Kirtan gives us an opportunity to strip away the layers
of conditioning that separate us from experiencing our naked hearts flaming
with love. And, it's fun! It's not important to believe in the particular
names or forms of God sung in the chants, or even to know what they mean,
because the ancient sounds themselves carry the energy that brings us deep
inside ourselves where our own nameless, formless connection resides. A
kirtan typically lasts 1.5 to 2 hours, and can also include the reading of
poetry and the sharing of spiritual teachings through stories and anecdotes.