10:30am – 12:30pm Morning Workshops
A Shabad Kirtan Workshop ~ Prabhu Nam Kaur Khalsa, CA (Chant) Air Tent
This workshop will explore the meaning and depth of shabad, the embodied form of pure sound current, from which mantra is derived. History, pronunciation, meaning, and effects of particular examples of shabad kirtan will be presented. Practices to prepare and enhance the voice will be taught, and there will be a great deal of time devoted simply to singing to our heart’s content to evoke the subtle and beautiful power of shabad.
Prabhu Nam Kaur has been singing sacred mantra and shabad from the Kundalini Yoga and Sikh traditions for more than 35 years. She aspires to sing these songs of God with devotion, so that their wisdom and beauty can shine forth, and so that listeners can find their own ability to sing and experience them as well. She has recorded the CDs, Seasons of the Soul and Mother’s Blessing.
Prabhu Nam Kaur says that her daughter, Snatam Kaur, continually inspires her, and if she has taught Snatam about music, Snatam has certainly taught Prabhu Nam much as well. Yogi Bhajan taught that the basis of being a singer of Gurbani Kirtan is a willingness to serve the shabad, quite a spiritual practice in itself. She looks forward to deepening that practice.
She lives in San Leandro, California, USA, and is married to Sat Santokh Singh, who teaches Self-Worth workshops throughout Europe and the US. She is the mother of Snatam Kaur, who travels the world sharing her music. She teaches yoga and kirtan. She has six children altogether, ranging in age between 21 and 46. By name: Andrew, Jiwan Shakti Kaur, Snatam Kaur, Nam Kirn, Steven, and Rishi Parbhaat Singh.