October 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Semahane
4050 West 34th Ave. Vancouver V6N 2L7

There are times in one’s life when the importance of healing can no longer stay in the shadows, be overlooked or minimized. Out of this present time in our individual lives and the current state of humanity, an inspiration has arisen amongst some beloveds that we could come together for a monthly session of healing via music. This will be quite different from Universal Kirtan, in that it will be unamplified, sparse, and focused on a gentle, healing atmosphere.

Where? The Semahane (4050 west 34th Ave. Vancouver V6N 2L7, back of the house)

How much? By Donation. All proceeds to “Doctors Without Borders” and “Music Heals”

Parking? Street parking. Transit? 3.5 block walk from Dunbar & 34th


Healing is a mirrored process of active engagement and spacious, quiet receptivity. Designed upon that premise, “Music for Heart and Healing ” will be a 80 minute session of sacred sound, relaxation, silent receptive space, and meditative songs and chants, in a balanced presentation of active and passive participation.

Led by Amir O’Loughlin, ‘Music for Heart & Healing’ is an opportunity for you to welcome restoration of health to any part(s) of your being where there is a need, by listening and receiving acoustic music in a natural setting, and also from time to time joining the sound through breath, voice and sacred phrases. The beauty of The Semahane space can be used in the way that works best for you (lying down, sitting, standing, turning etc.). The medicine for our healing will be beautiful intention, the pleasure of gentle music, and a peaceful atmosphere of ease and musical prayer.

Bio: Amir O’Loughlin is a Musician, Composer, Music Therapist and Kirtan leader who has brought interspiritual sacred music to Vancouver for many decades. He travels the Sufi Way with The Inayati Order, representing that tradition as a Guide, Representative, Siraj and minstrel.

What to bring? Perhaps a yoga mat, blanket and pillow for relaxation. There are chairs and a few cushions at the Semahane.