Ram Kirtan: Mantra, Music, Meditation
Apr 8, 2017 / 07:00pm - Apr 8, 2017 / 09:00pm
Event: Ram Kirtan: Mantra, Music, Meditation
Venue: In the Moment Centre, 72 Berkeley St, Glasgow G3 7DS
Date: Saturday, 8th April, 2017
Programme: Mantra, Chants, Music, Meditation, Bliss, delicious Vegan Food, everyone welcome
Admission: £7 (unwaged & students please pay by donation)
We are delighted to invite you to Sri Sita, Ram and Hanuman Kirtan.
On the 4th April is an offical appearance day of the divine avatar SrI Ram. The pastimes of Divine King Ram, his consort - Divine Feminine Goddess Sita and their most loyal friend Hanuman are described in the timeless classic of India - Ramayana. The Ramayana is a Sanskrit epic poem by great indian sage Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the greatest works of Indian literature. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. The Ramayana is not just a story: it presents the teachings of ancient indian sages in narrative allegory, interspersing philosophical and devotional elements.
Ram's love for Sita exemplifies pure unconditional love - the ultimate goal of bhakti yoga. Sri Ram underwent tremendous difficulties to rescue Sita, to awaken bhakti within our hearts. King Ram killed Ravana. Ram killed his ignorance, his illusion, his ego, and in doing so, he protected all the innocent people within the world. It was victory of love over hate, victory of compassion over envy, a truth and light over illusion and darkness.
Hanuman personifies bhakti, pure love and selfless service, which knows no limits. In his qualities, in his pastimes, he reveals the essential virtues that every person should strive for. His determination, his absolute loyalty, his willing to cross over all apparently impossible obstacles and his total absorption in remembering Ram has no limits. Hanuman was always eager to please with his heart, soul, and life. No obstacles could stand before him. Not because of his strength but because of his love.
To the accompaniment of instruments we will sing simple Sanskrit Ram themed Mantras (chants in a powerful ancient language) that have a profoundly healing effect on our subconscious and our energetic system. You can join in singing, dancing, clapping or simply basking in the sound. Kirtan is fun, it feels good, and brings one into a place of peace, well-being and blissful joy.
Even if you don't want to sing just being in the room and listening to the sounds will help to take you to a meditative zone. The effects of Kirtan are felt on the more subtle levels of consciousness as the atmosphere and vibrations in the room and surroundings are heightened.
No yoga or singing experience necessary.
In the Moment Centre for Yoga, Movement and Wellbeing
Glasgow, United Kingdom, 72 Berkeley St, G3 7DS