Out of their love and kindness, they have left some footprints for us to follow. So, in the same way that they wish for us, we wish that all beings everywhere, including ourselves, be safe, be happy, have good health, and enough to eat. And may we all live at ease of heart with whatever comes to us in life."
- Kirtan closing prayer by Krishna Das


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

YogaBliss Kirtan changed from Friday Dec 2 to Sunday Dec 4th


Join Us for
KIRTAN
this Sunday!
gopis
Due to conflict of events Kirtan is on

Sunday December 4th (2-3:30pm)

We will be offering smudging before Kirtan
~ a native tradition of healing & cleansing
saraswati
YOGABLISS
OM sweet hOMe studio
252 Lupin Drive Whitby
905-903-YOGA (9642)
krishna playing flute

Kirtan is one of the oldest

spiritual music traditions.

It is a call-and-response

chanting experience using

ancient Sanskrit mantras.

We sing African, Native

Indian and English chants.

Everyone is invited to

share their voice regardless

of musical ability. The

chants have been given

for all to sing! It is our

birthright to share our

voice, speak our truth,

and be self expressive.

Practicing Kirtan quiets

the minds constant chatter

and returns us back to

our center. It is about

opening the heart and

effortlessly creating a

sense of oneness, peace,

and healing inspiration within us.
Chanting is a beautiful way to
step into your own Sacred Space


Join us the first weekend of each month.

All are welcome to come!

No cost required.

Donations are accepted towards one of our Charities

This month we are raising money for:

FEED THE CHILDREN!

Please RSVP your intention to attend as space is limited.

Thank you!

nienke@yogabliss.me

905-903-YOGA(9642)

Bliss~ings, Nienke

Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu
May all Being
Everywhere
Be Happy
& Free!

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