A musical mantra meditation session to get the soul rockin’.
Start your weekend off with a spiritual boost. Leave the workweek behind properly and wake up the next morning feeling supercharged instead of hung over. This mantra meditation will elevate your consciousness and make you transcend the ordinary experiences of the material world.
Kirtan is a meditation in call and response style – the leader sings the mantra and the crowd responds, creating a dynamic, uplifting experience for all. Kirtan is a musical prayer – a call and reponse connection with the Divine through sound. It is fast, easy, fun and authentic. We live in an age of mass distraction. Canned music in every shop, advertising on every available surface, endless streams of emails and texts to our smartphones, what to speak of TV, newspapers and magazines. Though we are supposed to feel more connected, for many, the opposite is true. Kirtan is an antidote that links us with an eternal, unchanging truth – a celebration of the relationship between the soul and the source.
Mantra is a Sanskrit word composed of ‘Mana’ – the mind, and ‘trayate – to transcend’. Therefore mantra refers to an ancient word or sound which helps the mind to reach a higher consciousness. These days it’s become popular to call anything which is repeated over and over, a ‘mantra’. But a real mantra is a powerful sound vibration – sometimes compared to a key that opens a specific lock. When accompanied by music it is known as kirtan. Accompanying the mantra with music is a way to help us with the difficult task of focusing the mind. As Mary Poppins says, ‘a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!’ Kirtan is one of the most important practices on the path of bhakti yoga.
If you’re curious to explore more, then the extraordinary practice of mantra meditation can take you deeper still: come explore and taste the realm of consciousness beyond body and mind – mantra meditation is a natural passage to the spiritual dimension where there is a joyful relationship between the individual spiritual consciousness and the Ultimate Consciousness.
No musical experience required! You don’t have to be able to sing in tune either. Just bring a desire to revitalize your mind and awaken your essential self.
Every Friday in Cardiff, Atma, 9-10 Church Street, CF101BG.
Phone: 02920 390391
£5 Starts at 6:30pm. Finishes at 8:30pm. Comes with a full vegetarian meal and a dessert.