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Atmavidya in kirtan bliss with Mayouri.jpg
"Kirtan is a deep reservoir of all-satisfying waters that allows you to experience inner peace and spiritual happiness. The more you drink from this reservoir, the more your heart will be filled with spiritual love and comfort." Meditation New Zealand


DATE: Friday 10 august 2018

TIME: 7.00 - 8.30pm

followed by:  herbal tea and plant-based snacks (optional)

VENUE: atmavidya's 10 plover street, southshore, Christchurch

CONTRIBUTION: by koha or dana (gift to uplift well-being of another) to YEPT (Yoga Education in Prison Trust)

Give space for body mind to rest and spirit to soar.
Bathe in the nourishing resonance of music and mantra from many ancient traditions.

Kirtan is the singing of sacred chants in a call and response format. It is a very simple and powerful way to meditate.  Kirtan practice is an effortless and joyful practice, that by-passes the mind and easily reaches the heart.  The ancient chants contain powerful renewing and transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the goodness or divinity that resides within each one.

All welcome,  no previous experience in mantra meditation/chanting or yoga necessary.  

Bring an instrument if you have one.

Upcoming 2018 dates and venues:

Friday 14 September: Nicky’s 13 Whittington Avenue Woolston

Friday 12 OctobeR: Mahadevi’s 58B Arlington Street Burnside

Friday 2 November

friday 14 December

Let us know if you would like to host a kirtan to uplift the resonance in your place.  Contact

Chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya healing mantra


Dates for next practice:

New Moon: Friday 10 August

Time: 6 pm

Venue: Atmavidya’s, 10 Plover St, Southshore

(to be followed by Kirtan at 7pm)



The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is an ancient and very powerful mantra used to bring courage and transformation in the face of life's challenges.  It carries a resonance which facilitates healing, nurturance and relief from suffering on all levels, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. 

If you know someone who is suffering or in distress, please feel free to ask for their name to be placed in our circle.  

We chant for the benefit of all and more specifically for those whom we name. 

We have recently been blessed with full and new moons occurring on days when kirtan has been arranged and combining the two practices has led to some very special evenings. This has also meant that the practice of chanting the beautiful Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times has moved to a range of venues around Christchurch.

If you would like to host a session in your home on a full or new moon, please let Mahadevi know.

We have settled on a time of 6pm – after work (for those who finish work in the late afternoon) and before the evening meal.

The actual chanting takes less than half an hour, but we usually allow for 3/4 of an hour to give us all time to settle in before we start and time to sit quietly and absorb the effect of the practice  afterwards before we head home.

There is no charge to attend these sessions and no “social” time. 

Your koha is greatly appreciated to assist the work of the

Yoga Education in Prisons Trust.

Looking forward to our continuing connection through mantra.

Everyone welcome.

Hari Om

Dates for next practices:

Full Moon:  Sunday 26 August

Time:  6 pm

Venue:  Teresa’s, 65 Gardiners Road, Bishopdale


New Moon:  Monday 10 September

Time:  6 pm

Venue:  Karmavidya’s 28 Kinsella Cres, Halswell


Full Moon:  Tuesday 25 September

Time:  6 pm

Venue: Mahadevi’s, 58b Arlington Street, Burnside


Om Shanti
Contact Mahadevi for more info