February 16, 2013
March 30, 2013
7:30pm - $10 at the door.
the Village is proud to host Tim Jordan and his band.
joins our group of prestigious past Kirtan performers including Dave
Temple Bhajan and Mike Cohen.
We're thrilled to have the opportunity to host him on a monthly basis!
The practice of KIRTAN, call and response chanting, is a participatory
music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a
devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga. Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti
Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity,
connection to our true selves, connection to others.
Kirtan uses the
repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound
structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our
mind and open our heart.
Tim began his journey
with Kirtan during Yoga Teacher Training in South India in 2009. There
was something about chanting the names of the Divine on a daily basis that
stirred something deep inside him. Having grown up in a strongly religious
environment in the South, Tim was very familiar with devotional
practices. However, nothing had ever touched him the way that Kirtan did.
He witnessed its power to open the heart and to transcend both culture and
religion. In India he sat with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists,
Christians, and people with no religious affiliation, all singing these
sacred Sanskrit mantras with such joy and devotion.
For the past 2 years Tim
has been a student of Mike Cohenís Kirtan Leader Traning program. Under
Mikeís guidance and support, he has been leading Kirtan both locally and
back in his home state of Mississippi.
Leading Kirtan in
Mississippi was actually where, he was finally able to appreciate the
integration of his lifelong spiritual practice. Tim finally understood
that he had never left his devotion. It had simply changed forms.
Recently Tim has begun to
see the value in his southern heritage and has started to infuse some of
its history into the music he plays. He is also very blessed to be
sharing these sacred mantras and energies with a group of wonderfully
Tim's wish in leading
Kirtan is that everyone who attends will chant their heart open, take that
energy into the world, and be of service to others.