The House of Bliss Hearts on Fire

The House of Bliss, Hearts on Fire

Ongoing fortnightly Community Gathering for Chanting and Chant/Dance every second Friday of each month. Features a House Band and guests musicians and bands dedicated to Kirtan and Sacred Chant in General.

Vision:
Uplift and strengthen the Community
Create a Temple Heart Space Within the community.
Promote Good Chanters, Kirtan and Devotional music. Create a place of reunion in the spirit of Peace and Joy.

Mission:
Cultivate the knowledge and love for Silence through Music of Divine Love
Romancing the invisible through chant.
Provide a place for the whole community to experience the Healing Power of Chanting regularly.
Include and connect the whole community of chanters and kirtan leaders to expand the knowledge and love for this practice and its essence among new people and declared lovers of it.

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We are so happy that Lila Kirtana and Mal Knights are joining us on Friday 23rd June. They offer mantra music at Mullumbimby’s House of Bliss once a year, as well as at the end-of-year One Day Chant Festival.

Lila and Mal are passionate Bhakti yogis. She became a Krishna devotee in 2005, and three years later Mal joined her on this path. For them, practicing the yogic lifestyle, includes diving deep into music and mantra, offering their services to community in a professional way almost every day.

Lila has been teaching yoga and practicing kirtan since 2005, first as a volunteer for over two years while living in a Krishna yoga ashram, and then as a senior Yoga Teacher Trainer for eight years at Byron Yoga Centre. She is inspired by Ayurveda, which she learnt during numerous trips to India. In 2012, Lila completed Bliss Baby Yoga’s Pre/Postnatal Yoga training, and has taught on their courses. She also completed Kid's Yoga teacher training with Zenergy Yoga, holds a Remedial Massage Certificate, and is the lead singer of the “enCHANTed” kirtan band.

Since 2015, Lila and Mal manage retreats and run Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Krishna Village near Uki. The Village is a yoga retreat centre, an eco yoga community set on an organic farm, called Krishna Farm. Their work includes offering a daily midday kirtan practice to devotees, volunteers, retreat guests, and residence staff, usually averaging fifty people in residence... All are welcome!

“In the 15th century, the Bhaktis wrote ecstatic love poems to the Divine and went around singing all the time. The message is simple: cultivate joy. See the Divine in each other. The message still holds relevance today and I drank it in and made it my own. After 2 years of study I took initiation with a beautiful Swami who named me Lila Kirtana – ‘the joy of chanting the Divine Names’. He told me that Kirtan is the safest place to be in the material world. In chanting I found a way to switch off my turbulent mind. It was a revolutionary realisation to me that I could control my thoughts– to take control rather than just be an observer. By chanting these ancient mantras we insert a positive vibration, and as light dispels darkness, mantra chanting removes the negative thoughts and energy from the body. Kirtan and yoga changed my life so dramatically that I just have to sing. To not chant would be to deny my soul its chance to grow.” Lila Kirtana

For more on Lila and Mal, come along to chant together at House of Bliss, and visit them at Krishna Village:
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We are so happy that Lila Kirtana and Mal Knights are joining us on Friday 23rd June. They offer mantra music at Mullumbimby’s House of Bliss once a year, as well as at the end-of-year One Day Chant Festival.

Lila and Mal are passionate Bhakti yogis. She became a Krishna devotee in 2005, and three years later Mal joined her on this path. For them, practicing the yogic lifestyle, includes diving deep into music and mantra, offering their services to community in a professional way almost every day.

Lila has been teaching yoga and practicing kirtan since 2005, first as a volunteer for over two years while living in a Krishna yoga ashram, and then as a senior Yoga Teacher Trainer for eight years at Byron Yoga Centre. She is inspired by Ayurveda, which she learnt during numerous trips to India. In 2012, Lila completed Bliss Baby Yoga’s Pre/Postnatal Yoga training, and has taught on their courses. She also completed Kids Yoga teacher training with Zenergy Yoga, holds a Remedial Massage Certificate, and is the lead singer of the “enCHANTed” kirtan band. 

Since 2015, Lila and Mal manage retreats and run Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Krishna Village near Uki. The Village is a yoga retreat centre, an eco yoga community set on an organic farm, called Krishna Farm. Their work includes offering a daily midday kirtan practice to devotees, volunteers, retreat guests, and residence staff, usually averaging fifty people in residence... All are welcome!

“In the 15th century, the Bhaktis wrote ecstatic love poems to the Divine and went around singing all the time. The message is simple: cultivate joy. See the Divine in each other. The message still holds relevance today and I drank it in and made it my own. After 2 years of study I took initiation with a beautiful Swami who named me Lila Kirtana – ‘the joy of chanting the Divine Names’. He told me that Kirtan is the safest place to be in the material world. In chanting I found a way to switch off my turbulent mind. It was a revolutionary realisation to me that I could control my thoughts– to take control rather than just be an observer. By chanting these ancient mantras we insert a positive vibration, and as light dispels darkness, mantra chanting removes the negative thoughts and energy from the body. Kirtan and yoga changed my life so dramatically that I just have to sing. To not chant would be to deny my soul its chance to grow.” Lila Kirtana

For more on Lila and Mal, come along to chant together at House of Bliss, and visit them at Krishna Village:
http://krishnavillage-retreat.com

This Friday, House of Bliss welcomes back Lila Kirtana and Mal Knights, as well as Julia Williamson, to join Dinesh, Caroline, and Ohad in creating some sublime kirtan music and guide our fortnightly community chanting.

Bring cushions to get comfy, a chai mug to save on recycling, and as many friends as you can rustle up to share another heart-warming night together in mantra heaven.

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This Friday, House of Bliss welcomes back Lila Kirtana and Mal Knights, as well as Julia Williamson, to join Dinesh, Caroline, and Ohad in creating some sublime kirtan music and guide our fortnightly community chanting.

Bring cushions to get comfy, a chai mug to save on recycling, and as many friends as you can rustle up to share another heart-warming night together in mantra heaven.

We love this event!

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What a handsome crew of individuals! <3 😍🙏

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“I love singing, I love life, l love the connection singing creates and the loving bonds that form within a singing group. We are all limitless beings and can create great things in our lives. Singing is one of the quickest ways to connect to the joy of who we really are… LOVE” Julia Williamson

Since 2014, Julia Williamson has been collaborating with House of Bliss as a guest musician and vocalist. In December three years ago, she was part of the band when Sangeeta launched her kirtan CD “Ageless”. What a fabulous event that was!!

Julia is an experienced 'Past Age Clearing and Healing Practitioner' (PACH) and has had a lifetime of singing and performing since childhood. She is also a vocal teacher who runs private singing and healing sessions. Julia is currently focusing on recording her music and creating empowering workshops to teach others how to run their own singing groups, as well as continuing monthly VoiceJam singing and healing workshops in Byron Shire.

For more on Julia, let's meet in the bhav this Friday night as we chant kirtan mantras together at House of Bliss.

Julia's website:
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“I love singing, I love life, l love the connection singing creates and the loving bonds that form within a singing group. We are all limitless beings and can create great things in our lives. Singing is one of the quickest ways to connect to the joy of who we really are… LOVE”   Julia Williamson

Since 2014, Julia Williamson has been collaborating with House of Bliss as a guest musician and vocalist. In December three years ago, she was part of the band when Sangeeta launched her kirtan CD “Ageless”. What a fabulous event that was!!

Julia is an experienced Past Age Clearing and Healing Practitioner (PACH) and has had a lifetime of singing and performing since childhood. She is also a vocal teacher who runs private singing and healing sessions. Julia is currently focusing on recording her music and creating empowering workshops to teach others how to run their own singing groups, as well as continuing monthly VoiceJam singing and healing workshops in Byron Shire.

For more on Julia, lets meet in the bhav this Friday night as we chant kirtan mantras together at House of Bliss.

Julias website:
http://voicejam.com.au

This year, Ohad Rein is a regular core member of the House of Bliss band. After travelling the world with his music, and spending four years in Israel spreading the benefits of kirtan, he has now relocated to Byron Shire. Ohad is a yoga teacher and professional musician, who brings his unique upbeat flavour to our fortnightly gatherings.

As a singer-songwriter and producer, he has won an APRA award, and is known for the project he calls Old Man River. He has toured the world extensively sharing his music, produced multiple albums, and some interesting music videos. During one of his tours, enroute to a show, a chance meeting took place on a plane with famous kirtan musician Krishna Das. A series of events following that meeting led Ohad to dive deeply into the wonderful and ancient practice of kirtan. It is a simple and accessible practice, that helps us open our hearts, free our minds, and express our voice.

This practice welcomes all. Kirtan beginners or Kirtan pros! You don't have to be a great singer or a sanskrit scholar to enjoy the immediate joyful effects of this profound practice!

Join us at House of Bliss every second Friday to "follow your bliss”.

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This year, Ohad Rein is a regular core member of the House of Bliss band. After travelling the world with his music, and spending four years in Israel spreading the benefits of kirtan, he has now relocated to Byron Shire. Ohad is a yoga teacher and professional musician, who brings his unique upbeat flavour to our fortnightly gatherings. 

As a singer-songwriter and producer, he has won an APRA award, and is known for the project he calls Old Man River. He has toured the world extensively sharing his music, produced multiple albums, and some interesting music videos. During one of his tours, enroute to a show, a chance meeting took place on a plane with famous kirtan musician Krishna Das. A series of events following that meeting led Ohad to dive deeply into the wonderful and ancient practice of kirtan. It is a simple and accessible practice, that helps us open our hearts, free our minds, and express our voice.

This practice welcomes all. Kirtan beginners or Kirtan pros! You dont have to be a great singer or a sanskrit scholar to enjoy the immediate joyful effects of this profound practice!

Join us at House of Bliss every second Friday to follow your bliss”.

https://www.facebook.com/oldmanrivermusic

http://www.oldmanrivermusic.com

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Your band for next Friday - Mal, Lila, Julia, Dinesh, Caroline and Ohad.  Come and join us in the Bhav!

Do you feel to pop on your angel wings and join the décor team this coming Friday 23rd June? We always appreciate the strong sense of community spirit, co-operation, and collaboration.

Offering your time and energy as seva or bhakti yoga is a great way to practice the art of selfless service. Setup starts at 4pm, and packdown usually wraps up by 10:30pm. If you can volunteer an hour or two to help with setup or packdown for any evening, just let Alice know. Many hands make light work.

Volunteers attend for free on the evening of their service, and also receive our deep gratitude, and knowledge that they’re contributing to the true support of the upliftment of humankind! It’s a great feeling on the night to be part of the team that creates the House Of Bliss. All welcome.
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Do you feel to pop on your angel wings and join the décor team this coming Friday 23rd June? We always appreciate the strong sense of community spirit, co-operation, and collaboration.

Offering your time and energy as seva or bhakti yoga is a great way to practice the art of selfless service. Setup starts at 4pm, and packdown usually wraps up by 10:30pm. If you can volunteer an hour or two to help with setup or packdown for any evening, just let Alice know. Many hands make light work.

Volunteers attend for free on the evening of their service, and also receive our deep gratitude, and knowledge that they’re contributing to the true support of the upliftment of humankind! It’s a great feeling on the night to be part of the team that creates the House Of Bliss. All welcome.

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🌺Awesome! Thanks Alexa ✨It'll be fun!!

Our next House of Bliss community kirtan gathering will be on Friday 23rd June.

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Our next House of Bliss community kirtan gathering will be on Friday 23rd June.

Hope to see you then,
from the Bliss Team

🌟And then THIS happened!!!!🌟
(A snippet of video to give a taste of last night)

Thanks to all who came in person and in spirit to join us for this great night of chanting. It was swingin'!

🌿The Edo Kahn and Jo Mall Tribute Band has now been born (LOL) 😂

Though we were all disappointed that Edo and his partner Emily missed their flight from Sydney and suddenly couldn't join us, the energy was still fantastic🎼🎷🥁✨

👼True Practice lies in the ability to overcome adversity so that we can find the peace within, act with compassion, and share unconditional love 🕉☮️💟Om Shanti Om 🕉☮️💟

Jasmine offered a beautiful song called Saraswati, written by the late Jo Mall 🕊So beautiful... In honour of Edo and Jo's devotion to the Divine, the band also did covers of other mantras that Edo and Jo often share/d🌿

www.edoandjo.com

🌺Thanks to everyone who came to chant, and to those who helped with event planning and management to make this another successful chant gathering🌼Next one is 23rd June 🙏💚 JAI MAA!
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Definitely a special moment <3

Great night once again! Loved the sax player 👍

Yes! Ariel Kalma was great wasn't he!! So talented with so many instruments last night, but that Sax playing just took it Home!!!

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“Music to me is the closest thing to silence.” Ariel Kalma

This week Ariel will be joining House of Bliss as a special guest member of the band. His passionate music will be woven with kirtan chants led by Edo, Ohad, Emily, Jasmine, and Dinesh.

Welcome Ariel!!

Born and raised in Paris, France, Ariel started playing the recorder at age 9 and saxophone at 15. During his successive studies of Electronics, Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris, Ariel performed with several bands, then toured the world and visited Europe, Japan, India, Eastern Canada, and parts of the USA. Apart from rhythm & blues, pop and jazz, he acquired assorted experiences in middle-age French, electro-acoustic, and modal music. All the travels broadened Ariel's musical horizons tremendously; listening to and playing with different styles, people, and instruments, intricate scales, techniques, timing and rhythms.

After learning circular breathing from a snake charmer in India, Ariel practiced it on soprano sax - for many sleepless nights - in the basement of a cathedral in New York (when he was not playing upstairs on the large harmonium).

Returning to France in late '76, Ariel could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system with which he toured, playing solo concerts. Ariel contributed to the birth of (then) new music genres: minimalist, space, ambient, new age, electronic etc.

With his passion for recording and sound, Ariel always had a home studio and was also technical assistant to some of the composers at Paris' GRM - Musical Research Group part of the INA (Audiovisual National Institute), where he recorded some of his compositions.

Over 3 decades, Ariel Kalma published several vinyl LP's, cassettes, and CD's, many older ones out of print. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups. Ariel Kalma has also played on many albums in France - even throughout Europe, the US and recently Australia, where he lives.

See more at: www.ariel-kalma.com

We look forward to Ariel’s presence tomorrow night.

House of Bliss Community Chanting
Friday 9th June 6:30pm - 9pm
St. Martin's Parish Hall, 38 Stuart St, Mullumbimby
$15 adult / $10 concession
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Feels like aaaaages since I was there, really looking forward to tomorrow night <3 <3

SEEKING CHAI WALLAH

Is it you or someone you know?

Must be confident to make delicious home-brewed chai (about 15L), treats, and soup/light savoury for House of Bliss Community Chanting (kirtan) in Mullumbimby. Preferably vegan, good quality, delicious and nutritious. Numbers average 70 to 80 guests each time, who may choose to purchase your chai and snacks. It's a great night!

Position is for this THIS COMING FRIDAY 9th JUNE ONLY

Service time: peak is 6:30pm to 7:00pm, then until about 9:15pm
Setup from about 5:30pm (earlier is possible if required)

We provide: beautiful welcoming space, tables, electricity, customers, amazing chanting, and a great vibe.

Chai wallah needs to bring: chai urn, cups, napkins, spoons, table cloth, extension cord, power board, lamp, float and cashbox, goods prepared for sale that are easy to eat by hand. NB: There is NOT a kitchen or large sink available for use.

Venue: St. Martin's Parish Hall, 38 Stuart St, Mullumbimby

Send a message via the House of Bliss FB page (preferable)
www.facebook.com/The-House-of-Bliss-Hearts-on-Fire-135356786656803

OR contact 0427423723 / 0256294001

Please text or leave a voicemail to apply. Please also confirm that you have confidence to set up independently and that you can make really delicious chai. Looking forward to hearing from the person destined for the job…

Om shanti Om
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SEEKING CHAI WALLAH

Is it you or someone you know?

Must be confident to make delicious home-brewed chai (about 15L), treats, and soup/light savoury for House of Bliss Community Chanting (kirtan) in Mullumbimby. Preferably vegan, good quality, delicious and nutritious. Numbers average 70 to 80 guests each time, who may choose to purchase your chai and snacks. Its a great night!

Position is for this THIS COMING FRIDAY 9th JUNE ONLY

Service time: peak is 6:30pm to 7:00pm, then until about 9:15pm
Setup from about 5:30pm (earlier is possible if required)

We provide: beautiful welcoming space, tables, electricity, customers, amazing chanting, and a great vibe.

Chai wallah needs to bring: chai urn, cups, napkins, spoons, table cloth, extension cord, power board, lamp, float and cashbox, goods prepared for sale that are easy to eat by hand. NB: There is NOT a kitchen or large sink available for use.

Venue: St. Martins Parish Hall, 38 Stuart St, Mullumbimby

Send a message via the House of Bliss FB page (preferable)
https://www.facebook.com/The-House-of-Bliss-Hearts-on-Fire-135356786656803

OR contact 0427423723 / 0256294001

Please text or leave a voicemail to apply. Please also confirm that you have confidence to set up independently and that you can make really delicious chai. Looking forward to hearing from the person destined for the job…

Om shanti Om

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Kashi Mcintosh

Nelia De Freitas

This position for tomorrow night is still open for any willing workers out there...

🙏We've found someone ✨💫

Huge gratitude to Daniel Rawson of Divine Nature Sanctuary in Goonengerry 😇 He made super-nutritious Ayurvedic soup, blissbombs and chocolates, and two kinds of delicious chai!!! With very short notice, Daniel provided loved-filled sustenance for us all 🙏 Thankyou so much!

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A big welcome back to Edo Kahn, a great singer-songwriter and mantra musician who is currently based in Sydney. His music is an enchanting mix of Eastern mantra and Western indie-pop that is both soothing and uplifting.

Edo will join us at House of Bliss this coming Friday 9th June, with Emily, Jasmine (Sashini), Dinesh, Ohad and Ariel in the band.

Edo Kahn was previously signed with Virgin/EMI with his rock bands Gelbison and Kahn Brothers, and is an APRA award-winning songwriter.

With his former partner Jo Mall Kahn (now peacefully transcended to the realm of angels) he has played at various international conscious events and festivals, recently opening for Deepak Chopra, Bhakti Fest (USA), Prana Fest (USA), Bali Spirit Festival, 1 Giant Mind Mass Meditation (Bali), and at Australia’s major yoga-music festivals, including Uplift Festival, Byron Spirit, Sydney Spirit, Bhakti Bliss, and Bodhi Festival.

Dedicated to conscious living and seva, they co-founded A Sound Life in 2013 (www.asoundlife.org), a charity harnessing the skills of volunteers to bring free yoga and music to those in aged-care, hospitals and underprivileged communities, with Ben Lee, Lisa Mitchell and Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun ) as ambassadors.

This music goes straight to the heart, soothing, uplifting, mesmerizing and electric!

Edo Kahn, Emily Estcourt, Jasmine Sashini Ra'vishna, Ohad Rein, Dinesh Arnaud Mackie, Ariel Kamla, Shunya Bell, Alice Miyagawa, Sangeeta Lavin
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A big welcome back to Edo Kahn, a great singer-songwriter and mantra musician who is currently based in Sydney. His music is an enchanting mix of Eastern mantra and Western indie-pop that is both soothing and uplifting. 

Edo will join us at House of Bliss this coming Friday 9th June, with Emily, Jasmine (Sashini), Dinesh, Ohad and Ariel in the band.

Edo Kahn was previously signed with Virgin/EMI with his rock bands Gelbison and Kahn Brothers, and is an APRA award-winning songwriter. 

With his former partner Jo Mall Kahn (now peacefully transcended to the realm of angels) he has played at various international conscious events and festivals, recently opening for Deepak Chopra, Bhakti Fest (USA), Prana Fest (USA), Bali Spirit Festival, 1 Giant Mind Mass Meditation (Bali), and at Australia’s major yoga-music festivals, including Uplift Festival, Byron Spirit, Sydney Spirit, Bhakti Bliss, and Bodhi Festival.

Dedicated to conscious living and seva, they co-founded A Sound Life in 2013 (www.asoundlife.org), a charity harnessing the skills of volunteers to bring free yoga and music to those in aged-care, hospitals and underprivileged communities, with Ben Lee, Lisa Mitchell and Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun ) as ambassadors.

This music goes straight to the heart, soothing, uplifting, mesmerizing and electric!

Edo Kahn, Emily Estcourt, Jasmine Sashini Ravishna, Ohad Rein, Dinesh Arnaud Mackie, Ariel Kamla, Shunya Bell, Alice Miyagawa, Sangeeta Lavin

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I believe the full moon is due around friday too .. this promises to be a wonderful House of Bliss presentation, welcome Edo!

Our most recent House of Bliss was such a joyous gathering! Every time the vibe is comfortingly similar, but with a freshness brought mainly by the mix of "house band" and guest musicians at each event.

Sonic weavings took us through spaces of peaceful deep introspection, and ecstatic high-volume singing and dancing. About 85 people were in the house, welcomed by warm decor, led by lovely musicians, and blessed with a perfectly tweaked sound system, we all had a wonderful night. Thanks everyone!

Extra love and gratitude to all the volunteers who help make this night what it is.

Om Namah Shivaya!
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Happy 70th Birthday to Krishna Das

After the beauty of last night... we are all feeling so incredibly blessed to have our regular House of Bliss gathering right here in Mullumbimby. Thank you to all the gorgeous people who help behind the scenes to bring this event to fruition, and thanks to all of you for coming and making it what it is! Om Namah Shivaya! ... See MoreSee Less

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After the beauty of last night... we are all feeling so incredibly blessed to have our regular House of Bliss gathering right here in Mullumbimby. Thank you to all the gorgeous people who help behind the scenes to bring this event to fruition, and thanks to all of you for coming and making it what it is! Om Namah Shivaya!

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Lucinda Van De Berkt, Alice Miyagawa, Hansa Natola .. your innovative moody lighting and wrap around temple decor just gets better every week!

Tomorrow night at the House of Bliss, come and join us for an uplifting and beautiful night singing the Names of the Divine. Be uplifted and inspired to find the unique expression of your own beautiful self, guided by Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan, Caroline Cowley, Ohad Rein and Yael Mahler on percussion. See you there. Doors open 6.30, music starts at 7pm. St Martins Church Hall, Mullumbimby. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow night at the House of Bliss, come and join us for an uplifting and beautiful night singing the Names of the Divine. Be uplifted and inspired to find the unique expression of your own beautiful self, guided by Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan, Caroline Cowley, Ohad Rein and Yael Mahler on percussion. See you there. Doors open 6.30, music starts at 7pm. St Martins Church Hall, Mullumbimby.

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Wish i could be there..will be epic!

Everyone WELCOME!
This Friday 26 of May...

Let's Chant!
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Everyone WELCOME!
This Friday 26 of May...

Lets Chant!

Coming up!...
Welcome back Peter Walkden-Brown devotion and gentle nature uplift us!

Let's CHANT!!
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Coming up!...
Welcome back Peter Walkden-Brown devotion and gentle nature uplift us!

Lets CHANT!!

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Due to a slight change of schedule, Peter Walkden-Brown will now be returning to lead the House of Bliss band from Friday 9th June (not May as originally planned). He will be offering kirtan with Ambrosia Sankirtan, his regular group, in Murwillumbah on Saturday 27th May.

Thanks to everyone for coming last Friday night and sharing a beautiful time together. Wishing Sudeep and Sheri much love and gratitude, and holding them in our hearts as they set off on their travels this week... our next House of Bliss gathering will be on Friday 26th May, and we look forward to welcoming back Peter Walkden-Brown as well as other regular members of the HOB band, Ohad, Caroline, Hielrick and of course, our strong and growing sea of regular chanters. YOU are the ones that make this night as wonderful as it is. Thank you all for bringing your beautiful hearts and intentions to this unique and special community event. Let's chant! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to everyone for coming last Friday night and sharing a beautiful time together. Wishing Sudeep and Sheri much love and gratitude, and holding them in our hearts as they set off on their travels this week... our next House of Bliss gathering will be on Friday 26th May, and we look forward to welcoming back Peter Walkden-Brown as well as other regular members of the HOB band, Ohad, Caroline, Hielrick and of course, our strong and growing sea of regular chanters. YOU are the ones that make this night as wonderful as it is. Thank you all for bringing your beautiful hearts and intentions to this unique and special community event. Lets chant!

"Rather than a musical performance, chanting brings participants and musicians together as one united voice. Here we have the opportunity to allow ourselves the freedom to sing from our heart the praises of our own divine essence, uplift ourselves and create community.

Together we offer our hearts, together we bypass the thinking mind while committed to the expression of the heart through song, a revolutionary act of devotion in an overly stressed, overly materialistic world.

Everyone is INVITED. We love to meet you at any of these events sharing Peace, love and Community with us." Sangeeta

Our next event will be this Friday 12th May. Same place. Same time.

Event info: www.facebook.com/events/773425749494216
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Rather than a musical performance, chanting brings participants and musicians together as one united voice.  Here we have the opportunity to allow ourselves the freedom to sing from our heart the praises of our own divine essence, uplift ourselves and create community.

Together we offer our hearts, together we bypass the thinking mind while committed to the expression of the heart through song, a revolutionary act of devotion in an overly stressed, overly materialistic world.

Everyone is INVITED. We love to meet you at any of these events sharing Peace, love and Community with us. Sangeeta

Our next event will be this Friday 12th May. Same place. Same time.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/773425749494216

Twenty years can seem to pass so fast! On 6 May 1997, recordings of beautiful Indian chants, led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, were co-released by Shankar and George Harrison on the album "Chants of India". What a legendary album that has come to be!

"I like producing Ravi's music, because for me it's educational as well as a joy to work with. It's actually soothing to your soul, and it helps you to focus or transcend." - George Harrison, 1997 -
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Twenty years can seem to pass so fast!  On 6 May 1997, recordings of beautiful Indian chants, led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, were co-released by Shankar and George Harrison on the album Chants of India. What a legendary album that has come to be!

I like producing Ravis music, because for me its educational as well as a joy to work with. Its actually soothing to your soul, and it helps you to focus or transcend.  - George Harrison, 1997 -

What a wonderful gathering was had last Friday at House of Bliss!!! The house band is sounding so solid and everyone seemed to sing and dance to their heart's content. Our special guests Amir Paiss and Avishai Barnatan (who was able to make time to join at the last minute) made a really beautiful addition to the night. Such touching moments of ecstasy were woven through the peace and bliss! Thanks everyone!

Our next event is on Friday 12th May. Same place, same time.
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What a wonderful gathering was had last Friday at House of Bliss!!! The house band is sounding so solid and everyone seemed to sing and dance to their hearts content. Our special guests Amir Paiss and Avishai Barnatan (who was able to make time to join at the last minute) made a really beautiful addition to the night.  Such touching moments of ecstasy were woven through the peace and bliss! Thanks everyone!

Our next event is on Friday 12th May. Same place, same time.

A the end of 2014, UPLIFT invited many international guests to Byron Bay for a symposium to share information and strategise earth healing plans. These guests included some members of Columbia's Kogi tribe, also known as the "elder brother", whose message was strong and profound. They requested as many people as possible to acknowledge and agree to the Declaration to Restore Mother Earth. The short version and summary of the Declaration can be found here: upliftconnect.com/declaration-to-restore-mother-earth

A short film was made to continue spreading their message. This film contains the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. (Including the late Bob Randall, official Uluru caretaker, who stated before his death that he is totally okay with his name being spoken aloud after death, even though many indigenous Australian tribes hold a contrary belief).

When representatives of the original peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Otomi, Diné, and Mexica travelled to Australia's Uluru to meet with the traditional keepers, what happened may be greater than anyone ever expected.

Sangeeta Lavin's current Caravan for Peace and the Restoration of Mother Earth is partially inspired by the personal connection she had with members of the Kogi in Byron in 2014. Later in 2017, Sangeeta will return to lead the House of Bliss band again in Mullumbimby.

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#UPLIFT #indigenouswisdom #restorationofmotherearthA short film about the making of the Declaration to Restore Mother Earth. When representatives of the original peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, O...
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This week we welcome Amir Paiss, our dear brother troubadour, warrior of Peace, gifted musician, and composer. He has always been unconditional showing support to The House of Bliss. Thankyou Amir. We're so happy to have you with us...
Be prepared to sing your heart out and melt in Love with him as he guides some of the night's chants...

Here is a link to one of his music videos, featuring the exquisite natural beauty of Mullum's sacred Mount Chincogan and the surrounding area that many House of Bliss chanters call Home.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QKT35IqJM

#amirpaiss #houseofbliss #mullumbimby #chanting #byronshire #capturinggratitude
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This week we welcome Amir Paiss, our dear brother troubadour, warrior of Peace, gifted musician, and composer. He has always been unconditional showing support to The House of Bliss. Thankyou Amir. Were so happy to have you with us...
Be prepared to sing your heart out and melt in Love with him as he guides some of the nights chants...

Here is a link to one of his music videos, featuring the exquisite natural beauty of Mullums sacred Mount Chincogan and the surrounding area that many House of Bliss chanters call Home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QKT35IqJM

#amirpaiss #houseofbliss #mullumbimby #chanting #byronshire #capturinggratitude

What a blissful night of chanting we all had last Friday!!! Thank you to all those who were able to be there and create such a special feeling together. We meet again in one week.

Thanks to the band, to Shunya on sound, to Alice for decor and admin, to the chai faeries, to Sangeeta for connecting in from Chile, to Dana for continued admin support from Melbourne, to Hielrick for the great photo edits, and to Minister Lin and Anne at St Martin’s church for allowing us to rent their hall.

A REALLY HUGE THANKYOU also goes out to the volunteers who helped to create the space and pack up at the end of the night. With supportive volunteer assistance and all of us doing seva together, it really enables a stress-free community night of blissful chanting. Thanks especially to those who've been able to be there to assist for one or more of the nights we've had this year: Sherrie, Hansa, Alexsandra , Scarla, Fi, Kat, Chris, Camilla, Delicia.

Our next gathering will be on Friday 28th March. Thankfully, we already have one volunteer committed for setup, and another to help on the door. Still seeking two more people for setup from 4pm, and at least two people for packdown.

Would you like to help create the temple-vibe magic of this night together by offering an hour or two of your time? If you’re getting a YES on this, it would be wonderful to hear from you to know we have a solid support team ready to collaborate.

Much love and peace, the BlissTeam
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What a blissful night of chanting we all had last Friday!!! Thank you to all those who were able to be there and create such a special feeling together. We meet again in one week.

Thanks to the band, to Shunya on sound, to Alice for decor and admin, to the chai faeries, to Sangeeta for connecting in from Chile, to Dana for continued admin support from Melbourne, to Hielrick for the great photo edits, and to Minister Lin and Anne at St Martin’s church for allowing us to rent their hall.

A REALLY HUGE THANKYOU also goes out to the volunteers who helped to create the space and pack up at the end of the night. With supportive volunteer assistance and all of us doing seva together, it really enables a stress-free community night of blissful chanting. Thanks especially to those whove been able to be there to assist for one or more of the nights weve had this year:  Sherrie, Hansa, Alexsandra , Scarla, Fi, Kat, Chris, Camilla, Delicia.

Our next gathering will be on Friday 28th March. Thankfully, we already have one volunteer committed for setup, and another to help on the door. Still seeking two more people for setup from 4pm, and at least two people for packdown.

Would you like to help create the temple-vibe magic of this night together by offering an hour or two of your time? If you’re getting a YES on this, it would be wonderful to hear from you to know we have a solid support team ready to collaborate.

Much love and peace, the BlissTeam

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I was certainly thinking of you all while I was at a Retreat over the Easter weekend ... very much looking forward to being there for setup help on Friday 28 March (and I've got a whole new packet of BluTac Alice!) Lou, Natalee, Deborah, Caz, Marlene ... it would be wonderful to share the Mullum House of Bliss energy with you! (Setup help from 4pm would be awesome too? 😉 ) xxx

when is it Alexsandra Deen

Alexsandra, I am totally counting you IN for setup next week <3 I love your enthusiasm and passion for this, and look forward to meeting Friday. It'll be awesome to hear from a few more people who are interested in doing the volunteer exchange <3 The more the merrier 🙏 Thanks for inviting your friends! ⭐️

Beautiful shots of last kirtan Alice! So sweet... thank you for all that you do 🙂 xx

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OMG I remember that gig. SO much fun. Miss you Sangeeta Lavin. We all ROCKED. And thank you Alice Miyagawa for posting this. I am literally crying with joy and looking so forward to this Friday night, The House of Bliss, Hearts on Fire

Happy Birthday to Deva Premal from Magical Mullumbimby's House of Bliss

"You can't sing with a closed heart. You just can't do it. And if you try, as soon as you start singing, your heart just naturally opens more and more....

...Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred."

- Deva Premal -MUSICA PARA MEDITACION.
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“The latest discoveries in neuroscience confirm the healing power of sound, of devotional singing in particular.

Chanting awakens all the physical and energetic psychic centers, stimulates the immune system and the emotional body, allowing greater meaning and spiritual insight into the mysteries of the shamanic and the creative state. ”

- Sylvia Nakkach, award-winning composer, music healer, and founding director of Vox Mundi School, California -youtube.com
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Beautiful vocals by Sangeeta Lavin on this track for Papaji, first recorded in 1994 in Lucknow, India.

"Revealing our heart to ourselves, and to hear it mirrored in our voices, can wake us up to the love that is, the love that we are. Awakening us to remember the flavour of the inner chamber, and inviting us to live from here. This is a raft of music into the heart and into the present moment."

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Last night at House of Bliss 🕉
Thank you to everyone who came along and made it a fantastic night!
We will next meet again on Friday 14th April... NB we will not be meeting on Friday 31 March due to Byron Spirit Festival. Until then, p e a c e 🌸 Om Shanti 🙏🏻 Sending love to Sangeeta Lavin and DanaLee Mynard <3
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Last night at House of Bliss 🕉
Thank you to everyone who came along and made it a fantastic night!
We will next meet again on Friday 14th April... NB we will not be meeting on Friday 31 March due to Byron Spirit Festival. Until then, p e a c e 🌸 Om Shanti 🙏🏻 Sending love to Sangeeta Lavin and DanaLee Mynard

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Looking great everyone. Sending love!!!

BLISSONGS KIRTAN from 6pm tonight
next to the beautiful Tweed River

Brought to you by House of Bliss guest musician Elias Harmony, our regular lead vocalist Caroline Cowley, and our regular percussinaist Dinesh Arnaud Mackie.

"A night of devotional songs to celebrate peace, joy and the human spirit. Come along to sing, dance, and be your divine self."

Venue: Heart and Soul of Wellness
49 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah
(Parking and entrance at rear on Factory Lane)
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BLISSONGS KIRTAN from 6pm tonight
next to the beautiful Tweed River

Brought to you by House of Bliss guest musician Elias Harmony, our regular lead vocalist Caroline Cowley, and our regular percussinaist Dinesh Arnaud Mackie.

A night of devotional songs to celebrate peace, joy and the human spirit. Come along to sing, dance, and be your divine self.

Venue: Heart and Soul of Wellness
49 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah
(Parking and entrance at rear on Factory Lane)

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Mal Knights will be joining us on flute too.... 🙂

Coming Friday 17 March,
Let's Chant together again and again...
The House of Bliss privileged to have you there, creating: Peace, Love and Community....

Let's Chant
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Coming Friday 17 March,
Lets Chant together again and again...
The House of Bliss privileged to have you there, creating: Peace, Love and Community....

Lets Chant
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🌟And then THIS happened!!!!🌟
(A snippet of video to give a taste of last night)

Thanks to all who came in person and in spirit to join us for this great night of chanting. It was swingin'!

🌿The Edo Kahn and Jo Mall Tribute Band has now been born (LOL) 😂 

Though we were all disappointed that Edo and his partner Emily missed their flight from Sydney and suddenly couldn't join us, the energy was still fantastic🎼🎷🥁✨

👼True Practice lies in the ability to overcome adversity so that we can find the peace within, act with compassion, and share unconditional love 🕉☮️💟Om Shanti Om 🕉☮️💟

Jasmine offered a beautiful song called Saraswati, written by the late Jo Mall 🕊So beautiful... In honour of Edo and Jo's devotion to the Divine, the band also did covers of other mantras that Edo and Jo often share/d🌿

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🌺Thanks to everyone who came to chant, and to those who helped with event planning and management to make this another successful chant gathering🌼Next one is 23rd June 🙏💚 JAI MAA!

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Our most recent House of Bliss was such a joyous gathering! Every time the vibe is comfortingly similar, but with a freshness brought mainly by the mix of

Our most recent House of Bliss was such a joyous g...

There is so much joy in this video from the CD launch of Ageless: the Yoga of Chanting!!! Do join us again this Friday evening as we chant together into the bliss.

There is so much joy in this video from the CD lau...

Sangeeta in Barcelona,Spain. October 2015 - Sangeeta is Back!!!
Come and Chant next Friday 29 April,
ST Martin's Hall, Mullumbimby,doors open 6:30
Everyone is totally Welcome!!

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