This is a casual gathering of open-minded souls for call and response chanting, also known as Kirtan. The practice of Kirtan, or Mantra Meditation, is a type of yoga in itself and has many of the mind-calming benefits of a yoga class or sitting meditation. For some, the practice has a powerful heart-opening effect and it is best understood through direct experience. The instruments used in the Kirtan are traditional – the Harmonium, Mrdanga(drum), and Kartals(hand cymbals). Included within the program is discussion on the meaning of the Mantras that we are chanting, as well as excerpts from the ancient sanskrit text, the Bhagavad-Gita. We learn about the soul, consciousness, karma, reincarnation, meditation, and bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion. This is a good forum where questions and answers are shared as well as open discussion about the application of personal spiritual practice. Everyone is encouraged to participate to the level they feel comfortable. Delicious vegetarian snacks will be served at the end. This is a non-profit event and all donations will be used for further events. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Amazing books are also available by donation. Bring a little extra cash in case something catches your eye!