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    Celebrating Universal Love with Indian music, Sufi Poetry & Dance - Sudhanshu Sharma & Friends

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    Join us for a very special musical and love infused evening of Indian classical singing, kirtan, Sufi poetry and oneness dance and sound healing to uplift the heart and nourish the soul. 

    This will be an unforgettable collaboration of artists bringing their talents together for the purpose of co-creating a field of love and unity! 

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    There is a field. I'll meet you there.”  Rumi

    In the spirit of Ishq - e - haqiqi  (the Supreme universal love), Indian classical singer and teacher, Sudhanshu Sharma, will offer traditional Indian Rāga with Persian poetry, a Sufi song in Urdu and weave his divine and melodic improvised vocals throughout the program.  Sudhanshu will be supported rhythmically by Maharshi Raval on tabla. 

    Geeti and Gyan will be sharing an opportunity for everyone to part take in the  call and response spiritual practice of kirtan, weaving together Sanskrit, English and Sufi mantra in celebration of love and unity across cultures. They will also share an original hand pan and guitar composition inspired by the poetry of Rumi.  

    Dr. Ehssan Sakhaee will be bringing his gift of poetry to the evening, sharing both his original writings and as well as other poets to inspire love and deep presence.

    Maddie De will be bringing her transformational art of Sufi dance to the evening to uplift our vibration and expand our consciousness.

    The event will conclude with a deeply relaxing and transcendental sound healing journey incorporating the celestial sounds of alchemy crystal bowls, flute, hand pan and vocals.   

    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in this unique  musical, visual and poetic tapestry for the soul, in celebration of Universal Love.          

    DATE:  Saturday 4th May

    TIME:  7.30 - 9.45 pm  (Doors open 7.15)  

    LOCATION:    Lachlan’s Line Auditorium 

    Jarvis Circuit, North Ryde 

    COST:   Early Bird  $39

                 General admission  $49

                 Concession  $33*

    *Available for concession card holders only. Limited number.


    Sudhanshu Sharma is an internationally renowned and award winning master Indian Classical Musician and Vocal Teacher from Delhi, whose singing and facilitation invites participants on a unique and authentic journey into the heart and soul of music. His raga recitals are remarkably blissful and serene. His singing style reflects both the Indore Gharana tradition, and his own unique imaginative soulful expression.

    Maharshi Raval is a celebrated, Sydney-based tabla player, originally from Ahmedabad, India. He is in high demand across Australia lending his earth moving beats and rhythm to hundreds of Hindu festivals and classical concerts.

    Geeti & Gyan are a Sydney-based kirtan and conscious music duo who bring a joyful presence to their innovative fusion of mantra, heart song, meditation, yoga and sound healing to celebrate the beauty of the heart. They run regular kirtan, nāda yoga and sound healing events in Sydney, and are in the process of releasing some of their original music.

    Maddie De is a highly talented Sufi dancer and mystical Whirling dervish performer. She is also a Dynamic Meditation, Sufi & Spiritual instructor and a Whirling meditation therapy instructor.

    Dr. Ehssan Sakhaee is an experienced leadership and wellbeing educator, mindfulness coach, engineer, and poet. He co-founded Street Poet, a charity focused on sharing inspirational poetry and creative expression in public spaces. He has authored several poetry collections, including "You, Yes, You" and "To You is Our Return”.

    Dr. Sakhaee has spent the last decade integrating principles of presence and heart-based leadership into his teaching at institutions including the University of Sydney, UCLA Extension, UTS, and the University of Canberra. Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice & Leadership at the University of Canberra's Faculty of Science and Technology, where he continues to contribute to the fields of education and personal development.

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