May 25, 2020
A magical day of music, chanting and community - bring your voices and spend an enchanted day filling our hearts with the much needed warmth, love and light of sacred chant.
We will be celebrating the joy and power of chanting the Maha-Mantra. The Maha-mantra or the great mantra for deliverance according to Kali Santarana Upanisad is the most powerful mantra for this age as only by chanting it even once with devotion, the heart and mind become uplifted and purified.
Our special guests are:
* FlowTwin - Jess and Joe - aim to share in love devotional music, sound FlowTwinebook.com/FlowTwin)
* Kirtan Scotland - resident band sharing Mantra Music since 2009
* Pete Sneddon - RECONNECT, Evolving Cultural Heritage
* The Inner Chéile - Two souls Katie & Francesco devoted to music & harmonies as a way for inner balance and peace.
* Daniel Gronan & Jane - The Mantra Movement Project
* Penny Li - musician & artist
* Mairead Spangler - singer/songwriter & kirtan wallah from Glasgow
More about mantra
The power of spiritual sound has been accessed by various traditions, throughout history and throughout the world. Since time immemorial in various traditions of the world people used to come together and make sacred music and sound. Sometimes to reconnect with each other, to celebrate, to grieve or to gain spiritual strength individually and collectively.
According yoga literature - there is no greater healer and there is no greater destroyer than sound vibrations and the condition of the world is very much dependent on what sound vibrations are permeating the atmosphere. This literature explains that for this age most effective are spiritual sound vibrations.
There are different levels and different varieties of divine sound vibrations. And different traditions through their chanting and through their practices help us tune into a certain aspect of the divine. In bhakti the mantras are designed to tune into that aspect of divine grace that awakens the love in our hearts.
Mantra means that which liberates the mind, cleanses the mind. The mind is like a mirror; if the mirror is dirty, you cannot see yourself in it. When the mind is covered with the dust of so many misconceptions, selfishness, arrogance and greed, we identify ourselves only as that. When the mind is cleaned through the mantra, the divine qualities of the self reflect through the mind, and that effect can be perceived in everything we do in this world. Mantra is so simple, but so powerful.
Organisers: Jointly organised by Kirtan Scotland & the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996.
Admission is FREE. However we accept donations via our charity website towards our free food distribution to homeless in Glasgow:
Kirtan Scotland Team