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 [...]

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 ex [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 y [...]

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 play [...]

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 [...]

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  b [...]

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 —   [...]

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 fo [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 m [...]

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 play [...]

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. W [...]

April 14, 2014

From the Bhakti Trail – Namaste Festival

What ARE the responsibilities of the Kirtan Wallah? By Spring Groove
I am at the Namaste Festival. It’s happe [...]

April 2, 2014

Dave Stringer Comes To Corvallis

If someone had told me back in 2009 that in 5-years I’d be writing a blog post about Dave Stringer’s kirtan concert in Co [...]

March 25, 2014

Fresh Tracks 22

The Fresh Tracks sets are my favorite shows to produce. It’s exciting to hear new offerings from artists I’m familiar wit [...]

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 [...]

March 7, 2014

Jai Uttal LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

Since starting down the path of Bhakti Yoga I’ve been blessed with many magical moments, and Jai Uttal’s kirtan Saturday nig [...]

March 7, 2014

MC Yogi at TEDx Mission

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has been quoted as saying, “The world needs more artists like MC Yogi.” MC Yogi pioneered a [...]

March 2, 2014

The Pushpams LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

The Pushpams (Sanskrit for a ceremonial offering of flowers) are a kirtan group local to Denver, and they played a great set two week [...]

February 28, 2014

Deepak & the Breath of Life Tribe LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

The Denver Chant Fest followed by Dave Stringer’s Flight School was a warm blast of mid-winter Bhakti in grey, cold February. B [...]

February 12, 2014

Dave Stringer & Donna De Lory Talk Radiance Sutras

When Dave Stringer sent me the Radiance Sutra material several months ago I wondered what would be created musically around these bea [...]

February 11, 2014

Shantidevi, Bermuda

Dear Kitzie,
Thank you so much for the New World Kirtan podcast that you broadcast for listeners all over the world. I have been lis [...]

January 28, 2014

Denver Chant Fest 2014!

We had such a stellar time at the Denver Chant Fest last year. The festival is held in a Masonic temple built in 1906 — the She [...]

January 21, 2014

Remembering Shyamdas

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since our beloved Shyamdas left his body. This week’s podcast i [...]

January 14, 2014

Kundalini Fresh Tracks

This is the first podcast to feature all new music from Kundalini artists, and there are some beautiful offerings here. I especially [...]

January 7, 2014

A Conversation With Nina Rao

Nina Rao tours with Krishna Das, and has been his assistant since the early 90′s — she also leads kirtan on her own, and [...]

December 20, 2013

Dance Dance Evolution

This week’s show has the music to get you up and dancing through your last minute holiday errands and into the New Year — [...]

December 17, 2013

From The Bhakti Trail: Sofia, Bulgaria

Hollywood goes to Bulgaria
by Spring Groove
Udaya Entertainment is the love project of Yariv Lerner. He is the son of Avi Lerner who [...]

December 12, 2013

Mantras (Excerpt from “Polishing the Mirror”)

The following is an excerpt from Ram Dass’ new book, “Polishing the Mirror” – which is out now.
Inside of me there’s a man [...]

December 10, 2013

Walking With Kirtan

It’s the holidays, we’re making “unwise nutritional choices”, and it’s cold — who wants to exerci [...]

 
December 3, 2013

Fresh Tracks 21

This week we have another set of new music from artists familiar and brand new, and there’s more to come — the next Fresh [...]

November 25, 2013

My Love Affair With Kirtan

My Love Affair With Kirtan
from Jersey Shore Macrobiotics
My then yoga teacher, Gopali Vaccarelli, who is an incredibly gifted teache [...]

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, [...]

November 16, 2013

The Beginners Guide To Common Chants

Ever wonder what you’re chanting during a yoga class? Nervous about chanting the wrong thing? The Yoga Journal Guide provides t [...]

November 15, 2013

A Return To My Bhakti Beginnings

by Spring Groove
 
This begins a series of columns by kirtan artist Spring Groove. Spring currently lives in Bologna, Italy and is D [...]

 
November 12, 2013

Fresh Tracks 20

In the introduction to the podcast this week I talk a lot about Ram Das. When I was in my early twenties Be Here Now literally blew [...]

November 5, 2013

Sunday Satsang (Blast From the Past)

This episode begins a new series for the podcast called Blasts From the Past. As mentioned last week, I’ve been trying to figur [...]

November 2, 2013

What Is Bhakti Yoga?

Here’s an interesting and informative article about Bhakti Yoga from Teachasana.
Bhakti Yoga Part 1 — What Is It?
by Har [...]

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? Be [...]