Join Lily Cushman for an evening of call and response chanting in celebration of Navaratri: Durga Puja. in Berkeley, California at 4th Street Yoga. This nine-day Hindu festival honors different aspects of the divine feminine, and is a potent time to invoke these transformative energies into our lives with mantra and Hindu folklore. Durga is one of the fiercest female warriors in the Hindu pantheon, an embodiment of courage, clarity and formidable compassion that we can call upon to navigate the complexity of our own lives with greater capacity and grace.
Lily Cushman is a lifelong musician, and has been leading chanting for over a decade. She is the author “A Little Bit of Mantras: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds” from Sterling Publishers and a recent transplant to the Bay Area from her longtime home of NYC. She is joined by Radhanath Jerry Alvarez on mridangam. This event is offered on a donation basis, with a $20 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:30pm, chanting from 7-9pm with Prasad afterwards.
This evening will be LIVESTREAMED on facebook for anyone who would like to participate virtually.
TIME: Doors open 6:30pm PST, Chanting from 7 - 9pm PST.
TICKETS: This is a walk-in event, no pre-registration or tickets are needed to attend
PRICE: $20 Suggested Donation (no one will turned away due to financial hardship)
LOCATION: 4th Street Yoga 1809 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
LIVE-STREAM: Kirtan will be streamed via Lily’s Facebook page right here.
SEATING: Mostly floor seating, cushion and blocks are available for use.
ABOUT LILY: Lily Cushman is a teacher, musician, author, and the co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga School, a donation-based yoga center voted "Best of New York" by NY Magazine. Lily has been teaching yoga and offering chanting events in the greater NY area for over a decade, and currently serves as Director of Operations for world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Lily offers retreats and workshops around the country, and her first book, A Little Bit of Mantra: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds, from Sterling Publishing, is now available everywhere books are sold.
NOTES: Chant sheets will be provided. This event is open to all, no previous experience needed to attend.