Kirtan / Satsang
Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting
whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga
of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The chanting is accompanied
by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming, and the audience is encouraged to
participate by chanting in call and response, clapping and dancing.
In its heartfelt expression kirtan can
induce profound states of meditation, bliss and ecstasy.
There is a sweet sound vibration that
permeates through all layers of the universe. This sound vibration is Aum. The
Sanskrit language is build on the science of sound and where these sounds
vibrate in the physical body.
Kirtan is not exclusive to simply those
in Indian attire or those who practice Yoga. Anyone can join in at any time and
joyfully sing along, clap their hands and become a key musician to this age-old