Friday, October 11, 2019

Kirtan coming to Raymond's Clyde Bailey Drop-In Center

A special Kirtan (call and response chant) will take place on Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
This event is for the recovery community and sponsored by the Call and Response Foundation. It is open to anyone in recovery, their families, friends, or allies. It will be hosted by the Clyde Bailey Drop-in Center at 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond.

Leading this kirtan will be Susannah and Francesco Sanfilippo. Susannah, who provides harmonium and vocals, and Francesco, who performs with percussion and vocals, have been leading kirtan in the Portland area for over 10 years. They love vocalizing with others and sharing this sacred peace practice with all willing souls.

Kirtan is a call and response singing meditation, which helps quiet the mind and cultivate peace. The roots of kirtan are in the Hindu tradition, but the practice does not require belief in any religion or tradition. The spiritual experience and benefits of singing meditation are available to all who participate! This is a family friendly event. No previous experiences in this practice are necessary.

This event is family friendly and offered by donation to all who feel called to attend! Donations in support of bringing kirtan to recovery and other communities will be accepted with gratitude.

The Clyde Bailey Drop-In Center provides a place where persons recovering from alcohol or drug-related problems may participate in activities in an alcohol and drug free environment through a safe and effective support system. Our membership is made up of people in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions, plus affected others. We are self-supporting through membership dues, contributions and fundraisers. We are not affiliated with any 12 step recovery programs although we do accommodate AA, Al-anon NA and other related meetings.

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