Healing Connections (HCEM) is pleased and excited to host the Shoreline
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Living in uncertain times as we do, being together in the sacred space of Satsang offers peace, inspiration and the awareness that we are more than physical beings.
HCEM’s Satsang Circle will be hosted by Hillary Gauvreau, owner and practitioner at HCEM, and led by Dave Oat, Spiritual Director and healer.
Dave and I had the pleasure of spending a week in Costa Rica with Deva Premal, Miten, and Manose. We chanted, sang and meditated. At the close of the week, Deva spoke to us about creating our own Satsang Circles. It was such a wonderfully nourishing and spiritual experience, and so easy to create, that we decided to bring it to HCEM.
We will devote one hour to being together, singing, chanting, and silence. All our voices are welcome, and we will have recorded music to support our efforts. The chants will be easy to learn and there will be brief instruction for those who are not familiar with Satsang.
There will be floor sitting, so bring your zafu cushion. We will have chairs for those who need them, and some pillows are available. Wear comfortable clothes.
The Satsang Circle will gather the first Thursday of the month unless otherwise announced.
Since space is limited, please email us if you plan on attending. There is no charge for this group, but donations will be accepted and passed on to a designated charity.
|What is Satsang?|
Satsang, translated from Sanskrit means “meeting (Sangha) in truth (Sat)”.
Whenever something increases your experience of the Truth, it opens your Heart and quiets your mind. The true teacher, or satguru, is within you, and satsang, is being with that experience.
Chanting, or Kirtan, is part of the path of Devotional Yoga.
Satsang is where people gather together to remember, to turn within and find their own inner path to the One.
Kirtan is a simple & powerful way to meditate.
It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you
as you flow with the melody & rhythm.
Many of the chants are sung in Sanskrit. The ancient
chants contain powerful renewing & transformative energy
that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides
within all of us.
Singing is the heart of kirtan, and no one cares what
you sound like. All voices merge together to become
“Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of
our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each
“These chants come from the Hindu tradition, but they are not about being a Hindu, or believing anything. It’s just about doing it and experiencing. Nothing to join, you just sit down and sing.” Krishna Das