10-HOUR KIRTAN EXPERIENCE
Saturday, May 20
Experience the ancient Bhakti practice of Kirtan translated as: live call and response of devotional chanting. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to express your heart in a devotional manner through music and mantra surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. Kirtan unites voices and souls in a beautiful synergy beyond all temporary designation and frees the mind and soul. Join us for this very special 10hr Kirtan hosted by Sacinandana Swami. You’re invited!
WHAT TO EXPECT
live devotional music
10hrs nonstop divided into 45min-1hr slots led by different singers
2 Free meals
WHAT TO BRING
A comfortable seat (cushion or yoga block)
An open heart
Sacinandana Swami, a monk in the bhakti tradition, is known for his significant contribution to the practice of meditation and kirtan. Dedicated to the process of inner transformation, he has spent fifty years in pursuit of genuine spiritual experiences. With messages full of bhakti, humor, and energy, he reaches thousands while at the same time teaching every individual. In his own words: “I like to inspire others to come in touch with the Divine so that they can live and act from the place of unlimited, blissful being.”
An incredibly talented and deeply devotional kirtan leader whose unique flavor of expression is colored by the rich Bhakti culture of Vrindavan India. There, Amala lived in an ashram studying kirtan many years ago and has since been known around the world for his chanting. Amala's infectious love for chanting is only matched by his personality which brings together all.
Ananta Gauranga is from Central Florida where he grew up in a Bhakti community. Originally from Bronx, NY, he comes from a background of street artists and musicians. Now a part of the New Vrindaban team, Ananta teaches Bhakti philosophy and leads Kirtans at our Bhakti lifestyle retreats.
Gaura Vani is a singer, songwriter, and producer who has become a household name in the kirtan community for the last 10 years. His vast body of work includes collaborations with The Bhakti Center, HanuMen, Mayapuris, and Jahnavi Harrison. Gaura's incredible contribution to kirtan in North America is matched only by his heart of gold and epic kirtans!
Immense, inspiring, and larger than life, Acyuta is all of that and much more. Lookout for fireworks because her kirtan is an explosion of devotion. A lifelong New Yorker, Acyutas's burning flame has grown to include an award-winning book and a GRAMMY nomination.
Lightning doesn’t strike twice but in this case, we are fortunate to have another chanter bringing the mellows of Vrindavan. Kirtan Premi is from Mumbai, India, and was trained in classical raga theory. After moving to Vrindavan where he now lives, he adopted the sincere and touching style sung by the saints of old.