June 5, 2017

The Shanti Mantras

Our set this week is based on one our satsang group loved several weeks ago. The selections are from a group of chants called Shanti Mantras or Peace Mantras, t […]

April 15, 2014

Deep Chill

This week’s podcast is another that features a guided meditation at the beginning, followed by chants that continue the mood. We’re featuring relaxa […]

October 29, 2013

The Get Real Set

After what we just went through in the United States with the government shut down, I’m feeling angry — how about you? Being angry is not a pleasant […]

May 7, 2013

Shakti Fest 2013 Sampler

At long last, it’s here. The time when those of us who hear Joshua Tree calling throughout the winter can pack our bags and go to the desert to reconnect […]

March 12, 2013

ChantLanta! Peace, Love and Kirtan in the South

Atlanta had it’s very own kirtan festival last weekend! The ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival has been bringing the Bhav to the South for four years, and […]

December 21, 2012

Shift Happens

It’s December 21, 2012 and could the day be more auspicious? It’s the winter solstice, the end of the Mayan calendar, and New World Kirtan’s 5 […]

December 13, 2012

Oh Canada!

This week’s set is filled with the music of  kirtan artists from Canada. Enjoy!

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Mercury Max
The Eternal Om

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Wade Imre Mo […]

November 20, 2012

Sleepytime

It’s Thanksgiving once again, time to savor and give thanks for the good, the bad and the ugly in our beautifully messy lives. I have much to be thankful […]

November 6, 2012

Kirtan For Election Night II

This set originally ran on Election Night 2010, and it was a great distraction from the electoral shenanigans. I’m posting early tonight in the hope that […]

October 16, 2012

The One For Peace

It’s election season once again, and here in the United States we have been subjected to a constant barrage of poisonous political ads for months. It&#821 […]

May 8, 2012

Shakti Fest Sampler

I’m off to Joshua Tree — one of my most favorite places — for one of my most favorite festivals. Shakti Fest is devoted to the Divine Mother t […]

March 20, 2012

Nighty Night

This week’s set is the first podcast I’ve done for children, or it could be for the child in all of us! The set is structured so it can be used to e […]

February 14, 2012

One For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day dear hearts! I’m off having a sweet Valentine’s day with my honey, so here is a love-filled set from the New World Kirta […]

June 7, 2011

Gems

You’ve probably noticed the podcast is a day late this week, and if you’ve ever spent several hours loading software under a deadline you have an id […]

 
May 24, 2011

Just Breathe

“Breathe and stay in the present moment.” It’s so simple, and so difficult to do. Modern life bombards us with seductive distractions, and it […]

 
May 3, 2011

The OMmersion Set

I’ve been missing OMmersion, how about you? I’ve looked at all the videos at the Bhakti Beat (great site, check it out), and I wanted a music set to […]

April 19, 2011

Just One

This is a special edition of the podcast, and it features only one delicious chant. Prema Hara introduced their new CD "Tears Of Love" at OMmersion, and it is full of beautiful devotional chants. This week I also talk a bit about advertising at the New World Kirtan website, why it's going to increase soon & the criteria I'm using to choose our advertisers. We'll be back to the usual format next week with a Fresh Tracks set. Until then, dear sweet wonderful listeners ... Namaste.

April 12, 2011

The One With Four Chants

If you’ve ever had a back spasm then you’ll be able to relate to why the podcast was late this week.  The mother of all back spasms has laid me low […]

March 22, 2011

Prayers

It’s spring break here … yeeha … and it’s also time for me to take a little break. This show played about a year ago, and since I&#8217 […]

March 15, 2011

Kirtan For Surrender

The theme for this week started out as “Surrender”, but originally I meant it  in the sense of surrender when practicing Yin Yoga. As the week prog […]

February 15, 2011

The Love Train!

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and so this week’s set was inspired by Love.  There’s the “Radhe Suite” which tells the love story […]

February 8, 2011

Kirtan Divas

Several friends departing for vacation last week prompted me to coin my new motto: Kirtan Is My Mexico!. To take a mental vacation from your cell phone & co […]

January 25, 2011

Kirtan All Stars

This week I wanted to put together a set of my favorite kirtan chants, and found it was a very hard task indeed!  We just have to have more All Star sets, beca […]

 
December 14, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

This week’s set is a mostly English set (that’s the different part).  Our favorite kirtan artists perform songs that aren’t in Sanskrit, and […]

 
December 7, 2010

Toss & Turn Kirtan

One of my least favorite times of the day is around 4AM.  That’s because I’m often awake, up much earlier than I’d like, and trying to get ba […]

 
November 30, 2010

Not In Our Town

There was a candlelight vigil in our town tonight.  It was organized as way to surround a mosque firebombed this weekend with light and community support.  Th […]

 
November 2, 2010

Kirtan For Election Night

Probably like most of you, I’m constantly struggling with my need to be informed and my desire to stay positive.  A balance has been especially hard to a […]

 
October 19, 2010

Travelling Kirtan

A good thing about travelling is I have time to listen to a lot of kirtan on the plane, and this trip there were CDs from a lot of new artists.  It’s goo […]

 
October 16, 2010

Living Spiritual In A Material World

As you know we’ve been traveling, so this week we have a repeat podcast from July 2009.  We’ll be back to a regular schedule starting next week.   […]

 
September 6, 2010

The Road To Bhakti Fest

This set should be called “The Jewels”.  For this last show before the live updates at Bhakti Fest, I asked for suggestions of artists you would c […]

 
August 25, 2010

Resistance Is Futile

If there’s anything I’ve realized from my time listening to kirtan it’s that I can always count on it.  No matter my mood, if I listen to som […]

 
August 3, 2010

Bhakti Fest!

New World Kirtan is going to Bhakti Fest–that would be four days of kirtan, yoga and workshops in Joshua Tree, CA September 9-12.
This blows the door off […]

July 27, 2010

Songs For Sid Redux

‘Songs for Sid’ originally posted back in December, and was my attempt to express in music my emotional ride with the death of a beloved family dog. […]

 
June 29, 2010

Funkalicious Kirtan

This week’s set was inspired by the sun finally getting its act together and making a steady appearance here in Oregon.  We got a lot of rain this spring […]

 
June 23, 2010

Simple Gifts

Often the simplest gifts are the most moving.  Several weeks ago, Spirit Voyage’s free Friday download gave me a gift in the form of a beautiful kirtan l […]

 
June 9, 2010

Singing in the Rain

As much as I complain, I really do love the cool green dampness of the Pacific Northwest. Good thing too, because last week was a record-breaker in the rain de […]

 
June 1, 2010

Rites Of Spring

Springtime in Oregon is a warmer extension of winter, and the rain has been unrelenting this year.  But the garden awaits, and so does the planting a red climb […]

 
May 23, 2010

Where’s My NWK?

I’m just back from a trip to Philadelphia, and as I was posting about my trip to the group on Facebook I realized that those of you who aren’t part […]

 
May 4, 2010

Mouldy Oldies

Kirtan is by definition old, but the set this week was dictated by my need to sing some kirtan that fit like an old shoe.  These are a few of the songs our k […]

 
April 27, 2010

Prayers

In kirtan I think there are subtle distinctions between prayers, invocations and mantras — but I was in a praying mood this week, and these were the chant […]

 
April 20, 2010

Spring!

Mother Nature is serving up some glorious stuff these days.  I highly recommend walking outside with kirtan, you can read about my experiences with it here. […]

 
April 6, 2010

Spirit Voices

In my spiritual practice of singing kirtan there are vocalists I resonate with–their voices open my heart.  When I hear them sing their glorious songs, s […]

 
March 23, 2010

The HCR Set

While we were singing this set on Sunday night, the US House was voting on health care reform.  The vote was important to me for many reasons, and so was direc […]

 
March 16, 2010

Kirtan To Snooze With

My goal this week was to create a deeply peaceful set, and I think I succeeded–because while listening to it today I fell asleep!  That wasn’t te […]

 
February 16, 2010

Thou Art The Lover

This week’s podcast is a special edition for Valentine’s Day.  It has some surprises–when you devote something to Divine Love you can never b […]