Sound Immersion for Body, Mind and Soul
with Charmian

Friday, March 16th at 8pm

Charmian is am international healer, teacher and author. She had an NDE 37 years ago where she experienced herself as oneness and has now devoted her life to assisting others to experience themselves as Divine Essence through her sound healing, Hypnotherapy sessions and classes.

Charmian uses sound healing with crystal bowls, gongs and chimes to create the experience of traveling to the upper worlds, to bring deep peace and alignment of all the body systems and the chakras. Each system and organ of the body sends out a note, when you are stressed or out of balance your note goes "off." Sound healing very gently brings you back to your note and restores balance and harmony. During the sound healing Charmian will channel a message from Divine Mother and at the end of the session each person will receive a personal message and blessing.

“During the crystal bowl healing session with Charmian I feel just wonderful. My whole body receives the energy. I am relaxed and transported into peace and light. The sound engulfs and envelops me, I feel uplifted, renewed, rejuvenated, expanded and deeply relaxed’ The sound of the singing bowls, so delightful, caressed me.” - Keala Maui

suggested donation $20

A Night of Ecstatic Chanting
with Jai Uttal & Special Guests

Saturday, March 17th at 8pm
MANDALA - 719 Broadway, Santa Monica

Featuring Jai Uttal, Mark Gorman - bass, Steve Postell - electric guitar, Dave Allen - drums and percussion

Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. With call-and-response group chanting and storytelling, Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.

"These ancient chants," writes Jai, "contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers and expressing a full range of emotions through our voices we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries." The chanting begins as a faint spark and is fanned into a flame of ecstatic awareness by repetition, rhythm, and remembrance of the Divine.

No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration of the heart, independent of vocal or musical technique.

"Riding Jai's kirtan is a journey that spirals into the heart with such incredible passion, tenderness, stamina and surrender that one is left transformed and sanctified. Not to be missed - the best around."
-- Shiva Rea

About Jai Uttal: Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Jai Uttal is a kirtan artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist. He is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing kirtan—the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God—around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

He grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music. Jai began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At age 17, he heard Indian music for the first time, and two years later moved to California and studied under the famous sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan. Jai later began taking regular pilgrimages to India, living among the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.

Jai has been performing and teaching around the world for 45 years and is a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition in the West. He considers kirtan to be the core of his musical and spiritual life. His latest CD is the double album ROOTS ROCK RAMA!, released on Mantralogy Records in March of 2017.

Don't miss Jai's workshop on Sunday afternoon!
Awakening Bhakti - A Celebration of Divine & Human Love

$35 at the door

spring equinox

Sound Bath with Monique Hitzman
Friday, March 23th at 8:00pm

During a Sound Bath or Private Session, you will experience a deep sense of peace,
relaxation, clarity of mind and harmony. Sound Healing works on an emotional,
mental, physical and spiritual level and will raise your vibration and shift your
frequency back to your natural harmonious state.

Monique Hitzman is a Sound Therapist, Harpist, Therapeutic Musician, Tera Mai
Practitioner, Akashic Records Practitioner & Intuitive. She conducts group sound baths
in LA and Orange Counties & does Private Individual Sound Healings in Santa Monica
that include Tuning Forks, crystals, and Tera Mai hands-on energy healing.

After working several years in the entertainment industry, Monique started her sound
therapy career as a Therapeutic Musician playing harp music at the bedside in hospitals
and hospices, for the sick and dying. Monique is also an Intuitive who gives Akashic
Record Readings and teaches various classes on meditation, spiritual and intuitive

$20 Donation Suggested

spring equinox

Bhakti Spring Equinox Kirtan Celebration
Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm

With Neil Martin, Daniel Stewart, Lisa Florine, Greg Balza, Vito Gregoli,
Christo Pellani, and more!!

The Spring Equinox (also known as the Vernal Equinox) signals the beginning of Spring when Life springs forth in its Abundance. It’s spiritually significant as a time for renewal, rebirth, and resurrection. Join us as we celebrate the Bhakti Way-- with a Spring renewal ritual, yummy vegetarian food, Kirtan, and lots and lots of singing and dancing.

7:30p.m.: Spring Renewal and Rebirth Ritual
8:00p.m - Kirtan Celebration

$20 Donation Suggested

Song Circle and Shamanic Sound Journey
with Shervin and Friends

Indigenous Dreamtime:
Song Circle and Shamanic Sound Journey
with Shervin and Friends

Sunday, March 25th at 8pm

Come join us for an uplifting evening of sacred songs and shamanic sounds. This ceremonial live music experience includes a sound journey with Tibetan Bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, shaman drum, meditation chimes, prayer flute, ceremonial chants from different world indigenous and mystical traditions such as Native American, Amazonian, Persian Sufi, Balinese, Vedic Indian and more.

Shervin Boloorian is Founder of Sound Healing Bali and a certified Tama-Do (Way of the Soul) sound and color therapist. Shervin is also the CoFounder of Bali Sound Healers Collective, the world’s first community of sound healers . Currently based in Ubud, Shervin earned his professional credentials from Fabien Maman’s Tama-Do “Way of the Soul” Academy (started in 1988), holds a Masters Degree, is trained in urban shamanism, and is a passionate lifelong vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumental musician.

Trained in several sound healing techniques, including Tama-Do tuning forks on acupuncture point therapy, musical spine, color healing, and acoustic sound harmonizations with musical instruments (Sound Medicine), Shervin supports each individual’s ‘inner calling’. He aims to replace tension with inspiration; open the heart, positively engage with community and coworkers, and reintegrate with loved ones.

$20 Donation Suggested

Anastasia Bashuk

The Human Energy System with Anastasia Bashuk
Friday, March 30th at 7pm

Just like in the physical body we have a nervous system, in the subtle body, there is the energy system of nadis and chakras. Depending on the chakra through which we use our energy the most, we bring our consciousness to a certain level. Higher the chakra – higher our motivations in life. When we purify chakras through asana and pranayama practices, as well as constant work on our personal qualities, our main motivations become altruism, compassion, and desire for self-development.

This 3-hour workshop will give the participants an overview of the energy system of the human subtle body (chakras and energy channels – nadis) from an ancient yogic perspective.

We will discuss the following ideas:
How do we express ourselves having our consciousness on a certain chakra?
How to bring our consciousness to the higher chakras?
The lecture will help you better understand the subtle causes of your thoughts and behaviors that don’t serve you and change it through a yoga practice (including asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation).
Why do we need to include practices in our everyday routine?
How to use the instrument of yoga for the fast energy transformation inside yourself and in your surroundings?

The schedule:

1st hour - transformational asana practice (please bring your mat and be in your yoga clothes)
2nd hour - lecture on the human energy system
3d hour - the practice of pranayama techniques, meditation, and kirtan (meditation cushion may be helpful)

After each session, we will have a 10-minute break.

$20 Donation Suggested

Prema Mayi

Kirtan with Prema Mayi
Sunday, April 1st at 8pm

Prema Mayi has been practicing Bhakti Yoga since childhood. Growing up in ashrams she studied the arts of dance drama and kirtan. She develop a deep relationship with kirtan the practice of chanting mantras to awaken the essence of our soul.... pure love. Now she travels around the world sharing the treasures of Bhakti. Accompanied by Eric Archer together they weave beautiful musical compositions and poetry written by Eric.

$20 Donation Suggested

Prema Mayi

Mantra – Sounds into Silence
LA Premiere Celebration

April 6th from 9:30 to 11:30pm

With special kirtan performance by KIRTANIYAS

Join the producers and some of the talent involved in the acclaimed film Mantra – Sounds into Silence as we celebrate their LA premiere. The Kirtaniyas will perform and we’ll have snacks from India Sweets & Spices.

A feature-length documentary, exploring the growing musical and social phenomenon of chanting, MANTRA – Sounds into Silence shares the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.

As our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them and brought them together. Through these encounters, we will discover how the artists themselves came to this music and to the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.

With music and performances from Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, C.C. White, Mirabai Ceiba, Gaura Vani, Nina Rao, Charlie Braun & more.



Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa with Govind Das
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

The Hanuman Chalisa is a beloved chant of Neem Karoli Baba devotees and Hanuman lovers everywhere. The Chalisa is a 40 verse devotional hymn written by Tulsi Das over 500 years ago to awaken within the great qualities of Hanuman love service devotion strength courage faith.

To chant the Chalisa is to tune into the channel of Hanuman's Loving Grace. After the chanting of the Chalisa several times we will eat kichari together. Come have dinner with us, offering prasad: Kichari is a delicious yogic, healing, nourishing food made with yellow split Mung Dahl, basmati rice, turmeric, cumin and coriander.

Suggested donation $20

Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!


Mondays at 6:30pm

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