Welcome, please join our community for call and response Kirtan & Chai, led by Michael Dunn, chanting mantras and devotional songs. Michael is an award winning artist and actor, graduate of the Juilliard School and Kirtan trained in India. See more about Michael below.
Kirtan is immediately after the weekly SoundBath & Prana Lifeforce Healing (430pm-530pm). Michael delights us not only with his voice and music skills, but also with his exquisite Chai. It is for everyone, participate or just enjoy the energy / rhythms.
Welcome to bring, but not required, a vegan/vegetarian dish to share for social after the Kirtan.
What is Kirtan:
Kirtan is the Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga). Derived from a Sanskrit root meaning to call, recite, praise, or glorify, put simply, kirtan is the act of praising and glorifying the Divine.
Chanting Kirtan is a devotional practice that helps to uplift the mind, open the heart and bring inner peace. It is the fastest, easiest and most joyful way to achieve peace of mind. The mantras are mystical universal sounds that resonate with our chakras and remove negative energies. So, it is important that we chant so that we can benefit from this powerful healing energy.
Ashwin College of Ayurveda, Yoga & Vedic Sciences
111 S Kenwood St, Glendale, CA 91205
Plenty of free streetside parking; or next door at MGM Building parking lot.
What to Bring:
Dress comfortable, we have plenty of cushions, bolsters, blankets, and folding chairs.
4:30pm – 530pm – SoundBath & Healing
6pm – 7:30pm – Kirtan & Chai
730pm – Potluck and Social
Kirtan – $20
(Attend both SoundBath/Kirtan for $35)
A gifted singer from his teenage years, Michael trained at the Drama Division of The Juilliard School, and went on to an award-winning career on the stage, twice honored by the Joseph Jefferson Award in his native Chicago for work in musical theater.
Leaving his acting career to immerse in meditation at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in California, he turned his musical gifts to a devotional mode, serving for 15 years as chant and meditation leader in the traditional kirtan music of India.
Two acclaimed CDs of devotional music followed, Adoration – Chants for Meditation, and Adoration 2 – Sacred Yoga Love Songs. Tours of yoga centers throughout the United States ensued, as well as an invitation to perform devotional music at the interfaith gatherings of The Global Peace Initiative of Women, at such events as The United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Denmark in December 2009, and The Conference on The Divine Feminine in Assisi, Italy that same year.
Welcome to bring your instruments to compliment harmonium & tabla, but not necessary. We have cymbals, shakers, dholaks, mridanga, etc…
Should you have any questions, please call or text to 323 702-1211.
Ashwin College of Ayurveda, Yoga, & Vedic Sciences
111 S Kenwood Street
Glendale, CA, US, 91205