Kirtan w/ Shantala
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About the Event
Special Benefit Kirtan Fundraiser for Michael Hahn and Elizabeth Rainey with Shantala and Gina Salā.
100% of proceeds will go directly to our friends who have given SO much to our community.
Sliding scale donation $20-$100+
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Heather and Benjy have released five beautiful and well-loved albums of sacred chant music since 2003, including Living Waters, Jaya, LIVE in love, Sri, and The Love Window.
Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. They were named as one of the top Kirtan “Wallahs to Watch” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness, bliss, and devotion. The audience is invited to participate fully through call-and-response chanting, dance, and meditation.
About Gina Salā:
Filled with a love for the One Divine known through many forms and names, Gina Salā leads regular interfaith, participatory chanting (kirtan) evenings as a pathway to awakening to our unity and wholeness. Gina began devotional (bhakti) chanting to the Divine and mantra in different traditions at age 3 living in a Hindu ashram in Canada with Swami Sivananda Radha. She deepened her practices in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (Kopan Gompa) in Nepal in 1992. Gina spent several months solo in the Himalaya, and emerged to meet her advaita Guru, Papaji (HWL Poonjaji) who was in the lineage of Sri Ramana Maharshi. She has continued "diving deeper" into direct experience of the Self, and sharing experiences that help us Remember Who we are.