alone can take you to the highest"
Experience the transformative power of sacred
chants. All are welcome to join in the singing of call and response chants
from the Hindu, Buddhist and Native American traditions. Most of the chants are Sanskrit
words with original or traditional melodies. We encourage all to join and
ask only that you be sensitive to the music, listen deeply
and respond from your heart.
Music is an incredibly powerful channel for healing and
experiencing the Divine within us. World renowned scholar
and sage from India, Swami Vivekananda said, "music
alone can take you to the highest". "Kirtan"
is the Sanskrit word for a group musical expression of
the Divine Spirit within.
Chanting ancient mantras and prayers allows us to tune
our whole being, mind, body, and Spirit to the One Source,
to the One God. "Kirtan" is a Sanskrit word
for group musical expression of the Divine Spirit within.
Traditionally, it is a call and response form where the
singer sings a line and the group repeats it. This way
there are no verses to memorize and all can join.
Chanting together as one, we raise the level of our own
vibration to a high spiritual state where we can actually
feel and experience our Divine nature. Chanting is possibly
the most effective means of directly experiencing our
Gordon was music director at the Vedanta
Centre in Cohasset, Massachusetts for twenty years.
He was given this position and a spiritual name, "Jaidev"
by his teacher Srimata Gayatri Devi. He shared his music
and lead kirtans in the Temple of the Universal Spirit
there and at the Ananda Ashrama in La Crescenta, CA. He
also taught Music Therapy at Northeastern University in
Boston and has given workshops, kirtans and concerts throughout
the U.S. in spiritual centers and churches including Interface,
Boston, Unity Village, Kansas City and Spiritual Life