Community Kirtan Program

 

 

 

The Community kirtan program is inspired by the need for communities to have regular, affordable and accessible kirtan at a consistent time and location.  Call and Response Foundation works in partnership with community leaders to secure and underwrite a venue for regular events.  Events are scheduled and managed by community volunteers, and are run on a donation basis.                           

 

 

 

 

Outreach - Prisons & Recovery

 

 

 

The practice of chanting together with the intention of cultivating love and peace, breaks down the self imposed barriers that seemingly divide us and opens  our hearts! We match kirtan wallahs with facilities in order to share the healing power of group chanting. “The prison is never quiet, but I can find a space inside me now that is. I’ve never had that before. You don’t know how much it means…you really don’t.”- Anonymous Inmate

 

 

 

 

Retreats and Programs

 

 

 

The Community kirtan program is inspired by the need for communities to have regular, affordable and accessible kirtan at a consistent time and location.  Call and Response Foundation works in partnership with community leaders to secure and underwrite a venue for regular events.  Events are scheduled and managed by community volunteers, and are run on a donation basis.                           

 

 

 

 

“Every single repetition of the Name carries a magnetism, power, and energy that will bring fruit sometime or another. Do the practice even if your heart is not in it. These practices are our only tool we have in this life, to wake up at all.”

Krishna Das

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Thank you for your generosity and kindness!


or mail to P.O.Box 108 Northfield, VT 05663

Blessfest

July 25 – 28, 2019

Hampshire College, Amherst MA

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On October 25th, Kripa and the Call and Response Foundation visited San Quentin State Prison for the second time this year along with the wonderful Lily Cushman.
It was an honor to be able to there in heartfelt devotional practice. And, due to your generous donations, we were able to give give a harmonium, a set of kartals, and two drums for the men at San Quentin. They were elated to receive them, and two of the guys said, "You know, we heard this may happen, but we didn't take it seriously because so many people have made unkept promises over the years."
PHASE II
But the guys at San Quentin still need help. They have requested info on Sanskrit pronunciation, basic kirtan instruction, and greater access to the Sacred Teachings of Bhakti Yoga. Beyond this, your donation will help us to help bring these opportunities to other facilities. All funds collected will be used to help further our prison outreach. This includes bringing instruments to more facilities, leading kirtans and chant workshops with inmates, providing travel stipends to support our presenters, and enrichment and meditation materials for inmates with the Little Bit of Mantras and mala beads.
Thank you so much for your support. Please take a moment to repost and share with your friends. If you have high-quality used instruments that you would like to donate, please email Scott@callandresponsefoundation.org
Every dollar helps make these practices more accessible to a population who is largely dependent on this type of direct service. Please support the offering of this practice from which we have benefited so greatly to those who are yearning for the simple opportunity to learn and transform.

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Thank you so much for your generosity
Love,
The Call and Response Foundation and Kripa and Lily