ShrineRiver Kirtan


Alice Miyagawa

Wed Sept 11

6 - 730pm

Kirtan, Chanting, and Heartsongs for people who like to dive deep into mantra to find connection, heart-expansion, peace, and bliss. It will touch your heart. For experienced as well as beginner singers and chanters. The mantra medicine of kirtan is an easy-to-join-with group singing in call-and-response style. 

Alice has been leading vocal sessions, kirtan, and mindfulness meditation for several years, in both Australia and Japan, with a focus on sacred, devotional, and uplifting music.

When leading kirtan, she plays harmonium and shares beautiful chants from various languages and spiritual traditions including Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Christian, and animist lineages. Inspiration comes from ancient mantras originating in countries like India, Nepal, Tibet, South-East Asia, and Japan.

Contemporary kirtan artists also guide and inform her practice: Deva Premal and Miten, Sacred Earth, Kevin James Carroll, Sheila Chandra, Gina Sala, C.C.White, Mirabai Ceiba, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, House of Bliss, and more.

"Alice's sincere love of the profound power of sound guides her journey... The sound of her voice has power, strength, and knowing which takes me on a beautiful inner inquiry of the stillness of the here and now... she offers exquisite evenings where I have been transported into the bliss realms exploring my voice following Alice’s vocalisations, and then stillness... just magical... I float out connecting to the greater cosmos...

Her extensive training into sound exploration allows her to confidently offer voice training, singing, chanting, crystal bowls, mindfulness meditations... all delving into energetic transformation on the physical and more subtle levels. The loving care Alice shows to all is a beautiful testament to the work she offers."
(C. Nova: Psychologist, Sound Therapist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher) 

In 2019 ShrineRiver Kirtan is held once a month at 4 Bower Street Brunswick Heads and once a month from 8th May at Temple Byron. Tickets at the door: $15 to $20.

At both venues, free parking and cushions are provided, and doors open 15 minutes before start time (usually entry from 5:45 for 6pm start).
Inside the Hall at Temple Byron, no food, drink (except water), shoes, or bare feet are permitted inside, so please wear socks and respect the sacred space.
BYO cushion and water if you prefer your own.

Alice Miyagawa
Ph: +61 (0)427 423 723
Skype: miyagawa.wilson

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