Sunday, July 1, 2012

Back to Breath Meditation

Meditation practice involves noticing that the mind does indeed wander and bringing it back to the breath is the key. Distractedness is an inevitable part of the process of meditating and not a sign of failure!

One of the first things we learn when we try to do this meditation practice is how distracted our minds are! All sorts of thoughts and feelings flow into our awareness, and then we find we’ve forgotten all about the breath. This is a good thing to learn. If we don’t know this we can’t do anything about it.
Most of what comes into our minds is not very useful, and often it’s actually bad for us. For example we find ourselves worrying or getting angry, or putting ourselves or others down.
The simple principle behind focus of breath meditation practice is that if we keep taking our awareness back to the breath — over and over again — then our mind gradually quiets down and we feel more contentment.
Usually we do this with the eyes shut, to minimize distraction.
We focus on this during class, bringing ourselves back to ourselves and finding a place of peace within.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fort Wayne Chanting Drum Circle Meditation

Everything in life flows and changes,it is up to us to be capable of flowing with the change and to transform ourselves with each new shift in direction.

Fort Wayne Kirtan has taken shape in new beautiful directions.
Now the water has calmed things have become more clear.

We now gather every Monday at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 for those who wish to come and have a bit of down time before things start at 7:30
We chant to our meditative drumming and music so feel free to join in at anytime.

Bring a Cushion or Blanket to sit on
Bring offerings of flowers 
Creating Sacred Space
Guided Meditation
Prayer Healing Requests
Drum Circle
Bhakti Chanting & Some other forms of chanting
Closing sealing the practice
Join us for Yummy foods and tea ( please bring a nummy veggie with no meat dish)

****If interested in Bhakti/Chanting Other Days are available for chanting upon request. Please contact us with your day available and we can set up a time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Open your heart and chant

For many Kirtan is a new experience and scary at times it can be a bit out of most peoples comfort zone. Chanting your heart out to the infinite divine with complete strangers and to a new language for many can be really uncomfortable.It really doesnt have  to be that way,this is the beauty of Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.Its a spiritual practice not a focus on the performance itself.
In recent times I had encountered a communication breakdown surrounding chanting and what we do. Some people can really become offended when something outside their spiritual understanding is unveiled before their eyes. It really is a result of a inner conflict of something new which can be scary and with out a open heart one is chancing loosing the opportunity to be a part of the magic of chanting and the spiritual dedication tied into Bhakti Yoga. 
Bhakti Yoga is not for everyone and like many other things in life some things connect and somethings dont.
Often times the unknown is scary but once you open your heart the love and infinite can flow through.
Chanting brings the vibration level up and beyond. 
Using Yogic Breathing this put us into a elevated state , calming down and centering within we allow ourselves to connect to the divine within.Mostly all our our chants are in Sanskrit which is new to most people but this newness also brings a mystique. All the mantras we sing are the names of the divine, just different aspects sung in Sanskrit.

We are currently taking our chanting in a new direction, not knowing how many guests will come on any given night we bring instruments as well as digital files so there is always music no matter how many people come to chant or how many do  not. Encouraging everyone to get up move around feel the beat, center in yourself , dance and sign your heart out,please wear comfortable clothing .

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Fort Wayne Kirtan Chant has taken a bit of time to re-structure its self , we thank you for your patience.
We will now be offering Kirtan again to the Fort Wayne area.
Come and join us and discover the magic of Chanting Sanskrit Bhakti Yoga.
Take note not to disappoint but our gatherings are not  performance based,Kirtan is a spiritual practice.
We are always looking to connect with others to play music and chant with.

Chants sang & recorded by: 

"Meditation means to absorb your mind in the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is meditation, real meditation. In all the standard scriptures and in yoga practice formula, the whole aim is to concentrate one's mind in the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is called samadhi, samadhi, ecstasy. So that ecstasy is immediately brought by this chanting process. You begin chanting and hear for the few seconds or few minutes: you immediately become on the platform of ecstasy." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Friday, August 19, 2011

Chant Until Your Blissful

The beauty of Chanting is that you can pray and add all your concerns
right into your chanting. Moving your body into the music and focusing yourself.
Every movement every thought into the chants.
Allowing your whole-self to be a part of the process.
Chant until your Blissful !
Its healing!
Its High Energy!
Its Kirtan!

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