Events

Ithaca is blessed to have a vibrant and diverse yoga community. The following events are either hosted by Singing Heart Yoga, presented in collaboration with other yoga studios, or simply great happenings that we want to promote. Enjoy!




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ITHACA COMMUNITY KIRTAN


Sacred chanting led by Damodar Das 

and One Love Chant 
First Thursdays of each month
7-9 PM

First Thursdays with One Love
Temple of Joy
305 Taylor Place, Ithaca

Third Friday with Damodar Das 
Foundation of Light 
391 Turkey Hill Road, Ithaca



$10 suggested donation (no one turned away).


Kirtan is a Sanskrit word that means "to communicate, to celebrate, to praise." It is an ancient yoga practice of call-and-response chanting, repeating the many names and attributes of the Divine. It is a joyful and uplifting practice. No musical skill or experience necessary. All ages welcome.



Come sing your heart out!
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Dinner & Dharma
at the Temple of Joy
2nd Friday of each month




Our Dinner & Dharma evenings are an opportunity for us to come together to share a meal and view an inspirational film or dharma talk by a spiritual teacher.  We explore wisdom from a broad spectrum of paths and perspectives.

We’ll provide a vegan main dish. You are welcome to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to make it a feast!

6:30 PM dish-to-pass meal 

7:30 Video


Feel free to come for just the meal, the video, or both!

REQUEST: If you are coming for the dinner, please arrive as close to 6:30 as possible, so we can all enjoy a meal together and have plenty of time to eat before the movie. Thanks!


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COMMUNITY SATSANG
at Temple of Joy
305 Taylor Place, Ithaca
4th Fridays, 7 PM




Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means "meeting in Truth." It's a sacred gathering of like-minded souls who come together to explore spiritual wisdom through meditation, contemplation of the teachings of the Awakened Ones, chanting and prayer.

Our satsang gathering will be a beautiful co-creation as we bring together our collective wisdom and inspiration around a monthly theme.  You are invited to share a poem or reading, a song, a personal story or reflection, a passage from the scripture of your choice, visual artwork, or anything that would contribute to the group's deepening around that theme. 

We will close our satsang with a brief prayer ritual honoring our teachers and Spirit/Source/Divine Energy. This is an interfaith event, so all expressions of devotion are respected. You are welcome to bring a photo or object to place on our altar, if you wish. 

Offerings of prasad (sweets or fruits to share) are also welcome. Finger food only please!

This event is free, with donations gratefully accepted. All proceeds will go to support local charities and humanitarian organizations. In this way, our satsangs are a way of offering service to our community. 

NOTE: Arriving on time supports the focus and sacred intention of the group.
Because of the meditative nature of this gathering, it is not appropriate for young children.



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DANCE CHURCH  

Sundays, 11:30 noon-1:00 PM
Fine Spirit Studio
201 Dey  Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Suggested Donation $5

Dance Church is a home for free movement expression in Ithaca. The DJ is the minister, the music is the sermon, and the dancers are the congregation! Feel free to come for the whole "service" or just drop in for a while. Love offering donations gratefully accepted,with no one turned away. All ages welcome.  No dance experience or skill necessary, only a love of great inspiring music and a willingness to explore the sacred through movement. Come dance your prayers!






INSPIRATIONAL WORDS

INSPIRATIONAL WORDS
Poetry, readings & words of wisdom from modern and ancient sources