By now many of you have heard of our kirtan project in Dublin, Ireland. In 2018, we organised 3 Melas, one in Spring, one in Summer and 1 in Winter. And after those 3 very ecstatic Dublin Kirtan Melas, we are very motivated and pleased to keep the project going this year and improve!
We are truly grateful to each and everyone of you who helped us in the past Melas, but as always we depend on the generosity of all of you supporting our festival to make this happen! So we have set up another fundraising campaign for this Spring, every little helps! Even a euro makes a difference!
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is an experience like no other. It combines sacred mantra, or spiritual words with vibrant, joyous music that lifts the soul and energizes the body. Its beauty lies in its simplicity. One leader sings the mantra, accompanied by a few instruments. After each line, the group – however large or small, respond with the same line. This call and response continues as the kirtan slowly unfolds.
Though the kirtan tradition originated in ancient India, it is no less relevant to our modern times. With the increasing demands of the average working life, kirtan is perhaps even more beneficial than ever.
In kirtan, there are no rules – you can sit or stand, or better yet, dance! You can clap or play instruments, and sing to your heart’s content. The only thing necessary is an open heart, open mind, and open ears!
We really want to built upon that momentum to make the experience a quality and profound one for all those that partake. So slowly but surely we are already starting the ground work to what should be a special Kirtan experience! So please help us by supporting us in any way you can.
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Website link: http://krishna.ie/dublin-kirtan-mela
Ticket reservation: https://dublinkirtanmela.eventbrite.com
Your Servants at the ISKCON Dublin Krishna Temple