We see ourselves as flame carriers of a five thousand-year-old tradition that pre-dates even Christianity by thousands of years We like to talk about the ancient-ness of this tradition, how old is, how beautiful it is but sometimes people say – what does that
have to do with right now? Like we’re logical people and living in a logical time, no, this isn’t some ancient pipe dream world! In the rapid pace of the always-on culture of cell phones, of emails, of Twitter and all of that everyone is going like this… I think people in the world right now are looking for purpose, they’re looking for meaning. And really
the only way to find purpose and meaning is within and “Kirtan” is one of those ways to bring one in. I’ve wanted to die many times and that’s just like giving up, like just going… …I don’t have a place in the world Well the Kirtan kinda opened me up.
I just stopped with the judgments, it’s like I deeply paused, like my cells in my body paused. What is Mantra and what is the power
of Mantra? Mantras are harmonizing a relation(ship) between human and the nature, that we become one to ourselves. It allows you to loosen your identification with your problems The vibration of the voice vibrates your
heart and opens yourself. That taste of no judgement, freedom, learning, loving with no social roots to it, it’s kinda new. Kirtan is just that opens you up wider, and your heart gets cracked open. We feel, ohhh, so many different things. When we sing Kirtan, we can sing it all out, sing it all through. Music is already happening, we just allow it to sort of course through us in a way we are becoming an instrument. I feel more comfortable seeing myself as an excuse for people to come together and sing. In a certain sense it takes on a new
depth of consciousness… it’s more powerful than anything the singular mind can produce. Kirtan is timeless, it’s the song of the soul and it exists like an underground river
in all traditions