Events

Stockbridge, MA: Ocean Of Chant and Mantra
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Stockbridge, MA: Ocean Of Chant and Mantra

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road, 
Stockbridge, MA 01266

For everyone; no chanting experience required.
Immerse yourself in the sacred practice of chant—from the spiritual traditions of India—to quiet the mind, open the heart, and most of all, feel connected. Whether you are an experienced chanter or just beginning, come explore practices that transform you from the inside out, including

  • Japa (mantra repetition)
  • Asana practice led by Keli Lalita, connecting body and mind with breath and movement, accompanied by live chanting and music 
  • Group chanting of prayers and kirtan (call-and-response chanting of Divine Names) with the bhakti band
  • Recitation of prayers including the Hanuman Chalisa, Devi (Goddess) prayers, and Krishna bhakti tradition prayers
  • Puja (devotional offerings)
  • Optional early-morning guided meditation.

Take time out to retreat into the hridaya, the cave of your own heart, and create a sustainable personal practice that fits into your daily routine. Word sheets are provided, as well as reading and audio lists for support after the retreat. Come spend time with like-minded seekers and practice together as you strengthen your own practice and find that inner place of refuge to which you can always return.

Yoga will be taught by my dear friend Keli Lalita Reddy. 

 Keli Lalita Reddy E-RYT 500, was first introduced to yoga at age 7 by her mother, who studied with the disciples of Sri Rama Krishna in a small ashram in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains

Keli Lalita Reddy E-RYT 500, was first introduced to yoga at age 7 by her mother, who studied with the disciples of Sri Rama Krishna in a small ashram in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains

Evening Event
Saturday, June 23, 7:30–9:30 pm
Nina Rao and Friends
Free for program participants and in-house guests; no general public tickets available.

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Brooklyn, NY: An Evening of Yoga and Chanting with Nina Rao
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: An Evening of Yoga and Chanting with Nina Rao

Solid Gold Yogi
20 Wykoff Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Join us for a lovely evening of yoga and chanting at Solid Gold Yogi. Nina will play live accompaniment during a 90 min Jivamukti yoga class taught by Tiffany with hands on assists by Leslie, followed by a short call and response chanting practice with Nina. Whether new or experienced, all are welcome.

$25 in advance / $35 day of class

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Rhinebeck, NY: Heart Practice of Chanting - Bringing Chanting Into The Practice Of Living
Sep
4
11:00 AM11:00

Rhinebeck, NY: Heart Practice of Chanting - Bringing Chanting Into The Practice Of Living

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. Guided by Krishna Das in the afternoon, we revel in call-and-response chanting, stories about Das’s beloved guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba, and discussions about life, with plenty of opportunities for questions and answers.

Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Das’s devotional practice, his way of serving the divine within himself and others. In this chanting retreat, we can embark on our own devotional journey with him.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Starts Tues. 11:00 a.m. and ends Tues. 5:00 p.m.
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Ticket Price:  $80
For information and tickets – eomega.org/workshops/heart-practice-of-chanting-1.
Telephone:  877.944.2002
Email:  registration@eomega.org
Website:  eomega.org

Remarks:  We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. Guided by Krishna Das in the afternoon we chant, play, talk, and have plenty of time for Q& A.

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Joshua Tree, CA: Bhaktifest - Kirtan and Chanting Hanuman Chalisas with Nina
Sep
12
to Sep 17

Joshua Tree, CA: Bhaktifest - Kirtan and Chanting Hanuman Chalisas with Nina

Festival of music, chanting, yoga, meditation, self-care workshops, and the beauty of the desert. See details at Bhaktifest.com. I'll be leading Hanuman Chalisas 8am-9am Fri, Sat, Sun and kirtan on the mainstage Fri 1pm-2:15pm.

* I have 4 discounted tickets, which if you purchase from me, directly goes toward supporting the musicians who play with me. Please email me at chant@chantkirtan.com to get your ticket. Thanks for your support.

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Reisterstown, Maryland: Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival
Sep
21
to Sep 24

Reisterstown, Maryland: Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival

I'll be joining Krishna Das for his set and also will be one of the many other kirtan wallahs and kirtan wallis chanting at the festival at various times of the weekend.
More here - http://www.lovelightfestival.com/kirtan/


Celebrate your practice and dance with your tribe at Lovelight, Maryland's high vibrational and transformational yoga and arts festival.
The Lovelight experience celebrates with Yoga, Music ( KRISHNA DAS and RISING APPALACHIA ARE OUR HEADLINERS ) Community, Veggies, Kirtan, Acro, Flow Arts, Healing, Meditation, Tantra, Movement, Drumming, and art installations. 
General Admission (GA) ticket includes: access to over 108 workshops and yoga classes. Children’s program, 3 performance stages with DJ's, live music and flow arts, 3 swimming pools, lake, campfires, hiking, children's village, faerie village, goddess grove, acro and Thai yoga massage. 

For detailed ticket, accommodations, meal plan and upgrades, please visit www.lovelightfestival.com. 
Lineup is subject to change. All Sales are Final. No Refunds.

Check the Lovelight site for info on:
Climate controlled hotel style rooms with private baths and meals included
Dorms for singles and small groups with meals included
Cozy cabins with kitchens
Affordable tent rentals by Dancin’ Dave’s Festival Camping
Glamping-Luxury canvas safari tents with electricity and queen beds.
RV parking (no hook ups)
Convenient car-camping sites

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Hunter, NY: Ahimsa Festival - Hanuman Chalisa Workshop with Nina Rao
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Hunter, NY: Ahimsa Festival - Hanuman Chalisa Workshop with Nina Rao

NOVEMBER 2-4th, 2018 ∴ HUNTER MOUNTAIN, NY

Hi Y'All I chanted at this festival last year and loved the vibe of everyone doing practice. This year I'll lead a Hanuman Chalisa workshop midday on Saturday November 3. Krishna Das sings at night. Look forward to seeing you there.

https://www.facebook.com/AhimsaYogaAndMusicFestival/videos/vl.1563834043706399/1660778553978909/?type=1

Welcome to an extraordinary experience for lovers of Yoga, seekers and teachers alike. Get away to the peaceful Catskill Mountains to enjoy amazing sacred music, incredible classes and workshops taught by highly sought after teachers and delicious healthful fare. Your day may include a meditation hike on the mountain, ecstatic late night dancing, your favorite style of yoga practice, or learning new techniques for blissful living!

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival invite you to expand your community and enjoy a weekend journey filled with surprises !

~ Come be Inspired ~

YOGA ∴ CHANTING
MEDITATION ∴ SACRED MUSIC

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Brooklyn, NY: Intro to Kirtan with Nina Rao and Devadas
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: Intro to Kirtan with Nina Rao and Devadas

Prema Yoga
498 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Intro to Kirtan with Nina Rao and Devadas
Friday June 15th
$10

Come join us for this lovely evening of Kirtan- call and response devotional singing.

In this unique offering, Nina and Devadas will explain the history of kirtan and intentions behind the chants, with singing and time for Q&A.

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New York, NY: Lama Tsultrim Allione launches Wisdom Rising
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

New York, NY: Lama Tsultrim Allione launches Wisdom Rising

Deepak HomeBase, ABC Home
888 broadway,
New York, New York 10003

I will be opening this evening with a chant and introduction to Lama Tsultrim.

Lama Tsultrim Allione launches Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the energy of the fierce wise dakini a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine, whose juicy potency is so needed now. 

Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five dakinis, embodiments of the fierce feminine, transforms an emotional encumbrance into wisdom. The mandala brings strength from the inside out giving a practical method to become an effective agent of transformation in your world.

After an introduction to the mandala and the dakini principle you will be guided in a short experiential journey into the mandala of your innermost being, where the empowered feminine resides. 

Your ticket includes a copy of the book & an opportunity to have your book signed by Lama Tsultrim Allione.

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Maui, HI: “Spring on Maui” Retreat w/ Ram Dass, KD + Friends
May
2
to May 7

Maui, HI: “Spring on Maui” Retreat w/ Ram Dass, KD + Friends

Napili Kai Beach Resort
Lahaina, HI

Nina will be leading chanting of the Hanuman Chalisas as part of this retreat. 
Join Ram Dass, Krishna Das & Friends to Spring on Maui to renew, refresh and revitalize in paradise at the picturesque Napili Kai Beach Resort.
You are invited to renew, refresh and revitalize this spring on Maui.
Start each day with sunrise silent sitting mediations with Rameshwar Das. Daily LIVE Music Yoga Experiences with Saraswati Markus or enjoy Qigong on the Lawn with Joyanna Maria.
Surf the Silence in Mornings of Meditation & Dharma Talks with Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center and Frank Ostaseski of Metta Institute.
Special guest Robert Thurman of Tibet House.
Daily insights, laughs,reflections, contemplations and words of wisdom moderated by Raghu Markus / Be Here Now Network with Ram Dass andFriends.
Nightly kirtans and “stories from the spiritual path” with Krishna Das.
Soar in the spirit of Aloha with pule (prayers), blessings and ceremony by Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘Īao of Aloha in Action.
Delicious, healthy meals, served buffet style, by the award winning Sea House Restaurant. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, non-dairy options available at each meal. Relax, bask in the hot tubs, enjoy impeccable ocean swimming, snorkeling with turtles, delightful ocean front hiking trails and epic sunsets, while on retreat this Spring on Maui.

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NYC: Peace of Mind Benefit: An Evening of Contemplation and Music
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

NYC: Peace of Mind Benefit: An Evening of Contemplation and Music


Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, 
New York, NY 10025

An evening of contemplation and music to benefit Still Waters in a Storm and Mission 22. Featuring readings and conversation with Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness, and Susan Cain, author of Quiet and a keynote speech by Bob Kerrey, former United States Senator, Governor and veteran of the Vietnam War. The show closes with music by Dar Williams, guided meditation led by The Big Quiet and chanting by Nina Rao, accompanied by cellist Noah Hoffeld.

Still Waters in a Storm is a one-room schoolhouse, a reading and writing sanctuary for immigrant children ages 5-17 in the neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The structure of our meetings is the same in English, Spanish, Latin and Musical Notation: children and grown-ups study a text together, each writes something inspired by the text, then they take turns reading their writings out loud while everyone listens in a sacred hush. The one rule is, "Everyone listens to everyone." The simple grace of this ritual changes lives for the better.

Mission 22 is a non-profit who combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities. Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our nation's heroes and stands united in the war against veteran suicide.
 

Special Note: We invite you all to use the "student" ticket buying option for this event, which will allow you to purchase a ticket at a discounted student rate. 
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Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan for Everyone! with Nina Rao
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan for Everyone! with Nina Rao


Jaya Yoga Center
2902 Ft Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, Ny 11218

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das' business manager and assistant.

$15 suggested donation

 

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Ram Dass Legacy Immersion Retreat
Mar
8
to Mar 11

Ram Dass Legacy Immersion Retreat


Thursday 12pm to Sunday 9:30pm

Hanuman Gardens,
1190 El Toro Rd.,
Ojai, California 93023

Dive deeper into the essential teachings of Ram Dass, while connecting with loving satsang and enjoying many heart opening practices. Daily dharma talks, meditations, and workshops with Mirabai Bush, Nina Rao, Saraswati Markus, and friends. Baba Ram Dass will teach via Skype in various sessions. 
Daily yoga with Saraswati and nightly kirtan with Nina Rao and friends. Organic, vegetarian meals featuring seasonal, locally grown produce, mindfully prepared by chefs from Food Harmonics. 
In an effort to keep this retreat cost low, the price includes the daily programming and meals, but not lodging or transportation, so people may choose their best fit. All participants are responsible for reserving their own lodging off site, and making travel arrangements. (Although we can help with transportation questions: email Madison.oliphant@gmail.com)
We have room blocks at the Pepper Tree Retreat, Ojai Rancho Inn, and Hummingbird Inn. Call these hotels directly to reserve your room, mentioning you're part of the Ram Dass retreat room block.
If you'd like to share a room or transportation with another participant, you're encouraged to do so! Use this event page to connect with other retreat attendees to find a roommate, make carpool arrangements, etc. Feel free to post questions and start dialogue with other attendees. 
* There is limited space on-site at Hanuman Gardens for tent camping. BYO gear. Also a few parking spaces available for those wishing to stay in their camper vans. First come, first serve basis - to reserve your tent or van camping space, email Maegen@HanumanGardens.com.
Retreat cost: $750, including all meals from dinner Thursday, March 8th through dinner Sunday, March 11th. 
2 day weekend passes are available for $400.
Retreat dates: 
12pm Thursday, March 8th through 9:30pm Sunday, March 11th
Total retreat headcount won't surpass 100 folks, so register early to ensure your spot. Hotels in the Ojai Valley fill quickly, so act soon if you'd like to book lodging.
Questions regarding the program schedule and teachings:
Kelly@RamDass.org
Questions regarding lodging, transportation, meals, or venue info: Maegen@HanumanGardens.com


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Bahamas: Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Bahamas: Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa

Sivananda Ashram Bahamas
Yoga Retreat
P.O. Box N7550, Nassau City,
New Providence, Bahamas

The Hanuman Chalisa is a sacred 40-verse devotional hymn recited for hundreds of years in India to the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. Together we will chant the Chalisa along with musical accompaniment and discover how this ancient practice is still relevant to us today.

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Garrison, NY: Heart of Devotion Retreat
Feb
8
to Feb 11

Garrison, NY: Heart of Devotion Retreat

As part of this Krishna Das retreat retreat program, Nina will lead a group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas. 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.

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 2-3 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. There is the option of registering for three nights (Thursday evening to Sunday morning) or two nights (Friday evening to Sunday morning).

On Friday, Krishna Das will be joined by Lama Surya Das, who will share his experiences not only as a Buddhist teacher, but also having had Maharaj-ji Neem Karoli Baba’s darshan. 

There will be some extended chanting sessions included in the program over the weekend.

FRIDAY KIRTAN
SATURDAY KIRTAN

DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE

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Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao

7pm to 8:15pm

Prema Yoga
498 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
 

Come join us for a lovely evening of devotional call and response chanting.
$15

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About Nina
Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das' business manager and assistant.

Nina tours with Krishna Das, playing cymbals and singing with him, and was honored in 2013 to accompany him at the Grammy Awards webcast performance. In 2007, she recorded the track 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' CD "Flow of Grace - Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa". In January 2013, she released her debut album, "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts". The double CD includes devotional kirtan, bhajan, and a variety of Hanuman Chalisa melodies including a duet with Krishna Das. Nina regularly leads kirtan, chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, and sings for yoga classes in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and beyond.

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Brooklyn, NY: Divine Mother - Three Hour Group Kirtan + Facebook Livestream
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn, NY: Divine Mother - Three Hour Group Kirtan + Facebook Livestream

8pm to 11pm

Brooklyn Yoga School
82 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT JOIN US IN PERSON, THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED VIA THE BYS FACEBOOK PAGE.

oin the VANARAS crew for special three-hour kirtan on Friday, January 26th. Chanting led by Ambika, Devadas, Lily, Nina and Shyama! The focus for the evening will be the celebration of the Divine Mother. Each Kirtan Wallah will offer their own unique melodies on the theme throughout the evening. 

Come and go as you like throughout the evening. 

Vegan Prasad will be served after chanting completes. 

Doors open at 7:30pm / $10 - $30 Sliding scale donation

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New York, NY: Chanting 108 Hanuman Chalisas and Livestream
Jan
1
8:00 AM08:00

New York, NY: Chanting 108 Hanuman Chalisas and Livestream

8am to 6pm

Tibet House
22 W 15th St,
New York, NY 10011

Start the year with our annual group chant of 108 Hanuman Chalisas. It is a free event and no experience is required. Livestream information will be added here closer to the date. Please check back. Chant sheets are provided and please bring vegan prasad if you would like to offer.

To see photos from January 1, 2017 day of chanting, click here. 

To see video of January 1, 2017 livestream, click here.

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Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao and FB Livestream
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao and FB Livestream

8pm to 10:00pm

Brooklyn Yoga School
82 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

UPDATE 12/28/17:

Sri Siddhi Ma has left her body. Last rites and prayers are being offered in India. We will offer our chants and prayers here. We will try to livestream on  Nina Rao Chant Facebook page so all can join remotely. 
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Come chant with Nina this holiday season and ring in the new year with intention. There will be a Facebook livestream for those who cannot attend the live event. 

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Maui, HI- 10th Anniversary “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat
Nov
29
to Dec 4

Maui, HI- 10th Anniversary “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat

I'll be on Maui again with Krishna Das and Ram Dass and Friends. Hope you can join us. 
Ill be chanting Hanuman Chalisa on Saturday morning, as part of the Open you Heart In Paradise special programs during the retreat. 

10th Anniversary “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat
Retreat Website & On Line Registration: http://bit.ly/2tCY7ww
Retreat Schedule: http://bit.ly/2sqf8KL
Pricing & Room Options: http://bit.ly/2rFMFni
Telephone: 888-663-7770
Email: retreats@ramdass.org
Website: www.ramdass.org

Remarks: 
Krishna Das joins Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Mirabai Bush and Friends for this 10th Anniversary of “opening hearts in paradise” on Maui at the Napili Kai Beach Resort.

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New York, NY: No Mud, No Lotus: Live Podcast with Duncan Trussell
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

New York, NY: No Mud, No Lotus: Live Podcast with Duncan Trussell

7pm to 8:30pm
Deepak Homebase, abc Carpet & Home
888 broadway, New York, New York 10003

I will be opening thie evening with an invocation chant.
No Mud, No Lotus - Live Podcast hosted by Duncan Trussell with Sharon Salzberg, Ethan Nichtern, and Raghu Markus.
Come celebrate an evening where the worlds of comedy and spirit collide. Join host, comedian, Duncan Trussell and Raghu Markus, along with featured guests Sharon Salzberg, Ethan Nichtern, and more for a live-streamed podcast as they explore what’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding.

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Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao & Devadas
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao & Devadas

7pm to 8:30pm
Pema Yoga
498 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

As part of our monthly Sangha series, 'Off the Mat, Into the Heart', come join for this lovely Monday evening of call and response devotional singing - Kirtan. 

In this unique offering, Nina & Devadas will also chat about the history of kirtan, intentions behind the chants, their path and time for Q&A.

Register online under Classes - $10-$15 suggested donation.
REGISTER HERE

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New York, NY: Hanuman Chalisa Workshop + Kirtan
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

New York, NY: Hanuman Chalisa Workshop + Kirtan

You can choose both events or each event separately when you register.

Hanuman Chalisa: Chant Workshop with Nina Rao
Saturday, October 21 • 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Here is an opportunity for beginners and experienced chanters to dive deep into the practice of chanting, as a group, this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman. 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. We will talk about the story of Hanuman in the Ramayana, read through the prayer to review pronunciation and translation, and chant the prayer together for an auspicious number of repetitions. Word sheets will be provided.

Kirtan with Nina Rao: Sacred Devotional Chant
Saturday, October 21 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Call-and-response chanting of the Divine names from the Indian tradition will awaken your spirit. As with many practices, we chant to slow down our minds and open our hearts through repetition, coming back to the practice as we let the inevitable thoughts pass through our minds like clouds in the sky. As is true of any practice, it probably won’t solve all your problems in one night, but it will offer you a chance to develop your own regular practice if it resonates with you. Nina’s chants are available on her CD, Antarayaami—Knower of All Hearts.

TICKETS & INFORMATION

Integral Yoga Institute
Located in Greenwich Village at:
227 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 929-0585
E-mail: info@iyiny.org

 

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Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao with Noah and Tom
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao with Noah and Tom

8pm to 10pm
Brooklyn Yoga School
82 6th Ave
Brooklyn 11217

By donation

Join Nina Rao, Noah Hoffeld  and Tom Cucinotta for a night of chanting in Brooklyn.

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. Noah is an accomplished cello player and loves satsang and chanting and has been playing with Nina and Krishna Das over the last six months. Tom, a dear friend has been drumming for Nina and the satsang for several years. 

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Joshua Tree, CA: Nina Rao at Bhaktifest West
Sep
7
to Sep 10

Joshua Tree, CA: Nina Rao at Bhaktifest West

Nina Rao will lead kirtan on Saturday 9/9 midday and Hanuman Chalisa chants Fri 9/8, Sat 9/9 & Sun 9/10 mornings as part of this festival.

TICKETS: http://bhaktifest.com/

***There are a few discounted Full Festival Passes available through Krishna Das. These are available at $300/- per pass. If you are interested you can email Sarina@krishnadas.com and she will walk you through the registration process. 

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Rhinebeck, NY - Heart Practice of Chanting
Sep
5
11:00 AM11:00

Rhinebeck, NY - Heart Practice of Chanting

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.

We spend the morning exploring the spiritual path with group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. Guided by Krishna Das in the afternoon, we revel in call-and-response chanting, stories about Das’s beloved guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba, and discussions about life, with plenty of opportunities for questions and answers.

Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Das’ devotional practice, his way of serving the divine within himself and others. In this chanting retreat, we can embark on our own devotional journey with him.

Tickets and Information

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Special Labor Day Chant Session: 
 

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Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao

8pm to 10pm
By donation.
Brooklyn Yoga School
82 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Join me for a night of chanting at our most frequented Brooklyn hot spot.

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 2007, she recorded a track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das' CD, Flow of Grace. In 2013, she released her first CD: Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts. She is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.
 

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Barcelona, Spain: Chanting Hanuman Chalisas With Nina Rao
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Barcelona, Spain: Chanting Hanuman Chalisas With Nina Rao

Nina will accompany Krishna Das and Arjun Bruggeman to the Barcelona Yoga Conference and lead group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas and kirtan on Sunday July 23.

*Krishna Das will headline the kirtan on Saturday July 22 and also lead a Heart of Devotion workshop on Monday July 24.

Time: TBD
Escola Sagrat Cor de Sarrià
Carrer Rafols 13  
Barcelona, Catalunya 08034

For information and tickets – www.barcelonayogaconference.cat
Email: byc@omshanti.cat

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Barcelona, Spain: Chanting with Nina Rao
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Barcelona, Spain: Chanting with Nina Rao

Sunday July 16/ Domingo 16 julio
8.00 pm/ 20:00
Integral Yoga Center Barcelona Ribes
C. Milana 29 bajos
Sant Pere de Ribes (near Barcelona)
Spain/ 08810

Ticket price: suggested donation 11-16€/ aportación sugerida 11-16€ 
For information and tickets/ info/entradas: 
Tel 93 896 4486
email integralyogabcn@gmail.com
web; www.integralyogabarcelona.com

Nina Rao is a kirtan singer/chanter from the Indian tradition but accessible to all. She has been chanting with Krishna Das since 1996 and also has recorded her own chants and leads live kirtan regularly.
She appears on 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' Flow of Grace CD and has her own CD "Antarayaami".
Details and email list on chantkirtan.com

We will chant together to quiet the mind and open the heart. No experience is required.

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Stockbridge, MA: Ocean of Mantra, Chant, and Song Retreat
Jun
23
to Jun 25

Stockbridge, MA: Ocean of Mantra, Chant, and Song Retreat

Join me and my friends Amanda Harding and Devadas for this 2 night weekend retreat.

This retreat is for everyone; no chanting experience required.

Immerse yourself in the sacred practice of chant from the spiritual traditions of India to quiet your mind and open your heart. Whether you are an experienced chanter or a beginner, come explore practices that transform you from the inside out, including

  • Group japa (mantra repetition)
  • Asana practice led by Amanda Harding that connects body and mind with breath and movement, accompanied by live chanting and music by Nina Rao and friends
  • Group chanting of prayers and kirtan (call-and-response chanting)
  • Simple mantra repetition
  • Recitation of specific prayers such as the Hanuman Chalisa, Lalita Saharasranam, and Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Puja (devotional offerings).

Take time out to retreat into the heart space and create a sustainable personal practice that fits into your daily routine at home. Word sheets will be provided, as well as reading and audio lists for support after the retreat. By spending time with like-minded seekers and practicing together, you strengthen your own practice and find that inner place of refuge to which you can always return.

REGISTER HERE

 

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