This year Grafton Drum Circle is taking a hiatus while Rhythmic Heart Kirtan is taking precedence. Please consider joining us for Kirtan!
Kirtan is devotional call and response chanting, accompanied by harmonium and drum and small percussion. This is a community Kirtan event where we come together to raise our voices in song and chant! It calms the mind and stills the soul. This is a participatory experience, so come ready to sing and chant! Connection with others, through the synergy of music allows us to tap into the blissful beings that we are. You may even find that you are up and dancing!
Kirtan is call and response chanting, accompanied by harmonium, drum, tanpura and small percussion. Lyrics are provided.
In the words of Krishna Das:
"The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that's deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us. These chants have no meaning other than the experience that we have by doing them. They come from the Hindu tradition, but it's not about being a Hindu, or believing anything in advance. It's just about doing it, and experiencing. Nothing to join, you just sit down and sing."
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton - UUSGU is hosting Rhythmic Heart Kirtan, a community Kirtan event where we come together to raise our voices in song. It calms the mind and reconnects us with our deeper self. This is a participatory sacred experience, so come ready to sing, dance, etc! Connection with others, through the synergy of music allows us to tap into the blissful beings that we are.
Come even if you've never sung before! This is about finding your inner voice. Don't worry about how you sound.
Everyone is welcome!
So come join us each second Saturday of the month, in Fellowship Hall of the UU Meetinghouse in Grafton for Rhythmic Heart Kirtan. Join us as we celebrate the rhythm of our lives, touching the instinctual heartbeat in each other and ourselves. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the joy of community synergy through rhythm and chant.Circle starts at 7:00 pm at the UU Society's Meeting House, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA.
2017 Rhythmic Heart Kirtan Dates:
- January 21
- February 18
- March 11
- April 8
- May 13
- June 11
- July 8
- August 12
- September 9
- October 14
- November 11
- December 9
We have a Yahoo Group set up as our mailing list. We send out a reminder for our circle about one week ahead of time, and use it to let you know of any changes. Occasionally we need to switch from the second Saturday to a different one. To sign up, click the button to the left!
Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton - 3 Grafton Common
- Take the Mass Pike to exit 11 (Millbury). After the tolls, turn right onto Route 122-South.
- Follow 122-South past Stop and Shop and past where 140 and 122 join together.
- You will soon come to a light where 122 veers off to the right and 140 continues straight through the light. Stay on 140-South.
- Go up to the top of the long hill -- you are now on Grafton Common -- and turn left. Find a place to park.
- The church is right there. (There are two churches on the common - the UU church is to the right of a few small shops. The other church doesn't have any other buildings next to it)