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 happ [...]

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 is a return to the [...]

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 [...]

October 22, 2013

Feeding Your Demons Meditation

In this special edition of the podcast we have an excerpt from an interview done by the Mindrolling Podcast with Lama Tsultrim Alli [...]

October 15, 2013

Fresh Tracks 19

The Fresh Tracks sets are some of my favorites. This week’s show features a mix of kirtan artists who are new to the scene, and [...]

October 8, 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band at Bhakti Fest 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band played a beautifully moving set at Bhakti Fest West this year. Their music was colored by a t [...]

October 3, 2013

The Beginners Guide to Kirtan & Mantra

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by Thrive in Yoga, by Shannon Sexton
Across the country and around the world, yoga practitioners ar [...]

October 1, 2013

Bhakti Fest 2013 Wrap Up — The Year It Rained

Every Bhakti Fest I’ve attended has been special, and each has been unique. Bhakti Fest 2013 was the 5th year celebration, and [...]

September 2, 2013

A Conversation With Saul David Raye

I know Saul David Raye through his kirtan sets at festivals, but many more people know him for his Yoga classes — unique becaus [...]

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 Ramayan [...]

August 14, 2013

Mantras For A Prosperous Life

Prosperity means different things to different people. For me it encompasses more than money — it’s a fullness of love, f [...]

August 7, 2013

A Conversation With GuruGanesha Singh

GuruGanesha Singh is a bright light in the world of devotional chant, and his irrepressible spirit shines through everything he does. [...]

July 30, 2013

Mantra Alchemy with Vijay Krsna of the Kirtaniyas

On Sunday afternoon at Bhakti Fest Midwest, Vijay Krsna of the Kirtaniyas gave a wonderful workshop on Mantra Alchemy, this week we b [...]

July 26, 2013

Bhakti Fest Midwest Wrap-Up

This week we have more from a beautiful summer weekend in Madison, WI with musical selections from local kirtan bands Maashakti Das & [...]

July 15, 2013

David Newman Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest

It was a perfect Saturday afternoon in Madison, WI. The crowd at Bhakti Fest Midwest was high with the joy of dancing, singing &amp [...]

July 13, 2013

GuruGanesha Band Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest

The GuruGanesha Band was the breakout for me at this year’s  Bhakti Fest Midwest — and from the comments I heard & [...]

July 13, 2013

Bhakti Fest Celebrates Five Years of Festivals

Getting ready for the big 5th year Celebration!
By Beth Shaw      LA Yoga
This year, Bhakti Fest will be lighting five candles on [...]

July 10, 2013

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir raise their voices in unison — and perhaps unify their heart rates, too.
by Anna Haensc [...]

July 1, 2013

A Conversation With Mike Cohen

I met Mike Cohen a few years ago when he was house sitting in Portland — we had lunch at a local food cart & spent a lovely [...]

June 25, 2013

Blue Spirit Wheel Live In Corvallis

Here in Corvallis we just had a Solstice weekend jam-packed full of great kirtan. Atlanta-based Blue Spirit Wheel played a Yoga class [...]