Our Community Kirtan program has expanded to include Montreal Canada, Burlington VT, Montclair NJ, Manchester CT, Amherst MA, Sarasota FL, San Francisco CA, West Cork Ireland, Cambridge MA, Houston TX, Greenfield MA and Plainfield VT. We are so grateful for the community teams in each location organizing regular events! Find out how to host a Community Kirtan in Your community.

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Glimpses from our Community Kirtans across the country

San Francisco

Blessings! In San Francisco the Community Kirtan hosts began having hot food each week. Now, the community has begun to bring food items as well and it has grown. If someone is hungry there is food available to ground before the practice or it can be had afterward as blessed prasad. May you continue to warm hearts and bellies SF!

Burlington, VT

In Burlington, community members have learned more about the lifeline that a Kirtan can provide for those in need of connection. “I cannot explain kirtan but I know it needs to keep happening in our community. People need each other and need that space….kirtan keeps them going every week. Just that something that is there, no matter what else may not be, to gain so much from participating in the experience, knowing it will be there again and again.”

Sarasota

Very sweet night at Unity of SRQ for our weekly kirtan. We had a number of people who had never been there, including a couple of beautiful high school folks who expressed interest in evangelizing kirtan to their friends! We went deep and raised much needed funds for the All Faiths Food Bank – to help feed the needy kids of Sarasota and Desoto counties. Special thanks to Larry for his solid drumming and to all for singing the names of God with open hearts and lots of soul. I am truly blessed to know and chant with you. Thank you. Jai Ram!!!!

West Cork, Ireland

There is a little buzz of excitement around the community of Ballydehob that this will be happening regularly. We have had kirtans here in the past, but in a sporadic kind of way, and to have this happening as a regular community event feels deeply special to all of us who are involved.

Cambridge, MA

One of the participants said, “Kirtan – a collective chanting is a spiritual practice. Hindu Mantras carry intrinsic healing qualities. I cannot explain; it is something that can only be experienced. It really gives me a sense of belonging with myself along with the world. ”

Houston, TX

“On behalf of Conscious Houston, I want to thank you and the Call and Response Foundation for support of our weekly kirtans in Houston.Thank you for helping to make this effort possible, and thank you for all that you are doing. We pray that Call and Response Foundation continues to touch lives around the world through sharing kirtan.”

 

Our Hanumen event was photographed by Craig Norton Photography.
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