Event: Evening Workshop: Vedic Mantra Chanting and Kirtan.
Facilitator: Jeffrey Levin.
Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.
Date: Saturday 2 April 2016.
Time: Registration: 5.30pm-6pm. Event: 6pm-9pm.
Event Description: The Vedic tradition comes from India where sages received direct teachings from the divine while in Meditation. These teaching covered a wide range of topics from worldly to spiritual life however the essence and goal was to help us discover our unity with the divine.)
Vedic mantras when chanted have the power to transform and purify our being and invoke the grace of divine and auspicious forces that can help us both in our worldly and spiritual life. This evening will start with a short meditation and an exploration of a number of Vedic Mantras such as Gayatri Mantra and other important mantras. Later in the evening accompanied by a harmonium we will also sing some Kirtans. There will also be an opportunity to share and lead a chant. Kirtans are simple melodies involving the repetition of various names of the divine and have the power to open our hearts and invoke the sweetness of love and devotion. I look forward to an evening where we raise our vibrations and consciousness through singing and chanting
Jeffrey Levin: I have been on the spiritual path for a number of years and been inspired by devotional practices as well as the path of knowledge or understanding. I have been sharing and leading bhajans/kirtans and Vedic chanting sessions with like-minded friends and in a few regular groups. I have also spent a significant amount of time in India and have lived in various Ashrams in South India where I have been deeply moved by my experiences in these settings. I learned to chant Vedas while in India and have developed a deeper understanding of the Vedic tradition and its essential message. I continue to seek to integrate my experiences in the West and enjoy exploring both Western and Eastern approaches to spirituality.
Cost: £10/£8 (Concessions)/£3 (Students).