Experience music as a spiritual practice through devotional chanting and singing with the Shakti Bliss kirtan band. We are based in Bozeman, Montana and hold events regularly in the local community. Shakti Bliss events are non-denominational and open to all. Come sing, dance, meditate or relax with us!
What is kirtan? Kirtan is a participatory form of chanting also known as mantra yoga. There are no postures involved, just simple chants to focus the mind and have fun in a group setting. You do not have to be musical. If you can talk, you can chant. Studies show that chanting and group singing change the chemistry of the brain and dissipate feelings of isolation and depression. Chanting is a calorie-free, drug-free, full body buzz!
Shakti Bliss includes Kathleen Karlsen (voice, harmonium), Marius Michael-George (tabla and percussin), Paul Bohak (bass, guitar, vocals), Mahima Giri (kartals, voice) and Andrew Karlsen (udu drum, voice, recorder). More information and music can be found on our Shakti Bliss Kirtan website and on Sound Cloud. To book a kirtan event or chanting-related workshop in your area, please contact Kathleen Karlsen.
“Thank you so much for the beautiful kirtan. It is wonderful to see people from all walks of life, all ages and spiritual backgrounds coming together in devotion. Just awesome!” – NM, Bozeman, MT
Companion tracks for the book Vocal Medicine: Transformation through Sound can be found on Sound Cloud. Other studio recordings and Minute Mantras (chant versions that are 60 seconds or less) are also available for free download.