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


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Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

  • Brooklyn Yoga School 82 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
Ambika Cooper

Ambika was a singer for many years in bands in NYC until she discovered chanting around 1996. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she continued to deepen her connection to the chants. This practice has become her refuge over the years and she is grateful to be chanting the Divine Name with so many others. Ambika is currently working on a recording of the Metta Chant (Lovingkindness) with producer, Devadas Labrecque, for digital release in late Spring, 2015 and is also featured on the Vanaras release, "Kirtan! Live from Brooklyn Yoga School." She is currently recording her first full-length album, produced by Lily Cushman, for release in the fall of 2016 on the Vanaras Music record label. For more information, visit her website.

Doors open at 7:30pm/  $10 - $20 Sliding scale donation

Earlier Event: July 22
Kirtan with Vita K.
Later Event: April 21
Kirtan with Shyama Chapin