KIRTAN  - Sacred Sound for Meditation & Relaxation.  kirtanmusic.com
Suzanne Alvarez and Ellie Daulton, kirtanmusic.com  Tampa, Florida
 
One of the few Bhakti Yoga - Musical Groups in the Tampa Bay   Area, 
"KIRTAN MUSIC" -- has  been generating 
Good Vibes & Sacred
Sounds locally for 
more than five years.
 
Through  presentation of  Ancient Sanskrit Mantras, Original Songs, & Sacred Chants from World Traditions such Hindu-Vedic, Tibetan, Sikh, Sufi or even Native American... "KIRTAN MUSIC" led  by Suzanne Alvarez... is sure to help engender an experience of renewed Love & Communion with the Divine!
 
Through the medium of sung mantras, ( in which everyone is encouraged to participate) we invite you to join us at a KIRTAN MUSIC event so you too can  experience  for yourself  the beauty and power of this timeless tradition of devotion to God through the medium of musical expression. 
 
 "KIRTAN MUSIC" brings to life  the Ancient Tradition of Bhakti Yoga, [ in  which  people come together to sing mantras in devotion to GOD].
 
"KIRTAN" is a Sanskrit word which  means to repeat ( as in repeating the names of God) and implies a  celebratory experience. As a  musical performing entity -"KIRTAN MUSIC" consists of:  Singer/ Songwriter/- Suzanne Alvarez on Harmonium,  along with either Shakuntala on percussion or Ellie Daultonon guitar or mandolin.
 
Devotional Chanting/Meditation 
 
KIRTAN denotes a session of devotional chanting ( meaning: sung mantras). The chants we lead consist primarily of  traditional Sanskrit  mantras evolved from the ancient Bhakti devotional tradition of India. The mantras are sung  in  Sanskrit, (which everyone can easily follow), or in English. We also occasionally include  sacred chants and songs from the Native American & Middle Eastern traditions as well as Sanskrit mantras set to original melodies. These traditional and original  musical chants and mantras are truly beautiful &  powerful!  Capable of  opening the inner door of the Heart, sincere participation can lead to an  experiencing  of  core connection-  and direct communion with Spirit (in any religion. )The result is Peace within and without.
 
The lead instrument of a kirtan is the harmonium, which was introduced to India in
 the 18th century by the British, in the form of a portable pedal operated pump
organ. Although the Indian people eventually threw the British out of their country,
they kept the harmonium because it resonated perfectly with their Sanskrit chants,
and  adapted the harmonium into the instrument you see today. This instrument is
actually a mini-keyboard whose ongoing tone is propelled by a bellows which is 
activated by the hand that is not playing melody or chords on the keys.
 
Its continuous drone sound, especially when accompanied by guitar, 
mandolinor drum, can be uniquely hypnotic and thur conducive to the the peaceful state of Bliss that is the goal of a kirtan session.
 
 
 
 
 
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MUSIC PLAYING ON THE WEBSITE :
 
Clips from the CD: GROWING IN GRACE
Original Music and Mantras by Suzanne Alvarez with Ellie Daulton. Copyright: 2010- kirtanmusic.com
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MIRABAI, Hindu Musical Saint               CURRENT K I R T A N SCHEDULE
     for Suzanne                          
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 Suzanne's CURRENT KIRTAN SCHEDULE 
 
*To all events: Bring a Yoga Mat and “Cush for your Tush” to sit on the floor. Chairs provided.
 
SUZANNE'S KIRTAN 
[2nd SUNDAYof each Month]
 
NEXT SESSION:
SUNDAY- August 10, 2014
 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 
 SACRED LANDS, St. Pete, FL
For More Information:
1620 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710-4348

 
For Parking use:
1700 Park St N
         St Petersburg, FL 33710       
 
Love Donation
Chairs provided
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(Chant & Sing Mantra- Bhakti Yoga Style)
Featuring:Suzanne Alvarez on Harmonium
 
 
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YESHE TSOGYAL a real human female dakini who lived in the time of Padmasambhava. Be sure to            S C R O L L  ALL        the way down!
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KIRTAN Mantra Lyrics on PDF below:
 
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N A M A S T E
 
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Egyptian Eye of Horus
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OM
AH
HUNG
&
See you soon!
 
SUZANNE ALVAREZ
 
Harmonium played by S. alvarez
Photo of Suzanne playing the Harmonium
 Photo credit:  Vonhenry.com
 
Please contact Suzanne if you are interested in scheduling a KIRTAN
EVENT at your Yoga Studio, Church or other Venue. Suzanne can be
 reached by calling (813) 785-7993 or by email at:
If you have any comments or requests, or wish to be added to our
email list, please fill out the form on the contact page & send it to us.
 
H A R M O N I U M  HANDBOOK
 
photo of harmonium similar to the one I use.
Click on Harmonium
 
 
N A M A S T E
 
green tara calm flwr
    Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha 
 
 
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NEVER GIVE UP ON
YOUR  DREAM
 
Or Doubt 
 THE POWER OF
A
SINGLE HUMAN VOICE
to change the World
   
LISTEN TO: Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009
 
                     
Logo for kirtanmusic Suzanne Alvarez and Ellie Daulton
 
 
TRANSITIONS TO A  HEART  CENTERED WORLD
Heart is the center of Everything
Yogi Bhajan
free book excerpt online!
Click on Heart