Join us every Friday night for Kirtan, call-and-response chanting. Each week the kirtan is led by a different person from our Brooklyn chant community, the Vanaras, plus special events with other artists.

Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.
— Krishna Das

UPCOMING CHANT SCHEDULE



Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

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Kirtan with Ambika
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Ambika

Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. Her first full-length album, "Mother's Calling", produced by Lily Cushman, is now available everywhere to purchase or stream.

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September Community Kirtan
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

September Community Kirtan

On Friday, September 7th, 2018 we are happy to be hosting new monthly community kirtan at BYS, begin held on the first Friday of the month. This evening is a way to grow our chanting community by offering a space for newer or less experienced kirtan wallahs to lead the practice of chanting in a group setting.

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Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

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Kirtan with Ambika
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Ambika

Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. Her first full-length album, "Mother's Calling", produced by Lily Cushman, is now available everywhere to purchase or stream.

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CANCELLED August Community Kirtan
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED August Community Kirtan

On Friday, August 3rd, 2018 we are happy to be hosting new monthly community kirtan at BYS, begin held on the first Friday of the month. This evening is a way to grow our chanting community by offering a space for newer (or less experienced) kirtan wallahs to lead the practice of chanting in a group setting.

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Kirtan with Shambu Das
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shambu Das

Shambhu Das' roots in Kirtan go back to 1997, Monday nights at Jivamukti, chanting the Divine Names with Krishna Das. The path lit by singing these Revealed Names has led to his meeting his teacher, Sri Siddhi Ma and finding his Guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba.

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Kirtan with Ambika
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Ambika

Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. Her first full-length album, "Mother's Calling", produced by Lily Cushman, is now available everywhere to purchase or stream.

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Kirtan with Ambika
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Ambika

Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. Her first full-length album, "Mother's Calling", produced by Lily Cushman, is now available everywhere to purchase or stream.

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Kirtan with Sharada Devi
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

Sharada Devi is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. She has traveled throughout India for the past thirty plus years in various temples playing music with the kirtan musicians. "I began to soak up the melodic tunes and found my heart in constant rhythym with the beat of the drum. The simple repetitions of the chants fill my spirit and bring forth a greater understanding of the dance of true love."

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Schedule Change: Kirtan with Ambika
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Schedule Change: Kirtan with Ambika

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 2007, she recorded a track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das' CD, Flow of Grace. In 2013, she released her first CD: Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts. She is also featured on Kirtan! the live chant CD recorded at BYS.

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Kirtan with Vita
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Vita

Vita grew up in a Soviet republic of Kazakhstan studying classical piano. She later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia & UK. She was introduced to Jazz, Bossa Nova and traditional Indian call & response devotional singing (kirtan).

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3 HR Hanuman Chalisa Kirtan Workshop w/ Ambika, Lily & Shyama
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

3 HR Hanuman Chalisa Kirtan Workshop w/ Ambika, Lily & Shyama

Join the Ma Squad for a special three-hour kirtan workshop on Friday, April 13th, from 8 - 11pm. The evening will focus on the Hanuman Chalisa, with one hour of teaching on the meaning and pronunciation of the prayer, followed by two hours of chanting, led by Ambika, Lily Cushman and Shyama Chapin. Each kirtan wallah will be sharing her own connection and understanding of this unique practice, and leading her own melodies of the mantra.

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Kirtan with Anjula Prasad
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Anjula Prasad

Anjula was raised in a very devotional family that revered Indian classical music as one of the highest forms of spirituality. While growing up, she frequently traveled throughout India, where she learned to chant and discovered how fulfilling it was to express her devotion through her own voice.

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Eight Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Eight Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan

Join us for a birthday bonanza celebrating our eight-year anniversary in Park Slope, Brooklyn with delicious food, good friends, chanting, door prizes galore and your chance to win a free $50 BYS class card! The evening includes call and response chanting, hang time to eat delicious treats, lots of hilarious yoga jokes and many hugs from people you know and love! Come celebrate a vibrant community of practitioners for what promises to be a special evening.

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CANCELLED: Kirtan with Devadas
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED: Kirtan with Devadas

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

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Hare Christmas Kirtan
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Hare Christmas Kirtan

It's that magic time of year again! A time for singing and coming together to share in the holiday cheer! Join us at Brooklyn Yoga School for our 5th annual HARE CHRISTMAS KIRTAN led by Ambika, Devadas, Lily and Shyama. The evening includes call & response chanting and your favorite childhood Christmas carols! Singing begins at 8pm, come and go as you like throughout the evening.

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Kirtan with Devadas
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Devadas

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

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Kirtan with Nina Rao
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Nina Rao

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 2007, she recorded a track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das' CD, Flow of Grace. In 2013, she released her first CD: Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts. She is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at BYS.

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Kirtan with Devadas
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Devadas

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

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Kirtan with Shambu Das
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shambu Das

Shambhu Das' roots in Kirtan go back to 1997, Monday nights at Jivamukti, chanting the Divine Names with Krishna Das. The path lit by singing these Revealed Names has led to his meeting his teacher, Sri Siddhi Ma and finding his Guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba. It is in dedication to them that he has written his devotional music, and he is currently producing, playing and singing on his upcoming album, All For You.

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Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

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Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

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