Kirtan as an expression of bhakti Kirtan, or any chants that praise God, are reserved for the expression of one’s bhakti. By chanting the maha-mantra, which is the great mantra for deliverance, composed of God’s names, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama,
My favorite instrument is harmonium. Since coming home from the course, I continuously learn new melodies. I ask devotees who have mastered the art of kirtan to teach me new things all the time. I must admit, it’s not easy and it takes a lot of practice and dedication.
by Cintāmaṇi Mādhavī Devī Dāsī (Kirtan Course Alumna 2014) In 2014 I had to move from the town where I was born in Chile to the capital, Santiago, to continue with my studies of journalism. I rented a little room in the downtown of the city. When I arrived, a student living there warn
Surabhu Kunja is Bhaktivedanta College alumna and Kirtan Course karatal and harmonium teacher. Self-confidence I have been raised as Hare Krishna. When I was 15 years old, I didn’t know if I wanted to stay a devotee. I went to live with my grandmother for a year and was not
Next Kirtan Course: read more and registrations Interviewer: Can you tell us about what you are up to these days and what you have been up to this past year? We understand you have been travelling quite extensively lately. Please tell us a bit about that. Abigail: We hav
Sacinandana Swami set the mood of the course with his seminar on the Theology of the Holy Name, based on the book Harinama Chintamani by Vaishnava saint Bhaktivinode Thakur. In it, he covered the secrets of attentive chanting, how to move past offensive chanting, how to enter into a r
Manu, the son of the couple who run the Bakery at Radhadesh, attended secondary school in Belgium. Here he describes his experiences at Bhaktivedanta College and his life as a college graduate: Before enrolling in college, in general I did not know what studies to pursue. All I knew w