Date(s) -Mar 24 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fellowship of the Inner Light
Hailed as “one of the best kept secrets in the chant world…with a voice that shoots straight to the soul,” Lee (Mirabai) Harrington leads chants from the Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh traditions. For decades, she has explored how these combinations of practices and teachings can enrich the body, mind and spirit. With a musical background in classical Indian vocals and gospel, Lee loves to lead authentic, high-spirited, and deeply healing kirtans, combining the metta and wisdom energies of Buddhist mantras with the heart-opening euphoria of the devotional Bhakti tradition. She has been featured at such kirtan festivals as Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest and Ahimsa as well as at Omega Institute, Ananda Ashram, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery, Tibet House, Satchidananda Ashram/Yogaville, Unity Church, Integral Yoga Institute, the Meher Center, and many yoga studios, dharma centers and retreat centers. Her practice of Tibetan medical mantras also adds a level of profound healing for those who attend her kirtans.
Lee’s kirtans have been described as “darshans,” “transmissions” and/or “journeys into the Pure Lands” (she extends all credit to her gurus and divine guides) and her voice has been described as “healing, otherworldly and transcendent.”
Lee’s critically-acclaimed first album of mantra music, “BEYOND THE BEYOND: A MANTRA MUSIC EXPERIENCE” (Spirit Voyage: 2016) was included in two “best of 2016” lists for conscious music and earned her the title “the Dakini of mantra music.” In 2017 she begins production on her next album of Buddhist mantras with producer Ben Leinbach.
For her day job, Lee is an author, editor and university professor. She is also a long-time student of sound healing and Kundalini yoga and is a certified Pranic Healer. In 2016, Lee entered into a seven-year Buddhist Magyu training program with Lama Tsultrim Allione. A committed animal lover and animal activist, she volunteers at local animal shelters in her spare time, where she offers energy healing to and sings mantras to the dogs. She dedicates the merit of all her spiritual practices to the benefit of all sentient beings.