Festival of chanting will aid the homeless

July 28 2016

The first 7 hour Kirtan Fest in Bristol will be led by Tablatom, Tim Chalice, Babaji Temple Singers, Sivani Mata, Nikki Slade and Amma’s Glastonbury Satsang Group, all well­-known Kirtanists in the UK.

The first 7 hour Kirtan Fest in Bristol will be led by Tablatom, Tim Chalice, Babaji Temple Singers, Sivani Mata, Nikki Slade and Amma’s Glastonbury Satsang Group, all well­-known Kirtanists in the UK. 

The event, held on September 3 at Newman Hall in Westbury-­on­-Trym from 3pm to 10pm, is in honour of a well­-known Sivananda Yoga teacher to the West and proceeds will go to homelessness projects in Bristol. Kirtan chanting is a very old yogic practice of singing from the heart and is part of the devotional Bhakti tradition originating in India but now common throughout the world due to the spread of yoga and its teachings. 

It is an effortless and powerful way to quieten a restless and busy mind, relax the body and open the heart. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of Sanskrit mantras together will uplift and is said to benefit people physically, mentally and spiritually. Everyone can join in as it is incredibly simple and easy to follow, yet the results can be transformative and profound. 

There will be a selection of small stalls run by local traders selling treats and refreshments at the event and a delicious Indian vegetarian meal will be served during the main break. For further details see https://7hourkirtanfestbristol.eventbrite.co.uk