CANCELLED | Mantra Melodies | Exploring authentic Indian chanting | Weekend workshop

CANCELLED | Mantra Melodies | Exploring authentic Indian chanting | Weekend workshop


June 15, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


EdanZ - Groningen (NL)
van Oldenbarneveltlaan 6, Groningen, 9716EJ

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Dive into the soulful realm of Indian mantra singing and unlock the power of sound.

This weekend retreat is designed for musicians and mantra lovers and mantra facilitators. This is for people who have interest in the authentic fundamentals of Indian Mantra and Music. This event offers an opportunity to learn from Indian mantra practitioners from Varanasi India, rooted from their real daily practice. They will explore with you the sacred transformative power of Mantra.

We will delve into the rich heritage of Indian music, incorporating both theory and practice. It is recommended for participants to have a basic understanding of a musical scale, and be able to hold time and tunes, as we will be exploring the convergence of Eastern and Western musical concepts.

We will explore the intricate arts with authentic Sanskrit Indian mantra singing. But not to worry; you will be guided by experienced and well educated musical facilitators (with university degree in music). Beside their musical knowledge, they have a deep devotional passion for their Indian culture, and especially that of a musical nature.

It goes without saying that you will have the chance to explore your own vocal abilities and enhance your skills with your chosen instrument.

The program will cover essential components, such as learning the most important taats (Indian scales) and Indian rhythm patterns. Additionally, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of different notes and their significance within the musical framework. As part of the training, we will familiarise ourselves with the IShala tanpura and tabla app, available on smartphones, which serves as an invaluable guide. Furthermore, participants will gain hands-on experience in playing the Harmonium, and Tampuri, a traditional Indian musical instrument.


  • You will learn at least 5 fundamental Mantra’s/ learn the correct practice for Mantras (Japa/ meditate practicing and counting) , their interpretation, their use, and the meaning of the Sanskrit words.
  • You will learn how to guide the musical compositions in an authentic way, with your own instrument or with the IShala app.
  • You will learn some ancient Vedic Musical foundations.
  • You will get a basic understanding of how traditional Indian Music is built up.
  • How to apply the right toning for your voice, or for the singing of a group. (Most Male/ Female)
  • You will learn and understand some of the Vedic roots of Indian Music.
  • You will understand why certain Raga’s (and mantra’s) are used at different times of the day.
  • You will be guided to incorporate your own authentic mantra practice.

Throughout the retreat you will be surrounded by a supportive and small community of fellow musicians and mantra enthusiasts, creating an environment conducive to deepening your understanding and practice. This setting will further enhance your learning experience, allowing you to absorb the essence of Indian mantra singing and music in a nurturing environment.


  • A handout with written explanation of Raga and Vedic Musical understanding, This handout will contain the mantra’s that we sing, and some extra ones, including their use, translation and interpretation.
  • 3 Vegetarian Indian vegan meals, snacks, tea and coffee
  • 12,5 hours of authentic teaching
  • One Mantra Singing Immersion

Whether you are a seasoned musician or a beginner seeking to explore the realm of Indian music and mantra, this weekend retreat offers a transformative journey into the heart of a profound musical tradition.

Join us as we unlock the power of sound and experience the beauty of Indian mantra singing together.

Note: Please bring your own instrument, and it is highly recommended to bring your smartphone with the IShala tampura and tabla app installed for an enhanced learning experience.

We are looking forward for this deep Authentic Exploration!
– Anand, Annu, Wanda & Jonathan –

€155,- for normal income, €115,- for low income

Saturday 15th of June 10:00-21:30
Sunday 16th of June 10:00-18:00

EdanZ Studio 1
van Oldenbarneveltlaan 6 9716EJ Groningen


  • You need a place to sleep over (€20,- for your host incl. simple breakfast)
  • You follow a specific diet

If you have any problem with purchasing underneath ticket; you can also pay at the door. Can you send us a message on What’s app if you want to come, but can not purchase the ticket?
+31(6)26253515 (Jonathan)

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