Kirtan is a dynamic call-and-response sacred world music that incorporates the voices of the audience right into the performance. Kirtan is a spiritual journey, a form of bhakti yoga — the yoga of devotion.
If you haven't heard of Kirtan there is no better way to learn about it than to come along to The Mantra Room. Sing, dance, clap your hands and have a great time. Let the experience transport you to a world of inspiration, peace and joy, far beyond the stress and worries of life.
The Mantra Room will offer a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere. Featured kirtan leaders include Radha Krishna das whose playful and heartfelt chanting will leave you feeling inspired with an enlivening, rocking kirtan and Madya Lila dasi whose enchanting melodies soothe the soul. A variety of talented guest artists will also feature each week.
The experience of Kirtan is like no other; you're not just listening to the music, the leader sings the mantra, everyone sings it back. It starts off slow and meditative and then the tempo gradually builds and builds, a single chant can go for 30 minutes or longer.
Radha Krishna das, one of the organisers of the venue, says that The Mantra Room aims to be "the heart and soul of kirtan for the Gold Coast. Everyone is welcome to come sing and dance enthusiastically or simply rest your heart and mind in the transcendental sound."