"Universal Kirtan" is what the Sufis call "Sema", a journey to Divine Presence through sound. As in traditional Kirtan, the medium we use includes chants and songs, as well as sacred poetry, and to make it 'Universal' we draw from the many spiritual and faith traditions of the world to honour the One expressed by the Many. More than simply music, these Kirtans are designed to bring joy, inspiration, ecstasy, deep peace, and fellowship in community (Sangha).
Universal Kirtan is led by Amir O'Loughlin, a pioneer of inter-spiritual music in Vancouver, and features a roster of fine Vancouver world music instrumentalists and vocalists. We are a 100% volunteer Kirtan and each month raise funds through donations at the door for a variety of worthy charitable organizations. It is our aim to love and serve humanity with our Kirtans, as well as give participants an experience which touches the soul with beauty.
More information on the Sufi Order Vancouver website: http://sufiordervancouver.org/
Dates will be posted on our Special Events Calendar.