August 1, 2018 marked the official premiere of a new type of chanting experience, the Five-Minute Chant. You can watch the video of that first live event here. The idea of Five-Minute Chant is to offer all of the benefits of a normal chant circle in a streamlined format lasting only a few minutes.
The benefits of chant circles are numerous. Here are just a few that I have found in the 22 years I have been leading Global Chant:
In spite of all of these benefits, most people will never take part in a chant circle. Lack of time is one of the most common reasons cited by those who are drawn by the idea of a chant circle but simply have not gotten around to participating in one. So, we designed Five-Minute Chant to make the chanting experience more accessible and convenient. Five-Minute Chant has all the elements of a full-fledged chant circle: intention-setting, invocation, chanting, and closing.
Try it for yourself. Click on the sample video shown above and let me guide you through your first Five-Minute Chant. If you want to have a true sense of community, invite others to join you. The real benefit comes from participating fully, as opposed to just watching or listening to someone else chant.
You can access these Five-Minute Chant videos on the Global Chant Facebook page. If you are not already following this page, you may want to do so. I will announce upcoming Five-Minute Chant live events so that you can join us on Facebook Live as these chant circles get broadcast around the world. If you are unable to take part in our live events, you will be able to access the archived videos at your convenience on our Facebook page.
Every Five-Minute Chant event is done with healing intention. In the days to come, I will let you know how you can request that a special Five-Minute Chant be dedicated to someone you know that may be undergoing a health challenge or simply in need of positive thoughts and vibrations. Please feel free to share the following link to our Facebook page with those you know who would be drawn to this type of virtual chant circle: http://www.facebook.com/FiveMinuteChant
To learn more about the structure and healing power of our chant circles, please read The Chanter’s Guide: Sacred Chanting as a Shamanic Practice or visit the Global Chant home page.