February 14, 2020—February 16, 2020
The Path of Devotion: Immerse in Bhakti Practices with Krishna Das and Friends
Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a group of dedicated seekers and immerse yourself in practices, teachings and discussions. The retreat program consists of evening kirtans and afternoon workshops. Kirtans are approximately 2.5 hours of call-and-response chanting with musical accompaniment and workshops are approximately 3-4 hours of call-and-response chanting, talks about the spiritual path, and a forum for questions and answers.
Also included in the retreat program, is group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. This an opportunity for beginners and experienced chanters to join in the chanting this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman, together as a group. The prayer is from the Indian tradition with Hanuman invoked as the very breath of the Divine – our own Divine nature. Many believe that chanting this prayer gives us the strength to get through difficult times with compassion and grace. Word sheets will be provided. No experience necessary.
There will be some extended chanting sessions included in the daytime programs over the weekend.
In order to help you transition into “retreat mode” there will be a Gentle Yoga Class to help you “land” on Friday Afternoon – 4:15 – 5:30pm – This class will include some gentle stretching and restorative postures, breathing, and meditation.
Saturday and Sunday morning yoga classes will be 8 – 9:30AM. These will be more active asana classes appropriate and safe for all levels – these classes will be dynamic and up lifting. They will cultivate focus, strength and mobility, and prepare us to sit for chanting and Q and A with KD and Nina. Bring yoga props with you if you can.
Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras mostly in the Indian tradition with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions! By sharing his life experiences on the Path in his book “Chants of a Lifetime” and workshops with people around the world, participants have found a way to integrate spiritual practices in their lives in a better way with some peace of mind. KD has just released his 16th album “Peace of My Heart”. More information can be found at krishnadas.com.
Nina Rao is Krishna Das’s assistant and accompanies him in kartals. Her first recording is of the ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’s “Flow of Grace – Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa” album. In January 2013 she released her own album “Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts”. She released her second album “Anubhav” in September 2018 and continues to chant with people in Brooklyn and beyond. More information can be found at chantkirtan.com.
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