Location: Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society 4300 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA
Info by Coordinator George Haas:
Mindful Music events are evenings of formal meditation to live music at Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
George says “We have some truly wonderful artists on the bill who are also meditators: our own wonderful Pablo Das, the sublime Patrick Hildebrand of the Ooks of Hazard, and Rick Colella (aka Rick Chant) and Mike Wachs doing their wild, jazzy kirtan.
The evening will consist of instruction in music meditation, followed by three half-hour set/sits. We’ll close the night with food and merry-making. No sign up is necessary, and this is a Dana (Donation) based event.
Should be really, really fun. Look forward to seeing you.”
Friday, June 24 8-10pm
Location: Mind in Body
2313 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
Info by Coordinator Molly Hagan – Join us on Friday night, June 24 from 8 -10, when Yoga Mind In Body hosts Rick Colella and percussionist Michael Wachs as they lead us through Kirtan.
Molly says “What is Kirtan? Kirtan is Devotional chanting; musical prayer. It is a rhythmic call and response chanting that can kindle a joyful mood and can lead to profound states of meditation.
My own limited experience has been ecstatic and mesmerizing. It is like a musical meditation that begs your participation. However, you may come and simply sit, absorb and enjoy. Or you may come, sing and move. You needn’t be familiar with the words that are being chanted. You needn’t be familiar with the simple melodies. You needn’t be a Hindu, believe in any specific religion, or follow any path. Just come – open your heart, mind and body – and be embraced by this experience that can sweep you away and sweep you into self.
A $5-$10 donation is suggested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.”
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