“Kirtan allows us to enter into a mystery world - a world where all the logic of our minds, all the conditioning and learning are left outside. And in this mystery we create a temple inside of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, a place of just being.’”
~ Jai Uttal
No matter what is apparently causing unrest in the mind and emotions, Kirtan has a miraculous power to dissolve discordance and bring the practitioner into a new state of harmony and well being.
Join Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) as they guide you through a delicious evening of music, mantra, and song to the eternal refuge that shines in the temple of your own heart. Discover the power of kirtan to clear away the cobwebs of your mind and bring you into the unending peace and joy that dwells within.
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matilija St, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Julia Berkeley has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit and deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. She offers kirtan, yoga (RYT 500), transformational workshops and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai. Listen to her latest album, Embody Love, by clicking here.
Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao. He has performed world wide and recorded and worked with Frank Zappa, Howard Levi, Gino Vannelli, Kiss, Kula Shaker. He brings a whole bundle of talent and experience to support you in this journey of remembering joy.