MANTRA MEDITATION

अनावृति शब्दत

 “Anavriti Shabdat”
Liberation through sound (Vedanta Sutra)

Mantra Yoga
“The Power of Sound”

Vedic texts teach a very subtle science that allows us to develop our potentials by meditating on specific vibrations, sounds and mantras. This benefits both body and mind on a bioenergetic level in order to reach an inner spiritual level of bliss.

Meditation is to cultivate attentively, constantly and without distraction, a desired state of mind. One absorbs oneself in a goal, practice, ritual, ideal or prayer. This is also known as Kirtan Yoga or Mantra Yoga.

  • The Sanskrit word ‘Mantra’ comes from the Sanskrit root Man मन (mind, base, idea) and Trayate त्रयते (liberate, protect, save). These are vibration formulas, or sounds that liberate the mind, and are known as a form of very effective, dynamic and practical meditation.
  • The Sanskrit word ‘Kirtan’ ‘means to celebrate or glorify. It originated as collective chanting in India. Kirtan means to celebrate the Divine in a fraternal spirit of glorification and spiritual feast.
  • The word ‘Yoga’ योग comes from the Sanskrit ‘yug’, which means to unite, connect or link.

Par excellence Kirtan Yoga, or Mantra Yoga is the most influential and recognized meditation in India. The West adopted this practice in recent years, making Mantra or Kirtan Yoga famous worldwide.

It transmits positive vibes from the inside: from the soul to the mind, and from the individual to the collective. It is a vibrational state or spiritual frequency that brings relief, well-being and connection with the Divine.

Meditating on a mantra is like sowing a seed, which eventually becomes a tree. Just as a plant germinates from each seed with its respective flower, leaves and fruits, in the same way each mantra contains a science with a purpose, benefit and result.

The sound of the Mantra affects the gross and subtle body as well as the soul. This is why reciting or chanting mantras is the best way to transform ourselves. Just as a gardener tends to his garden, the meditator tends to their practice carefully and devotedly. With time and practice we will be able to achieve greater intuition, balance, equanimity, peace, mental stability, devotion, well-being, detachment, karmic purification and much more.

One can understand the laws and formulas that govern the Universe by studying these codes.

Kirtan Encounters

 गोलोकेर प्रेमधन, हरिनाम संकीर्तन।
And so the Kirtan was brought, which descended into this world
from Goloka Vrindavan, the spiritual dimension…

(Acharya Sri Narottama Das Thakur)

Singing sessions and mantra meditation accompanied by harmonium, mridanga (traditional Indian percussion), kartalas (hand cymbals) and tampura.

Industaní music’s melodic scales are called ‘ragas’ which means emotion or feeling. Different feelings and emotions are evoked through specific notes and scales according to time and place.

Kirtan Mantra Yoga’s collective experience is healing, liberating and positive. It generates encouragement, motivation and joy through chanting, reciting mantras and sharing in a group. It is a moment where attention is focused on a meditation that liberates and purifies the mind from unwanted conditioning, patterns and structures giving a state of mental clarity, peace and devotion.