Kirtan is believed to have psychological and spiritual powers to uplift, purify, and heal. Great saints have devoted their lives to the remembrance and repetition of mantas, deepening their mantra meditation practice daily. Learn more about this ancient and deep practice, as well as those who have attained high levels of realization through mantra repetition.
By diving more deeply into the the Divine Names of the yogic tradition, you can enhance and elevate your own spiritual practice. Learn the importance of the Divine Feminine in your life, as well as in society. Discover the many different manifestations of the Divine Mother and engage in guided meditations to feel her healing presence in your heart. With a foundation in kirtan and mantra repetition, you will begin to witness the profound healing effects in your daily life.
Offered as 2 satsangs and 3 workshops (subject to change)
Acharya Mangalananda is a direct disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma, a venerated Indian saint of the 20th century. Though an American by birth, a lifetime of Indian culture has given him a deep immersion into the traditional spiritual music of India. He is now a kirtan singer well-versed in the traditional kirtan style of India’s rural villages.
Devoted to Sri Anandamaya Ma and her direct disciples, he helped establish a spiritually-based school for local village children after living in her ashram. After teaching in the school for twelve years, he toured internationally to give kirtan presentations and spiritual workshops. In 2013, he returned to the United States and now hosts a small ashram in the San Francisco Bay area, sharing kirtan and classes.