Thursday Satsang via Zoom: The Sadhana of Kirtan, Chanting, and Devotion with Michael Smith and Chris Young – September 2, 2021
“The Sadhana of Kirtan, Chanting, and Devotion”
with Michael Smith and Chris Young
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.: Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Talk by Michael Smith and Chris Young
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Kirtan is a sadhana in itself and can take a person into bhaktic ecstacy as shown in the lives of Ragani, Dennis Chernin and Parvathy Baul.
Chris Young and Michael Smith will share their thoughts and feelings about Kirtan.
Also two videos will be shown featuring Parvathy Baul: One, in which she explains her initiation into the little-known Baul Tradition** by her guru, and another very rare and inspiring video in which she dances and sings one of the Baul’s sacred songs, using the traditional instruments of her single-stringed ektara and her drum (duggi).
**The Baul Tradition is included in the list of “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.”