Online Kirtan Camp
with Jai Uttal
A journey into the healing power of sound and how our offerings in Kirtan can benefit us, our homes, others around us, and all of creation.
Starts Sept. 17, 2023
ENTER THE CAVE OF THE HEART AND UNCOVER THE TREASURES WITHIN!
Level 1 (+) Online Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal combines 7 online modules (or episodes as we like to call them), live online group classes, as well as access to special bonus voice and harmonium practice videos. No prior experience needed.
To practice the ancient yoga of devotional chanting all you really need is your tender heart, your natural voice and the willingness to explore the inner realms of deep feeling. As we repeat the names of the Gods & Goddesses with melody and cadence we open ourselves to the very real and ever present flow of divine grace.
In Jai's Kirtan Camp, you will gain tools to enhance your personal practice and transform your kirtan sadhana into an artful and inspired soul expression.
KIRTAN TRAINING WITH
Jai has been leading Kirtans worldwide for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit.
Join a stream of devotion that has been flowing for centuries
Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression. “These ancient chants” says Jai “contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries.”
With this course, you’ll learn how to:
- Learn kirtan melodies
- Nurture the seed of Bhakti
- Develop a regular practice
In just 10 weeks, you will journey into the healing power of sound and learn how our offerings in Kirtan can benefit us, our homes, others around us, (and all of creation)!
Build your devotional foundation. You will receive access to this episode as soon as you sign up! This episode includes:
- 5 Lessons
- Introduction to Sargam (The Indian system of notes)
- Introduction to Bhakti Yoga
We all know how easy it is to lose touch with that precious jewel within, but through the practices of Bhakti, particularly the singing of mantras, we can nurture the return path home.
In this episode we will explore the practice of saying and singing the names of God and Goddess, and creating a sacred space within our hearts and in our homes. This episode includes:
- 5 Lessons
- Create an inspiring home altar
- Create and nurture a daily practice of Kirtan and Japa
- Learn Radharani Ki Jai (Harmonium, Guitar or voice alone!)
After this episode, you’ll be ready to learn your first kirtan! Let’s explore the power and magic of reciting the holy names.
LOVE AND LONGING
This episode is entitled “Love and Longing” which Jai believes, are the two main touch stones of Bhakti, of devotion, of relationship with God, Goddess, our own souls, and our global human family. This episode includes:
- 4 Lessons
- Explore the essence of Bhakti yoga
- Learn to sing the Maha Mantra (plus tutorials for guitar and harmonium)
The anguish of separation and the ecstasy of being fully connected in love can sometimes be felt simultaneously in the churning waters of our hearts.
HEALING THE HEART
In Bhakti we experience the power of Love, we feel the transformative power of expressing our feelings and emotions through songs and mantras and we are graced with the healing power of sacred sound. 💓 This episode includes:
- 4 Lessons
- Story time with Jai -Hanuman can be a constant inspiration to journey deep within and share and shine!
- Learn to sing Sri Ram (Plus tutorials for guitar and harmonium)
Discover your unique and personal path of devotion.
RESTING IN GRACE
May this journey bring us closer to our hearts and to the sacred light of Love, within and without. This episode includes:
- 4 Lessons
- Explore the importance of story telling in Bhakti
- Learn to sing Namah Shivaya (Plus guitar and harmonium tutorial)
Now is the perfect time to spread these seeds of bhakti far and wide.
This course helps you to nurture a more regular practice of kirtan, developing both the craft and devotion of wholeheartedly singing the names. This episode includes:
- 5 Lessons
- Twameva Prayer Invocation
- Story time about a great 14th century Bhakti saint, Sri Ramanujacharya
- Learn Om Namo Narayanaya (Harmonium, Guitar or voice alone!)
After this episode, we hope you’ll be ready to share your kirtan with others and bring the joy of sharing this practice to the ones near you.
THE WELL OF INSPIRATION
Jai shares 7 new chants that he created especially for you. Learn and enjoy these chants and add them to your own well of prayer and love. These chants have never been taught, they are exclusive material just for you! This episode includes:
- 7 new chants!
Jaya Jagadambe Jay Jay Ma, Sweet Bengali Hare Krishna, Namah Shivaya, Sri Ram, Om Mani Pedme Hum, Jaya Hanuman, Sita Ram
The well of inspiration and devotion never runs dry.
LIVE ONLINE CLASSES TO SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING
4 LIVE ONLINE CLASSES WITH JAI UTTAL
WITH AMPLE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURSE MATERIAL AND IMMERSE OURSELVES IN THE NECTAR OF KIRTAN
All LIVE online classes take place from 1-2:30 pm Pacific Time
September 17, 2023 (Live with Jai)
October 1, 2023 (Special class with Nubia on the Gods and Goddesses)
October 8, 2023 (Live with Jai)
November 12, 2023 (Live with Jai)
- December 3, 2023 (Live with Jai)
As we practice, our relationship to the mantras and the deities gets deeper and deeper. It is important to be authentic in our singing and to express what we are feeling in each new moment. Kirtan is like an oil rig, digging into the vast well of feelings, vulnerabilities, wounds and dreams and joy. As we slowly develop the art of chanting we become more able to reach those places of openness and connection.
ALL ART EXISTS TO ENHANCE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICE...
"THE UNIVERSE IS FILLED WITH COLORS AND MELODIES. THEY’RE JUST EVERYWHERE, IF ONLY WE COULD SEE AND HEAR THEM MORE CLEARLY. I FEEL THAT ALL ART EXISTS TO ENHANCE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICE AND DEVOTIONAL EXPRESSION."
In Bhakti we don't usually think of what we can take - our focus is more often on what we can give. That being said, how can we give fully when our vessel feels empty? The hope is that each and every participant in Level 1(+) Online Kirtan Camp will leave with a renewed sense of presence in their lives; with the heart fire of longing fully ablaze; with a connection to a sweet new community of friends and Bhaktas; and filled with equal measures of joy, peace and hope. And, perhaps most important, new insight into the practices that nourish and nurture the seed of love.
It is something I will cherish and never forget. Online Kirtan Camp with Jai was a wonderful experience. It helped me to deepen my Kirtan practice and inspired me to use my own voice to share these beautiful prayers with the world. Deep bows Jai for all you have done to pave the way for so many!
- Marti Nikko
Jai's kirtan camp is life changing! this training fully opened up the path of kirtan and Bhakti for me. I give the highest recommendation to anyone wanting to dive deeper into kirtan and Bhakti to take this training! - Govind Das
SIGN UP NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT
ONLINE KIRTAN CAMP
JOIN JAI UTTAL ON A 10 WEEK JOURNEY OF DEVOTION
Our first LIVE online class is SEPT. 17
If you have already taken Level 1 with Jai reach out to us to learn about our special alumni offer!