Friday night Bhakti in August & September

From a press release:

Friday night Bhakti in August & September

Rooted in the tradition of Kirtan, Friday night Bhakti is a weekly gathering around music, poetry and fellowship. Featuring local musicians and kirtan artists, this is a by-donation community event in downtown Asheville at Studio Zahiya. Bhakti as a yoga philosophy suggests that the expression of art is a profound spiritual practice that gives intimate voice to the human heart and directly connects us with our noblest aspirations and our sense of belonging in the universe. Kirtan is Bhakti in its musical form–addressing the most essential human need for Love through singing heart-moving songs as a collective spiritual practice. Friday Night Bhakti weaves sanskrit mantra with soulful hymns from diverse world spiritual traditions as well as popular music from the Beatles to Bob Dylan; a dash of poetry from our world mystics, Rumi to Whitman; and opportunities for group silence and co-creativity. Weekly opportunity for healing and celebrating and being together. (directions at 7:30-9pm

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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