In the Indian epic the Ramayana, Ram (God) says to Hanuman, “Who are you?” Hanuman replies, “When I think I am my body, I serve you. When I identify with my soul, I am a part of you. When I awaken to my True Nature, you and I are one.” This captures the essence of what the Sacred can awaken in us: a life-long calling to be in service and devotion to Love. It is through this service and through this devotion that we begin to realize we are not separate. Love is the very nature of our Being. It is who we are.
Kirtan & Workshops
Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti Yoga, or the yoga of love and devotion towards God. As it says in Be Here Now, “The way Bhakti works is you just love until you and the Beloved become One.” It is the call-and-response chanting of the various names of God/dess from the ancient Sanskrit language. All of these Names point to the deepest reaches of the heart where our True Nature resides.
Through his work with the Sacred Community Project, Sitaram Dass offers workshops and retreats on Bhakti, interspirituality, meditation, and the intersection between spirituality and social action, and is available for one-on-one spiritual support.
“I draw my inspiration from my beloved teacher Ram Dass, the great Indian Saint Neem Karoli Baba, Hanuman, and the Divine Mother. I also find inspiration in all of the world’s great wisdom and mystic traditions and have received great benefit, insight, and grace from Sufism, Buddhism, Hermeticism, Christianity, as well as the many forms of modern psychotherapy.”MusicSchedule
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SCP is an interspiritual collective working to awaken Sacred Community in the world. Through the eternal teachings of “Love, Service, Remembrance, and Truth,” SCP works to awaken Sacred Community by lowering the barriers of access to contemplative and devotional practices.