Kirtan or “devotional chanting”
The purpose of chanting mantras is to come out of the mind and settle in the heart; thus, we access peaceful and calm places deep within ourselves. The chanting of mantras together with other seekers and aspirants pervades us with divine love.
Although kirtan is related to singing and music, it does not require musical talent; it is not an artistic expression but a means to commune with God.
In this practice we alternately listen to the mantras and repeat them, so that chanting is interspersed with being silent. The atmosphere created by Vimukti kirtana is elevating and inspiring.