Event: 4 Hour Kirtan - enchanting mantra music experience.
Organisers: Jointly organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996, and ISKCON Scotland, Scottish Charity, SC001127.
Venue: Krishna Eco Farm, Garngour Road, Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, ML11 0HQ (for SAT-NAV).
Date: Sunday 2 August 2015.
Time: 2pm-7pm (4h Kirtan & 1h Vegan Meal).
Event Description: Programme: Mantra, Music, Meditation, Vegan Meal.
Travel directions: https://www.facebook.com/krishnaecofarm/posts/839728039416505
We are delighted to invite you to a Four Hour Kirtan @ Krishna Eco Farm followed by delicious Vegan Meal.
Kirtan is the call-and-response form of chanting or congregational singing of spiritually uplifting songs, prayers, or the sacred names of the Supreme Being. It is accompanied with traditional Indian instruments such as the mridunga (drum) and kartalas (hand cymbals) & Western instruments such as guitars & drums. Kirtan is the most powerful means of meditation to invoke the inner beauty of one’s own self in relation to the Supreme Self. It is one of the fastest-growing forms of meditation in the world.
There are many different forms of kirtan and there are multifarious melodies to engross the partaker into diving deeper into a meditative spirit in order to connect to the Spiritual Divinity. The mantras accompanied by the cadence of the instruments, immediately injects the spiritual potency into the listeners’ hearts nullifying inauspiciousness and transforming the consciousness to a spiritual plane. Indeed due to kirtan being of a spiritual nature, one cannot fathom the boundless beneficial effects through the limited material senses such as the ears and eyes.
Kirtan is a spiritual journey: usually starting off with a slow tempo, gradually building up to euphoric crescendos bringing with it the concomitant emotions of extreme joy and elation.
All can participate in this chanting, the more participants, the greater the efficacy. Whether one is musically gifted or hasn’t got a rhythmical inclination, not considering caste, creed, colour, religious background or gender; all unite through the medium of this musical experience, transcending the mundane platform and transporting them to a spiritual realm.
Cost: Admission by donation. Everyone Welcome.