Join us for Kirtan on Saturday, August 12th!
WHAT IS KIRTAN?
Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. You will not be able to resist the urge to join in!
Shubal travels with his friends across the eastern United States leading his unique style of kirtan, which is a sacred call-and-response type of singing that is offered as a devotional practice. As Shubal says, “You can’t sing and think at the same time. Kirtan helps us quiet the mind and experience more peace in our lives.”
Shubal is an Aghor Sadhu who offers his kirtan as a gift to his highest self, as well as the community around him. Shubal has studied kirtan and bhajan with many of India’s great gurus and musicians, and, with a voice of experience and masterful musical skill, Shubal allows his Guru’s Shakti to flow through everyone in the room.
Shubal’s extensive knowledge of world religion, wealth of teaching stories of the Gods and Goddesses, his experiences with the gurus he has known, and his sense of humor, coupled with his guitar playing and powerful voice, create an evening of great spiritual atmosphere.
During Shubal’s 25 years of leading kirtan, he has shared the stage with Krishna Das, sat in with Wah, played with Bhagavan Das, and toured across the US and Canada with Ma Chetan Jyoti, who was, perhaps, the greatest kirtan wallah.
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, August 12th | 7:30-9:00pm
at Putney Moves (133 Main Street, across from The General Store)
This is a free event with a $15 donation encouraged at the door.
For more information please visit: putneymoves.com or call (802) 387-0633