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Chant Camp

The Joy of Sacred Music

August 31 - September 3, 2018

Friday - Monday, 3 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Combining musical and spiritual practices can become a transcendent experience, touching transformational and sacred spaces in the heart, mind, and body. Join international recording artist and touring musician Girish for a weekend of chanting, meditation, yoga, pranayama, and kirtan to manifest and enhance divine love in your life.

Explore the meaning of and intentions behind the chants, play the harmonium and tabla, and lift your voice in joyful song and prayer. No musical experience is necessary! Be guided through gentle yoga, instrumental and vocal mantra, and kirtan practice—blending voice, harmonium, and tabla. To close the weekend, you’ll sing, dance, and showcase your new skills during a kirtan concert with Girish and his band.

During this energetic weekend, you will:

  • Explore mantras for love, abundance, healing, manifestation, and awakening
  • Learn ancient hymns to enhance balance and spark joy in your life
  • Learn the nine healing breaths
  • Study the neuroscience behind mantra practice and how you can create positive changes in your brain in as little as 40 days.

Leave with a deep understanding of how to apply your new skills for immediate benefits in your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

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  • Faculty Bio

    Internationally renowned world music artist

    Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, teacher, and author whose eclectic roots include jazz, world, and sacred music. He is renowned for his musical expressions through a wide array of instruments including harmonium, tabla, world percussion, guitar, and voice. Girish’s book, Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace & Prosperity, continues his mission to share with the world the art of meditation through music and mantra.

    Girish began his musical career as a jazz drummer, spent five years as a monk in a Hindu monastery, and returned to music as a session tabla player on more than a hundred world music albums. In the past 12 years, he has written, recorded, and performed his own original music and taught Sanskrit mantras and chanting at music festivals and yoga studios all over the world.

    His six albums have received critical acclaim from O, The Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal, and the Guardian, among others.

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  • Why Attend
    • Harness the powerful potential of music to boost your overall well-being, adaptability, longevity, and capacity for joy.

    • If you have been curious about kirtan and spiritual music, this is the perfect moment to embrace the joy and energy of playing, singing, and chanting, either as a beginner or with any level of musical training.

    • Savor this chance to create, celebrate, and explore with a world-renowned artist and teacher who has decades of experience in leading joyful music immersions.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session


    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    8:30am – 11:30 am Morning Program Session

    pm Lunch at Kitchen

    1:30pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events or Program Session


    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am

    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 11:00 am

    Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.



    None Required.

    Experience Level

    None Required.

    Things To Bring

    Please bring a notebook and a yoga mat. Bring your harmonium or tabla if you have them.

    Recommended Reading

    Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace & Prosperity by Girish

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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