Celebrate spring with some of the greatest devotional singers in the world in a participatory exploration of transcendent musical prayer.
Known in India as kirtan (Sanskrit for “devotional chanting”), the call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these prayers kindles a joyful mood and can lead to profound states of deep meditation. In India, kirtan is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment.
This eighth annual program is a spring version of Omega’s Labor Day weekend Ecstatic Chant. Back by popular demand, this event features all women chant leaders.
During the weekend, we sing a variety of traditional and new chants in an array of chanting styles, accompanied by contemporary and ancient instruments, including the harmonium and tabla—standards in Indian classical music.