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KIRTAN SCHEDULE: DAVE RUSSELL & FRIENDS

FALL 2016

AMHERST,MA: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7: : Community Kirtan at the Amherst Yoga Center, in downtown. 7:30 pm. This place has become a centerpiece for all kinds of yogic practices including kirtan! We are one of an ongoing weekly series of regional kirtan artists. Sponsored by the Call & Response Foundation and Amherst College. $10-$20 suggested donation. All are welcome regardless of financial means. Details at www.yogacenteramherst.com.

OCTOBER 12: LENOX, MA: KRIPALU CENTER: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 P.M. A very limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 ext. 1 to buy tickets ($20).www.kripalu.org.

OCTOBER: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, October 9 and 23rd : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of financial means.

NOVEMBER: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, November 6 & 20 (The 20th will be our special Thanksgiving program. See below) : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of financial means.

POETRY KIRTAN! Sunday, Nov. 20. In the silence between the kirtan chants, beloved spiritual poet Dan Shanahan will read selections from the mystical poet Rumi and from his own Lotus Seed Poems. Dan is a founding member of Stone Soup Poetry in Cambridge, and is the creator of Drumlin, an ensemble that offers poetry, meditation and writing retreats. I will be joined by Holly Hartmann (vocals)and Kalidasa Joseph Getter (woodwinds). 7:00 pm sharp, Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 suggested donation. All are welcome regardless of finances.

DECEMBER: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Dec. 4 & 18 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of financial means.

DECEMBER: SOLSTICE KIRTAN BENEFIT FOR FOOD PANTRIES, TUESDAY, DEC. 20 : Karuna Yoga, 25 Main St.Northampton, 3rd floor, 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Valley kirtan bands coming together to raise funds for the Northampton Survival Center and the Wendell Food Pantry. Bands include Shubalanda, Dave Russell, Libby Volkening, Seven Sisters, and more. Also, Bhakti poet Dan Shanahan reading some of his poems. $20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of finances.

WINTER 2017

JANUARY 4: LENOX, MA: KRIPALU CENTER: Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 P.M. A very limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 ext. 1 to buy tickets ($20).www.kripalu.org.

JANUARY: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Jan. 8 & 22: 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of financial means.

MONTAGUE, MA: 1:30 pm, Sunday, January 15. Yes, 1:30 pm! Come join us at the National Spiritual Alliance, 2 Montague Ave., Lake Pleasant, MA. We'll be having kirtan in the Thompson Temple. Tickets $20 at the door. http://spiritualallianceusa.org/

FEBRUARY: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Feb. 5 (8th ANNUAL SUPERBOWL KIRTAN!) & Feb. 26 (Shivaratri!) : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 requested donation. All are welcome regardless of finances.

AMHERST,MA: FRIDAY, March 3: : Community Kirtan at the Amherst Yoga Center, in downtown. 7:30 pm. This place has become a centerpiece for all kinds of yogic practices including kirtan! We are one of an ongoing weekly series of regional kirtan artists. Sponsored by the Call & Response Foundation and Amherst College. $10-$20 suggested donation. All are welcome regardless of finances. Details at www.yogacenteramherst.com.

MARCH 8: STOCKBRIDGE, MA: KRIPALU CENTER: Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 P.M. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 ext. 1 to buy tickets ($20).www.kripalu.org.

SPRING 2017

MARCH 26: NORTHAMPTON: SHHH....Silent Kirtan: Sunday, March 26 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). This will follow our usual call and response format. However, your sometimes chatty, informational and kibbutzing wallah will be silent between, before, and after the chants as will we all. Let's let the mantras stand by themselves. Let's imbibe the delicious silence. Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

APRIL: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, April 9(Let's Go Out of Our Minds Kirtan!) & April 23 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

MAY: (REVISED DATE!) NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, May 7 only : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

JUNE: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, June 4 & 18 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

SUMMER 2017

June 28: STOCKBRIDGE, MA: KRIPALU CENTER: Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 P.M. A very limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 ext. 1 to buy tickets ($20).www.kripalu.org.

JULY: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, July 2 & 16 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

AUGUST: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: We're gone to the West Coast!

SEPT: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Sept. 10 & 24 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

Sept. 20: STOCKBRIDGE, MA: KRIPALU CENTER: Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 P.M. A very limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 ext. 1 to buy tickets ($20).www.kripalu.org.

FALL 2017

OCTOBER: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Oct. 1 & 22 (yes, 3 weeks between kirtans!): 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 :

COLRAIN, MA! Details coming.

NOVEMBER: NORTHAMPTON KIRTANS: Sundays, Nov. 5 & 19 : 7:00 pm. Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St. (3rd Floor). Ample chairs and backjacks available. Handicap accessible, easy parking in adjoining Thornes parking garage. $10 -$20 appreciated but not required.