EVENTS – LONDON | 3hr Kirtan Celebration
3HR KIRTAN CELEBRATION
The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing
with Turkantam and Sivani Mata
Saturday 11 November | Doors 6pm
for 6:30pm – 9;30pm
at The Life Centre, Islington,
1 Britannia Row, London, N1 8QH
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.
Sivani Mata is honoured to be sharing this month's Kirtan alongside Turkantam. 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.
Michelle and Michael will also join to support the music, come add your heart and voice to this co-creation.
Investment: £10 advance, £15 on the door, Children age 16yrs and under £Free – PRE BOOKING RECOMMENDED to book in advance call 0207 704 0919 or go to www.thelifecentre.com/workshops-and-courses/tlc-workshops/3hr-kirtan-celebration-with-turkantam-and-sivani-mata-2017-nov-11
A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre or on the phone only (not online) proof of status is required.
Please arrive for 6pm to allow time to sign in and settle before we start at 6:30pm
Picture: Painting of Bhairava by Haidakhan Babaji
The Life Centre Islington,
1 Britannia Row, London, N1 8QH
Britannia Row is situated just off Essex Road in the heart of Islington. The nearest transport links are Essex Road (Overground) which is 5 minutes’ walk, Angel (Northern Line) which is 10 minutes’ walk, and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and Overground) which is 10-15 minutes’ walk. King’s Cross is only 10 minutes by bus on routes 73 and 476. Old Street is 15 minutes by bus on route 271.
The Life Centre Islington is a few yards down Britannia Row from its junction with Essex Road. Essex Road is on many major bus routes, including routes 38, 56, 73, 271, 341 and 476.
There is some parking available on Britannia Row and surrounding streets. Some is pay&display and some residents only, all are free after 6pm on weekdays, after 1:30pm on Saturday and all of Sunday.
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