Wednesday August 7th 2019 7-9 pm
Roco Fairfax, 56 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA United States
$45 per student
$36 for Kirtan camp attendees
This will be the definitive crash course in the traditional Vedic system of kirtan composition.
In this 2 hour introduction, we will learn to use the simple yet refined system of Vedic Tala (rhythm) for composing our favorite kirtan chants and songs.
While assembling our chants to symmetrical , intuitive rhythms, we will at once shed light on the naturalistic systems of Vedic cosmology, which provide the framework of all of its arts and philosophical systems.
Having been raised in an ashrama whose central practice was kirtana and having studied rhythmic and spiritual traditions in India for the last 20 years, I am able to give simple keys to the universal wisdom of the ancient Indic cultures, which has been a pure mountain stream of wisdom for our world.
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Each student should be sure to bring a notebook and pen and any musical instruments you wish. Please pre-register below. If you are interested in buying a mridanga we offer high quality instruments.
About Bhima-Karma Saragrahi
Throughout this life, Sri Mridanga has been my spiritual connection, practice and offering. Taking shelter of the Vedic traditions, I guide students in exploring mridanga as an expression and development of our essential nature. I am here to celebrate, educate and support all levels of interest.
Raised in an ashrama and schooled in India’s Vedic culture, Bhima-Karma loved playing Mridanga from a young age. By his late teens, his competency was notable and he began performing, recording and touring with Krsna Das, Shyam Das, Jai Uttal and many others. Desiring to delve deeply into the sacred musical culture and technical art of his beloved instrument, he moved to India for more than 10 years, where he studied mridanga along with related Sanskrit literature, history and traditions to gain a comprehensive understanding of its full form as a developed spiritual, mystical and musical discipline. On the order of his Guru, he has returned home to share this ancient, sacred musical culture. He is now offering mridanga workshops and is available for kirtan accompaniment, lectures, musical performances and students of all levels.