Join us for our ninth annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich tradition of musical prayer and meditation.
Known in Sanskrit as kirtan, devotional chanting awakens a longing in the heart for the experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the divine. Emerging from Hindu traditions in India, kirtan is practiced by millions of people. The call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these unifying chants kindles an exhilarating, joyful mood and is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment. In recent years, pioneering musicians and seekers have brought this magical tradition to the West.
Throughout the weekend—including an extraordinary all-night Saturday session—we explore a variety of chants and chanting styles, interspersed with rejuvenating sessions of meditation, yoga, and story sharing.
Save $50 on the Labor Day weekend Ecstatic Chant workshop when you attend Spring Ecstatic Chant. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
Deva Premal & Miten
Snatam Kaur Khalsa
Donna De Lory
Gaura Vani with the Mayapuris
Fannah-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali party
Ram Dass via satellite
Performers are subject to change. Ram Dass will appear via live video stream. This workshop begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. and concludes Monday at 12:30 p.m. Omega is grateful to the artists who support this event, including Daniel Paul and yoga teacher Annette Knopp.
IN MEMORY OF SHYAMDAS
Ecstatic Chant is dedicated to our beloved friend and spiritual brother Shyamdas. His deep devotion and untiring love for kirtan and bhav continually illuminates this event. Shyam shared our vision to bring the bhakti community together at Omega each year to celebrate. He is with us always.