Come celebrate as we sing in the New Year together, invoking the highest love and devotion through mantras, and chanting to set the tone for 2024. We are delighted to welcome Acharya Mangalananda back to the ashram as part of the annual Christmas and New Year Symposium. A devoted kirtan artist, Acharya Mangalananda is a direct disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma, a venerated Indian saint of the 20th century.
Join us for an auspicious start to the New Year, singing the Divine Names that are manifestations of the One Divinity. Let yourself release into the rhythms and chants and discover the Bhakti within.
Offered as 3 satsangs and 2 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.
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