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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.


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