New Year’s Eve Kirtan at Hare Krishna Temple and at Old City Hall Sunday Dec 31, 2017

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There are numerous busy times of year for the Hare Krishna Temple here in Toronto when activities and events come in abundance and the temple is buzzing with excitement. The end of the year is certainly one of those times and is always a fun time for everyone as Toronto’s Hare Krishnas are known for closing the calendar in style and ushering in the new year on a transcendent note! The following is your guide to spending New Years Eve with Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple!

As we do every year, devotees gather at the temple on New Year’s Eve and then head over to City Hall to join the tens of thousands of revelers, ushering in the new year. However, we come armed with our drums, karatalas (cymbals) and voices as well!

Here’s all that you need to know about this evening:

6:00pm – We will be celebrating our weekly Sunday Feast
8:00pm – Kirtan at the temple.
10:00pm – The kirtan will really pickup by this time!
10:30pm (approx) – Bundle up and off to Rosedale station.
11:30pm – We will start chanting in front of Old City Hall (NE corner of Bay & Queen)
12:00am – the kirtan will reach it’s peak as fireworks set the sky ablaze!
1:30am (approx) – We’ll get back on the subway and make our way back to the temple for hot ginger tea and snacks!

Some tips to keep in mind for this evening:

  • Come early to the temple – enjoy the Sunday Feast and association of devotees before we head out to City Hall.
  • Dress warmly – it may be chilly, so dress in layers!
  • Don’t worry about weather – whether it be snow, rain, hail or sleet, we will usher in the new year with kirtan!
  • Bring your voices – don’t forget to chant with all of your hearts!


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Brenda McMorrow, Chris Gartner in Thornton Dec 21st 6pm

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Thursday, December 21 at 6 PM – 9 PM THORNTON:  Winter Solstice Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow @ 
The Vidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness 238 Barrie street (Hwy 27), Thornton, Ontario L0L 2N0
Enjoy a night of beautiful kirtan with Brenda McMorrow and special guest Chris Gartner on bass. 
ticket price includes delicious appetizers from our menu at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet! 
For more information please call: 705-458-2000

Mirabai Ceiba returns to Toronto March 21, 2018

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Mirabai Ceiba, Live in Concert, Toronto
Wed. Mar 21, 2018 7:30pm – 9:30pm EDT
95 days away 30.00 CAD $ – 40.00 CAD $ All Ages

A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace – joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo’s profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world’s peoples, cultures and traditions.

“Mirabai Ceiba, Live in Concert”, their stunning new album, brings you straight into their audiences of thousands as they bring their signature mix of angelic mantra, sensual vocals, and a gentle blend of harp, guitar, and piano. Recorded live in sacred chant concerts from Estonia to Joshua Tree to Mexico City, this haunting album brings the listeners straight into a sound cocoon of deep healing, of joyful rejuvenation, and vibrant emotional power.

“Their music comes from a pure space of love and devotion. It is soothing, peaceful, and very meditative.” Deva Premal

“Mirabai Ceiba with their music give themselves without hesitation to the spirit within us all. In this way of passionate giving, they take us into this divine realm of spirit that we all long for.” Snatam Kaur

Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square, Toronto (Dundas Subway Station, next to Eaton Centre)

Doors open at 7:00pm

Premium Tickets: $40 advance; $50 door
Regular Tickets: $30 advance; $40 door
Fees & taxes extra

For more information on the Toronto concert, contact Nirmal at, or 416-716-1402, or visit
For more information on Mirabai Ceiba, their music and their tour, please visit


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Brenda McMorrow in Toronto 25nov2017

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Sat Nov 25 @ 7 PM – 9 PM TORONTO: Kirtan w/ Brenda McMorrow @
The Yoga Sanctuary  Danforth Yoga Studio
95 Danforth Ave., 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2
Steps from the Broadview subway station
Join Brenda McMorrow and special guest musicians Chris Gartner and Morgan Doctor as they join us for this very special evening at our Danforth location! 
Get your tickets early:
$20.00 in advance
$25.00 at the door
Open the doors to your holiday season with the melodic sounds of ancient chants, modern melodies and the heart-opening participatory music making of Kirtan!
Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.
Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide.
With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.
CTV interview with Brenda on the power of Mantra:
some video and web links:
Hanuman Chalisa:
Sri Ma:
Facebook Music Page:

Brenda McMorrow in Peterborough 24nov2017

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Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow

FriDate: 11/24/2017From: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kirtan Concert

Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga meaning “singing from the heart” It is a very simple & powerful way to meditate. It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm.

Join Brenda McMorrow, an internationally known Kirtan artist, as she performs with the concert-goers to create the experience together. You will chant along or listen in a cozy and comfortable environment. The ancient mantras have healing vibrations which open the energy channels and open the heart.

On this special night the lines between musician and audience are blurred. The audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing, clapping, dancing and the transformative devotional energy that they each bring to the experience

You will leave feeling less stressed, more connected, loved, and grounded.

For your comfort please bring cushions and/or blankets.

Concert Cost: $20.00(plus tax) in advance

$25.00(plus tax) at Door

@ Euphonia Wellness Spa


290 Water Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 3C7

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