Please come and join us as we chant the Divine names – in gratitude for our blessings and in prayer for those in need. Chanting has a way of connecting us to each other and to the Truth that dwells within each of us: pure Divine love.
Our kirtan practice is grounded in Bhakti Yoga, frequently defined as the yoga of devotion. More importantly, perhaps, is the Seva (aka “service”) aspect of Bhakti, where we offer our efforts to help others as a prayer to our chosen Divinity. Ultimately, that’s what these weekly kirtans are about, an opportunity to express gratitude in song and to share our blessings with those in need. These events are free of charge and we will be accepting donations, which are optional, for the benefit of the All Faiths Food Bank, which provides much needed food to the economically challenged people of Sarasota and Desoto counties.
Please know that the only requirement is a beating heart and a voice! If you don’t wish to sing, come anyway and listen and / or clap along!!! Please note that this is a community effort and we encourage all to consider introducing and leading chants. Musical ability is not required as this is not music but prayer in song. We also encourage chanting that is light hearted, joyous and ecstatic!!! Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRQKirtan.
The SRQ Community Kirtan is supported by the funding and mission of the Call and Response Foundation (www.callandresponsefoundation.org). Call and Response collaborates with local grassroots organizers to host affordable weekly kirtan events. The Sarasota kirtan community is vibrant, joyous and growing. Please join us…..and bring your friends. Chant and be happy!!!!