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11 Hanuman Chaleesas with Shyama @ Broome Street Temple
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas with Shyama @ Broome Street Temple

I am so happy to be offering monthly 11 Hanuman Chalisas at Broome St. Temple again through the summer (i.e.: until the Temple plans to move in September)...this month will be Tuesday, July 21st at 7pm. All are very welcome, as always. We will have word sheets and welcome vegetarian no-egg prasad and/or flowers to be offered to Hanumanji and shared afterwards amongst us.

Donations to the Temple lovingly accepted.

Please do join me!

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Kirtan with Shyama @ Jivamukti
Jul
8
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama @ Jivamukti

Sweet time together, singing the many names of the One. Kirtan is call and response chanting in the Hindu tradition, with simple, beautiful melodies to soften the heart so that the seed sounds of the Sanskrit Names can take root and flower there. 

Our chanting is accompanied by harmonium (portable hand-pumped reed-keyboard) and hand drums—Jaidev will be joining me again this month, which is always a joy.

This is a potentially deep and profound meditation practice, but there are no complex intentions associated with these mantras: nothing to learn, really, and nothing to change. Only...the calling out to our own true nature as Love.

Word sheets provided; no experience necessary.

$15 suggested donation.

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Vanaras Kirtan @ Practice Yoga
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Vanaras Kirtan @ Practice Yoga

Join our fun-loving Brooklyn-based chant collective in singing the Divine names, at Practice Yoga in Roslyn, NY (North Shore of Long Island). No experience necessary - the only commitment is to give yourself to the chanting for the time we are together and let your mind drop into the heart-space. More information is available at www.vanaraskirtan.com

 


$25 per person
Contact 516.858.3095 to reserve your spot.

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Yoga Sukhavati: Kirtan with Shyama
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Sukhavati: Kirtan with Shyama

This opening kirtan for Leigh Evans' Yoga Sukhavati Art of Sound teacher training course is open for all to join, whether attending the rest of the course or not. We’ll start our weekend right with a deliciously long, deep dive into the practice of Kirtan, with Tom Cuccinatta drumming and Seth Lieberman on bells to accompany us. For those that are new to namakirtan chant practice, there will be some basic explanation and instruction, but mostly we will immerse ourselves in a three-hour practice, and explore this ancient devotional discipline together.

Fri night Kirtan only: $25

For more Information and to Register: http://leighevansyoga.com/art-sound/

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Yoga Sukhavati Art of Sound Course–Kirtan Module with Shyama and Leigh Evans
Jun
12
to Jun 14

Yoga Sukhavati Art of Sound Course–Kirtan Module with Shyama and Leigh Evans

KIRTAN
with Shyama Chapin & Leigh Evans

June 12-14

Fri. 6-9pm, Kirtan with Shyama & Band
Sat & Sun 9-12:30, 2-6pm

Open to all

Fri night Kirtan- $25
Entire weekend- $295

Chanting the Divine Names in Sanskrit is an ancient form of meditation. Many hundreds of years ago, yogis recognized the profound effects of sound vibrations on our states of consciousness and discovered that chanting specific words and names of God gives rise to an experience of the divine. Kirtan and chant practice help us learn to dive deeper than our thoughts and emotions, rest in our hearts, and move toward a direct experience of the Self: our shared essential nature that lies beneath and beyond thoughts, self-concepts, and attachments. There are many forms of yoga, all of which lead to an experience of the divine. Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion), in which the heart is cultivated as a pathway to consciousness.

We’ll start our Art of Sound Module on Friday evening with a deliciously long, deep dive into the practice of Kirtan with Shyama leading, accompanied by harmonium and drums. For those that are new to chant practice, there will be some basic explanation and instruction, but mostly we will immerse ourselves in a three-hour practice, and explore this ancient devotional discipline together.

Saturday’s classes with Leigh will delve into the Art of Sound in asana. We’ll awaken pranic pathways through sonic vibrations in specific organs and meridians through our yoga practice. Sunday’s morning and afternoon sessions with Shyama will focus on bringing kirtan and chant practice into an asana class setting, and how these practices complement and support each other, and will include an introduction to harmonium playing to accompany kirtan. We will learn how to play and lead a choice selection of favorite yoga classroom chants, and there will be time for plenty of in-depth Q and A.

Counts as 18 hrs towards Yoga Sukhavati 300 HR Certification and 18 CEU credits.

For more information and to register for the course: http://leighevansyoga.com/art-sound/

 

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Kirtan with Shyama @ Brooklyn Yoga School
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama @ Brooklyn Yoga School

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing Ram Ram!
Taxis beep and sirens bleat
their Brooklyn evening song,
Sing Ram Ram!

Tom and I will be back in the happy home of Park Slope yoga and kirtan, Beautiful Brooklyn Yoga School, for another sweet Friday evening of mantra blessings. Please join us!

Doors open at 7:30p / $10 - $20 Sliding scale donation

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Kirtan with Shyama @ Jivamukti
May
13
8:30 PM20:30

Kirtan with Shyama @ Jivamukti

This is a sunrise photo of Ganga Devi behind the ISSUP guest house where I used to stay in Rishikesh, dressed in her sweetest, pinkest sari. Please join me for some mid-week sweetness in Union Square, and refresh your heart with an evening dip into the beautiful river of the divine names!

All are welcome! Funded by donation: $15 suggested.

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11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple

Tuesday is Hanuman's day! Please join me at 7pm at the fabulous Broome Street Temple in SoHo in singing eleven Hanuman Chaleesas—Tulsi Das' 40 beautiful and powerful verses in praise of Raja Ram's beloved devotee, Sri Hanuman. If you wish to, you are welcome to bring along no-egg vegetarian prasad to share at the end and/or flowers for the puja, or just bring your wonderful selves.

Word sheets are provided, and donations for the Temple will be gratefully accepted.

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kirtan Benefit for the Community Center of Northern Westchester

Satya Franche and I will be leading a kirtan together at Katonah Mind and Body, in Katonah, NY, to benefit the Community Center's school supplies fund, giving school supplies to local disadvantaged kids. There will be chanting and...dessert! 

$20 donation

To register for the event, send an email to Paulette at KatonahMindandBody@gmail.com. For more information, log onto KatonahMindandBody.com.

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11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple

Please join Ambika and me at 7pm at the fabulous Broome Street Temple in SoHo as we sing the Hanuman Chaleesa—40 beautiful and powerful verses in praise of Raja Ram's beloved devotee, Sri Hanuman—together, eleven times. If you wish to, you are welcome to bring along no-egg vegetarian prasad to share at the end and/or flowers for the puja, or just bring your wonderful selves.

Word sheets are provided, and donations for the Temple will be gratefully accepted.

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11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple

Please join Ambika and me at 7pm at the fabulous Broome Street Temple in SoHo as we sing the Hanuman Chaleesa—40 beautiful and powerful verses in praise of Raja Ram's beloved devotee, Sri Hanuman—together, eleven times. If you wish to, you are welcome to bring along no-egg vegetarian prasad to share at the end and/or flowers for the puja, or just bring your wonderful selves.

Word sheets are provided, and donations for the Temple will be gratefully accepted.

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11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome St. Temple

Please join Ambika and me at 7pm at the fabulous Broome Street Temple in SoHo as we sing the Hanuman Chaleesa—40 beautiful and powerful verses in praise of Raja Ram's beloved devotee, Sri Hanuman—together, eleven times. If you wish to, you are welcome to bring along no-egg vegetarian prasad to share at the end and/or flowers for the puja, or just bring your wonderful selves.

Word sheets are provided, and donations for the Temple will be gratefully accepted.

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Vanaras Kirtan (with Ambika, Nina and Shyama)
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Vanaras Kirtan (with Ambika, Nina and Shyama)

All are welcome to come chant with the three of us at Practice Mind Body Soul in Roslyn, on Long Island! To quote the flier: "No experience necessary—the only commitment is to give yourself to the chanting for the time we are together, and drop into the heart-space." Sounds like a stellar Saturday night to me!

To register, call 516.858.3095 or register online at: practicemindbodysoul.com

$20

More information is available at vanaraskirtan.com.

 

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

11 Hanuman Chaleesas @ Broome Street Temple

Please join Ambika and me at 7pm at the fabulous Broome Street Temple in SoHo as we sing the Hanuman Chaleesa—40 beautiful and powerful verses in praise of Raja Ram's beloved devotee, Sri Hanuman—together, eleven times. If you wish to, you are welcome to bring along no-egg vegetarian prasad to share at the end and/or flowers for the puja, or just bring your wonderful selves.

Word sheets are provided, and donations for the Temple will be gratefully accepted.

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