Dates: 13/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
Mode of Delivery: onsite
The course will be held within the magnificent setting of Radhadesh, a spiritual community set in the rolling hills of the Ardennes. The 18th-century castle houses a beautiful Krishna temple, and the surrounding buildings include classrooms, a traditional bakery, boutique and bookstore, and two art galleries. There will be free time to explore the surroundings and absorb the devotional atmosphere. Those who would like to are welcome to attend the morning temple worship, and renowned evening community kirtans.
N.B. Please note that this is a short course, and whilst intensive, we cannot deliver more than is possible within a brief time. The course is geared toward studying kirtan holistically, this means instrument study is only one part of the curriculum. Ten days is not enough to become proficient at an instrument! Please come with realistic expectations and we are confident you will have a memorable and deep experience!
Early morning dawn kirtan on top of the castle…
- Learn fundamental concepts of raga (melody) and tala (rhythm) in relation to kirtan
- Gain an introduction to the main kirtan instruments: harmonium, karatalas, and mridanga – through group and one to one sessions
- Explore the basic philosophy and core practices of the bhakti yoga tradition
- Gain confidence in leading/sharing kirtan with a small group
Shared room in the Radhadesh Retreat Center + three Restaurant meals daily* + tuition fee = €1,080
Students are welcome arrive on Friday, 12th of May. Departure is on Sunday, 21st of May.
You can submit your Kirtan Connection 2017 application using the link below. Students will be accepted in order which they applied. The total number of students is limited to a maximum of 10.
Manu is a festival organizer at Radhadesh, where he was born and grew up. After completing his public education as a teenager, he earned a B.A. in Vaisnava Theology (Bhaktivedanta College/Chester University) and is now a fulltime member of the Radhadesh community. He has spent lots of time on spiritual tours in India, North America and European countries. He takes part every evening, along with other young devotees, in the last evening kirtan in the Radhadesh temple.
Manu will be happy to answer all of your questions, but before emailing him please be sure you have read through all Kirtan Course texts, as most of the questions are answered there. Manu’s email is: email@example.com
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