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Mellow sounds, ecstatic dance, beautiful views, fresh breezes, amazing food and blissful kirtan; oh what joy for the soul – Let the music set you free!
I must admit I was like a kid again. Counting the sleeps until the kirtan cruise. I absolutely love kirtan and attend The Mantra Room on a regular basis, but I just loved the idea of taking The Mantra Room afloat.
It was close to 6.30pm on a beautiful, balmy Friday night and 120 of us watched from the wharf as the boat slowly made its way down the Brisbane River to a serene backdrop of the setting sun. Dusk was upon us and we were about to board the “Lady in Red” for a fun-filled kirtan cruise. As the boat approached, we could hear the Mantras gently drifting through the atmosphere.
We all entered the two level boat, most of us heading to the upper deck, where it was open to the cool and refreshing breezes. Some preferred the lower deck, where there were tables and chairs. There was a platform at the front of the top deck where the members of the band, Prahlad ‘n the Chants, were set up and kirtan was already in progress. Once everyone was aboard the boat left the wharf and headed down the river towards the amazing city lights.
About half way through the night, the meal was served. It was a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal and had vegan and gluten free options.
The last hour was a wonderful mix of different tunes and Mantras that had everyone up and dancing. It was so much fun, you just couldn’t help but dance to the wonderful musical rhythms. By this stage all my worries seemed so far away and I felt relaxed and carefree. Those Mantras really do work!
Suddenly it was 9pm and the boat was making its way back to the wharf. Wow, the night seemed to go so quickly. It was sad it had to end, I was enjoying myself so much. However I was told that there would be more cruises coming up!
These nights are filled with fun and joy. Sacred sounds filling the air, the summer breeze upon your skin, getting together with friends, fabulous views along the Brisbane River and delicious vegetarian food, what more could you ask for.
I attended the Kirtan cruise a couple of weekends ago and it was the best night I have had ALL YEAR !!
It was amazing – thank you for putting on an awesome event.
$49 includes cruise and vego meal and dessert
Map and Boarding Info
We will be boarding from 6pm and will leave the wharf at 6.30pm sharp. The address is the public pontoon at Riverside Drive West End opposite the concrete factory. There is a photo of the wharf below, you can see the Go Between Bridge in the background. Turn down Jane street and Drive down Riverside Drive until you see the Boat, it stands out as Riverside Drive is very quiet street at that time of night. There is plenty of street parking too.
- Fri 16th February, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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