Spring chanting meditation 2020
Spring Chanting Meditation in Melbourne 2020
Let your heart sing! Gift yourself the pure joy experience of total immersion chanting and awaken your natural capacity for happiness, relaxation and meditation. Nourish yourself through singing, sublime music, healing soundscapes. Enjoy a sense of deep connection with an inspiring and compassionate community. Greet life with renewed viguor and optimism, with a clear mind, and an enlightened heart.
Arrive early, allowing enough time for parking in the surrounding streets. The evening will start with chanting at 6:30 PM with an intermission at approximately 7:45PM to 8:15 PM, followed by chanting until 9:30 PM. The chants will be punctuated by moments of silence and/or healing sounscapes and intuitive music. The evening will culminate with an awe inspiring chorus of free flowing OM chanting.
There will be one intermission at this event, and you are welcome to stay on and socialise at the end. Bring a vegetarian supper snacks to share at intermission, or at the end, and enjoy uplifting conversations over a freshly brewed cups of free chai. And there is no caffeine in the chai, so you can sleep soundly when you get home, assuming that you will want to leave.
The venue has carpeted floor, a number of cushions, and many freestanding chairs. If ulimate comfort is important to you then bring your favourite cushion or blanket. You are free to sit, stand, move, dance or lie down during the event, and you are free to leave and enter the main hall as needed, while being very considerate and not disturbing others during quiet moments..
This event is suitable for children who have a natural inclination to participate quietly, and there is no charge for children to attend. To receive discounted tickets to this event choose the subscriber option when you purchase your ticket. You are free to unsubscribe at any time if it doesn't suit your needs.
What People SAID ABout past events
"[I value] the sense of connection, community and spirituality that was fostered. I appreciated us being invited to bring and share food, to speak with people we didn’t know at the break, the lovely space with options for being still or to move, to sit on chairs, on cushions or lying down. The wide age range. Altogether an evening to remember. It was profoundly uplifting with a strong sense of connection and community; inclusive, warm, and joyous." M. Weiss
"Everything was fantastic. Made my heart sing for days." J. Hansford
"Awesome. Really delightful and very valuable for anyone who wants to continue deepening a connection with spirituality ... suitable for people from any spiritual tradition as well as for people who are new to chanting." Claire
"Relaxing, nurturing, bliss. The chanting brings you to state of relaxation where you can connect to your true self with ease and grace." J. Jayne
"So much love and spirituality in one room" M. Crichton
Below are a few of the many chants and mantras we will sing.
Love! Love! Love I call your name, and in your joy I will remain I call your name.
Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey ya
Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey ya
Hey - ya, Hey - ya
Wake up, get up, stand up for love x2
Amen. Hear those angels singing’. x2
We're fortunate to have Roderick McLeod join us again. He will enchant us his beautiful kora playing, and get us moving with his percussion. Roderick is founder of Full Circle Drumming and director of the Belgrave Creative Space. He offers sound healing events, african drumming events, he builds koras, and teaches drumming and percussion. For many years Roderick played percussion with the inspiring Chant & Chai Cartel, and with bansuri flute virtuoso Vinod Prasanna. He is currrently recording a CD for kora and cello with multi-instrumentalist Michael Arvanitakis.
I'm delighted to welcome Stephen Hornby as our bassist for Spring Chanting Meditation. I heard him playing upright bass with Melbourne jazz trio Koi Kingdom, and was impressed with his versatility and wonderful grooves. Stephen studied music at the VCA graduating in 2011 and completed an honours year in 2014. Over the last ten years he has taught and performed extensively throughout Melbourne. Stephen has played in a large range of styles including jazz, classical, cuban, bluegrass and many others. He is also a composer and bandleader and has released several albums with his own projects.
Healing and Relaxing Music
In the spaces between some of the chants we will enjoy intuitively improvised music, created in the moment of performance. It’s an opportunity for you to sit in meditation or lie down and soak up the beautiful vibrations created by the chanting and the music. Here’s a sample of what you might hear.
Flowing Om Chanting
The evening will end with a flowing OM Chanting meditation. Take a deep breath and while exhaling make the sound ‘Ah’ or ‘Oh’ then slowly relaxing the jaw and closing the lips end on the sound ‘Mm’. It doesn’t have to be the same pitch or duration as anyone else. Go at your own pace. Take another breath and repeat as before. Keep repeating until the chanting comes to a natural close. If your can do toning then you are free to include toning in your chant. The aim is to create naturally free flowing waves of divine sound where your chanting overlaps that of everyone else who is chanting, as in the following recording.
Augustine Hall, Swell Centre, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, Vic.
Located at the end of the street on the left hand side.
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Augustine Hall, Swell Centre, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, 3122 VIC, Australia
Drive: Melway Map 45 E11
Car Parks: St. Columbs Church Car Park , 4 Paterson Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122 More Parking Options:
Train: Auburn Station (7 minute walk)
Train: Glenferrie Station (13 minute walk)
Tram: Burwood/Glenferrie Rd (10 minute walk)