The Mantra Room - Live Kirtan
The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere. Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating voice that will lead you on an inward journey; and Ishvara, who will have everyone up and dancing with an enlivening, soul inspiring, rocking kirtan.
The experience of Kirtan is like no other, you’re not just listening to the music, the leader sings the mantra, everyone sings it back. It starts off slow and meditative and then the tempo gradually builds and builds, a single chant can go for 30 minutes or longer. Everyone is welcome to come sing and dance enthusiastically or simply rest your heart and mind in the transcendental sound.
Come celebrate, meditate and let the music set you free!”
So What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is the singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery.
This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of contemporary practitioners, Kirtan has been transported beautifully to all cultural and musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity.
Weaving together melody, music and mantra with people responding to the words of the singer, clapping, swaying and sometimes dancing, Kirtan is simultaneously a meditative, exhilarating and fun activity.
Kirtan is the most powerful and enjoyable form of meditation. By meditating on these sacred sounds we reach a state far beyond the stress and worries of life.
The eternal wisdom contained in the yoga texts explain that these mantras are transcendental sounds endowed with unlimited spiritual potency. They purify one’s consciousness and bring deep spiritual insight and inner happiness.
Everyone is looking for something real, lasting and fully satisfying in their life. That “something” is reconnecting to our spiritual source, to experience spiritual love. Kirtan nourishes the soul’s deepest needs by reawakening this spiritual love within our hearts. From this place of peace, love, joy and harmony, let the rest of your life unfold.
Come celebrate, meditate and let the music set you free. Join with other likeminded souls in the extraordinarily inspiring experience that is live kirtan.
Experience the mantra room here:https://youtu.be/UnzuPuqyqkc?list=PLn5NNphROwCJ5f5ZU7FtXHGHkAgo9sbPO
Where: The Mantra Room 236 Montague Rd, West End
When: Fridays 6-8pm, Sundays 5-7.30pm, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm
Cost: $5 for amazing vego food
More info: http://asmy.org.au/locations/qld/brisbane/west-end-yoga-and-meditation/kirtan/