By now many of you have heard of our kirtan project in Dublin, Ireland. In 2018, we organised 2 Melas, one in Spring and one in Summer. And after those 2 very ecstatic Dublin Kirtan Melas, we are very motivated and pleased to organise another 12 hours Kirtan in Winter!! This will be our last big kirtan event for the year! We are thus requesting everyone to come together and let's make it an incredible one!!!
We are truly grateful to each and everyone of you who helped us in the Spring Mela as well as the Summer Mela, 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 the winter, 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!
What are we collecting for?
To make this Kirtan festival memorable and give everyone a unique opportunity to experience the transformative power of the holy name, we invited some special guest Kirtaniyas from Leicester and London. This requires us to look after them and host them. So far, we should say that with all the help and remaining €47 euro from the Summer Mela, we covered their travel cost. Any further donation will go towards accommodation and hosting them. In addition, since we have now extended to 12 hours, we would also like to facilitate all our guest attending the Kirtan with Prasadam(Sanctify Vegetarian Food), either by providing them discount from restaurant or a free meal (all will depend on the amount of contribution received). Last but not least, we would like to gather as many like minded and sincere souls in Dublin/Ireland, as we can and for this we will need to print posters, leaflets etc to advertise, any additional contributions will also be covering these and help in organising a better Kirtan festival.
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.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2129944260362986/
Ticket reservation: https://dublinkirtanmela.eventbrite.com
Your Servants at the ISKCON Dublin Krishna Temple