Winter Solstice chanting meditation 2020
Winter Solstice Chanting and Meditation in Melbourne 2020
Shine your inner light at this heart-warming celebration. Imagine yourself singing, moving or dancing to celebrate the blessings of winter, enjoying an immersion in blissful ecstatic music and sound healing, experiencing complete inner freedom, and ending the evening with a choir of flowing om chants. Winter Solstice Chanting Meditation will delight you spiritually, musically and socially. Be energised, entertained and enlightened.
This celebration features contemporary, universal chanting and healing music. A pulsing, flowing, and always nurturing mix of music filled with rich harmonies, adorned with timeless melodies that are easy to learn and easy to sing. With its roots in the western musical tradition, and attuned to awakening consciousness, the music vibrates with influences from the 1960s through to intuitive soundscapes. Memorable mantras, predominantly in English with occasional Sanskrit and Tibetan references, add colour and depth to the melodies.
The event is present by Jarek Czechowicz who leads the chanting and meditation. Gifted musicians accompany Jarek's chants, and bring with them influences from diverse styles and cultures.
Between the mystic grooves and sacred songs you can immerse yourself into moments of deep silence to cultivate seeds of gratitude and peace. A quiet mind, or at least a quieter mind, is one of the priceless experiences that many people have taken away from these events, not to mention a lasting sense of bliss and inner peace.
Come and sing, dance, and socialise with a loving community that values spiritual awakening. It's a beautiful way of connecting with people, and reconnecting with inner stillness, well being, and your creative potential.
The venue, full of character, is comfortably heated and imbued with the uplifting vibrations of countless positive events and gatherings. For extra comfort you bring your own cushion or blanket to place on the carpeted floor or on a seat. And if needed you can find a space to lay down and absorb the healing vibrations of the sounds, while soothing light and colour ebbs and flows gently around you.
Traditionally everyone brings a vegetarian supper snack to share. Aromatic Chai, freshly made and brewed without caffeine, is available for free during the social breaks. There will be one intermission and you can also stay on for a while after the chanting ends. It's a great time to meet new friends and to catch up with dear friends. Remember to share this event with them!
If you're feeling particularly creative then bring a lantern, or make one. For indoor safety please use only battery operated lights in your lantern.
Below are some of the chant lyrics and mantras we will sing.
The light reveals our blessed way. The night is longing for the day. Awakening we pray: May the days be filled with love.
I am earth, I am air, I am water, I am fire, I am everything, and all is good, so I sing.
Love! Love! Love I call your name, and in your joy I will remain I call your name.
There’s a jewel in the lotus flower unfolding deep within my soul.
Peaceful day, peaceful way, peaceful heart come what may.
Hari Om Mane Padme Hum.
Om Namah Shivaya.
Feel the river running through my veins,
Feel her water wash away my pain.
Stars of fire burning through the night,
Truth and beauty be my guiding light.
Take this moment like a breath of air,
Letting go is being everywhere.
Earth is spinning 'round beneath my feet,
Life is dancing to the one heart beat.
Hey Ya, Hey Ya, Hey Ya, Hey Ya …
The light in you is the light in me
Shine that light and you will see
The light in you is the light in me
5 4 3 2 We are One
Between each chant a deep silence arises, pregnant with bliss and inner peace. The evening will end with meditation accompanied by a chorus of flowing om chants.
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Augustine Hall, Habitat Uniting Church, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, Vic.
Located at the end of the street on the left hand side.
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Augustine Hall, Habitat Uniting Church, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, Victoria, 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)
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