Mantra Meditation: The Yoga of Transcendental Sound
Everything in the universe, from distant galaxies to the floor beneath our feet, is vibrating. Vibration is the foundation of our experience. Want to change your experience? Change the vibration! Sanskrit mantras have a dynamically transformative effect on the psyche. In this workshop we'll look at the liberating power of sacred sound: learn about the distinctions between mundane and transcendental sound vibrations, learn a variety of mantras along with their meanings, explore various techniques for developing a solitary, introspective practice, and learn the joyful art of kirtan: musical meditation as a group practice of call-and-response chanting. No musical talent or expertise is required and participants will come away with knowledge of how mantra meditation can help us enter into deep states of meditation.
Hari-kirtana das is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and the author of 'In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy'. Based in Washington, D.C., Hari teaches group classes, leads workshops, and is on the faculty of numerous Yoga Teacher Training programs. He's also the Founding Director of the Bhagavata-sevaya School of Yoga and gobeyondasana, an online school that provides professional development courses for yoga teachers.
Hari's been practicing yoga for the better part of 40 years. He's lived in devotional yoga ashrams and intentional spiritual communities, worked for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups, and brings a wide range of spiritual knowledge and life experience to his classes, workshops, and presentations. Learn more - HERE!