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Healing Mantra Kirtan Concert at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (Harvard, MA)
June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$20 – $25
Join Lee Harrington, Danny Solomon, Owen Landis and Ezra Landis for an evening of kirtan, featuring healing mantras from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
All spiritual traditions have ways of connecting with Divine Source and using that energy to heal. Mantra healing is the practice of using a combination of sound, vibration, visualization, and our own unique healing instrument–our voices–to heal the body and the mind. The practice of chanting (and singing!) Tibetan and Sanskrit mantras can tone the body, alleviate depression and anxiety, calm the nervous system, restore health, increase cognitive function and provide protection against future disease and illness. This profound healing extends not only to ourselves, but to all beings. It’s like a very potent, concentrated form of prayer which links us with the energetic field of great healers.
WHAT IS KIRTAN?
Kirtan is a form of participatory, devotional call-and-response chanting which originated in India. When we sing together, we create a collective sacred attunement; and when we sing divine names and sacred syllables, our level of attunement is even higher. Singing kirtan is not about singing “well” or perfectly, but about the sacred act of using your own voice to connect with the divine. It’s a very liberating practice for those who uncomfortable with their own voices. No singing experience is necessary. All ages welcome.
Lee Mirabai Harrington is a vocalist, sound healer, yogi, author and teacher who has been on the path of mantrayana (liberation through sound/mantra) for decades. She has sung mantras for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa at Madison Square Garden and bhajans for Amma at Amritapuri ashram in India. With a background in classical Indian vocals, opera, gospel, and Tibetan medical mantra, Lee leads authentic, high-spirited, and deeply healing kirtans, combining the metta and wisdom energies of Buddhist mantras with the heart-opening euphoria of the devotional Bhakti tradition.
Lee’s critically-acclaimed debut album BEYOND THE BEYOND: A MANTRA MUSIC EXPERIENCE (Spirit Voyage) was included on multiple “best-of” conscious music lists of 2016 and placed in the top ten on iTunes and Billboard world music charts. Known for her warmth, wisdom, humor and profoundly healing voice, Lee leads kirtans, mantrayana workshops and “mantra medicine” workshops at dharma centers, spiritual retreat centers, yoga studios and festivals worldwide. She has been featured at Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Ahimsa Music Festival, Sivananda Ashram Bahamas, Yogaville, Omega Institute, Kripalu, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery, Won Dharma Center, and many more.
For Lee, leading kirtan is not a performance, but rather a truly spiritual, devotional and healing experience for all who attend. She believes that each of us has the power and ability to heal the self—and countless others—with the power of our own unique voices and through these sacred purification mantras. Lee seeks to heal all beings through the power of sound, and dedicates the merit of her chant offerings for the benefit of all sentient beings.