Gandharva Loka will be closed for 2 weeks from Tuesday the 8th of April and will resume regular hours from Wednesday the 23rd of April.
We are taking our annual meditation retreat and also doing some instrument shopping in Morocco.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all once we return.
Prasasta and Vajin
Gandharva Loka, Christchurch
Extended Christmas Hours
- Saturday 21st December 10am–4pm and 5pm–8pm
- Sunday 22nd December 10am–4pm
- Monday 23rd December 10am–4pm
- Tuesday 24th December 10am–4pm
- Thursday 26th December 11am–3pm
- Friday 27th December 11–3pm (not open in the evening)
- Saturday 28th December 11–3pm
- Sunday 29th December to Monday 6th January – Closed
Open As Normal
The team at Gandharva Loka wishes everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Journeying with the Native American Style Flute
A series of Native American flute workshops is being organised by flute maker Todd Chaplin of Southern Cross Flutes this coming January in Wellington. This from Todd’s website:
Join us for an amazing long weekend (Jan 17–20th 2014) of flute playing workshops centered on music-making with the Native American Flute. This retreat designed for players of any amount of experience who want to raise their playing and enjoyment of the instrument to a new level. Facilitated by two wonderful players of the Native American Indian Style Flute, from the U.S.A – Clint Goss and Vera Shanov. Read more »
Native Amercan flutes are probably the easiest type of flute to play and they produce a beautiful organic tone that is very satisfying. For those who might be interested in attending these workshops but lack a flute, Gandharva Loka stocks two ranges of good quality and relatively inexpensive Native American flutes. One range is by Todd Chaplin of Wellington and the other is by Odell Borg of High Spirits Flutes in Arizona, USA. Both of these respected flute makers craft their instruments from a variety of woods and in a variety of sizes and pitches.
Please feel free to contact us or come into Gandharva Loka if you are interested in trying or hearing these beautiful flutes.
Concert: Music and Mantras
Thursday October 3 – Evening
Enjoy the soul-stirring melodies of composer and spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, performed by his students. From the pure sounds of Bengal and English plainchant to dynamic musical arrangements, the evening will offer a diverse selection of music and mantra, inundating listeners with a heightened sense of inner tranquility and well-being. For more details, please pick up a brochure from The Lotus-Heart or Gandharva Loka at 363 St Asaph Street in Christchurch, or call (03) 377 1327.
Friday October 11
Gandharva Loka and The Lotus-Heart will be closed on Friday October 11 for the day as we observe the passing of our meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy on that date in 2007. We will resume our regular business hours from Saturday October 12 onwards.
5th Anniversary of Gandharva Loka Christchurch
Here we are – March 7, 2013 – and the 5th anniversary of Gandharva Loka in Christchurch. We feel a deep sense of gratitude for all of the opportunities that have come our way as a result of opening Gandharva Loka in Christchurch and we would like to thank all of our friends and customers for the support and encouragement we have received over the past five years – you have been awesome!
Body Mind Spirit Festival, Christchurch
This coming weekend Gandharva Loka, along with our dear friends from The Lotus-Heart, will have a stall at the annual Body Mind Spirit Festival in Christchurch.
Whether you’re seeking information or inspiration, inner peace or mental stimulation, or you’re just curious about what’s out there, the Body Mind Spirit Festival invites you to revitalise your body, stimulate your mind, and pamper your soul…
With our wonderful selection of exhibitors, our ever popular series of free, inspiring workshops, all day entertainment, and healthy food from Govindas and The Lotus-Heart, the Body Mind Spirit Festival promises something for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you there…