Kirtan melts the heart, fills the mind with purity and
generates harmony and Divine Love.
Swami Sivananda

KIRTAN is the music of the heart, a calling of the soul and a central practice in Bhakti Yoga, one of the four classical paths of Yoga. It is a simple yet powerful and direct way to connect with self, soul, Divine source, and community.

Chanting can create great joy and put aside the mind to open the heart and gain access to a profound yet very natural state of inner bliss and high vibration. It is an excellent way to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.

All are welcome to this easily accessible spiritual practice of call-and-response singing of mantras and spiritual songs in Sanskrit and English with traditional and contemporary melodies and eclectic sacred music. Participants are invited to sit comfortably, sing as though no one is listening, clap their hands, and dance or move if they wish. 

You can think of it as a sing-along — as the leader sings and the audience sings back, raising blissful energy higher and higher. Despite its Indian roots, kirtan can be considered to be all about the Universal language of the soul.


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Heart Songs Kirtan

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Sticks and Stone Farm, Newtown, CT

Sita’s Light is bringing the joy and power of kirtan and their special brand of eclectic sacred music to Sticks and Stones Farm! Come follow your heart into pure bliss through mantras, songs, meditation, and eclectic sacred music in this sweet community gathering.

Kirtan is a dynamic musical experience that has the power to transform and uplift the soul and open the heart. It’s effortless and joyful and the music does the work for you as you flow with the guided call & response singing, melodies and rhythms!

Sita Miriam Zernis (vocals and harmonium) is joined by the amazing Andrew Ciarlelli on guitar and handpan, Lydia Smith on percussion and Premik Russell Tubbs on flutes.

All are welcome – no experience necessary – just an open mind and the willingness to be moved into your heart center. Chant sheets will be provided. Feel free to invite others!

Part of the proceeds for this event go to Love Has A Home, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is o build compassionate, peaceful communities by leading with love.

$25 prepaid/$30 at door (if space allows) Please register by 3/30.

Grace & Wisdom - Celebrating the Divine Feminine

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Angel Wing, Ridgefield, CT

Spend a very special time with Sita’s Light on Mother’s Day weekend experiencing the power of chanting, sacred music, meditation, and sound healing as we celebrate all the mothers and nurturers in our life! We all have a Divine feminine side!

Joining Sita for traditional and eclectic kirtan stylings will be the amazing Andrew Ciarlelli on 12-string guitar & handpan, Premik Russell Tubbs on flutes, and Lydia Smith on percussion.

Bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and the guys too! ALL are welcome!

Please register by 5/11.

$20 prepaid/$25 at the door if space is still available

$20 prepaid/$25 at door if space still available

Invite the Light Summer Solstice Outdoor Kirtan - BENEFIT

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Avant Garde, Branford, CT

Summer solstice time celebrates the light of consciousness that dwells within us all. The sun at the peak of its annual journey symbolizes the awakening of that consciousness into enlightenment.

Sita’s Light returns to Avant Garde at this auspicious time for a special benefit event for Ron and Alberto! Please come out in support of these dear friends who have given so much to our community.

We will raise healing energy and love with heart songs, mantras, eclectic sacred music, and a special meditation.

Connect with your tribe and enjoy this beautiful night under the stars on the Avant Garde grounds in sweet community!

No experience necessary ~ bring your friends and chairs, mats, cushions, blankets, etc for seating on grassy area or pavement.

$20 cash at door - suggested donation but please consider the cause and give more, if you can.