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Kirtan Shabbat!


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
Time: 6-8pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church–a few houses below High)
Link: here


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

Yoga and Mythology Workshop with Alanna Kaivalya

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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
Facebook: Event

Kirtan Dancing at BuHo


Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 wants all y’all to dance:

Come out to SingSongShoutJumpDancePrance KIRTAN!!

Every Wednesday. Come come come!

Extra extra! Some pre-kirtan wild and wonderful dance and movement at
8:00 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday starting Feb. 5th
Time: 8pm!
Place: BuHo (356 Washington St) Meditation room

Welcome Home Kirtan

Stomp for Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Chanting, singing, feet stomping, pots and pans drumming, humming, shouting, bumping, jumping kirtan joy. Come one come all and bring yo friends!

Traditionally, kirtan is a form of call and response chanting that originated in India. We sing traditional chants but also pretty much anything/everything else.

This semester, we’ll be gathering every Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Date: Tomorrow, January 30
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: BuHo, Meditation Room
Cost: Free

Kirtan: Chanting, Singing, Vocal Playground

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)

Kirtan Chanting

Does Becky Schisler ’14 know what’s really good, or what? Fa rilly, y’all:

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 big wooden spoons, your native American flutes.

Date: Sept. 21
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Buddhist House 356 Wash Ave

REMINDER: Krishna Das at BuHo

Grace Lesser ’08 writes in to remind us that Krisha Das will be at BuHo tomorrow:

Krishna Das is perhaps the best known American singer of Indian kirtan-style devotional music. He first traveled to India in 1970 where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) and was introduced to the devotional singing practice of kirtan, an ancient method of heart purification. He has been leading kirtans and chanting workshops around the world since then and has released numerous CDs. Krishna Das has also been studying Buddhist meditation for more than 30 years. Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das’s own spiritual work; his way of serving the Divine within himself and others. Visit www.krishnadas.com

WHAT: Cool kirtan music
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9th – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Buddhist House
WHY: Because you didn’t know God has so many names.

Kirtan chanting with Krishna Das

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.