Description & Price

Spring Ecstatic Chant
Awakening the Heart of Joy

May 1–3
Tuition $325

Celebrate spring with a weekend of inspiring musical prayer. Known in India as kirtan (Sanskrit for “devotional chanting”), the call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these unifying prayers kindles a joyful mood and can lead to profound states of deep meditation. In India, kirtan is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment.

This weekend, we awaken the heart of joy through chant. With harmonious rhythms and sacred chants all led by women performers, we experience divine inspiration and infuse our heart center with the safety to open, trust, and heal so we can truly give and receive love.

Join us as we sing a variety of traditional and new chants in an array of chanting styles, accompanied by contemporary and ancient instruments, including the harmonium and tabla—standards in Indian classical music.

This eighth annual program is a spring version of Omega’s Labor Day weekend Ecstatic Chant. Back by popular demand, this event features all women chant leaders.

Performers

Snatam Kaur Khalsa
Wah!
Donna De Lory
C.C. White
Nina Rao
Gina Salá

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More Ways to Chant

Special Labor Day Chant Session
September 1–2

This special Labor Day Ecstatic Chant takes place on Monday, September 1, from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and includes performances by Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Deva Premal and Miten, and Ram Dass (via live streamed video).

Heart Practice of Chanting
Bringing Chanting Into the Practice of Living
September 2

Join Krishna Das for this one-day chanting retreat and devotional practice. This is a special opportunity to study with one of the foremost devotional singers in the world.