Aberdeen 12-hour Kirtan - an enchanting mantra music experience
Jul 1, 2017 / 10:00am - Jul 1, 2017 / 10:00pm
Event: Aberdeen 12 Hour Kirtan - an enchanting mantra music experience.
Organisers: Kirtan Scotland & ISKCON Aberdeen
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 98 Crown St., AB11 6HJ.
Date: Saturday 1st of July 2017
Refreshments: delicious vegetarian/vegan food.
We are delighted to invite you to an enchanting annual 12 hour Kirtan in Aberdeen - the longest meditation event in Scotland. In a call-and-response manner, we will chant mantras in the ancient language of Sanskrit to the accompaniment of modern and Indian traditional instruments. Please invite all your friends, family and well wishers.
Event Description: Kirtan calls upon sacred energies which serve to quiet the mind, remove inauspicious things from the heart, to bring us back to the centre of our own identity and awaken divine peace and love within us. It has been described by famous Kirtaneers such as Sacinandana Swami as “the relish of honey, the emotion of love, or the event of giving birth”. The Kirtan experience is powerful and could be life changing.
The word “mantra” means to deliver (tra) the mind (mana), and it is one of the easiest methods to use. The mantra itself, depending on which one used, often incorporates a vibrational formula to call various energies or powers to oneself, or to awaken one to higher states of awareness, perception and realization.
Kirtan is a spiritual journey: usually starting off with a slow tempo, gradually building up to euphoric crescendos bringing with it the concomitant emotions of joy and elation. The captivating nature of the melodious tunes fused with the eclectic blend of instruments induces the heart with deep sentiments and enlivens the self to profound levels of delight.
All can participate in this chanting, the more participants, the greater the efficacy. Whether one is musically gifted or hasn’t got a rhythmical inclination, not considering caste, creed, colour, religious background or gender; all unite through the medium of this musical experience, transcending the mundane platform and transporting them to a spiritual realm.
Delicious food will be served throughout the day. No Yoga or singing experience required.
Drop in at any time.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07726688778
Kirtan Scotland & ISKCON Aberdeen