Please join us for
WITH SATYA LEE HARRINGTON AND FRIENDS
222 Arts and Wellness Center
222 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester MA
Lin: 978 281 6228 or Lee: 212 863 9882
for directions: http://222artsandwellness.com
Saturday, January 30th, 7 – 9 pm
THE LIGHT NIGHTS OF THE SOUL/FULL MOON KIRTAN
Scientists in the UK concluded that January 30th was the most depressing day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). Cold weather, storms, ice and the general pervading darkness are all factors which contribute to this Most Depressing Day. We’ll beat these winter blues by singing chants specifically designed to transform darkness into light, and to generate the warmth of love. These chants will elevate our moods and energies.
Sunday, February 14th, 4 – 6 pm
VALENTINE’S DAY KIRTAN (to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid)
This will be a powerful, heart-opening Valentine’s Day KIRTAN for singles, couples, and Lovers of All. We’ll chant as the sun is setting, to prolong the Light. All donations from this KIRTAN will be offered, with Valentine’s love, to Cape Ann Animal Aid.
ADMISSION IS FREE and ALL AGES ARE WELCOME
Kirtan is a joyous form of devotional, call-and-response chanting that originated in India centuries ago. At kirtan, we sing the Names of the Divine from many traditions. The repetition of these names brings us into a state of collective bliss. Scientists have proven that certain sounds can calm the nervous system, realign the chakras, and remove blockages’both physical and emotional. And singing is a great way to beat the winter blues!
Kirtan is a wonderful practice for those who feel they ‘cannot meditate.’ The effect of chanting is immediate’the mind is stilled, the heart is opened, and the spirit is set free. The rhythmic sounds of the tablas (Indian drums) and the drones of the tamboura, sitar and other Indian instruments also add to the bliss of kirtan, by inducing deep meditative states.
No singing experience is necessary to join a kirtan. There is no ‘wrong’ way to chant.
MUSICIANS: We welcome drummers, guitarists, keyboard, and harmonium players
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE BAND, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org