We warmly invite you to join us for a monthly Sunday night gathering where we will journey together into the healing power of sound, opening the heart and clearing the mind for a fresh start to the month.
This 90-minute workshop consists of a call-and-response chanting format led by Maria Schönfeld and Dhanyo Scholten. We will meditate via the repetition of the sacred mantras, leading to a state of calm grounded-ness, deep connection, and joy to see us through the darkening nights and autumnal chills.
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a yogic meditative chanting practice open to complete beginners, singers, and non-singers alike with research showing that it helps improve cognitive function, sleep, mood, and overall quality of life. It is the experience of chanting ancient syllables that have been used for thousands of years to connect us to ourselves.
“The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that’s deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so, as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us. These chants have no meaning other than the experience that we have by doing them. They come from the Hindu tradition, but it’s not about being a Hindu, or believing anything in advance. It’s just about doing it and experiencing it. Nothing to do. You just sit down and sing.” Krishna Das
1094 EJ AmsterdamPlan your route
Maria is a musician and a spiritual lover with a deep passion for bringing the benefits of Kirtan to people's everyday lives.. With a warm and non-judgemental teaching style, she is deeply honoured to sing with anyone and everyone who wishes to share this beautiful practice.
25 spots available