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Kirtan : the art & ecstasy of chanting /

by Prabha, Divya [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pembroke, Ontario : Shining Bay Books, 2015.Description: pages cm.ISBN: 9780993949807; 0993949800.Subject(s): Hindu chants | Bhakti | Yoga, Bhakti | Ecstasy (Hinduism) | Bhakti | Ecstasy (Hinduism) | Hindu chants | Yoga, BhaktiSummary: "Kirtan: The Art & Ecstasy of Chanting is the long-awaited book by Western chant master, Divya Prabha. In this comprehensive guide to the how-to's of chanting, Divya generously shares her personal experience and a wealth of practical tips to help chanters derive full benefit from the beautiful and sacred practice of kirtan-both as leaders and participants. She also presents an introduction to the path of bhakti yoga, of which kirtan is a central practice, guiding readers through its ancient underpinnings, and offering an insightful orientation to the various deities invoked through chanting. This beautiful handbook will deepen and enrich the practice of kirtan for beginners and experienced chanters alike. Divya Prabha is a gifted singer and prolific composer of Sanskrit chants that are now sung all over the world. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she underwent a profound spiritual awakening at age 28 which led her to yoga and to a life with her Indian gurus, Swami Sri Kripalvananda, Swami Haridhos Giri, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Having led joyful and ecstatic kirtan around the world for many years, she now lives a quiet life by the sea, in Nova Scotia, where she continues to compose, record, mentor, write, and conduct programs in bhakti yoga and chanting."-- Provided by publisher.
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A Gold Award winner in the Nautilus Book Awards, "Kirtan: The Art and Ecstasy of Chanting" is the long-awaited book from acclaimed Western chant leader Divya Prabha. In this comprehensive guide to the how-to's of chanting, she generously shares her personal experience and a wealth of practical tips to help chanters derive full benefit from the beautiful and sacred practice of kirtan--both as leaders and participants. The book also includes inspiration and encouragement for those who wish to create their own chants to the Divine.

Divya also presents an introduction to the path of bhakti yoga, of which kirtan is a central practice, guiding readers through its ancient underpinnings and offering an insightful orientation to the various deities and energies invoked through chanting.

This beautiful handbook will deepen and enrich the practice of kirtan for beginners and experienced chanters alike.

Generously illustrated, with an extensive glossary of Sanskrit terms.

Includes bibliographical references.

"Kirtan: The Art & Ecstasy of Chanting is the long-awaited book by Western chant master, Divya Prabha. In this comprehensive guide to the how-to's of chanting, Divya generously shares her personal experience and a wealth of practical tips to help chanters derive full benefit from the beautiful and sacred practice of kirtan-both as leaders and participants. She also presents an introduction to the path of bhakti yoga, of which kirtan is a central practice, guiding readers through its ancient underpinnings, and offering an insightful orientation to the various deities invoked through chanting. This beautiful handbook will deepen and enrich the practice of kirtan for beginners and experienced chanters alike. Divya Prabha is a gifted singer and prolific composer of Sanskrit chants that are now sung all over the world. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she underwent a profound spiritual awakening at age 28 which led her to yoga and to a life with her Indian gurus, Swami Sri Kripalvananda, Swami Haridhos Giri, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Having led joyful and ecstatic kirtan around the world for many years, she now lives a quiet life by the sea, in Nova Scotia, where she continues to compose, record, mentor, write, and conduct programs in bhakti yoga and chanting."-- Provided by publisher.

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