February 11, 2016

Madi Das & Dave Stringer Go to the Grammys

It’s a pretty special night at the Grammys when members of our kirtan family are nominated! In this edition of the New World Kirtan Podcast artist Madi Da […]

December 22, 2015

Surprise Package 2

Winter Solstice is always special to me because it marks the anniversary of the launch of the New World Kirtan Podcast. It hardly seems possible that it has bee […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 beautiful translations of the […]

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 figure out the best way to put t […]

June 11, 2013

Dave Stringer Live at Shakti Fest 2013

I’ve heard Dave Stringer perform live numerous times, and several things continue to impress me —  his energy (off the charts), his sharp wit,  […]

February 19, 2013

Dave Stringer LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest

Dave Stringer’s set on Friday night opened the Denver Chant Fest, and is the first of the live podcasts I’ll be posting from last weekend. Live sou […]

January 30, 2013

New World Kirtan Talks With Dave Stringer

Dave Stringer has been a big supporter of the New World Kirtan podcast almost from the beginning of the show. He invited me to my first live kirtan in Portland, […]

August 7, 2012

The Hare Krishna Set

The podcast this week is a listener requested re-run. Enjoy!
The chant “Hare Krishna” has gotten a bad rap. Since the 1960s the chant has become wel […]

July 2, 2012

Midwest Bhav, Sunday

What a day here in Madison! A stellar kirtan lineup, some wonderful fellowship within the community, and a rockin’, funky “Hey Shiva Shankara” […]

April 18, 2012

Songs to Krishna

The chant “Hare Krishna” has gotten a bad rap. Since the 1960s the chant has become well known outside of India, mostly due to the efforts of the In […]

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 […]

November 8, 2011

Wish I Was There

This week I got a hankering for some of the live stuff. I missed my fix at Bhakti Fest this year, and OMmersion in April was just too long to wait. So, an all l […]

November 1, 2011

Om Namah Shivaya

This week’s podcast is about honoring Shiva, the name of the consciousness that lives within each one of us. “Om Namah Shivaya” means “I bow to […]

 
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 16, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Saturday

Back at the B&B, but my head is still filled with music. Here’s who I saw today; Joey Lugassy, with a break-out set. Amritakripa, homies to Joshua Tre […]

March 29, 2011

The Bhakti Path

This is a great video featuring Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer & other kirtan artists talking about the path of Bhakti Yoga. Thanks to our friends at […]

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 22, 2011

Sunday Satsang III

This week’s set was the convergence of two things; a really great satsang on Sunday, where we sang most of this set, and the arrival of several new kirtan […]

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 […]

January 11, 2011

Sunday Satsang II

The chants in the Sunday Satsang sets are designed to be sung!  You can sing them in a group, as we do, especially if you’re also in a small town where l […]

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

October 26, 2010

Mostly Dave

What’s not to love about Dave Stringer?  He inhabits a genial spirit, and creates music which never fails to lift my mood.  In my heart there is a speci […]

 
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 23, 2010

BhaktiFestified!

I read the word “BhaktiFestified” somewhere recently, and it so perfectly describes how I feel—I’ve had a taste of the Bhav, and now there’s n […]

 
September 9, 2010

Bhakti Fest Is In the House

We arrived in Joshua Tree late this afternoon, and went over to Bhakti Fest just as the sun was going down.  We barely had time to see it all, and it’s a […]

 
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. […]

 
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. […]

 
January 12, 2010

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

When I was younger I was employed as a singer in a church choir located in center city Philadelphia.  Every Sunday the choir would gather in the vestibule of t […]

December 8, 2009

Songs For Sid

Last week our beloved black Lab Sid left us, and it was both a terrible & beautiful experience. His last gift to our family was his death and the healing i […]

 
November 24, 2009

Thanks A Lot

The chants in this week’s podcast are some of my favorites from the new kirtan CDs I’ve listened to over the last several weeks.  It’s a podc […]

 
November 3, 2009

An Observation

My morning routine usually starts with a cup of something hot & the New York Times.  When I started producing the podcast I added kirtan listening to this […]

 
October 20, 2009

The Secret One Inside

I’ve always loved the imagery in the song “There Is A Secret One Inside”.  Based on a poem by Kabir, it helps me to remember there is someone […]

 
October 13, 2009

Dancing In The Street

It’s a great new day–I’ve started a kirtan band and life is good.  The band has two guitar players, several different kinds  of percussion, […]

 
October 6, 2009

No Place Like Home

After a wonderful trip to the East coast (my second home) it feels very good to be back in Oregon where we are having an amazing Indian summer.  This is my fav […]

 
September 21, 2009

Inside

It’s time for me to take a little break, my friends.  It has been an emotional several weeks, and it’s time for me to ground out for awhile on the […]