Holy smokes!!! Great crowd at Unity of SRQ tonight for our weekly kirtan. We created amazing vibrations of sound, devotion and love. Above it all and part of it all, we raised $176.00 for the All Faiths Food Bank!!! Thank you all for your generosity and for sharing your hearts and voices. Thanks as well to Stevananda and Tej for leading beautiful chants and to Hukam for his rock solid drumming and support. I love you all and feel so very blessed for our SRQ kirtan community. And, last but certainly not least, thanks to Jen Canfield and the generous souls who fund the Call & Response Foundation for facilitating the creation of our weekly SRQ kirtan group…..and for paying the rent!!! Jai Hanuman, Jai Sita Ram!!!
Very sweet night at Unity of SRQ for our weekly kirtan. We had a number of people who had never been there, including a couple of beautiful high school folks who expressed interest in evangelizing kirtan to their friends! We went deep and raised much needed funds for the All Faiths Food Bank – to help feed the needy kids of Sarasota and Desoto counties. Special thanks to Larry for his solid drumming and to all for singing the names of God with open hearts and lots of soul. I am truly blessed to know and chant with you. Thank you. Jai Ram!!!!
Thanks to all who have attended our first three Friday night kirtans at Unity of Sarasota. So far we have raised almost $200 for the All Faiths Food Bank, which provides much needed food to the economically challenged people of Sarasota and Desoto counties.
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.
See you on the Path! Ram Ram. jb
Wow! What an amazing beginning for our weekly kirtan at Unity of Sarasota!! Thanks to all who came out and shared your hearts and voices. It’s so nice to meet people that are new to our chanting community and to sing again with old friends. We also thank you for your generosity – we raised $87 for the All Faiths Food Bank! I am beyond grateful and surely blessed to know each and every one of you. Thank you Unity of Sarasota for your openness in allowing us to utilize such a wonderful space….with perfect acoustics. I hope to see you all again soon. Namaste. Joe
Please come out and celebrate the first Call & Response Foundation – sponsored weekly kirtan event in Sarasota. Joe Bruno will start things off at 7pm and all are encouraged to lead a chant of their own should they wish. Musical ability is not important as this is not music but prayer set to song. Hope to see you in the bhav (aka state of bliss). Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram.