Satsang and Kirtan in Providence, RI
Friday, Jan 3, 2020
The Magic Mansh, RI
179 Ontario St.
Satsang = Being in Reality Together
Come learn, LAUGH, find community, sing
and remember who you really are.
Satsang is a lively, ancient spiritual practice from India. People gather for a relaxed, “anything goes” conversation about the nature of reality, self-realization, spiritual life, and all aspects of human experience from the most ordinary to the most cosmic.
Exactly what happens at satsang?
This Friday night satsang in Providence will feature an open convo about cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and spiritual bypassing in relation to our participation in spiritual traditions and communities. One of our hosts in Providence, Kartina Richardson, will co-lead the discussion with Shambhavi
This will be followed by our usual satsang during which you can ask Shambhavi questions about anything. We’ll finish up with an open-mic, community kirtan jam.
Listen to Shambhavi talk about what happens in satsang:
What is community kirtan Jam?
Kirtan is call and response singing accompanied by musical instruments such as harmonium, drums, bells and whatever other instruments people like to play!
Our kirtans are relaxed and friendly. Anyone can take a turn at leading the singing—from experienced kirtanistas to beginners. The community joins in with drums, bells (kartals), and other traditional and non-traditional instruments. All styles are welcome. The emphasis is on having fun and experiencing the joy of singing together. We have a harmonium and loads of percussion instruments. Feel free to bring your own.
Please join us for these unique and inspiring evenings.
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation, or Give What You Can.
No additional donation required for Dashamamsha contributors or members of Milk, Ghee, Ojas (MGO).
About the teacher
Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula. Her principle training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism, the Tantrik tradition of Kashmir, and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet.
“Spiritual practice is a way to find out who you really are and to live in the fullness of Reality. This is Self-realization. Nothing more or less.” —Shambhavi
You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and publications here.