The one and only, undeniably wonderful Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:
Rabbi Andrew Hahn leads kirtan (ecstatic chanting) services in Hebrew, and he’s coming to Wesleyan this Friday! Come for chanting, music, connections, and a delicious meal afterward.
Date: Friday, March 28th
Place: The Bayit (157 Church–a few houses below High)
Courtesy of Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:
Hi. Come join for Kirtan this Wednesday 2-26 at 9:30 pm in BuHo! Bring an instrument if you’d like, but regardless bring you and your smile and open heart! Tea and treats provided.
Date: Wednesday, February 26th – tonight!
Time: 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Buddhist House
Shira Engel ’14 wants you to get flexible:
A free yoga workshop with world-renowned yoga teacher Alanna Kaivalya who will lead Wesleyan students in a challenging, yet accessible vigorous yoga class this Sunday night. Bring your friends! Get ready to rock! Also, you are more than welcome to come for the last half of the workshop or just the first – yogi’s choice! Myths of the Asanas Workshop, 6-7:45pmThe myths of yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to change old patterns of behavior,providing us with enlightened insight that brings us closer to who we really are. All of these myths and more will be explored in this Kaivalya Yoga Method workshop which will include some lecture, lots of asana, a little chanting and a lot of insight.Kirtan with Alanna Kaivalya and Chris Grosso, 8-9pm
Music is an essential component of yoga practice, and kirtan is the beloved practice of call-and-response chanting where the audience becomes part of the band. As accomplished musicians and recording artists, Alanna and Chris lead a jubilant kirtan including sacred sanskrit mantras as well as uplifting english chants that help to integrate the audience, and offer an experience of down-home bliss.
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 thinks it’s time for you to get your (in-key/off-key, on-tempo/off-tempo) vocalizations on (again!):
Sing out your joy/sadness/confusion/happiness/etc as the election
results trickle in…
First and third Tuesday of the month.
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Location: BuHo (356 Washington)
From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 and (where else?) BuHo:
Chanting, singing, and vocal experimentation. Bring songbooks, bells, drums, yourselves!
Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: Buddhist House Meditation Room (356 Washington)
Cost: Braving the storm
Some serious sounds (“some Hebrew, some humming, some Hindi, whatever”) emanating from BuHo tomorrow night, thanks to Lily Martin ’14. This will be happening every other Wednesday, starting tomorrow:
Kirtan, or ecstatic chanting, is an ancient spiritual practice from India in which simple mantras are repeated over and over, faster and faster, allowing participants to quiet the mind and melt into the sound. It’s traditionally done with sanskrit mantras, but we’re gonna throw in some Hebrew, some humming, some Hindi, and whatever else anyone brings and would like to share.
Bring your bodies, your voices, your drums, your tambourines, your guitars, your didgeridoos, your kazoos, and your native American flutes!
We will meet in the meditation room in Buddhist house (directly across from the front door) every other Wednesday at 9:15.
Date: Tomorrow, October 5, and every other Wednesday
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 pm
A night of Kirtan chanting with Krishna Das.
Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30pm
Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)
Krishna Das has performed at Wesleyan before and is returning due to popular demand. I’ve heard that this is not an event to miss.
For more info, and to listen to an awesome audio sample, visit http://www.krishnadas.com
Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das’ own spiritual work; his way of serving the Divine within himself and others.
In the winter of 1968, Krishna Das met Ram Dass, who had just returned from his first trip to India. After living and traveling with Ram Dass in the U.S., and hearing Ram Dass’ many stories about Maharaj-ji, Krishna Das traveled to India, where he was blessed to meet and stay with this extraordinary guru.
While living in India for almost three years, Krishna Das’ heart was especially drawn to the practice of Bhakti Yoga—the yoga of devotion. Fanning the flames of his inner longing, Maharaj-ji led him deeper and deeper into the practice of kirtan—chanting the Names of God. As an appointed pujari (priest) for the Durga temple in Maharaj-ji’s ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, Krishna Das immersed himself in the worship of the Divine Goddess.
Krishna Das has been chanting on a regular basis in yoga centers all over the world. He has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and yogis here and in India.