We are a group of individuals from the Sarasota area who believe in the power of chant. We are excited to grow our local kirtan community with you.

In the spirit of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, love and service, we feel that it’s important to highlight one of the drivers underlying our new SRQ Weekly Community Kirtan – and that is charity.  At each weekly kirtan we shall pass the basket for those who wish to make a donation for the benefit of those in need.  On the first Friday of each month, at Garden of the Heart Yoga, we will collect funds for their Karma Yoga initiative which provides free yoga for Veterans and to those with Parkinson’s or Autism.  On the other Fridays we will collect money for The All Faiths Food Bank that distributes tons of food each week to families and individuals in need.  This is a wonderful charity with which I am quite familiar.  I would also like to point out that over 50% of the children in Sarasota County receive assistance in terms of their food and nourishment needs.  Most people seem quite surprised when they hear this stat and no wonder given the stylish vibe of Sarasota.  So, please come and sing with us and let us count our own blessings while helping those in need.  Peace to all, life to all, love to all.  JB

SRQ Community Kirtan is supported by the funding and mission of the Call and Response Foundation. Call and Response collaborates with local grassroots organizers to host affordable weekly kirtan events.