Our final Kirtan (until summer) at Open Door Arbutus took place on March 8, 2013.
We're sorry if we missed you! Since the studio where we hold the
Friday chant will soon be demolished, we have decided to take a little break
and Sandra Leigh is now touring in the UK. Please join our Facebook community group where you'll find events for Vancouver's local kirtans listed.
You can still contact us through this website, too.
We would like to express our deep gratitude with a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have helped out with the Friday GPaC night over the years, offering their time, talents, resources, transportation, delicious food offerings and love energy to help keep the kirtan lamps burning ever brightly. We offer heartfelt thanks for all our teachers and mentors and of course, to the Creator of ALL! Heaps of gratitude for the space at Open Door Yoga Studio Arbutus and to the staff there, who have accommodated us so well. Soon, this building will be demolished, so… after our break, we will look into the possibilities of starting up a Friday chant night again, if we can find a suitable venue. Thank you!
Please note: we'll be back this summer to participate in the 4th annual Kirtan Vancouver Festival Check it out! Vancouver's largest FREE International outdoor Kirtan Festival at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 10, 2013. Hope to see you, there…
So, thank you, thank you, thank you…
for everything and to ALL!
Keep chanting and BE HAPPY!
Namaste Friends ~ Welcome! Give Peace a Chant is the heart of Vancouver's KIRTAN community, since 2001.
Our Bhakti style of Kirtan extracts its flavour or RASA from the devotional music of India. For over a decade, we have held community gatherings that imbibe heart energy into the pure sounds of the Divine Name in All Forms. By listening to, chanting and remembering Divine Names, we are able to feel love and devotion and serve something much greater than ourself. Our Inter-Spiritual evening is casual, friendly and open minded. You can sit on a floor cushion or a chair provided. Everyone is welcome to come sing and dance enthusiastically, or simply rest your heart and mind, and meditate with the healing sound vibrations of traditional Bhakti Kirtan Yoga. Come, come, Whoever you are… "Give Peace a Chant" with Vancouver's finest musicians and guest artists. We look forward to making devotional music with you.
We can bring Kirtan and the Yoga of Sound workshops to your studio. Tour dates, coming soon! Please contact us for further details.
Give Peace a Chant! Kirtan is a place for everyone… friends & family, awakening western yogis, light workers, healers, sacred music enthusiasts, musicians, travelers, and newcomers too. Our mission statement is simply peace through music, our community is Inter-spiritual, our method is Kirtan, our service is in singing the Name! Thank you for visiting us.In Love and gratitude,
Founder, Artistic Director and Kirtaniya