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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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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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Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan for Everyone! with Nina Rao
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn, NY: Kirtan for Everyone! with Nina Rao

7pm to 8:30pm
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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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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Stockbridge, MA: Ocean Of Chant and Mantra
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Stockbridge, MA: Ocean Of Chant and Mantra

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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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

PRE-REGISTER HERE

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.

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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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Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao, Arjun, and Noah
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao, Arjun, and Noah

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

By donation

Join Nina Rao, Arjun Bruggeman, and Noah Hoffeld 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.

Arjun has been playing with Krishna Das for over 11 years and ha also accompanied Nina over these years. He's the lead drummer on her CD Antarayaami.

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. He will be producing Nina's second album to be released in early 2018.

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Ojai, CA: Ramayana Workshop & Family Style Kirtan
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Ojai, CA: Ramayana Workshop & Family Style Kirtan

Hanuman Gardens
1190 El Toro Rd
Ojai, CA
93023

3:00pm Ramayana Workshop with K.K. Sah
5:30pm Indian Dinner (catered by Anoo Shaker)
7:00pm Family Style Kirtan with Nina Rao, K.K. Sah, Raghu Markus, Mark Gorman, Arjun Bruggeman, Genevieve Walker, & friends!

Who is K.K. Sah?
K.K. Sah is a lifelong devotee of Maharaji, who welcomed Ram Dass into his Indian home and served as Ram Dass’s translator during meetings with Maharaji. He is a mentor and friend to all and shows true compassion and love. We are very fortunate to have him in Ojai for this short visit!

RSVP: Maegen@hanumangardens.com
 

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One Track Heart Film Screening with Krishna Das, Nina Rao, and Jeremy Frindel
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

One Track Heart Film Screening with Krishna Das, Nina Rao, and Jeremy Frindel

7pm
Rubin Museum
150 West 17th St
New York
NY 10011

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Krishna Das’ journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das—the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist. Featuring interviews with Be Here Now author Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas.

Join KD, Nina Rao and the filmmaker Jeremy Frindel for this special screening celebrating the film’s 5 year anniversary. Don’t miss this chance to see it on the big screen with Q&A and chanting following the movie!

Ticket Price: $25
For information and tickets
Click HERE
212.620.5000
info@rubinmuseum.org

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Saratoga Springs, NY: An Evening of Kirtan with Nina Rao
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Saratoga Springs, NY: An Evening of Kirtan with Nina Rao

7:00-9:00 pm

Yoga Mandali
454 Broadway

Saratoga Springs
NY 12866

Dedicate this evening to the chanting of the sacred Divine Names together with Nina and accompanied by
Arjun Bruggeman on tabla

$20 in advance / $25 at door

On the same weekend Friday, Mar 31 to Sun Apr 2, 2017 Edwin Bryant PhD. will be leading study of the the Yoga Sutras.
See
yogamandali.com for details and to register separately for that workshop.

 

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New York, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao
Mar
11
10:00 PM22:00

New York, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao

Join us in the practice of chanting the Divine Names.

Life In Motion
2744 Broadway
2nd Floor

New York, NY 10025

Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.

Nina Rao offers the practice of chanting born from her South Indian roots and influenced by her many years of chanting in the USA. Her debut album, “Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts" blends the sacred sounds of traditional eastern tabla, dholak, harmonium, kartals, bansuri flute, esraj, and sarod with Western electric bass, violin, guitar and banjo, and soulful vocals. Come join her for an evening of devotional call-and-response music accessible for all to sing along with!

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. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das' business manager and assistant, often touring with him playing cymbals and singing. In 2007, she recorded the track 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' CD "Flow of Grace " and in January 2013, she released her debut album, "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts". 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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Nyack, NY: Yoga & Chant-Hanuman Chalisa with Allison Datwani & Nina Rao
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Nyack, NY: Yoga & Chant-Hanuman Chalisa with Allison Datwani & Nina Rao

This two part event begins with an all levels yoga flow taught by Allison Egan Datwani with singer and musician Nina Rao accompanying the class with sublime music and chanting. Allison will mindfully move you through a variety of lunges, hip openers and backbends, ultimately leading to the experience of Hanumanasana (split pose). After the asana portion of the event, Nina will give a brief talk about Hanuman, the Monkey God, and lead the chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional song based on the story of Lord Hanuman followed by call and response mantra chanting. 

Open to all levels Asana Flow with Allison and Nina
2:00-3:15 | Kirtan with Nina, 3:30-5:00
 $50 full event, 2:00-5:00 | Purchase by February 25: $40
 $25 Kirtan only, 3:30-5:00 | Purchase by February 25: $20

For more information, call Birchwood Center (845) 358-6409, email info@birchwoodcenter.com or visit www.birchwoodcenter.com

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Brooklyn, NY: Seven Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn, NY: Seven Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan

COME CELEBRATE SEVEN YEARS OF BYS!
Friday March 3 from 8pm to 11pm

Join us for a birthday bonanza celebrating our seven-year anniversary in Park Slope, Brooklyn with delicious food, good friends, chanting, door prizes galore and your chance to win a free $50 BYS class card!

The evening includes call and response chanting, hang time to eat delicious treats, lots of hilarious yoga jokes and many hugs from people you know and love! Chanting will be led by Ambika, Anjula Prasad, Devadas, Jeremy Frindel, Lily Cushman, Nina Rao and Shyama Chapin. Come celebrate a vibrant community of practitioners for what promises to be a special evening! Doors open at 7:30pm, come and go as you like throughout the evening.

Exact schedule to be announced. Save the date!
For tickets visit: BYS website

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