Hanuman Chalisa Workshop w/ Sophie Honik
Friday 2/9 7-8:30pm. $20
It is said that the Hanuman Chalisa is so potent that it can change fate. Hanuman is not only known as the monkey god, but also the son of the wind, or the breath of the divine. The Hanuman Chalisa is a 40 verse prayer that tells the story of Hanuman, his heart of devotion, as written in the Indian epic the Ramayana. When listened to or chanted, it becomes like a flowing meditation that opens doors to grace and takes us back into our own hearts.
This workshop will explore the meaning of this prayer by touching upon it's roots, symbolism, and present day context. Chant sheets will be provided as a guide for learning both the Awadhi (language rooted in Sanskrit) and English translations before learning some of the melodies and giving voice to the song, accompanied by harmonium.