March 4th 2016
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A New-Style of Meditation in Ireland
"Kirtan" is a new kind of meditation experience in
Ireland, but it's more than just meditation - it incorporates singing, music, rhythm, wisdom and relaxation. And,
on some occasions, the tempo of the chant can build up to a dance! Imagine - meditation where
you also get in your exercise...
Kirtan is practised in groups where a lead singer
sings a relatively simple mantra and then everyone else joins in the response. If an individual can't sing so well
it doesn't matter - all voices together are carried by the group. And the group always sounds nice
Kirtan - What's
by Tim McEvitt
If you can imagine a football stadium where 50,000 fans are chanting a powerful melody in
unison - the effect can feel like it can move a mountain. The chant, the emotion, the challenge and the human
spirit are all intertwined in something big and beautiful. Similarly Kirtan raises the spirit. I
visited ISKCON temples in India, Belgium, England and Hungary and took part in kirtans with many hundreds of people
- the effect is so powerful that one feels strong, proud (in a good sense), confident, enthused, enlightened and
happy all at once.
A history of the sacred practise
of kirtan - A father tells his son a story...
by Sri Prahlada
A wonderful story of the spiritual history of mantra chants, as told to a young boy in the
late 1970's. Sri Prahlada Das (who was that young boy) is now the leading kirtan-yoga artist in
upon a time...