Please join us in Friday night interfaith kirtan at Unity of Sarasota. Please note that we will be singing at Unity on all but the first Friday of each month, which will continue at Garden of the Heart Yoga (2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota).
Our kirtan practice is grounded in Bhakti Yoga, frequently defined as the yoga of devotion. More importantly, perhaps, is the Seva (aka “service”) aspect of Bhakti, where we offer our efforts to help others as a prayer to our chosen Divinity. Ultimately, that’s what these weekly kirtans are about, an opportunity to express gratitude in song and to share our blessings with those in need. Since we started in early January, we have raised hundreds of dollars for the All Faiths Food Bank, which provides much needed food to the economically challenged people of Sarasota and Desoto counties.
These events are free of charge and we will be accepting donations, which are optional, for the benefit of the Karma Yoga initiative – on the first Friday at GoH – and for the All Faiths Food Bank during the kirtans at Unity. Please know that the only requirement is a beating heart and a voice! If you don’t wish to sing, come anyway and listen and / or clap along!!! Please note that this is a community effort and we strongly encourage all to consider introducing and leading chants. Musical ability is not required as this is not music but prayer in song. We also encourage chanting that is light hearted, joyous and ecstatic!!! Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRQKirtan or our website at https://www.srqkirtan.wordpress.com/<a>.</a>
The SRQ Community Kirtan is supported by the funding and mission of the Call and Response Foundation (www.callandresponsefoundation.org). Call and Response collaborates with local grassroots organizers to host affordable weekly kirtan events. The Sarasota kirtan community is vibrant, joyous and growing. Please join us…..and bring your friends. Chant and be happy!!!!