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Special Guest Sada Sat Simran Singh of the Chardikala Jatha. We will discuss Raag Kirtan from his experience and perspective as a highly accomplished musician who plays traditional, classical Sikh kirtan internationally...and often. He and the Chardi Kala Jatha are specifically honored to play at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Raag is the classical form of music of India. North Indian Classical Music is based off of a system of scales or modes which have certain rules to their movement, the mood they inspire, the time of day that they are sung, and vocal techniques used.
We will talk about the experience and transformative power of listening to and playing Raag Kirtan. In Kundalini Yoga, we chant mantras in monotone, simple melodies, and sometimes quite complex melodies, but seldom in raag. From Sada Sat Simran Singh’s perspective and training, what is it about raag that takes the experience deeper? What is it about raag kirtan that ‘grabs’ him and compels him to devote so much of his life to it?
SACRED SOUND by Alanna Kaivalya - Nada Yoga — or the yoga of sacred sound — often gets short shrift in the West because mantras and kirtan aren’t readily understood. However, its chants are held sacred in all types of Eastern spiritual practice for the way they can help practitioners bypass the day-to-day mental chatter of the mind in order to reach a transcendent state of awareness and self-realization.
In Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan (New World Library, April 15, 2014), celebrated yoga teacher and author Alanna Kaivalya explores both the myth and meaning behind twenty-one mantras, or chants, that stem from the yogic tradition. She also describes the myth, text, or context each mantra comes from or is associated with, and explains how these rich myths relate to our modern-day spiritual practice.
Sacred Sound offers practical guidance for starting, developing, and/or improving a mantra practice. Each mantra and kirtan in the book includes the Sanskrit, transliteration, and translation. Alanna’s clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice.
Alanna Kaivalya is the author of Sacred Sound. She is the yoga world’s expert on Hindu mythology and mysticism. Her podcasts have been heard by more than one million people worldwide, and her Kaivalya Yoga Method melds mythology, philosophy, and yoga. Visit her online at http://www.alannak.com.
So many of us have been practicing yoga for years – but do we really practice yoga? Are we just using it as a form of exercise? Do you take what you practice in yoga and incorporate it into your daily life?
Whether you’ve just started a yoga practice or you’ve been practicing yoga for decades, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy and power behind the sacred phrases that contain deeper wisdom to illuminate your yogic path.
Expand your horizons by learning how to touch the deepest parts or yourself that few other spiritual disciplines can reach.
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On this week's radio show, ecstatic vocalist, innovative composer, teacher, and invoker of the sacred, Suzanne Sterling! Her musical explorations in the realm of electronic dance music and devotional chanting have brought her to the forefront of the "kirtronica" sound (Conscious Dancer magazine named her a kirtronica pioneer"), Her music has been commissioned for film, theatre, and DVD.
Suzanne will also be a performer and teacher at Serendipity Fest, in Cloverdale, Indiana, July 11th-13th, 2014!
The conversation begins Sunday at 11am EST on 88.7FM, WICR (Indianapolis area) and worldwide at richardbrendan.com.
Visit her online at www.suzannesterling.com
For more information on her schedule for Serendipity, please visit www.serendipityfest.com
Join Andrew Aloha “Live”
For a Kirtan Special
in “Natesh & the Kirtan Wallahs”
SuNites on 8, 15, 22 & 29 July 2012
From 7 – 9 pm AZT (Arizona Time)
On Spiritual Image Production’s BlogTalkRadio
Kirtan is a powerful, transformational spiritual practice that is a central component of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion. Bhakti yoga is considered the easiest path to moksha, or liberation, in this age. Kirtan opens the heart, purifies the entire being and surrounding atmosphere and stills the mind for meditation. It’s an easy, enjoyable and fulfilling path to transformation.
The Kirtan Wallahs was formed in 2004 by Natesh (Craig Ramsell) to create an ongoing kirtan experience open to all in Sedona, Arizona, and surrounding communities. Ramsell has lead call-and-response kirtan almost every Sunday evening at 7pm, at Plaza Kailasa, Suite K, in West Sedona. Admission is free and open to all, and donations are welcome. If you’re in Sedona on a Sunday night, please come join us........for more on this story go to www.spiritualimageproductions.com/LiveFromSedona
For more on Natesh & Kirtan Wallahs go to www.kirtanwallahs.com
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Yoga Outreach: Delanie Dyck & Nicole Emily Marcia
Yoga Outreach is a Vancouver based registered charity. Our mission is to develop and deliver life-affirming yoga programs to people who do not have access to these resources.
Yoga Outreach partners with yoga instructors, community organizations, social service agencies, and correctional facilities to provide mindfulness-based yoga programming for our community’s most underserved members.
Alanna Kaivalya & Chris Grosso
Alanna Kaivalya and Chris Grosso have taken the traditional spiritual music of Kirtan and blended it with their own eclectic American music experiences. With influences from every genre—from Peter Gabriel, to Tracy Chapman, to Slayer—Alanna and Chris have created a sound to feed hearts and minds hungry for authenticity. Their vision is to make spiritual music accessible to all audiences.
Alanna Kaivalya is the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method, and was listed as Yoga Journal's Top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40 (March, 2008), Alanna teaches all over the globe, and is known for her spot on adjustments, live music and accessible philosophical teachings.
Chris Grosso’s 18+ years in the punk/hardcore scene blend with his eclectic spirituality to create a truly unique vision for kirtan. Chris has toured both the U.S. and Canada in his various bands sharing the stage with legendary acts such as Dashboard Confessional, Agnostic Front and more. His work as Spiritual Director of the interfaith center, The Sanctuary at Shepardfields, and his writing at the Indie Spiritualist website, have fueled his desire to combine his musical talent with his desire to reach out and help other on their spiritual paths.
Tonight we invite special guest Dennis Hawk to discuss Kirtan Chanting and it's many benefits. Dennis is a yoga workshop leader, combining his music and his Native American heritage in his practice and instruction of yoga. He is a Cherokee / Mesquaki descendent, a pipe carrier, sweat lodge leader and teacher of Native American spirituality.
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A snippet from his book's webpage, "The Indie Spritualist": "Chris Grosso is a public speaker, freelance writer, recovering addict, spiritual director and bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality, which earned praise from Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Ken Wilber, Tara Brach, Bernie Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Marci Shimoff, Publishers Weekly and more. Chris writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post, Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, is a professor with en*theos Academy and is on the Advisory Board for Drugs Over Dinner (with Arianna Huffington, Dr. Gabor Mate and more). He is currently working on his second book, which will be published in the fall of 2015 by Sounds True and feature a foreword from Ken Wilber. A self-taught musician, Chris has been writing, recording, and touring since the mid 90′s."
For more on his work, please visit: http://theindiespiritualist.com and https://www.facebook.com/theindiespiritualist?fref=ts
Agape Yoga Day
Saturday September 20th 7:30am-3pm.
ALL CLASSES DONATION BASED
We will have chanting with Rickie and Rev Michael will lead a mediatation in the morning
Classes offered are:
Dance it Out-Dion Raymond
Balance Tai Qigong-Dr. Marissa Pei
Yoga TransDance-Ariana Bates
Yoga Dance-Beth Schneider
Pranayama workshop-Parasaeu Bear
West African Dance w Positive Affirmation-Joy Hallman
Naam Yoga, Lloyd Brown, Etan Boritzer, Leigh Brown, Shakti Flow with Dharma,
Bhavani Hope, Natalie Macam, and more...
Hooping and Activities with Tisha Marina, Children's Yoga with Lloyd Brown, Kids fitness with Lisa
GUEST- Etan Boritzer P: (310)-621-2144 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.yogainsight.net/index.html
Connect w/ Lisa Sahakian: www.InspiredLivingWithLisa.com email@example.com 310-569-1804
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Sridhar Silberfein joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Show to discuss Bhakti Fest - known for hosting the largest line up of kirtan, master yoga instructors, and spiritual teachers.
Sridhar, the founder of Bhakti Fest, has been on his spiritual journey for many years. He has studied hatha yoga with the Indian master, Swami Satchidananda, taught yoga at the revered Integral Yoga Institute and opened socially conscious businesses such as "The Food Chakra," one of the first Natural foods stores in the U.S. and a Natural Cosmetic Company. He also produced the docudrama, "River of Love," on the life of Amma, which raised money for her many charitable projects and co-founded the Triloka recording label with Krishna Das and Paul Sloman and helped to launch the careers of many world music and kirtan artists including Krishna Das, Jai Uttal and Bhagavan Das.
In 2009, exactly 40 years after an auspicious invocation at Woodstock, Sridhar’s lifelong dream was realized. He gathered thousands together to chant the names of the Divine at Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, California. Known as "The Spiritual Woodstock of the Millennium," Bhakti Fest has grown to three festivals yearly, with pre and post festival concerts, events and fundraisers nationally. The next Bhakti Fest will be held on September 4th - 7th in Joshua Tree, California. For more info, visit www.bhaktifest.com
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We need a whole new scientifically based religious system with designs and parables for the Kali Yuga post-modern age, the old Solar religions of love thy neighbor are becoming meaningless, we need the power of Lucifer & Lilith, of Kybele and Vajrayogini, and other warriors of dark light. We all need to become Kalki, and slay the daemons of the unconscious which lurk at every turn, for now metaphorically, perhaps one day literally, until only the Dharma and its adherants remain.
This is the path of synthesis. the hegalian dialected reads “synthesis + antithesis = synthesis”. So what does this mean practically? It means that upon reaching the transcendental spheres of awareness, you are the thesis. The antithesis is those around you lost in avidya, ignorance. In order to synthesis these two you must master both the above, and below, and harmonize it in yourself and by your own will. This is the counter-revolution against the new age that must be.
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On this week's radio show, we explore the power and beauty of sacred sound. Alanna Kaivalya is the yoga world's expert on Hindu mythology and mysticism. She was voted one of the top 20 yoga instructors under 40 by "Yoga Journal, and is the author of "Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan."
Alanna is my guest and the conversation begins at 11am EST on 88.7FM, WICR (Indianapolis) and worldwide at richardbrendan.com.
Visit Alanna online at www.alannak.com