your satsang for the first time, I described it as 'the best part
of church.' How often do we have the opportunity to lift our voices
in community, not concerned with "performance" or how
we sound, but solely for the sheer power and joy of doing it?
Please continue to follow your hearts, sharing your gifts, and
thereby encouraging us to do likewise, helping us open our eyes
and ears to "so much magnificence'!"
--Tracie Jansen, Yoga instructor, Seattle,
As part of SHAKTI’s ongoing commitment to share
in the joy of music, chanting, and singing, we continue to host
Satsangs and Kirtans and other
musical events at our studios as regularly as possible. Satsang,
a Sanskrit word, means “true company” or “truthful
community.” Satsang is a gathering of people to who are
interested in reflecting and sharing devotional singing and chanting
for uplifting spirit and creating divine love. Kirtan,
a Sanskrit word, is call-and-response chanting performed in India's
devotional traditions. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns
or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium,
drums, and karatal hand cymbals.