Using Sound to Bring Peace
Dec 31, 2016 04:56PM
We live in a world surrounded by noise where constant stimulation has become the norm. Both adults and children are absorbed in their smartphones rather than engaging in human communication. We’ve forgotten the power of language and sound.
The ancient yoga tradition recognizes this power and teaches how to harness this power to benefit ourselves and the world around us. Sacred yoga texts describe creation as emerging from the sound-vibration, and for this reason, sound is a considered divine source of healing. and can thus be used for healing.
The practice of reciting peace-inducing chants in unison with others called kirtan, or “devotional chanting.” Although an ancient practice, it has stood the test of time and remains applicable even today, so it’s not surprising that kirtan has entered the American mainstream.
On January 29, Sarasota residents will have the opportunity for a direct kirtan experience with Devayani who began her spiritual journey at age 14 when she met Baba Muktananda, one of the first meditation masters to bring yoga to the West during the 1970s. She has been practicing meditation and kirtan for over 35 years, and has led thousands of people into ecstatic chanting as she travels around the world. She embodies joy and love, inspiring people to embrace the rejuvenating practice of kirtan.
See the Calendar Listing for dates, times and further details.