Kirtan is a form of yoga that serves to unite the self with its inner Divinity through song.
Coming from India, this ancient tradition has mastered the science of uniting the individual with her or his Divine Nature through songs in the ancient, sacred language of Sanskrit. These songs invoke the many different aspects of God/the Goddess (or if you prefer the different divine aspects of your Self).
While the path of kirtan is that of song, musical experience is not required. You may wish to come and sit in silence, absorbing the beauty of the music. However, the magic of kirtan is that it evokes your Voice. Kirtan is not a performance, but rather a practice of allowing your Authentic Voice to come out. Many people have found their Voice through Kirtan (myself included).
As every community has its own style of kirtan, you may wish to visit all of the kirtans listed on this site to get a feel for which best stirs your heart. Please feel free to share your experiences on this blog.
About Kirtan Ottawa
Having just enjoyed one crystal bowl meditation and two kirtans this week, my radiance shows just how special Ottawa and our connection to our inner Divinity through sound is. Let's use this blog as a means of uniting our community, sharing upcoming kirtans and other gatherings.