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Kirtan Festival Overview 

When: September 18 2016 3pm – 7.30pm
Where: Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba

You’re invited! 

Join us to celebrate World Peace Day with our fabulous Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival!

Hundreds of attendees are expected at this FREE event which showcases the best of Kirtan with an evening of music, meditation and spiritual harmony.

Kirtan is a powerful and enjoyable form of meditation which uses sacred sounds to reach a state beyond the stress and worries of life.

This year’s festival offers Brisbane locals and visitors an opportunity for people to come together to embark on a journey towards inner peace and harmony.

The evening features a fantastic variety of Kirtan styles from beautiful, mellow sacred sounds, to joyous, up-beat Mantra Rock.

To help you on your peaceful path, we’ve organised a great line up of bands including Pralad ’n the Chants, Soul Sistas, Yadudes and Tribal Flow, as well as sessions of Soothing Mantra Breath Meditation.

Other activities include:

•Tribal Dance Fusion
•Spiritual Wisdom
•Lots of wonderful prizes and giveaways
•Total immersion in transcendental sound
•Food vendors with tasty vegetarian / vegan food
•Cultivating inner-peace and harmony
•Finding your inner-bliss

The Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival is proudly sponsored by The Mantra Room
Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email: brisbane@asmy.org.au

Register

To pre-register for this event, please head to:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecx2ocovd008f588&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

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What is Kirtan? 

Kirtan is a dynamic sacred world music that incorporates the voices of the audience right into the performance. Kirtan is a spiritual journey, a form of bhakti yoga — the yoga of devotion.

This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of contemporary practitioners, Kirtan has been transported beautifully to all cultural and musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity.

Sacred Sounds 

Kirtan is the most powerful and enjoyable form of meditation. By meditating on these sacred sounds we reach a state far beyond the stress and worries of life.

The eternal wisdom contained in the yoga texts explain that these mantras are transcendental sounds endowed with unlimited spiritual potency. They purify one’s consciousness and bring deep spiritual insight and inner happiness.

Spiritual Love 

Everyone is looking for something real, lasting and fully satisfying in their life. That “something” is reconnecting to our spiritual source, to experience spiritual love. Kirtan nourishes the soul’s deepest needs by reawakening this spiritual love within our hearts. From this place of peace, love, joy and harmony, let the rest of your life unfold. Weaving together melody, music and mantra with people responding to the words of the singer, clapping, swaying and sometimes dancing, Kirtan is simultaneously a meditative, exhilarating and fun activity.

Kirtan at the Mantra Room 

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere. Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating voice that will lead you on an inward journey; and Ishvara, who will have everyone up and dancing with an enlivening, soul inspiring, rocking kirtan.

The experience of Kirtan is like no other, you’re not just listening to the music, the leader sings the mantra, everyone sings it back. It starts off slow and meditative and then the tempo gradually builds and builds, a single chant can go for 30 minutes or longer. Everyone is welcome to come sing and dance enthusiastically or simply rest your heart and mind in the transcendental sound.

Come celebrate, meditate and let the music set you free!

More information 

If you’d like more information on Kirtan and what’s happening at The Mantra Room, contact Gayatri Phillips |Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email: brisbane@asmy.org.au

 

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About World Peace Day 

“The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development… It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership.”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

The International Day of Peace (World Peace Day) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. It is observed on the 21st September every year.

Since 2001, the United Nations has invited all nations and individuals to join in a cessation of violence for that day. It also invites governments and communities to commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues relating to peace.

World Peace Day offers the people of the world an opportunity to unite in their common humanity and to join together to build a future free of conflict.

Kirtan Chant for Peace and World Peace Day 

The Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival is an ideal way to commemorate the sentiments of World Peace Day.

Practitioners of Kirtan believe that in order for the world to be peaceful, we must first be peaceful within ourselves. Through the peaceful use of yoga and meditation, Kirtan offers participants inner refuge from the world of conflict by cultivating a natural sanctuary within the heart and mind.

The Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival offers all participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in an evening of peaceful meditation and bhakti yoga.

It is also an opportunity for individuals to take a spiritual journey into a world of inner peace and harmony with a community of like-minded people.

Held on September 18th (The Sunday closest to World Peace Day), the Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival aims to raise public awareness of the importance of peace and harmony in our local communities and throughout human existence at large.

Kirtan offers access to inner peace through the use of sacred sounds, or mantras that are uplifting to the soul and give us access to inner peace and harmony.

For more information, contact: Gayatri Phillips |Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email:

brisbane@asmy.org.au

 

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About THE MANTRA ROOM 

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Located at 236 Montague Rd, West End, The Mantra Room offers a vibrant mix of live music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.

The Mantra Room is a unique Brisbane space which showcases Kirtan leaders such as Gayatri, Jayadharma and Ishvara whose heartfelt chanting and melodies soothe the soul and inspire the senses. It also features a variety of talented guest Kirtan artists on a weekly basis.

If you haven’t heard of Kirtan there is no better way to learn about it than to come along to The Mantra Room. Sing, dance, clap your hands and have a great time. Let the experience transport you to a world of inspiration, peace and joy, far beyond the stress and worries of life. 

For those unfamiliar with Kirtan, there is no better way to learn about it than to come along to The Mantra Room. Participants are invited to sing, dance, clap their hands and immerse themselves in a world of inspiration, peace and joy.

The Mantra Room offers a unique transcendental experience. It aims to be the heart and soul of Kirtan and offers its visitors a welcome relief from the stresses of daily life.

The Mantra room welcomes everyone to join in the experience of singing and dancing or to simply rest their hearts and minds in the transcendental sound of Kirtan.

An array of delicious vegetarian meals is regularly offered at The Mantra Room. Dinner is a regular highlight of our Kirtan nights and provides an opportunity for individuals to relax, make new friends and connect with like- minded people.

For more information, contact: Gayatri Phillips |Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email: brisbane@asmy.org.au

 

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Press Release 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 22nd 2016

BRISBANE CELEBRATES WORLD PEACE DAY WITH ITS CHANT FOR PEACE KIRTAN FESTIVAL 

Brisbane is set to celebrate World Peace Day with a spectacular ‘Chant for Peace’ Kirtan Festival, proudly sponsored by The Mantra Room.

Held on September 18 2016 between 3pm – 7.30pm at the Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba, this free event is set to draw hundreds of attendees as people join together in an evening of music, meditation, and spiritual harmony.

Kirtan meditation is famous for its emphasis on transcendental, spiritual sounds, and as you would expect, the Kirtan Festival is set to be an audible delight for those lucky enough to attend. As well as showcasing a beautiful array of sacred sounds or Kirtan, the evening hosts an excellent line-up of bands including Pralad ’n the Chants, Soul Sistas, Yadudes, and Tribal Flow.

Food vendors will be on site with a delicious array of vegetarian / vegan foods and there are lots of prizes and giveaways on the agenda.

For the organisers of this event, the connection between the Kirtan Festival and World Peace Day has a special significance. Gayatri Phillips from The Mantra Room says that:

“The United Nations has declared that World Peace Day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Brisbane Kirtan Festival offers people an opportunity to do just that. Kirtan is about self-discovery. It is an opportunity for people to come together to embark on a journey towards inner peace and harmony”.

The Kirtan Festival welcomes Brisbane locals and visitors alike. Meditation experience is not necessary and all interested people are welcome to attend.

More information about the Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival, can be found at http://www.chantforpeace.com.au and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/139094229849968/

CONTACT
Gayatri Phillips | Email: brisbane@asmy.org.au |Ph. 040 449 9593

BOILERPLATE: 

The Australian School of Meditation and Yoga is a non-profit organization with centres in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Each lifestyle centre is run by qualified teachers who offer relaxed and personable instruction incorporating asanas, meditation, diet, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for a holistic yoga experience. The programmes of the ASMY are simple and enjoyable and can benefit everybody regardless of age or current physical condition. Our goal is to guide you to a more balanced lifestyle with an increased sense of wellbeing and vitality as your body grows stronger and more flexible, your mind calm—and bring a greater sense of ‘sacredness’ into daily life.

 

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Collaborators and Contacts 

The Chant for Peace Kirtan Festival was conceptualised by Pralad n the Chants. It is proudly presented by the Mantra Room in association with the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga,

For more information, contact: Gayatri Phillips |Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email:

brisbane@asmy.org.au

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Media Enquiries 

The Chant for Peace Kirtan festival is set to be a major event and we’re keen to spread the word far and wide.

Gayatri Philips from The Australian School of Meditation & Yoga / The Mantra Room is available for radio, TV and print media interviews. We are also open to interview requests from bloggers and other media professionals.

For more information, contact: Gayatri Phillips |Phone: (07) 3844 8441 | Email: brisbane@asmy.org.au