Suggested donation – $50.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: Saturday, June 22, 10:30am - 1pm

Location: Zen Center of New York City

Address: 500 State Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact: ZCNYC


Free Your Voice

with Sylvia Nakkach

June 22, 2024

A Zen chant is like a compass that sets us in the direction of the awakened life: it is the dynamic, audible counterpart to the silent practice of zazen; and it is a powerful expression of the fact that practice happens in community.

—Kaz Tanahashi, Zen Chants

We are delighted to welcome Silvia Nakkach back to Fire Lotus Temple for this day of voice practice.

This half-day retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to work directly with Silvia through deep chant, medicine melodies, ragas and ceremonial songs. No experience is necessary: we all have a voice to bring forward and Silvia has this remarkable way of guiding us to find the body as this amazing instrument of sound. Please join us!

Doors will open at 10 am for silent sitting in the meditation hall.


Sylvia Nakkach
Grammy-nominated composer Silvia Nakkach has been an exhilarating and unique bridge between American and South Asian musical traditions for more than 30 years. From a background in North Indian classical music and avant-garde composition, Nakkach has evolved her own style employing elements of minimal melodicism, electronic liminal sonorities, and orbital rhythmic materials that seeks to transcends the ordinary sense of time, and exploring the relation between music and space.
Learn more about Sylvia Nakkach