MIKE COHEN’s 1st visit to Toronto – Please Join Us at the Saturday evening Kirtan

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Chant Your Heart Open

featuring vocalists BRENDA MCMORROW, Allie Stringer and tabla wiz Tripp Dudley.

Sat May 29 @ 8:00pm

Join us at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre: 735 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor. Toronto, ONT

TICKETS: $ 20 in advance, $ 25 at door. Advance tickets available at Downward Dog Yoga Studio, by calling 416-703-8805 or purchased online!

This is a Sacred Chant Benefit Event hosted by Toronto Kirtan Community. Proceeds collected will go towards developing a Bhakti Outreach programme, which will explore taking kirtan into shelters for the homeless. If chanting brings you joy and peacefulness, let’s reach out and share this bliss with the under-privileged. As a community we have the opportunity to raise funds to change the lives. Come on out and support this wonderful cause.

Kirtan with Mike is an invitation to sing, clap, meditate and dance together to create deep connection to the secret places of your soul.

Mike Cohen sings and plays harmonium to lead Kirtan in a manner that blends Eastern spirituality and Western musical influences. Eastern spirituality is represented by Sanskrit mantras that calm minds and opens hearts for the sake of cultivating Divine energy that generates love, freedom and creativity. Western musical sensibilities are represented by typically American/Western musical influences such as funk, soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and rock.

ABOUT MIKE COHEN: Mike’s music is an expression of the Dattatreya lineage of Swami Kaleshwar and Shirdi Sai Baba as transmitted through the teachings of Philip Lipetz, author and one of Sri Kaleshwar’s most senior Western students. Mike currently tours internationally with vocalists Joni Allen and Allie Stringer, tabla wizards Jim Feist and Andy Skellenger, bassists Mark Gorman and Patrick Hammond, as well as many other top musicians from today’s Kirtan scene. His debut album, Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West was released August 2009 and has garnered rave reviews in Chicago Yoga and LA Yoga Magazines. Mike currently tours the US and beyond, offering Kirtan events and workshops to open hearted souls!

For more information about Mike Cohen visit www.mikecohenkirtan.com

‘Chant Your Heart Open’ is part of the pre-Bhakti Fest (www.bhaktifest.com) gatherings! Discounted Bhakti Fest tickets will be sold for $ 225 at the Kirtan (regularly $ 250) and you will also have a chance to WIN!!! There will be a special raffle for a gift certificate for a Bhakti Fest ticket and high vibration items donated by Bhakti Fest’s vendors and sponsors.

To learn more about Bhakti Fest visit www.bhaktifest.com


Kirtan is a group participatory experience of sacred call and response chanting that will calm your mind, open your heart and build deep connection to yourself, others and the Divine. Kirtan is a practice that blends East and West. Eastern spirituality is represented by Sanskrit mantras that will calm your mind, open your heart and allow you to connect with Divine energy. Western musical sensibilities are represented by musical influences from uniquely American/Western musical influences such as jazz, funk, soul, rhythm and blues, and rock. As a form of collective spirituality, in Kirtan we bring our voices and intentions together to cultivate Shakti (Divine energy), allowing each participant to bring more love, freedom and creativity into their life. Kirtan is fun and easy, and no prior experience is necessary.