Video from Last night and info on Kirtan next Friday

Video of Rick Colella and Michael Wachs

Live at Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

June 17, 2011

Om Mani Padme Hum (sacred in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism)  is a Sanskrit Mantra which means “Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus”

The “Jewel in the Lotus” is a metaphor for Insight, Wisdom, or Spiritual Enlightenment

“…the six syllables, Om Mani Padme Hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha”

 – H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Join us next Friday at MIND IN BODY in BURBANK

Friday, June 24  8-10pm

Mind in Body
2313 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 694-3507

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.”

Please invite your friends and forward this Link!
https://kirtanwallah.wordpress.com

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About Rick Colella

Rick Colella is a long-time practitioner and teacher of yoga, healing practices, and meditation. His goal for this blog is to inspire, connect communities of yogis, and share knowledge about meditative and healing practices. Feel free to make comments and ask questions.
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