Boulder Kirtan


“Bhakti is love — loving god, loving your own self, and loving all beings.
The small heart should become bigger and bigger and, eventually, totally expansive.. A spark can become a large fire.

So to have only a spark is enough, for the spark is also fire. Keep blowing on it, fanning it.

Sooner or later it will burn like a wildfire, sending out long tongues of flame.” ~ Amma


Bhakti Shakti Chanting Group is designed to be easy, relaxing, and uplifting. We want everyone to participate and drop into your Wholehearted Self. Bhakti is Love, Love of your own Divine True Nature, Love of God, Love of each other. Shakti is the Divine Feminine force that is our desire to know who we are, not who we think we are. These chants are Love songs to the Heart and Soul of our inner being. At Bhakti Shakti Kirtans everyone sings together all evening, and we choose chants with simple words and melodies so everyone can participate easily. We have written handouts so even folks that are not familiar with the words can follow along.

Together we are learning to cultivate the ability to focus our awareness on repeating these Sacred Mantras without distractions from the mind and the world. With ongoing practice, eventually, this path reveals a new way to see everything, a new awareness of your body, mind, and spirit. Namaste, friends.

Our Kirtan Leader

Bhakti Shakti Kirtans are led by Kalyani Karen DeMarco, a devotee of Mata Amritanandamayi Ma, (referred to as Amma) the hugging Saint from Kerela, India. Amma blessed this Kirtan and empowered Kalyani to offer this group spiritual practice. Kalyani fell in Love with Sanskrit Mantras and chanting in community in 2001, and under Amma’s teaching, continues to learn deeper spiritual understanding in her experience. Chanting, Meditation and Yoga are her everyday practice. Kalyani has developed a unique style of Kirtan leadership with One Voice Chanting (rather than call and response) and everyone attending becomes part of the Kirtan Choir. She also has evolved a style of co-leadership with Ken Bernstein and Gayan Gregory Long, who also lead out of their own personal mantra yoga practices, and continue the weekly Kirtan group meetings when Kalyani is away. Together not only are they talented dynamic musicians, they all have embraced Bhakti Yoga practice in our lives and continue to empower others to do so. Finding inner peace through sacred sound and meditation is something that they hold true to themselves in everyday life. They are honored to offer this new and ancient metaphysical path to everyone, in Love.


We are back at Vali by popular demand!

Kirtan inside at Vali every Sunday 7-9:30 pm

Vali Soul Sanctuary
6717 Valmont Rd. Boulder, 80301
7-9pm Suggested Contribution $20
with Kalyani, Ken, Satya, Gayan, and Dexter

We are BACK AT VALI !!!!!! Our in person Kirtan practice will be inside, with or without masks and distancing, as you are comfortable. We will also share this practice with you on FB live, and YouTube. Please remember to bring your Love Donation, water, bug spray, Prasad (snack to share after), and your One Voice Presence.