Sacred sound syllable  – in ancient Sanskrit mantra refers to a word or phrase which helps to uplift or ‘free’ the mind. These days it’s become popular to call anything which is repeated over and over, a ‘mantra’, but an authentic mantra is passed from teacher to student over thousands of years, and through meditation and repetition, can unlock our deepest potential.


Mantra + music = kirtan. Singing the mantra along with musical instruments is a way to help focus and absorb ourselves in the sound. If the mantra is the remedy, the music is the capsule that makes it easy to take. As Mary Poppins says, ‘a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!


To meditate, is to focus deeply on something. While great masters of the past were able to sit silently in the forest and concentrate – most of us are navigating the urban jungle, with ‘always-on’ lives and ever buzzing smartphones to match. In the time we live in now, mantra meditation is the easiest way to achieve inner clarity and focus.

About Kirtan

Kirtan is a call and response musical meditation that takes a minute to learn, and makes you feel good just as fast. The practice goes back more than 5000 years and can be practiced by anyone. You do not need to be a good singer, a practitioner of yoga, or a follower of any religion or set of beliefs to experience the power of kirtan. An open mind and your voice are all that is required! Combining music, mantra meditation and full body, mind and heart participation, kirtan offers a rich, immersive experience that has the power to change the world, one heart at a time.