donderdag 27 februari 2014

Hanuman Chalisa Marathon 13 april 2014, Den Bosch

De Hanuman Chalisa gaat weer gezongen worden, en wel op zondagmiddag 13 april in Den Bosch tussen 13.00 en 18.00 uur, bij Yoga aan de Kade, een mooie ruimte waar ook de kirtan-avonden plaatsvinden.
Op deze datum konden de meeste mensen.
Locatie: Yoga aan de kade
Handelskade 11, 5211 TH  ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Zegt het voort, zegt het voort!

Een middag meditatief en vreugdevol zingen, én een oefening in zijn-met-wat-er-is.
Iedereen kan meedoen, ervaring of mooie stem niet belangrijk.
(beetje oefenen of luisteren vooraf is wél handig :-)

Uitgebreidere informatie kun je vinden op

Geef mij door of je komt, door een email te sturen (reply).
Vragen stellen mag ook (is nou niet een alledaags gebeuren :-), via email of op facebook of

Alles over de Hanuman Chalisa op
Luister naar de Hanuman Chalisa op
Facebook pagina van de Hanuman Chalisa Mantra-Marathon-Estafette op

Wordt vrienden met Hans(uman) op (als je dat nog niet bent)
En 'like" de pagina's en

SitaRam SitaRam


woensdag 20 november 2013

Dave Stringer on Kirtan: Sing louder!

"You don't need a priest, you don't need a temple. This thing that we're seeking is already inside us, and if you want to find it, then sing. Then dance. Then clap your hands. And get together with other people who are doing that. And if you can't find it there, sing louder."

SitaRam SitaRam

New location Kirtan Utrecht: Puur Beweging (nieuwe lokatie)

Puur Beweging (Pure Movement) is the new location for the Kirtan-Mantra Happenings with Hansuman in Utrecht. Pure Movement moved in October 2013 to the Bemuurde Weerd near the Mill, opposite EKKO (where Sophie's Palaca was formerly)

Puur Beweging is de nieuwe locatie voor de Kirtan-Mantra Happenings met Hansuman in Utrecht. Puur Beweging is per oktober 2013 verhuisd naar de Bemuurde Weerd bij de sluisjes, vlakbij de Molen, schuin tegenover EKKO (waar vroeger Sophies Palaca was, voor de “ouderen” onder ons :-)

Adres: Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13, 3514 AN Utrecht
Map and conct-information on

SitaRam SitaRam

maandag 26 augustus 2013

Hanuman Chalisa Marathon-Estafette

Sunday afternoon 20 october 2013 you can sing the Hanuman Chalisa for 5 hours with together with Hansuman in Utrecht.
You are all invited to join in!

You can find more information on this event in Dutch at the page Hanuman Chalisa Marathon at

Puur Beweging
Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13, 3514 AN Utrecht
door open 11.40
afterparty with food & drinks (bring to share!) until 18.00
suggested donation: € 15,-, low-income/students € 10,-

Send a email to me to keep informed about the latest news on this event

Later more marathons will follow in Nijmegen, Den Bosch and other cities (invite me!)

SitaRam SitaRam

zaterdag 3 augustus 2013

Searching new location in Utrecht for Kirtan

In Utrecht I'm searching vor a new location for the Kirtan singing, as the yogacentrum Utrecht (YCU) ceased to be.
There are some options already, but suggestionas are always welcome.
Obviously, making music and singing must be allowed there :-)
Kirtans in Utrecht are on sunday-evenings.

In Utrecht we will start again in Spetember.
In Groesbeek and Nijmegen in August.

SitaRam SitaRam


woensdag 24 april 2013, kirtan podcasts

on you can find podcast on western kirtan, krishna das, jai uttal, deva premal etc for free!
Give it a try!

SitaRam SitaRam

What is Kirtan?

quoted from

Kirtan is a very different kind of music.  Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention.  Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience.  You can think of it as a sing-along.  A kirtan concert is not your typical concert either.  Everyone sits on the floor, although chairs are usually available.  The performers are accessible, in fact there’s not much of a distinction between performers & audience.  The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back.  A single chant can go on for up to forty minutes.  As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself.  And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.

Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit.  Some I choose for the New World Kirtan podcast are also in Punjabi, the language of the Sikhs.  If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be.  You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind.  The magic of the chants can then carry you within.

Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.

SitaRam SitaRam