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Please join us for our New Year’s Kirtan & bless your New Year with intention, community, and the healing, powerful and uplifting practice of KIRTAN!

This month we are so excited to have Madhuri Pura Dasa (Madhu Das) join us at Kirtan Club! Madhu Das is an incredible Kirtan leader, you are in for a treat! He was born into a family of yogis, became a monk at 18, and now he continues to share his passions with the world: Bhakti yoga & kirtan, music, ayurveda, & holistic lifestyle coaching. This is one Kirtan Club you do not want to miss!

Kirtan fills our hearts with joy, enhances mindfulness, elevates our mood, and connects us with spirituality. Together we build a vibrant community of love and unity, spreading positivity one chant at a time. All are welcome, and no experience of any kind is needed. Join Merry and friends monthly at Kirtan Club in the exploration and passionate practice of chanting the Divine Names from the Bhakti Tradition. Kirtan is a form of interactive musical mantra meditation.

Merry started Kirtan Club in 2018 and has nurtured Encinitas’s kirtan community ever since!

Tickets:  Sliding scale $20-$30

No one turned away for lack of funds, please email the host Merry Trentadue before the day of the event for assistance: merrytyoga@gmail.com

Please bring what you’d like to sit on (Meditation pillow, blanket, etc.)

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is an ancient sacred practice centered around call-and-response chanting, in which a leader calls out a mantra or phrase and the participants respond. Kirtan is a group practice, and the lines between caller and responder blur as the chanting proceeds, often escalating into an ecstatic crescendo where music and voices merge. It is a primary practice of bhakti yoga, the yoga of love and devotion, which originated thousands of years ago in India and is being resurrected around the world in step with the rise in popularity of yoga. Kirtan is a giving and receiving of love and devotion to each other, self and the higher.

Participants experience the effects of kirtan in diverse ways, from deeply meditative to ecstatically blissful.

Merry trained with Govind Das’s kirtan training at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, and with local Bhakti musician and music therapist, Sita Rose, and is excited to share the ancient healing of mantra and singing with you. Her joy for Bhakti yoga started with her first visit to The Soul of Yoga, in 2012 with Soul Talk hosted by Tom and Trisha Kelly, the founders.

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