Tonight we are having a very special evening with His Grace Nabhinandan das prabhu from ISKCON South London Temple. He will facilitating a special ‘Japa Workshop’.
“When a mantra or hymn is chanted softly and slowly, that is called japa. The same mantra, when chanted loudly, is called kirtana. For example, the maha−mantra (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) when uttered very softly only for one’s own hearing is called japa. The same mantra, when chanted loudly for being heard by all others, is called kirtana. The maha−mantra can be used for japa and kirtana also. When japa is practiced it is for the personal benefit of the chanter, but when kirtana is performed it is for the benefit of all others who may hear. In the Padma Purana there is a statement: “For any person who is chanting the holy name either softly or loudly, the paths to liberation and even heavenly happiness are at once open.”
– The Nectar of Devotion (Srila Prabhupada)
Please come for this exciting event that can help us all to go deeper in our spiritual practice, whether a newcomer or experienced Bhakti Yogi.
Kirtan and Prasadam will be served as usual.