MAY 24, 7-9PM


We’re thrilled to welcome talented friend Lily Cushman and her band back to IDP for a special kirtan to say goodbye to our current space and plant seeds for an auspicious future for our community. Lily will be accompanied by Tom Cucinotta on drums and Sundar Das on bansuri flutes for an evening of mantra practice together. Beginners are welcome, and no experience is necessary.


Kirtan, a style of call and response chanting, is a form of mindfulness meditation. Each repetition of the mantra is a way to gather our awareness and concentration and to be fully present in the moment.

Lily will also be signing her wonderful new book, which will be available for purchase at the event.


Lily is a teacher, writer and musician based in Brooklyn. Her work is a synthesis of the body practices of Classical Yoga, the heart practices of Bhakti Yoga and the mind practices of Insight Meditation. For nearly a decade Lily was the Owner and Director of the Brooklyn Yoga School, a lineage-based school run entirely by donation, voted "Best of New York" by NY Magazine. Lily offers workshops and retreats around the country and serves as Director of Operations to world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Her first book “A Little Bit of Mantras” was released in March 2019 from Sterling Publishing. Learn more at her website.