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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Shyama Chapin LOVE'S DOOR Album Release Party + Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School 82 Sixth Ave, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA (map)
Shyama Chapin

Save the date for Shyama's CD Release Party! More details coming soon.

Loves Door Shyama Chapin

Shyama Chapin’s upcoming Mantralogy release, Love’s Door, is a deep journey into the compelling soundscape and meditative practice of devotional chant. Traditional Hindu mantras and prayers shine warmly through eleven intimate tracks, as Shyama’s original melodies and arrangements carry listeners though one door after another, opening again and again into the sacred chambers of the heart.

The double album includes Shyama’s call and response duets with both Krishna Das and Devadas, and guest vocals by Ambika Pressman, Janaki Kagel and Lily Cushman, as well as instrumental supporting contributions from Steve Gorn, John McDowell, Arjun Bruggeman, Jesse Kotansky, Mark Gorman, Terrence Pompey and Nina Rao. Shyama co-produced with Kevin Reilly, and finished the recordings at his Schrödinger’s Box studio in Garnerville, NY in Spring, 2018.

Earlier Event: July 13
Kirtan with Ambika
Later Event: July 27
Kirtan with Shambu Das