March 26, 2015

A Conversation with Sean Johnson of the Wild Lotus Band

This conversation with Sean Johnson was recorded way back in December before Christmas. I’d intended to release it sometime in January, but then came the […]

March 18, 2015

HuDost Live at Chantlanta 2015

HuDost, a Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Nashville, is a unique band. I first saw them at Bhakti Fest West last year where the […]

March 5, 2015

Dave Stringer & Donna De Lory Talk Radiance Sutras

When Dave Stringer sent me the Radiance Sutra material last year I wondered what would be created musically around these beautiful translations of the Sanskrit […]

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 […]

February 14, 2015

A Kirtan/Meditation Circle

We’ve started something new here in Corvallis. Our local Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is sponsoring a weekly kirtan/meditation circle that has been d […]

February 1, 2015

Cure Your Kali Yuga Blues

This week’s show started out being about the Kali Yuga — otherwise known as the Age of Quarrel — and ended up being about an epic back spasm t […]

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 […]

January 6, 2015

Fresh Tracks 26

Happy New Year, and welcome 2015 — I hope you all had a beautiful holiday! It’s a favorite time of the year for me, and a highlight this year was ou […]

December 20, 2014

The Great Invocation

Tonight is Winter Solstice, and it’s also the 6th anniversary of the launch of the podcast. This has been a beautiful path of seva for me, a joyous circle […]

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 29, 2014

A Thankful Heart

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while you know that the kirtan community here in Corvallis started with a group of us singing to CDs — […]

November 26, 2014

A Cup of Tulsi Chai

In last week’s podcast I gave you the recipe for a tulsi masala chai tea concentrate we’ve been enjoying hot and iced. Tulsi is known in India as ho […]

November 19, 2014

Calling Out to Hungry Hearts, Words & Music by Krishna Das

This week at the top of the podcast we have the recipe for a yummy tulsi chai tea concentrate that you can make either iced or hot — SO good on a cold mor […]

November 11, 2014

Dance Dance Evolution 2

Dance Dance Evolution. Because every once in a while you just want to dance your way into the Lightness of Being.
Until next week dear friends.

Podcast […]

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 […]

October 28, 2014

Fresh Tracks 25

This is our TWENTY FIFTH Fresh Tracks set. I find that a bit hard to believe, hence the shouting. What a musical feast that number 25 represents! For the artist […]

October 15, 2014

Let’s Play Kirtan III

The ‘Let’s Play Kirtan’ series is for those of you who have an instrument and would like to accompany yourself as you chant. The chants in the […]

October 8, 2014

Surprise Package

One of the best things about 5-years of  producing the podcast is the huge file I’ve accumulated of my all-time favorite kirtan chants. The show this wee […]

September 30, 2014

Donna De Lory Live at Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week we have the second of the sets recorded at Bhakti Fest West 2014 — Donna De Lory’s Sunday evening dance party that ended the festival. The […]

September 25, 2014

A Conversation With Donna De Lory

I’m almost finished listening to the recordings made at this year’s Bhakti Fest, and I’m happy to let you know that Donna De Lory’s grea […]

September 19, 2014

Memories of Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week’s podcast is very different from our usual Bhakti Fest wrap-up, and it’s because this year I had a very different experience at the festiv […]

September 2, 2014

Bhakti Fest West 2014 Sampler

At long last the time has come to pack our bags and head to Joshua Tree, CA for Bhakti Fest. For a lot of us who go to the festival it’s an annual pilgrim […]

August 27, 2014

A Conversation with Deva Premal & Miten

Years ago I was doing Yoga to a CD by Shiva Rea, when I heard a voice on the soundtrack singing words that were unfamiliar to me. The voice was so pure & c […]

August 20, 2014

Fresh Tracks 24

We’ve just gotten back from our annual visit to Cape Cod, and the introduction to this week’s podcast was recorded by the lake at my mother-in-law&# […]

August 5, 2014

Jai Uttal’s Kirtan Camp — and other stuff (Part 2)

This week we pick up where we left off with Jai Uttal in this second part of our conversation, listen to Part 1 here. Jai has lots of great insights about our B […]

August 1, 2014

Bhakti, The Yoga of Love

Bhakti — The Movement Of A Nation
Words & Images by Lakshmi Grace Phoenix
“Engaging in spiritual acts such as singing, prayer or ceremony which […]

July 25, 2014

Jai Uttal’s Kirtan Camp — and other stuff

Last week Jai Uttal & I had a conversation that started out to be about his kirtan camp, but turned down many other delightful & insightful roads. This […]

July 16, 2014

Namaste Nation: Club Divine with DJ Taz LIVE at Bhakti Fest Midwest

If you like to dance but can’t stay up for the late night dance parties, this week’s show is for you. It’s a Club Divine dance set played by […]

July 16, 2014

Love, Lost and Found by Sean Johnson

In this guest blog written for Laughing Lotus Yoga in NYC, Sean Johnson shares about how he once ceased singing for 10-years. The experience of losing his own […]

July 11, 2014

From The Bhakti Trail: Bolo from Berlin, Germany

FROM THE BHAKTI TRAIL
10th Berlin Yoga Festival- Bolo from Berlin, Germany
By Spring Groove
What does America’s Birthday, The 10th Annual Berlin Yoga Festival […]

July 9, 2014

Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014 Wrap-Up

This one should be titled “The Year We Moved Inside.” Because of heavy wind & thunderstorms the decision was made on Wednesday to move the entir […]

June 27, 2014

The Rise and Rise of Conscious Music

“A search or need for people to connect to even more conscious music has started to occur. There has been a shift, a swell if you like, towards a rise in […]

June 27, 2014

Krishna Das LIVE at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014

Any time is a good time to sing with Krishna Das, but singing with him live is the best. This is the set he and his great band played for us last Saturday nig […]

June 17, 2014

A Conversation With David Newman

David Newman or Durga Das,  is a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter, best-selling author & inspirational teacher. His music is deeply joyful, an […]

June 15, 2014

Krishna Das, Jai Uttal & the Love of Maharaj-ji

Elephant Journal June 13, 2013
By Chris Grosso
“While the legendary Hindu Maharaj-ji passed away before my time, I’ve  been lucky to have had candi […]

June 10, 2014

Bhakti Fest Midwest Sampler

Bhakti Fest Midwest is right around the corner, and this week’s set features artists who hold down the Midwest scene —  it’s a kirtan hotbed! […]

June 5, 2014

Sing The Soul Electric

“Chanting is a powerful spiritual practice,” says Krishna Das. “It can look like rock ‘n roll and sound like rock ‘n roll, but it isn’t.”

June 3, 2014

Fresh Tracks 23

There’s nothing I like more than loading new kirtan CDs into my phone, putting on headphones and going out for a walk — I know it […]

May 27, 2014

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

This week’s podcast first posted back in April 2012, and is one of our most downloaded shows. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past my friends. Until […]

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 […]

May 13, 2014

A Conversation With Gina Sala

Gina Sala is a vocalist, composer, music director, sound healer and teacher from Seattle. Her love of the human voice has taken her to performing and studying t […]

May 6, 2014

Shakti Fest 2014 Sampler

Shakti Fest, the beautiful spring celebration of the Bhav at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, occurs next weekend — and for the first time in several year […]

April 29, 2014

The Power of Om

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 […]

April 22, 2014

What’s A Kirtan Flight School?

Do you love kirtan, wish you could play it but have no musical experience? Do you have a kirtan band & want to get better at playing & leading the chant […]

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 […]