Candace & Anah
@ The Hall Lawn Stage.
The heart of this set is Kirtan Meditation – an easy, powerful and enjoyable practice of hearing and chanting sacred Vedic mantras. This form of meditation has been practiced by sages and yogis since ancient times and is the recommended process for our modern age to bring about the joyful state of self-realisation. The practice of Kirtan meditation allows a person to experience relief from worries, anxieties and worldly concerns and gradually become more conscious of and immersed in a higher spiritual happiness and inner peacefulness. Though traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments, Kirtan can be transported beautifully to contemporary, western musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity. Participants are made aware that rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery. The kirtan leader/s weave together mantras and melodies, and the gathering of people respond vocally to the kirtan leader; they can clap, swaying and dance if they like. Kirtan can be simultaneously meditative yet vibrant and fun, or perhaps more soothing, depending on the style of music throughout the set.