Workshop: Everyday Bhakti – Walking in Devotion with Jai Uttal
Sun, Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Love People, Feed them and Remember God – Neem Karoli Baba.
The calls of the day are loud and demanding; responsibilities pull us right and left. How can we honor the world around us and our blessed life without ever letting go of the divine cord of love? Of course we are all humans and we forget God a thousand times a day but don’t worry. Let’s start with baby steps and, through patience and grace, begin to see all life as an expression of the divine play.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; it’s a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti, your emotions become the fuel to reconnect you with the Divine and help you to find healing and wholeness within yourself. Through singing kirtan you can explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of your soul—and ultimately find the eternal springs of love.
For everyone who loves and practices kirtan (chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India), this workshop will fuel your soul. Jai will share and demystify some of the secrets of kirtan. For with just a little understanding of music and rhythm, and a lot of self-acceptance, we all can sing, lead, and share our hearts with others. The practice of chanting can become our teacher, guiding us home. “Kirtan is food for the spirit, a life raft of song.”
* Kirtan is for all people. There are no masters of kirtan, no experts, no teachers, no advanced students, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves.