MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them, but it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement.
It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.
As the characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan*, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.
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Dipika Delmenico is an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, Anthroposophic Naturopath, Yoga of Sound teacher trainer, Speaker, and Author. She’s practiced clinically for more than 20 years, treating 1000’s of patients globally with Ayurveda healing wisdom and Mantra. Dipika is best selling author of Shine Your Light, The Ayurvedic Woman and founder of The Radiant Woman Foundation, Wellness Courses and Creating Vitality through Sound workshops and programs. Committed to the renewal of ancient healing mysteries, Dipika works therapeutically with Mantra and Sacred Sound as the original medicine, and medicine of our future.
Linda Newman is an internationally recognized teacher, pioneer and founder, tirelessly committed to creating a high level learning experience for her students. Linda has been teaching for more than thirty years and teaching the teachers for more than seventeen. A constant student and dedicated yoga practitioner herself, Linda is a teacher with integrity who delivers authentic Yoga classes and teacher training to the public. At thirteen Linda began practicing Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga (physical and meditative exercises) regularly. In the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya - the most influential Yoga teacher of the 20th Century and "Father of Modern Yoga" - Linda currently studies under AG Mohan, acknowledged by the late Krishnamacharya as his successor, and Sri Dharma Mittra, who is a living yogi legend, Linda studies with him at his New York Studio. Linda loves to learn and has traveled the world studying traditional Yoga practice and philosophy in India, Asia USA and Australia. She has presented at international conventions and Evolve Yoga festivals in Melbourne and Byron Bay. Pilates&Yoga Styles was founded by Linda in 2011 and has been a pioneering studio in Geelong since. Linda's multidisciplinary studio is ground-breaking: the first in Geelong to teach Mat Pilates, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga and contemporary sub-styles such as Yin yoga. Linda is the creator of a world class 200 and 300 hour Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher Training Course and has also designed and taught national and international accredited Pilates Teacher Training.. A sincere practitioner of the spiritual disciplines of Patanjali's eightfold practice Linda is renowned in the community as a teacher with warmth, dedication and boundless enthusiasm and energy.
About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for a nourishing meal, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors.
6pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
7pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9.00pm event concludes