EVENTS – FROME | Kirtan
KIRTAN IN THE YURT
The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing
with Sivani Mata and Friends
Thursday 12 March 2020 | 19:00 – 21:00
at the Yurt at Field 725 Camping,
Critchill Manor Estate, Critchill, Frome, Somerset, BA11 4LJ
You are invited to come together for an evening of Kirtan held in the beautiful, fully insulated hand-crafted Mongolian style Woodland Yurt (ger) nestled inside a secluded woodland at Field 725 on the outskirts of Frome. The Yurt is heated with a log burner and there will be a fire bowl outside.
KIRTAN is a practice from the tradition of Yoga. Yoga is a sanskrit word that simply translates as "union" bringing one's mind and body into the same place at the same time. Not thinking about something that happened yesterday or making plans for the future, but being completely present in this moment, right now. Mind and body in union, as well as with one's soul/spirit (whatever your personal connection to or idea of that might be), with other people, with nature, with everything in creation, including divinity (again whatever your personal connection to or idea of what that is might be). Any practice that brings one to a state of union, can be deemed as being yoga.
KIRTAN (also knowns as bhajan, chanting, mantra singing) particularly comes from the path of yoga, called BHAKTI yoga. This is to come to this state of union through the heart, and through the mood of love. Often described as the love relationship with divinity.
Please bring something to sit on and a blanket or shawl to keep you warm.
Investment: £10 /£8 low-wage/concession plus booking fee (no proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford). Pre-booking necessary, numbers limited. Booking at https://kirtanintheyurtmarch.bpt.me/ – £13 on the door if space.
Drawing of Sri Lakshmi by Sivani Mata Francis