A Superb Spiritually enlightening event not to be missed…..
“ISKCON Birmingham’s 16th Annual SOUNDS FOR THE SOUL
MEDITATIONAL MUSIC NON STOP FOR 24 HOURS”
Date: Saturday 9th May 2015 – Sunday 10th May 2015
Time: Saturday | Opening Ceremony (2pm) – Sunday | Late Evening
Venue: Radha Swami Rasila Satsang Centre, Wharf Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5HS
The annual Birmingham 24-Hour Kirtan festival, now tag-lined ‘Sounds for the Soul’, is a lively, international celebration of spiritual music. Inspired by Indian Vedic tradition, the festival promotes the congregational chanting of sacred mantras, sung in a variety of beautiful melodies and accompanied by live instrumentation.
Mantra is a Sanskrit word composed of ‘Mana’ – the mind, and ‘trayate – to transcend’. Therefore mantra refers to an ancient word or sound which helps the mind to reach a higher consciousness. These days it’s become popular to call anything which is repeated over and over, a ‘mantra’. But a real mantra is a powerful sound vibration – sometimes compared to a key that opens a specific lock. When accompanied by music it is known as kirtan. Accompanying the mantra with music is a way to help us with the difficult task of focusing the mind and attaining real peace within the heart.
• Over 2000 people throughout the weekend.
• Meditational music for 24 hours non-stop
• Free Admission to general public and Food served throughout the weekend
• International event with international musicians
What is ISKCON?
“ISKCON” stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It was founded in 1966 by Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and twenty-five years after his passing (in 1978) is united in continuing the work he started. ISKCON has over one hundred and fifty major centres around the world, including the famous Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford, Temples in LA, New York, Durban, Sydney, Juhu Beach temple in Bombay, the Shree Mayapur City Complex in West Bengal and many other significant established centres worldwide.
Currently there are over 400 temples, farms, schools and restaurants all over the world.
For More info:
Visit ISKCON Birmingham website: www.iskconbirmingham.org
Tel: Mohan Nandi – 07966238376