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Fall 2016

KIRTAN CALENDAR:
w/ Give Peace a Chant Kirtan at the
Labyrinth at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Vancouver

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Mark the dates for our monthly Kirtan gatherings coming this Fall 2016 at The Labyrinth Hall at St. Paul’s. We are offering 4 nights, only:
• Friday, September 16, at 8 pm
• Friday, November 18 at 8 pm
// Then, two additional evenings,
• Wednesday, Oct 26 – NOTE TIME: 7:15 pm (Diwali Walk)
• Wednesday Dec. 21 – NOTE TIME: 7:15 pm (Winter Solstice/ Celebration of Light)
Light Prasād will be served after Kirtan.
By Donation. All donations are graciously accepted at the door!

Volunteers are truly appreciated / needed to join our Labyrinth Kirtan event team. Come along and help us with simple set up, singing, welcoming, distributing snacks, sometimes we need musicians, and hugs, too! So come along, and do your part in service. Kirtan is a community event! Thank you for your part on the team. xo!

We are delighted to welcome YOU to this Fall 2016, Kirtan series.
Venue: The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s Church – 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2C7

Metered street parking, some free 2hr parking on the street. There is also a pay parking lot behind the grocery store, on Davie St. At the venue, chairs and some cushions are available. Please bring your own water or drink, as there is no kitchen available at this venue.

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PLUS! NEW FOR FALL 2016!
Saturday Afternoon Community Kirtan at the West End Community Centre
You are invited along for this informal Kirtan community gathering. Express yourself practicing Kirtan! You never know who might show up. Come share your rare gifts, too!
Cushions and chairs are provided.

Pre-registration is necessary through the West End Community Centre:
• Saturday, Oct 15, 1 – 3 pm // activity # 76590 // $10 / 1 session
• Saturday, Dec 10, 1 – 3 pm // activity #76760 // $10 / 1 session
VENUE is BARCLAY ROOM at the front street level.
Call 604 257 8333 to register, or drop by the West End Community Centre at 870 Denman. Thanks and we are looking forward to singing together, soon.
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FREE! Kirtan & Yoga Festival at 2nd Beach! August 20, 2016

Good news for Kirtan and Yoga fans! Join the Kirtan & Yoga festival at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver on Saturday, August 2oth, 3 – 8 pm. More details coming soon. Bring your mat, your water bottle and get ready for an all out yoga bliss fest!

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Holi Colour Festival 2016!
Monday, August 1, 2016
2 – 7 pm
Laxmi Narayan Mandir
8321 140th Street, Surrey
V3W 4B5

For more information go to colourfestvancouver.com

We are celebrating Spring in the Summer with our friends at Colourfest Vancouver! Holi Colourfest, is a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion, adapted to the contemporary Canadian/American scene. In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other.

Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of coloured powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompany the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!

Colours, Music, Vendors, Food, Stuff for the kids, Free Hugs, Tons of fun!

Bring your friends, bring your family.

Friday, July 22nd 7 – 9 pm at the Labyrinth // G I V E • P E A C E • A • C H A N T //

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The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s Anglican Church //1140 Jervis @ Davie St. in the West-End, Vancouver.

Sandra Leigh (Vox, Harmonium)
Stefan Cihelka (Tabla)
and many friendly voices…

Bring a cushion if you want to sit on the floor.
Bring a yoga mat & blanket if you want to set up for yoga or relaxation. Bring water, too.

By donation at the door to help keep the Kirtan lamps a light. The suggested donation is $10 / $15 / $20. Thank you.

No one is ever turned turned away due to lack of funds / every exchange is accepted. All are welcome.

Women of Bhakti ~ Evening Kirtan Festival! July 3 @ BE

Don’t miss this elegant evening of Krishna Lounge: Women of Bhakti, Film and evening Kirtan  w/ guests
Give Peace a Chant, Jai Gopal from Chant your Heart Open,
Radhika Devi and Sanjeevani from Holy Cow Kirtan.
Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan snacks served!
This is a fundraiser for Bridge and Enrich Lives Society, for their generous contribution to the community.
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Our next Kirtan is Friday, June 17, 2016

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Friday, June 17th 7 – 9 pm at the Labyrinth // G I V E • P E A C E • A • C H A N T //

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The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s Anglican Church //1140 Jervis @ Davie St. in the West-End, Vancouver.

Bring a cushion if you want to sit on the floor.
Bring a yoga mat & blanket if you want to set up for sound healing relaxation.

By donation at the door to help keep the Kirtan lamps a light. The suggested donation is $10 / $15 / $20. Thank you.

Your donations go back into community related Kirtan art projects. A portion of every donation goes to support Vancouver Food Bank. No one is ever turned turned away due to lack of funds / every exchange is accepted. All are welcome.

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JULY SPECIAL EVENT:

We are delighted to be offering bhajans and Kirtan at this upcoming Krishna Lounge event and fabulous mini-festival!

Women of Bhakti – Sunday, July 3, 2016

Friday Kirtan is back!

Friday, May 27th 7 – 9 pm at the Labyrinth // G I V E • P E A C E • A • C H A N T //

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The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s Anglican Church //1140 Jervis @ Davie St. in the West-End, Vancouver.

We are delighted to be offering Kirtan on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Labyrinth. Please check our website for exact dates. Sign up for our newsletter is recommended.

photo credits: Rob Scharein (taken 11.11.11)

BC Musician Magazine Review

Good news today in the form of a music review for Give Peace a Chant Kirtan‘s new CD ‘Divine Play’ (2016). If you haven’t already, please DO have a listen to our music on the Sound & Mantra page and thanks for sharing our music with your friends. Our CD’s are available on Bandcamp / iTunes. ‘Divine Play’ is inspired for yoga, bodywork, dance, sound healing deep relaxation, easy peaceful listening, too. Thanks especially to The Lovecast with Dave O Rama in Nanaimo for the excellent review. Such a great blessing on our project!

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Check out the BC Musician Magazine review of our 2016 CD, ‘Divine Play’

Yes, we have Kirtan! Sunday, Feb 21 @ BE // CD RELEASE & CELEBRATION

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Kirtan! & CD RELEASE Celebration // FULL MOON

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Namasté Friend, You are invited for SUNDAY KIRTAN for PEACE
February 21, 2016, 7 pm
Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
718 East 20th Ave (at Fraser)

By donation at the door. Light Prāsad will be served after Kirtan.
Donations keep the Kirtan lamps a light!
Suggested donation is $10 – $15 – $20. All are welcome!

No one turned away for lack of funds. Volunteers are appreciated. Please come for 6pm and help set-up, tidy up and prepare for Kirtan with us.

♥ PURE SOUND KIRTAN FOR PEACE ♥
Call & Response ~ Mantra Meditations for Peace
w/ Sandra Leigh (Vox, Harmonium), Stefan Cihelka (Tabla), Valéry Bruneau (Response Vocals), Rob Scharein (Slide Projections) and many friendly voices!

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GPaC’s New ‘Divine Play’ CD will be available for purchase for $20. Purchase both ‘Divine Play’ (2016) & ‘Kirtan Lila’ (2015) for $30. Thank you for supporting the vision of peace through mantra music. Also, thank you to all our friends at Shaw TV and to ‘Yoga Moves for Every Body’ for making ‘Divine Play’ the official soundtrack for their new Yoga TV Show . Let’s inspire action and help them build a vibrant community, together!

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Hey Friends, We’re so pleased to let you know that the music from our new CD ‘Divine Play’ is the featured Soundtrack for Shaw TV Vancouver community Channel 4: yogamovesforeverybody.com.

You can subscribe to the ‘Yoga Moves for Every Body’  YouTube Channel, and receive the TV shows in your inbox!

 Regular Air Times (in 2 week intervals) on Shaw TV Channel 4, Vancouver, Canada:
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