Workshops & Courses
3hr Kirtan Celebration with Turkantam and Sivani Mata
With Sivani Mata Francis, Turkantam .
11 November 2017, 18:30–21:30
£10 in advance, £15 on the door
Join us to share in an evening of Kirtan. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of sanskrit mantra effortlessly drops our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts. Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga (pure love and compassion) and responds to where you are it and what you need in that moment, whether that is to bring you to a space of calm or elation. It can be deeply moving and incredibly joyful.
For this evenings Kirtan we are excited to be celebrating the festival of Mahakala Bhairava Jayanti. In Bhakti Yoga tradition, this is the celebration of the fiercer, darker side of life. As nature’s cyclical rhythm beds the autumn harvest and settles into the darkness of winter, we too have the opportunity to embrace shedding what we no longer need, and allowing space for reflection and rest, so we are ready to plant our seeds for spring and the next cycle. In sanskrit, Mahakala translates as the “great time”. To honour Bhairava is to honour the great cycle of time itself and the freedom that comes when we accept and surrender to change, however difficult that may be.
Turkantam has been sharing kirtan for over 30 years and his music is infused with sounds of India and the Mediterranean (his spiritual home is in India where he spent time with his Guru Haidakhand Baba, and his birth place is Italy). Subtle, energetic, emotive, passionate and transcendental, chanting with Turkantam will inspire you to dance, cry, embrace, love and give thanks for being alive.
Picture: Painting of Bhairava by Haidakhan Babaji
Advanced booking is recommended as this is a popular event.
Dates & Times
Please arrive for 6.30pm to allow for time to settle in before we start at 7pm.