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BE Kirtan & Satsang Winter Update

BE Kirtan & Satsang

Join us in welcoming the new year as we commune with call and response, chanting, community, world music and sacred sounds. This winter, we are happy to have an offering for you very Sunday, as well as some Saturdays.Learn more at our newly updated BE Kirtan & Satsang program page.

 

NAAD: Tonight the Sound is Love

Date: Sunday, January 31st

Time: Doors at 6:00pm, Sounds at 7:00pm (More information here)

NAAD returns to Bridge & Enrich to bring you a night of auditory magic, transformative vibration and healing sound. Come immerse yourself!

NAAD plays music that calls to all the beating hearts, a sonic invitation into fully embodied prayer. Always fresh, nearly always improvised, their spontaneous explorations tickle the full spectrum of sound – from sweet whisper to soulful shout.

And Introducing Raga Mantra & Swahansa – Creative Consciousness

The evening will open with chanting and call & response by Nadaka, Gopika and Keshava.

More information on Raga Mantra and Swahansa here.

 

This Winter’s BE Kirtan & Satsang Special Events

Give Peace a Chant with Sandra Leigh & Friends

Date:
Sunday, February 21st (information here)

Time: 7:00pm

Call & Response ~ Mantra Meditations for Peace w/ Sandra Leigh (Vox, Harmonium), Stefan Cihelka (Tabla), Valéry Bruneau (Response Vocals), Rob Scharein (Slide Projections) and many friendly voices!

 

Sivananda Satsang Kirtan with Meditation, Chanting & Arati

Dates:
Sunday, February 7th (information here)
Sunday, February 28th (information here)
Sunday, March 13th (information here)
Sunday, March 27th (information here)
 
Time: 6:30pm

Yoga Meditation is followed by beautiful call and response chants (Bhajans) for an uplifting Kirtan experience! Traditional Arati (Light Celebration) crowns the experience followed by the sharing of Prasad (Fruit & Sweets).

Krishna Balaram Mandir

Date: Saturday, February 14th (information here)

Time: 6:30–8:30pm

Come enjoy an evening with other positive people as the Krishna Balaram Mandir offers their program to celebrate Love and Devotion to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Vedic tradition.

Universal Kirtan Sema

Dates: 
Saturday, February 20th (information here)
Saturday, March 12th (information here)

Time: 7:30pm

“Universal Kirtan” is what the Sufis call Sema, a journey to Divine Presence through sound. As in traditional Kirtan, the medium we use includes chants and songs, as well as sacred poetry, and to make it “Universal” we draw from the many spiritual and faith traditions of the world to honour the One expressed by the Many.

OSHO Sangha

Date: Sunday, March 6th (information here)

Time: 7:00pm

Osho Vancouver is a group of individuals who enjoy gathering together as friends to share meditation. This group explores active and passive meditations devised or recommended by the enlightened mystic Osho.

 

 

 

Krishna Lounge with Bhakti Yoga Sangha

Date: Sunday, March 20th (information here)
Time: 6:30pm

Bhakti refers to devotion that is held in the heart of a person of any spiritual faith. The Bhakti Yoga Movement is a trend within Indian Spirituality.

 

Our Weekly Kirtan & Satsang Offerings: We Invite You to Check Them Out!

Holy Cow Kirtan Introductory Classes with Bhakti Yoga

 

Satsang via Live 2-Way Video Streaming from India with Paramahamsa Nithyananda

 

Coming Soon! With Raga Mantra

End of Year Celebrations at BE

Can you believe there are just two weeks left in 2015? To celebrate the coming Winter Solstice and thank everyone for another fabulous year, we are honoured to host two very special Kirtans this weekend.

Winter Solstice 2015 Celebration:
MantraVani Kirtan Chanting Orchestra

Singing Devotional & Ancient Sacred Songs and Chants, Original and Contemporary Music

Date: Saturday, December 18th
Time: Doors at 7:30pm 
Tickets: $30 at the door

Feel your heart expand and spirit soar at this Festival of Light and Joy as we all Sing in Resounding Joy! A non-traditional Vancouver tradition, the MantraVani Orchestra has been playing to sold out audiences for nearly 25 years.

This annual event beautifully combines music, colour and ritual to create a highlight of the season for many and a delightful discovery for first timers. As the musicians and singers draw us deeper into a universe of song and chant, there is a warm invitation for audience participation. The music touches the emotional heart with subtlety giving fresh meaning to the ordinary and spiritual experiences of our lives.

More information here. 

BE Kirtan
:: GPaC Sunday Kirtan for Peace and Love ::

Give Peace a Chant Kirtan and Satsang

Date: Sunday, December 20th (Solstice)
Time: 6:30pm

Call & Response ~ Mantra Meditations for Peace w/ Sandra Leigh (Vox & Harmonium), Anand David (Vox, Flute) Stefan Cihelka (Tabla), Valéry Bruneau (Response) and many friendly voices!

Chai served (all evening) and light Prāsad after the Kirtan.

More information here.

BE Winter Holidays:
Closed December 22nd – January 3rd

Best Wishes for the Holidays and the Coming New Year:

We will be closed for the holidays beginning Tuesday, December 22nd and will be reopening on Monday, January 4th.

Thank you for another amazing year and we truly look forward to seeing what 2016 will bring for us all:

May we all awaken to our peak potential!

-Bridge & Enrich Lives Society

Events

Kirtan with Karthik and MK (Easy Kirtan)

Kirtan Vancouver

Primary Instructor

Nitai’s journey into the world of kirtan began in 1997 when he discovered Bhakti Yoga for the first time. This discovery inspired him to fully immerse himself in Bhakti ashram life for 20 years. During that time, he learned much about the expressions of kirtan in Bhakti, and trained with traditional instruments such as harmonium, kartals, and mrdanga. Over those years, Nitai spent time in Bhakti communities across Canada, the U.S.A., and India. His immersion in Bhakti continues to this day through kirtan and daily practices.

Nitai is a director for Kirtan Vancouver, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating immersive Kirtan experiences for people throughout the lower mainland. Nitai will be joined by other members of the Kirtan Vancouver team throughout the training.

For more information about Kirtan Vancouver, please visit: www.kirtanvancouver.com

Art of Living Kirtan (NOTE: change of day this week)

Join Karthik and MK from Vancouver’s vibrant Art of Living community for an evening of live sanskrit music and meditative good vibes among an uplifting group of happy and uplifting yogis and meditators.

A Kirtan session is usually call and response, so everyone can participate and benefit, even non-singers!

Art of Living Kirtan

Join Karthik and MK from Vancouver’s vibrant Art of Living community for an evening of live sanskrit music and meditative good vibes among an uplifting group of happy and uplifting yogis and meditators.

A Kirtan session is usually call and response, so everyone can participate and benefit, even non-singers!

Art of Living Kirtan

Join Karthik and MK from Vancouver’s vibrant Art of Living community for an evening of live sanskrit music and meditative good vibes among an uplifting group of happy and uplifting yogis and meditators.

A Kirtan session is usually call and response, so everyone can participate and benefit, even non-singers!

Summer Vibes 2.0

We are excited to share a live music event with you all!

Leave your shoes at the door, bring your favourite beverages and come join us for an evening of Reggae, Latin and Cuban music performed by an 8 piece band in a private yoga studio! Kids are welcome too!

This is an event for people who want to enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing! Much love and see you there!

Radiant Heart Song Circle (8-Week Tuesday Cycle) OPEN HOUSE

Come check out a free open house to experience the joy and transformation of the Radiant Heart Song Circle for women. Liberate your voice!
 

About this event

Use your voice to heal and uplift you! Welcome to a singing community of sisterhood and support.

Let’s gather in song to raise up your spirits, your confidence and your joy. Let’s chant together to deepen your connection with the divine, and to stay in connection with other Radiant Women. Fill yourself with your own healing frequencies as you release stress and master the art of the singers’ breath. Learn some favorite well know songs, sing some of my original ones, African chants, and Sanskrit traditional chants.

Music is the medicine to mindfully use breath and sound to journey inward to access your resilience and joy.

Sing Into Summer.

8 song circles from Tuesday May 3rd – June 21st 1:00 – 3:30

Come and try the first week for free! All levels welcome to this special women’s song circle.

This FREE EVENT begins a new cycle of 8 weekly Radiant Heart Song Circles. 

We have two in person Song Circles to choose from at the beautiful Bridge and Enrich sacred space, Fraser St at 20th Ave, Vancouver, and 1 online circle from the comfort of your home.

Tuesday, May 3th 1:00 – 3:30 pm . Register here for in person open house.

Thursday, May 5th 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  Register here for in person open house.

Wednesday, May 4 1:00 – 3:00 Register here for online open house

Radiant Heart Song Circle: inspiring self-empowerment, creativity and community building through the power of singing. 

More info and to register for 8 week course https://julieblue.com

Kirtan Night

Join us live at Bridge & Enrich (BE) as we weave together ancient chants and divine music into a meditative and uplifting evening together. Connect with like-minded seekers looking for ancient wisdom and uplifting company in an inclusive and welcoming space.

Dear Seekers, 

Anand and Karthik of Easy Kirtan here. We have missed singing together, we have missed You and the spirit of BE and look forward to reconnecting with Kirtan. 

BE Kirtan Nights are all about the ancient and joyful practice of simply coming together and singing. Although this idea exists in all cultures, Kirtan or “Satsang”, consists of sounds, or mantras, strung together to have an uplifting effect on the nervous system. 

Did you know that each sound vibrates in different parts of the body? Allowing ourselves to dissolve in these positive vibrations allows us to connect to our higher selves and allow our inner light to shine.

A Kirtan session is usually call and response, so everyone can participate and benefit, even non-singers! We invite you to come along and learn this simple and joyful art of letting go and dissolving in the vibrations of ancient instruments and a gentle guided meditation after. Come and drop your daily stresses and awaken the joy and contentment that are so natural to our being.

Join us on Saturday, April 2nd!

Sincerely, 
Anand & Karthik

We will guide you through an authentic Kirtan event that will open hearts, raise spirits and restore much needed balance.