This week’s podcast is a solid hour of the mantra Om, which is not so much a word as “rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barrie […]
The following is an excerpt from Ram Dass’ new book, “Polishing the Mirror” – which is out now.
Inside of me there’s a mantra going on that reminds m […]
My Love Affair With Kirtan
from Jersey Shore Macrobiotics
My then yoga teacher, Gopali Vaccarelli, who is an incredibly gifted teacher and has been a major spir […]
Ever wonder what you’re chanting during a yoga class? Nervous about chanting the wrong thing? The Yoga Journal Guide provides translations, historical inf […]
by Spring Groove
This begins a series of columns by kirtan artist Spring Groove. Spring currently lives in Bologna, Italy and is Dave Stringer’s back-u […]
Here’s an interesting and informative article about Bhakti Yoga from Teachasana.
Bhakti Yoga Part 1 — What Is It?
by Hari-kirtana das for Teachas […]
In this special edition of the podcast we have an excerpt from an interview done by the Mindrolling Podcast with Lama Tsultrim Allione. In the course of the i […]
Posted on September 11th, 2013 by Thrive in Yoga, by Shannon Sexton
Across the country and around the world, yoga practitioners are chanting the names of God […]
On Sunday afternoon at Bhakti Fest Midwest, Vijay Krsna of the Kirtaniyas gave a wonderful workshop on Mantra Alchemy, this week we bring it to you as the last […]
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir raise their voices in unison — and perhaps unify their heart rates, too.
by Anna Haensch NPR News
… But w […]
By Louis Schwartzberg, Moving Art TV. Published Oct 14, 2011.
A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and f […]
This video, filmed at the Holi Festival of Colors in Utah and out less than a week has been watched almost nine thousand times on YouTube. I must admit I accou […]
By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The New Indian Express
Meditation is important for every human being. Meditation fulfils the natural tendency of human beings to look […]
By Rachel Goldstein at YOGANONYMOUS
On that unfortunate day in 2001, the one that changed reality as we know it, my life‐long friend Gabby was running down […]
Last month at the Denver Chant Fest, Dr. Manoj Chalam and his wife Jyothi captivated a roomful of attendees with their lecture on the symbolism of Hindu & […]
If I have a guru it’s probably Mother Meera. Thanks to Shunyam Productions and Mass Yoga Network for this quote.
“The consciousness of mankind is be […]
Isn’t this a cool use of gaming technology? Leela … available in November.
Mindful Gaming With Deepak Chopra
From nzherald.co.nz/Derrik J. Lang
It can be disheartening when people shoot you down when you’re being kind to others. Here’s a different way to look at it.
Photo by SweetOnVeg
Several of you loved this when I posted on Facebook, so I’m re-posting here. It’s a good one.
Crack Smokin’ Yoga Teachers
Elephant Journal/Can […]
In this article, Krishna Das was asked “Why do you sing? And what does singing bring to you in your life?” He answered, “I sing to save my mis […]
This was such a great article, it talks about the great “stripping away” happening now. You can also watch the trailer for the movie “I AmR […]
An Easy Meditation Practice to Reverse Memory Loss
Huffington Post/Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
By the time you finish reading the above headline, you or someone y […]
Here’s a segment from Fox 6 News in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring Ragani being interviewed & showing her leading a kirtan. You’ll enjoy the int […]
This is one of the CDs we use for meditation during our Sunday Satsang. The segments are short, and Adyashanti never fails to inspire.
Why Do We Fear An Empty Mind?
Natasha Dern/Huffington Post/May 15, 2011
Why is it so hard for us to tolerate emptiness in our minds? The prevalent belief that […]
There’s a lot to absorb here, but it’s so worth the time. If you have a continuing Yoga practice, have you experienced the changes Dearbhla writes a […]
Confessions Of A Kirtan Virgin
From Downward Dog/April 26, 2011
What the heck is up with all these confessions lately on The Daily Downward Dog?
I’ve been ope […]
The Real Truth about Yoga & Weight Loss. ~ Anne Falkowski
Via elephantjournal.com/Apr 29, 2011
Recently I was at a late afternoon cocktail party and was st […]
This was an inspiring story by kirtan wallah Benjy Wertheimer of Shantala, who tells of his experience singing kirtan with the inmates of an Oregon prison.
The Providence Journal: Popularity of Chanting Growing
by Jenna Pelletier/April 4, 2011
Some sit motionless with their eyes closed. Others sway back and forth o […]
I’ve spent some time teaching music to preschool children, and I bet they would just love kirtan! This is a sweet story.
Mommy and Me Kirtan
By Jessica Be […]
Meditation On The Rise, Locally & Nationally
BY KENDALL MCCABE | MARCH 24, 2011 7:20 AM
Yosra Elkhalifa felt stressed. She sat in an individual study room […]
I was reminded just recently how much I love this guided meditation from Kathy Freston. I sometimes find a guided meditation is the best way to get my mind to c […]
This is a great video featuring Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer & other kirtan artists talking about the path of Bhakti Yoga. Thanks to our friends at […]
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the subtle bodies. This is interesting reading if you do any kind of spiritual practice.
Getting to Know You
Another wonderful article on chanting from Spirit Voyage’s blog
10 Reasons to Chant: On the Benefits of Mantra Meditation
By Donna Quesada on March 21, 20 […]
Kirtan Konsciousness: Can Kirtan Save the World?
by Sony Trieu on March 21, 2011/Dharma Lounge
The images of the Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake re […]
I’m getting my priorities straight — Love First!
Start your day with LOVE
by Rachel Sat Siri Dougherty on March 21, 2011
What was your first thought […]
Message from the Hopi Elders
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on […]
Ginger Fizz Syrup
Adapted from “Sacramental Magic in a Small Town Café”
By Brother Peter Reinhart
11 cups water
5 ½ cups honey
1 lb. unpeeled gin […]
In Following Sound into Silence, Kailash (Kurt A. Bruder, Ph.D., M.Ed.) urges us to take up chanting as an authentic and effective spiritual practice. Although […]
Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2011: Yoga, even as it furthers its storefront-by-storefront takeover of American leisure hours, remains a punchline, […]
“How to Be Happy”
written by Justine van der Leun for AOL Health | Published on September 29, 2010
Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard claims you can prac […]