The Sikh Dharma International Academy (SDI-A) is offering a beautiful workshop, “Celestial Communication as an Experience of Kirtan,” as part of the Winter 2021 eSolstice Summit program on Monday, December 20, 2021!
View information on our course offering below. We invite you to join us for this free, interactive and experiential class!
While e-Solstice is free to all who register, 3HO welcomes your donations, which will go toward amplifying the inspiring voices featured in the 3HO Luminaries Program.
Celestial Communication as an Experience of Kirtan
Monday, December 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Instructor: Adarsh Kaur
Description: There are many types of sound current practices ~ including recitation, chanting, and kirtan. Kirtan, in the broadest sense, originated in various spiritual traditions from the Indian subcontinent. Kirtan is music of storytelling and devotion, and involves participation of multiple instruments and people, and can include movement, call and response singing, and expression of emotion. In the Sikh tradition, kirtan is the sacred poetry and hymns shared by the Sikh Gurus, bhagats and saints primarily from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth.
While not traditional, Celestial Communication is a form of kirtan, where a mantra or shabad is musically sung – and where the hands and the sound meet. In this practice, the body becomes the instrument, like the way the harmonium or a stringed instrument would be played with a shabad.
In this class, we will focus on the experience of Celestial Communication as kirtan with the pauri from Japji, ‘Eka Mai’, and with the shabd ‘So Purkh’. The intention is to bring you into a deeper understanding and relationship with these sacred words.
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