Community Havan & Kirtan
- 21 Australian dollars$21
- Shanti Space, 658 Pittwater Rd, entry Sydenham Rd, Brookvale
This will be a great opportunity for community connection, nourishment and upliftment, as we come together to chant, offer intentions, sing, and share chai and prasad afterwards. It will be a beautiful way to serve and support each other and the wider community through collective intention, mantra and kirtan. WHAT IS HAVAN? We can often feel unsure of how to help people in need when we can’t do this physically. Havan is a way to give our heartfelt, energetic support to all beings everywhere, including ourselves, the community and the Earth by offering transformative mantras, flowers and intentions in a yogic ceremony which is thousands of years old. Havan is a feast for the senses, which celebrates the beauty and sacredness of all life. There will be a beautiful altar creation to help anchor in our intentions. There is an opportunity to share our intentions individually, to be witnessed and heard, and hold space for others to do so. The practice can help you enter a deep state of meditation, and brings powerful self and collective transformation and deep soul nourishment. No prior experience is needed. There is a main mantra chanted 108 times which everyone will be able to pick up and learn on their first time to havan. WHAT IS KIRTAN? Kirtan is your personal connection to the divine through your unique voice and heart, carried by the collective energy of the group and music. It’s a very accessible group singing yoga practice, combining potent Sanskrit vibrational sounds called mantra with call and response melody and rhythm to help bring us into a relaxed, balanced and expansive state of being. No prior experience is needed to take part – all are welcome! THIS KIRTAN IS OPEN MIC! The intention here is for members of the community to get a chance to lead a kirtan in a supportive community environment. Contact Gyan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. There are limited spots for this, so we highly recommend you reserve your slot asap! Geeti & Gyan will be facilitating the havan and supporting the kirtan musically with tabla and manjira, cajon, guitar and flute as needed. SHARING PRASAD You are most welcome to stay afterwards for community connection. Chai and prasad will be provided. There is limited space in the reception for this so we appreciate your co-operation. Proceeds will go to covering event costs, and the remainder will go to charity.
0408 013 341
Entrance is on Sydenham Road, Suite 206, 2nd floor, stairs only Shanti Space, Sydenham Road, Brookvale NSW, Australia