A Night of Chants by Yogananda with the Wild Moon Bhaktas & Rev. Alan L. Pritz
Saturday, January 13th – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Macalester Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
A special night of chanting, music, spiritual joy, beauty and yogic awareness inspired by the music of Paramahansa Yogananda with the Wild Moon Bhaktas and Rev. Alan Pritz. Yogananda was one of the first yogis to introduce Indian-inspired chanting to western audiences in the 1920s. He left a rich legacy of chants and songs in English, both his translations of traditional Indian chants and his original compositions. On this night, we will play “nothing but Yogananda chants.” Join us with two performers who have introduced Yogananda’s music to a new generation of Americans. No experience necessary! More information to come.
~ No Experience Necessary – All Welcome ~
Every culture uses sound and song to enhance its forms of worship. Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi , explained:
“Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-Realization. Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to attunement with the Cosmic Vibration or the Word”.
Chanting involves devotional singing – from soul to Spirit – in a repetitive, affirmation-like manner to enhance awareness of Spirit. Yogananda-tradition chants are sung primarily in English and often mixed with periods of meditation to deepen the inner experience. As one participant said, these events are “very heart opening and sacred.”