The Power of Mantra with Sound Samadhi Kirtan
Join us for an uplifting evening of healing sounds and soulful community connection with the power of mantra, live music and meditation.
Singing mantra together whether it’s your first or hundredth time is a joyful and simple way to calm a busy mind and transform stress into a state of peace, joy and deep inner connection.
NB. We are in a new venue this month - The Salsa Society room, 11C, 106 Pittwater Road, Brookvale. It's in a business complex. Just put 106 Pittwater Road into GPS, then follow the 'Sound Samadhi kirtan this way' signs we'll put out. There is plenty of parking within the business complex.
Sound Samadhi kirtan group’s East meets West music fuses the traditional with the contemporary and features a variety of instruments including harmonium, guitar, Indian and western drums, manjira, flute and bass guitar.
Regular members include Geeti (harmonium, manjira) & Gyan (guitar, flute, percussion), Garry Luke (bass) and Jiva Berry (mrdanga drum). We are delighted to be joined this month by Stuart Vandegraaff on sax, flute and clarinet.
6pm - 8.30pm Kirtan and sound bath. Prasad (sweet) included. Feel free to stay and connect with community afterwards.
NB There is no optional dinner for this event.
This call and response practice is often referred to as the yoga of the heart and has its roots in India with sacred Sanskrit sounds.
Kirtan invites us to ‘sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think’ (Rumi). It helps to free ourselves from inhibitions and connect us with our innate flow of creative expression that was once so natural to us as children!
The mantras we sing from a variety of cultural traditions charge and vibrate our entire energy system, and help greatly uplift our emotions, mood and wellbeing.
This is a safe space to feel, let go, release and express whatever you need to. All is welcome here.
As we connect authentically to our own voice while also feeling the supportive energy of the group we also help uplift everyone!
Sound Samadhi have shared their love of kirtan monthly since 2011 to serve and nurture community.
More info: www.geetiandgyan.com/sound-samadhi
The evening will conclude with a relaxing and integrating sound bath.
We would love to share the power of mantra, music, meditation and community connection with you!
What people are saying
“It was ecstatic. I felt like I was entering a different dimension within me.. thank you for bringing so much joy and love to people.” Yulya
“Another magical evening of love and devotion. Thank you all!” Kara
Benefits of Mantra & Kirtan
- Rebalances and restores our energy.
- Improves mood and wellbeing
- Decreases stress, anxiety and depression.
- Increases our feeling of connection to ourselves, others and the world
- Reconnects us to our joyful and blissful nature.
- Cultivates compassion for self and others.
- Regulate breathing, heart rate and blood pressure and settles the nervous system.
- Makes us smile!
Time: Doors open 5.45pm
6pm - 8.30pm Kirtan and sound bath. Prasad (sweet) included.
Exchange: $ 34 kirtan only $ 24 kirtan only concession
Concession available if you are currently experiencing financial challenges.
NB. There is no optional dinner available for this month.
What to bring: IMPORTANT: A water bottle + a cushion to sit on, or your own chair. There are some chairs available, but limited numbers.
What to expect: A warm and welcoming community. An experience to nurture and uplift the heart.
What is mantra?
Many of us are familiar with using ‘mantra’ to connote a word, phrase or affirmation for us to focus on and repeat, which has a positive effect on our wellbeing and life, e.g. ‘Love,’ ‘I am at peace in this moment,’ or ‘I deserve to find true love.’
Mantra has the same meaning and usage in kirtan, except that yogic mantras are in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Better known examples are ‘Om’ (the Sanskrit equivalent of ‘Amen’ or ‘Amin’), ‘Namaste’ (meaning ‘greetings to your soul’) and ‘Shanti’ (‘peace’).
Scientific studies attest that chanting mantras like Om for ten minutes can decrease stress, anxiety and depression, relax the body, and bring the heart rate to a regular rhythm and blood pressure to normal levels.
According to yogic texts, Sanskrit mantras are the subtle sound vibrations of the universe and our bodies. Mantra chanting, like planting seeds, can help awaken and make available this energy within us to help fulfil our potential.
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What is kirtan?
Kirtan is a group call and response singing yoga practice that helps focus the mind, awaken our energy and open our heart.
It is for the upliftment of everyone, regardless of caste, creed, worldly status or religious inclination.
You don’t need any prior experience to take part. This is your personal connection to the peace within you through your unique voice and heart, carried by the collective energy of the group and music.
Kirtan is a wellbeing practice which welcomes us to be who we are, and sing as we are, no matter what is going on in our lives, or however we are feeling.
Kirtan invites us to connect with our singing voice in a way that’s safe, non-confrontational, and accessible to everyone - whether we feel shy about singing, have trauma around it, or singing is a complete unknown for us.
Sound Samadhi kirtan group are here to support us to have a positive experience of singing together with a group of people all in the same boat. We can feel free to sing out of tune, make mistakes, and not mind how our voices sound.
More info: https://www.geetiandgyan.com/k...
We can refund ticket buyers if the event is postponed or cancelled.
We can alternatively transfer funds to a future Sound Samadhi event.
We can refund ticket buyers when they can no longer attend due to illness or Covid, ideally with proof of medical certificate or RAT or PCR test.