Towards Nirvana Charity Event
with Krishnadhyanam and others
SYC London has for many years supported the work of Nirvanavan Foundation in Rajasthan,
India. In 2008 Krishnadhyanam started a charity in U.K. (Towards Nirvana) to support the work of the Foundation in India.
On 1st October Krishnadhyanam, along with others, will be going for a hop skip and jump – Towards Nirvana – around Regents Park in Central London. You are cordially invited to join him and help raise money for this wonderful organisation which is presently providing an education for over 500 children in the countryside surrounding Alwar city in Rajasthan.
You can help by taking part yourself, asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you (don’t worry, hopping, skipping and jumping is optional – simply walking is perfectly acceptable!). If you do not wish to take part but simply wish to show your support, you can sponsor Krishnadhyanam – who will begin by hopping, skipping and jumping but who will quickly resort to walking!
Towards Nirvana is hoping to raise a thousand pounds towards paying off the cost of the new big yellow school bus (pictured below).
Sunday afternoon, October 1st
3.00pm at the Regents Bar Cafe in Regents Park (nearest tube, Baker Street).
If you would like to take part send an email to Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact KD either at the Centre 020 8673 4869 or phone him on 07905534217.
For more information about Towards Nirvana and the Foundation in India see the website www.towardsnirvana.org.
On Friday 20th October, at 7:30pm Krishnadhyanam will be presenting a concert of music at the Centre.
Many of you will know him as an excellent kirtanist at our monthly Friday evening sessions. For many years whilst living at the Centre he ran regular nada yoga groups. He has been studying dhrupad singing for the past three years with the Gundecha Brothers in Bhopal, India. Dhrupad is the oldest form of Indian classical music, deriving from vedic chant and was for hundreds of years only sung in temples. Nowadays it is heard more in the concert hall.
As well as singing some dhrupad, KD will also sing some bhajans (devotional songs) and some vedic chanting, as well as his own compositions. He will talk about and show the differences and similarities between Indian music and western music.
The evening is a fundraising event for Nirvanavan Foundation in Rajasthan, India and donations will be gratefully received! It is possible to just turn up but preferably let him know if you are coming.
His number is 07905 534217 or email email@example.com