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Ecstatic Chant
The Yoga of Voice

August 29–September 1
Tuition $395

Join us for our 10th 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.

Performers

Deva Premal & Miten
Krishna Das
Jai Uttal
Gaura Vani
The Mayapuris
David Newman (Durga Das)
Vishal Vaid
C.C. White
The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party
Manose
Steve Gorn
Daniel Paul
Radhanath Swami
Ram Dass (live via streaming video)

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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.