Healing Sounds: A Mantra Meditation Concert

Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar, Tambura

Thursday, September 8, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Unitarian Church of Ithaca
306 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, New York
Cost – $20 at the door


This is a rare opportunity to experience the effects of subtle, yet powerful mantras chanted by an internationally known master. In accordance with tradition, participants repeat after the teacher.

Sri Shyamji’s divine voice creates surya akaasha (Golden Ether) — a golden space of unmatched beauty, followed by deep peace and contentment. Extraordinary tones and overtones of the tambura (an ancient drone instrument) transport one to other realms of awareness. The breath deepens and meditation happens naturally.

Shyamji concert

Sri Shyamji was born and raised in India. At age 12, he met his guru who instructed him in the rare oral traditions of swara and naada yoga. The grace of his guru and the spiritual teachings he imparted are the basis for Shyamji’s extraordinary teaching career of more than 50 years. He is one of the few authentic, first-generation Indian spiritual teachers active in the West today, and the only one who is also an accomplished musician. Shyamji has played the tambura with Ravi Shankar, Pran Nath and Amir Khan. He is a Master of Naada Yoga, the creator of Microchakra Psychology™ and founder of InnerTuning® systems. He conducts classes, consultations, and workshops in New York City; New Hope, Pennsylvania; the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Colombia. Sri Shyamji’s system has recently been published in Microchakras: Inner Tuning for Psychological Well-Being (Inner Traditions, 2009). For more information, see http://www.chakrainstitute.com.


Sri Shyamji will also be holding private Microchakra consultations at Light on the Hill on Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9. Those who are interested in booking appointments can contact Judy Soranno by email.


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