Nov 19, 2023    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


1960 Murray Rd., Gabriola

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Join us for a magical afternoon of devotional chanting, led and illuminated by local multi-instrumentalist, seeker, and Kirtan wallah Ode Howard.

Ode will share his personal experience with devotional chanting, delve into the history, science, and health benefits of a steady daily practice, and provide us with the opportunity to experience Kirtan together. Please be assured that no one will be expected to chant, or be made uncomfortable in the chanting component of the presentation. The reconnecting medicine of chanting can be received simply by being in the circle.

The worldwide phenomenon of Kirtan originated thousands of years ago in India. It is traditionally practiced in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh faiths. Chanting promotes a feeling of connection to ourselves and to others, and to the Source. This profound experience of oneness is often lost in our increasingly separate and busy lives. Kirtan provides a community opportunity to remember and reconnect to the joy of belonging in Wholeness.


A little about Ode:  Ode, who has called Gabriola home for more than thirty years, has travelled repeatedly to India to study the music, history, religions and culture of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.  He now plays the sitar, bansuri wooden flute, and  harmonium in his personal Kirtan practice, and serves as a Kirtan wallah, leading weekly chanting circles on Gabriola and Vancouver Island.


Bookings are closed for this event.