At Divine Natue we love the power of chanting. It leads us deep into the inner space, to connect with the force that animates us all (call it soul, spirit, consciousness, divinity or any other name). We have found that chanting mantras is a very simple and joyous universal practice that brings about a sweetness as well as peace, sometimes dancing, bliss, joy and unconditional love.
Every second Friday evening at 7pm we hold a Bhajan/Kirtan evening in the Shakti Temple. Each evening we provide for your enjoyment a variety of Byron’s finest chant practitioners and musicians. You are welcome to sing, clap dance or simply sit back and enjoy the uplifting, trans-formative sounds of the ancient Sanskrit mantras and music. It really is such a treat and worth testing the waters if you haven’t already! To find out more and to be invited to our chanting events please subscribe to our newsletter below.
A Bhajan is a devotional song with no fixed form: it may be as simple as a mantra or a kirtan or as sophisticated with classical raga’s (melodies from nature). Bhajan is normally more lyrical, expressing love for the Divine.
Kirtan means to repeat – that’s the Sanskrit meaning – The whole point of the practice is to use the sound vibrations and divine names or mantras, to bring us out of the consciousness of the mind, to bring us to something beyond and into the bliss. People can come together and enjoy as a community or as a group so it’s an interactive, shared experience of something that’s so deeply personal, which is our own connection to our spirit.
Our main practice is to chant – just even three words, “Om Namo Narayani”, which is the chant that Sri Sakthi Amma gave us. Any chant will do but it really helps us, especially when life can get challenging, like being to busy or with relationships or whatever. It really helps us to just come back to the self and to become centred again.