May 26, 2017

Jai Uttal and The Story of Hanuman

In this week’s episode I’ll tell you all about my current obsessions — physical therapy & narrating the beautiful book ‘Sid’ […]

April 13, 2017

It’s Spring. Jai Ma!

This week’s set is to honor the Divine Mother, the force behind the new life bursting forth all around us as Earth returns to the light. I can also feel t […]

September 30, 2016

Chants For Autumn Equinox

This week I’m back from a wonderful vacation on the East coast where I was blessed to attend the first Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival in Darlington, […]

October 15, 2015

Creating Success With Ganesh

In our last podcast I told you about beginning a Community Kirtan here in Corvallis. Our first was on a Friday night two weeks ago — that afternoon yet an […]

August 6, 2015

Lakshmi, Saraswati & Ganesha — The Householders Trinity

This week’s show is the next edition on our series on the deities with yoga mantrica Ian Boccio of Blue Spirit Wheel. I learned a lot about Lakshmi & […]

February 24, 2015

Mata Kali — Back Spasm Warrior Goddess

Last month when I interviewed Ian Boccio about the deity Kali, little did I know I was about to have an up-close and personal encounter. Look at the picture &#8 […]

January 13, 2015

Shiva’s Dance of Creation & Destruction

Shiva has always been a difficult deity energy for me to get my mind around. He is both the creator and the destroyer — what’s that about? After doi […]

December 9, 2014

Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles

This week we continue our ‘Visions of the Deities Through Sacred Chant’ series with Ian Boccio as we explore the energy of Ganesha, the beloved remo […]

November 4, 2014

Darshan: Visions of the Deities through Sacred Chant with Ian Boccio

I met Blue Spirit Wheel’s Ian Boccio when he came through town several years ago setting up the band’s first tour. We had coffee, and have been frie […]

May 21, 2014

Jai Jai Ma!

This set was inspired by a walk I took last week. As I was walking ‘He Ma Durga’, the Donna De Lory chant in this week’s set came up, and I beca […]

March 12, 2014

Jai Maha Lakshmi

This week’s podcast has a few surprises. There’s a different format — it starts with a meditation on abundance with a chant to Lakshmi from De […]

November 19, 2013

OM Shiva

Lord Shiva, “he who is oblivious to the world“, is the most powerful of the Hindu deities. He is known as the destroyer, and is believed to be at t […]

August 21, 2013

The Hanuman Chalisa: Entering the Flow of Grace

The Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn to Hanuman, the Hindu deity who is the central character in the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. It tells of his strength […]

March 19, 2013

He Ma Durga

Durga. She is one powerful goddess. Later this week I’ll be posting the talk on the deities given by Dr. Manoj Chalam last month at the Denver Chant Fest […]

January 15, 2013

Nataraj, the Dancing Shiva

Nataraj is the dancing form of Lord Shiva. Usually you see this depicted in bronze as the god Shiva dancing in a circle of flames with his foot crushing a demon […]

October 23, 2012

Invoking Tara

The chants from this week’s podcast invoke Tara, the Goddess of Peace & Protection. Tara appears in virtually every culture on Earth, and represents the M […]

February 21, 2012

The Faces Of Ganesh

Ganesh pops up a lot on the podcast. We have shows dedicated to him here, and here. Ganesh is the guy you want ahead of you on the path, clearing the way with h […]

January 17, 2012

He Ma Durga

The word Durga means ‘invincible’ in Sanskrit. Durga is an incarnation of the Mother Goddess, and she is extremely powerful. She is also extremely p […]

 
May 31, 2011

Yo Ganesh — it’s me, pick up!

This week’s set was inspired by several requests for a set to Ganesha. We have one in the back catalog called “Ganesh Is Fresh”, here’s […]

 
March 29, 2011

The Faces Of Ma

Ma, Earth Mother, has many faces. She can be benevolent & peaceful, but some of her other faces can be powerful & frightening. I’ve chosen the cha […]

January 4, 2011

The Power Of Intention

The mighty ape Hanuman is featured in the music this week, in honor of his Birthday.  Hanuman is said to represent the untold power that resides within each on […]

 
August 11, 2010

Who’s That Knocking?

I have been playing some serious hooky–and not just because it’s August, although that’s part of it.  I haven’t been wanting to engage […]

February 23, 2010

Ganesh Is Fresh!

He’s our favorite elephant, isn’t he?  I like to think of Ganesha as dancing on the path before me sweeping obstacles out of my way with his trunk, […]

 
January 26, 2010

Shiva Shoutout

I love putting the podcast together, for me it’s a magical process.  It’s always a surprise to see the songs that have decided to show up for the w […]

 
May 20, 2009

The Breath Of Lakshmi

Spring is bustin’ out all over in Oregon, and it is a glorious time to be alive and out of doors.  The set this week has a new song by Guruganesha Singh […]

 
March 17, 2009

The River Saraswati

I don’t know a lot about the mythology of the Hindu gods, but being involved in an artistic pursuit (voice acting) always has me searching for the elusive […]