KIRTAN

Kirtan is an ancient yogic practice developed in India and is used in Hinduism (and other religions too) as a form of devotion.  Sacred Mantras are chanted to increase the vibration of the practitioner and free the mind from negative thought patterns.  The experience of Kirtan creates a space of calm in the mind and allows for an opening of channels to encounter spirit.  I would love to share this experience with you.  Please check the Events page for upcoming dates.  No experience is required and all are welcome to participate.  

How I found Kirtan...

I went to my first kirtan when I was 16 years old, and let's just say, I was pretty different back then.  My favorite bands were Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and Marilyn Manson to name a few.  The only color I had in my wardrobe was black, and my hair was streaked with black, blue, red, green, or purple depending on my mood.  My mom, who was quite worried about me, talked me into going to this Kirtan at the Kenwood Methodist Church where Ragani held her first Friday of the month event.  I was intrigued by the different instruments in the band but still held my attitude until the moment when Ragani started chanting the ancient Sanskrit mantras which are traditionally used in this style of music.  As I sat there, still feeling too cool or shy to participate, and I watched, with my eyes closed, my entire life make a 180.  There was something indescribable in those ancient words that spoke to my soul.  I remember thinking, this is it, I’m home.