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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Chanting and Meditation
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
Saturday, March 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $30 - 100. Code JA1E18.
OPEN-Register Here

As the days become longer, let's awaken from our winter hibernation and introspection into celebration and joy. The heart is an honored gateway to our most profound and boundless nature. Using the ancient and sublime blend of kirtan (chanting) and meditation, we can open the heart of infinite love. Kirtan in the Bhakti tradition taps the nectar of spiritual longing and devotion and invites us to surrender everything into the Sacred. Used together, kirtan and meditation can reveal the expansive view of our sky-like nature.

For more than 30 years of commitment to the art and spiritual practice of kirtan, Jai Uttal has cultivated a voice and musical style that carries the listener into the heart of devotion, prayer and healing. Through call-and-response group chanting, he guides beginning and experienced chanters to an ecstatic remembrance of the divine.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $20.

CARPOOLING is always requested, and due to the large number of people expected at this event, cars with less than 3 people will be asked to pay a $10 non-carpooling fee. Bring more if you can! Spirit Rock only charges this fee for events that will be very full as we have pledged to help keep traffic down on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and we have limited onsite parking. You can find other people on our carpooling forum at our Online Bulletin Board For Ride Sharing. Folks who can OFFER a ride are usually needed.


General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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