‘GPaC’ Kirtan extracts its flavour or rasa from Indian devotional chanting (also called bhajans) and comes from bhakti style yoga (yoga of devotion). Since 2001, we have been gathering, singing together, building Kirtan community.
Shout out to all the volunteers/friends & family/ teachers, great souls, musicians, artists and helpers. Thank you for offering your creative wisdom, talents, time and energy at GPaC Kirtan events. Thanks for sharing your unique gifts with the world.
What to look forward to when you attend our Kirtan:
We celebrate unity in our diversity! Kirtan is a unique expression of service and devotion. Join in the bhav, (heart-centred, devotional love). Kirtan chanting calms the mind and soothes the heart.
Kirtan gatherings are usually held by donation at the door and proceeds used for charitable donation or seed money for future related projects and retreats.
No one turned away for lack of funds. Volunteers are welcome & appreciated. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.
Cushions for floor seating, mats and chairs are provided, unless otherwise specified.
You don’t need be a good singer in order to enjoy the benefits of Kirtan. Everyone is welcome to come praise and celebrate life!
Our mission is peace through music, mantra, yoga and meditation.
Sandra Leigh & The Give Peace a Chant Kirtan Band
The heart and soul behind ‘Give Peace a Chant’ is Sandra Leigh. Sandra began creating ‘Give Peace a Chant’ gatherings in the local yoga studios in the spirit of service. On September 11, 2001, Sandra had a symbolic experience and was guided to respond to begin sharing mantra meditation and Indian Bhajan practices in group settings, on a weekly basis.
Sandra’s interest in Indian devotional chanting, bhajans and Kirtan (pronounced keer’ tun) began as result of her yoga experiences, especially abroad, in the UK and India. She has been teaching yoga for the City of Vancouver for 20 years. Read her full bio, yoga classes, workshops at yogamovesforeverybody.com