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 Lily Cushman

Lily Cushman

Lily is the co-founder and director of the Brooklyn Yoga School, a donation-based yoga center founded in 2010, voted "Best of New York" by New York Magazine. She has been teaching yoga for over ten years and practicing daily since 1998. She currently serves as the Executive Assistant to meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg and has worked for world-renowned chanter, Krishna Das, for many years. A longtime musician, Lily found a natural home in the practices of Bhakti Yoga: chanting mantras in the traditional call and response style of Northern India, and for nearly a decade she has regularly led chanting events in the greater New York area. In 2014, Lily created the Vanaras Music record label to facilitates kirtan and spiritual music recordings and live events. For more information visit her website HERE.

Doors open at 7:30pm.  $10 - $20 Sliding scale donation to attend

Earlier Event: September 28
Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Later Event: November 2
CANCELLED: November Community Kirtan