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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CANCELLED: November Community Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School 82 Sixth Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 (map)
Community Kirtan


On Friday, November 2, 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.  Come support this new offering in our little glowy space! Doors open at 7:30pm and there is a  $10 - $20 sliding scale donation to attend.

FOR THOSE WISHING TO LEAD A CHANT: If you would like to lead a chant as part of this evening, please contact so we know that you are attending, and that there will be time for you. There will be a drummer playing with everyone throughout the evening, so for those coming to participate as a chanting leader, you do not need to provide your own drummer. There is also a studio harmonium available to play if you wish to use it.

Earlier Event: October 19
Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Later Event: November 16
Kirtan with Shyama Chapin