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Kirtan with Dave Stinger and "Mantra" documentary screening

Come join us for a magical evening of wisdom and devotion with Dave Stringer and special guest Rónán O' Snodaigh from Kíla . Kirtan is a folk musical form that arose from the devotional Bhakti yoga movement of 15th century India.

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The Yoga Loft, Monahan Rd, Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland

About the Event

Come join us for a magical evening of wisdom and devotion with Dave Stringer and special guest Rónán O' Snodaigh from Kíla .

Kirtan  is a folk musical form that arose from the devotional Bhakti yoga  movement of 15th century India. The primary musical feature of kirtan is  the use of call and response, a figure that also deeply informs Western  bluegrass, gospel music and jazz. The form is simple: a lead group  calls out the melodies and the mantras. The crowd responds, clapping and  dancing as the rhythms build and accelerate.

The  intention of Kirtan is consciousness-transformative, directing the  singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. The  mantras are primarily recitations of names and qualities given to the  divine, expressing elemental philosophical principles. But perhaps the  true understanding of the mantras can be found in the sense of unity,  well-being and timelessness that they elicit. The mantras quiet the  mind, and the music frees the heart. Ecstasy is both the process and the  product.

Dave Stringer

Dave  Stringer is a Grammy-nominated producer, musician and songwriter who  has been widely profiled as one of the most innovative artists of the  modern Yoga movement. He's both an inspiring singer and a compelling  public speaker, resolving neuroscience, yoga philosophy and art into a  participatory theatrical experience. He is featured in the documentary  films Mantra: Sounds Into Silence and The Power of Mantra and has toured  extensively, leading concerts, workshops and retreats all over the  world.

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence documentary: MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts  the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social  phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are  finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together  with others just like them, but it also features the artists and  musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a  film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting  with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.

As  our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we  meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these  encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das,  Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this  music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan*, and how, over the  years, it transformed their lives too.

Prices  €30 prepay and €35 on door. Booking is essential so don't miss this  unique and wonderful experience. Arrival time 6.40pm, Movie starts 7pm,  Kirtan 8.30pm.

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